Category: Cognitive Psychology

What do Trump Supporters need to do to be Forgiven

The Four Parts of an Apology that ALL Trump Supporter needs to Fulfill to be Forgiven


Reading time: 4 minutes
Can we ever forgive Trump supporters for the needless deaths of 340,000+ deaths, the needless suffering of the #COVID19 pandemic, assaulting our democracy, damaging our national security, and putting us through such hell for four years all for the sake of Trump’s ego? We should forgive anyone who can fulfill the four-parts of an effective apology.

Defund the Police Activates the Racial Angst of White America

A Quickie: How “Defund the Police” Played into Republican Hands and White America’s Psyche


Reading time: 3 minutes
The circular firing squad is back on as progressive and moderate Dems argue over who snatched a squeaker from the jaws of a landslide in 2020. Of course, we can’t just celebrate having won one, right? Much of the debate turns on the role of “Defund the Police.” Unfortunately, the cognitive psychology of it points the finger squarely at it.

Are Political Lies Protected Speech?

Is Knowingly Lying for Political Gain Protected Speech? Or a Solution for Bridging our Partisan Divide


Reading time: 6 minutes
There is much talk about bridging our political divide with lots of talk about reaching for white voters being regurgitated. The real problem is the social support that the lies of Trump and the GOP have. To break that social support, we have to consider banning knowingly telling lies for political gain. Those lies are destroying the country.

Trump is Dangerous Trump's Lack of Empathy

Trump’s Lack of Empathy Makes Him Dangerous And Not Just As a #COVID19 Superspreader — Part 2


Reading time: 4 minutes
The real danger of Trump is that he has no idea of the harm he causes. When he does realize that he’s causing harm, he enjoys it. It boosts his ego. His followers don’t see non-MAGAs as people. It is why they injure and hurt people over masks. It’s why they parade around with guns. They enjoy the fear they inspire. Trump’s lack of empathy is the root of his failure and a very real and present danger to us all.

Psychological Causes of Trump

Gaslighting, Groupthink, and Cognitive Dissonance: The Perfect Storm resulting in Trump’s #COVID19 Infection


Reading time: five minutes
How could anyone, much less an entire political party and their supporters, be so stupid so as to deliberately spread the coronavirus during the middle of a pandemic? How can we possibly explain this behavior? Extreme behaviors take extreme psychological phenomena to explain. Here’s the perfect storm of cognitive and social psychological explanations.

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