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I KNOW, it’s a longish read, but Election 2020 was REALLY disappointing! It occupied a big place in the Airing of Grievances during Festivus.Here are the cognitive tendencies that explain why our expectation of a blue tsunami were met by a blue puddle.
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Ever wonder what makes MAGAs and other members of Trump’s base hold on even in the face of overwhelming evidence that Trump doesn’t care whether they live or die? Ever watch in absolute awestruck wonder as MAGAs go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to justify their support for someone who is actively trying to kill them? Well, lucky for you, we here at Ye Olde Blogge have answers and in part 2, we’ll show you how to put those answers to work breaking that support.
Let me explain to you how the second Democratic presidential primary debate, day 2 is a microcosm for all that is wrong in America today. No really. You’ll want to read this one. It’s good. I make predictions and everything.
Real live controlled psychological studies have demonstrated that angry reactions to accusations result in higher status being given to white men! Not so much to women and the not-whites (could be a band name, amirite?). What does that tell us about the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s strategy for resisting Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to probe him?
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?
In “Out of the Autistic Closet,” I recounted my experiences with autism and opined that it was a disorder of prediction. This article supports that approach.
What happens when all the rules we’ve lived by are broken? When racist, narcissistic, misogynistic liars are almost president? When boys are in the girls’ room and girls are in the boys’ room? Schema Theory explains it all.