That Trump is a narcissistic personality disorder is a foregone conclusion. His thin-skinned “counter-puncher” routine is a direct result of his narcissism, which should be fairly clear to us. What may not be clear is his inability to reach out to voters outside of the committed few. He […]
It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.
There’s misinformation and then there is damn misinformation. I am guilty of spreading misinformation, and I’ve written about it here. Challenge accepted and challenge met.
Howdy y’all! Recently, I wrote about why we believe lies. When we encounter something new, we have to decide whether we believe it or not. We follow a kind of algorithm to decide: The information activates a network of associations. We compare the new information to similar […]
Hillary Clinton is a known lying liar with poor judgment. But why do we know that? Learn about the manipulations that we are all vulnerable to and what to do about them.
Without the snark, the sarcasm, or profanity of my usual posts, I give you First Lady, Michelle Obama’s and Senator Bernie Sander’s speeches. Both give voice to the hope, ideals, and aspirations that we all feel.
I’ve written a lot about Trump. I’ve given links to three of the best about Trump’s narcissism, Trump’s rhetoric, and Trump’s toxicity. Plus some bonus material.
Many have wondered why people vote against their best interests by electing candidates that support policies and laws that will hurt them. Why do so many people believe what Donald Trump says when it is so clear that he is lying? Why do we have an election in which so many voters are angry and disaffected and in a “revolutionary” mood?
Police shootings, lone wolf terrorists, mass shootings: can psychology explain why people commit these crimes? Can psychology suggest possible solutions?
The Worst Challenge, met! I detail my reaction to the massacres in Orlando and Dallas. I articulate my fears of how we’ll respond. It has been cathartic.
I am issuing a blog challenge! Blog about your reaction to the shootings in Orlando and Dallas that have occurred in the past month and your concerns for the future.
Trump is doing his best Nixon imitation. Given the violence, bombings, and shootings in the past month, is it likely to win or lose him voters? Find out why there is hope in this blog post.
Where have I been? Why haven’t I been posting? No one really wonders that, not even my mom, but find out about the absence and the return, right here!
The massacre in Orlando, the anniversary of Newtown, the sit-in on the floor of the House: why does the pro-gun lobby have such a strangle hold on government? Science can explain it and recommend some actions to take.
Trump is a narcissist, but what does it mean for his potential presidency. What might a Trump presidency look like? Read the predictions based on science right here!
Trump has been FRAMED! But, he’s still guilty guilty guilty! Find out how Clinton is owning Trump and its implications for the elections. Behavioral economics can explain it!
Why why why can’t we do anything about gun violence? Minority influence, dopamine, and traffic safety may hold the answers!
Trump has contaminated all of us in one way or another. Using the halo effect and other heuristics, I explain exactly the kind of contaminate that Trump is. And, there is a long snarky, sarcasticky, and profaney rant about Brock Turner.
Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
“Whistling girls and crowing hens always come to some bad ends,” my grandma used to say, just before she would tell me that while I was a gracious loser (she was right; I am), I was a “very poor winner.” By that, my grandma…
Originally posted on academic freedom isn't free:
The boot in the face, the brute Brute heart of a brute like you. “Daddy,” Sylvia Plath When people declare “He literally lost his mind” or when TV and radio ad after ad announces “Not available in all states,” I…