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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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Okay, it’s a five minute ranting screed on why we’re so fucked and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s America is just a hopeless mess that we ought to mercy euthanize with democracy and the Constitution.
Of course, I’m talking groupthink AGAIN and lamenting why no one else will say it with me.
Human beings evolved to work best in groups. And, like all other mental disorders, we can take that group effort into the realms of madness. The GOP and conservatives have done just that. Luckily, the counter-weight to their madness is also rests in our efforts as a group.
It is clear that we live in a rape culture and that it will take a lot to change it. What does it take for individuals to make a difference? To stand up and speak out?
Why shouldn’t we be telling racist, xenophobic, misogynist jokes? Trump and the transphobic panic is making the USA a much more dangerous and harsher place to live. Prejudice Norm Theory explains why.
Ever wonder why the GOP seems to be perpetually at odds with everyone? Groupthink explains it all.
In response to criticism directed at Pres. Obama for suggesting that BLM activists should be willing to compromise, I take us through minority influence and apply the principles to several current social movements.