A re-blogging of an interview of March Hetherington by Exra Klein on Vox.com. They discuss Hetherington and Weiler’s theory that the political divide between Repubes and Dems is based on how each side views the world. The Repubes view the world as fundamentally dangerous, the Dems as safer. I add that makes Repubes risk averse and Dems risk tolerant. Let me know what you think in the comments.
There are three psychological phenomena from the Boof K (that’s Ye Olde Blogge’s quaint nickname for the raspcallious erstwhile (allegedly) plausible rapist, Brett Kavanaugh) hearings
Michelle Wolf tells a couple of bad jokes about Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the world is off its hinges. Why is everyone now convinced that Wolf insulted Sanders’ appearance at the WHCD? Here’s a psysplainer of all the cognitive Tom Fuckery involved.
Who would believe the outlandish whale-sized whoppers the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is trying to peddle as alternative narratives to his collusion with Russia? Well, everyone. The explanation of why such god awful lies are effective in blunting public opinion.
Louise Linton proved herself #Deplorable on social media. How could her judgment err so badly? Is there any explanation for her #deplorable behavior?
Psychic numbing describes the apathy people feel when confronted by millions of people suffering. The singularity effect explains why people will donate because one person is suffering. Strange but true. We can use this to our advantage if we understand it.