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With the CDC seeming to update their mask guidance every few months, it is no wonder that people are confused about whether or not, when, where to wear a mask. Now, that the Delta variant has arrived, the risks are even higher.
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We had the most successful impeachment trial in our history! We had SEVEN Republican Senators vote for conviction! The Impeachment Managers demonstrated Trump’s guilt in no uncertain terms. MqQonnell said he was guilty even though he voted for acquittal. Most of the American people think he was guilty. Then, why do we feel so bad about it? The peak-end experience explains it all.
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I KNOW, TL;DR.
The degree that the Black community is free and equal is the degree that America has achieved a more perfect union. Our Black community has borne our systemic racism with grace and humility.
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Our perceptions of the risks that each candidacy poses determines a lot about them. Biden runs as Obama 2.0 the tried and true candidate of yore bringing back normalcy. The nostalgia candidate if you will. Warren runs as the big structural change candidate with a plan for everything.
Which are seen as posing the higher risk? How will that effect the way we vote?
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We usually think of media bubbles as a bad thing, but they have a silver lining! It is time for you to put your news obsession to good use and CALL YOUR MoC!
How much does the “media narrative” affect the Democratic presidential primary? How do the things that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber saying about specific Democratic candidates, the candidates are saying about each other, or that the media is reporting about them? How can we resist these influences? Find out in this post.
We may not be able to predict who the Dem candidate for president will be, but can we predict the type of candidate? What does the danger and craziness of Trump do to the psyche of the electorate as we head into the 2020 election cycle?
Trump’s approval rating has been amazing consistent, low, but consistent. Is that the new normal? Is it due to partisan politics? Is it due to a cult of personality? Or could it be due to the peak-end heuristic?
The shutdown exemplifies everything that is wrong with the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, his administration, and the GOP. The shutdown has been caused by and continues because of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s executive dysfunction and narcissism, but worse, it is a direct product of the GOP’s groupthink. It is among the worst decisions ever taken by a political party or government. It is shear hubris that will end up hurting us all.
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 that will help us understand our particular peculiar political predicament and the way that politicians use them to manipulate the electorate and party […]
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.
How you viewed the condition of the country probably determined your vote. If you saw the country as doing OKAY, you probably saw the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as too big of a risk. But if you saw the country has going in the wrong direction, you were tempted to take a chance on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. What does behavioral economics, loss aversion, and risk seeking tell us about 2018?
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber has effectively weaponized information overload and is bludgeoning our democracy to death with it. Read about why it is difficult to keep up with all of the mishegas that is coming out of the White House.
The longer we are exposed to the Ol’ Pussy Grabber, the more normal his abnormal behavior will become. The Resistance cannot let that happen. Expose him for his lies, corruption, and treason. Hold DoJ, FBI, Congress, and the judiciary accountable!
Healthcare, taxes, the government, and a lot of life is very complex. How do we make complex choices? Tversky & Kahneman and biases and heuristics shed some light on what the GOP is trying to do to us and how they are doing. RESIST
Let’s predict what a Trump presidency will be like. What will a unproductive narcissistic personality disorder do in the Oval Office?
The debate is here! How much will the debate change the election? The determinants of confidence will influence our interpretation of the performance of the candidates, but what are they? Find out here!
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.
Sanders won’t quit! He’s in til the end! Find out what psychology has to say about Bernie’s determination!
How did Trump become a thing? Read about how Daniel Kahneman and risk assessment can be used to explain how Obama made Trump possible. Thanks Obama!