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The Psychology behind Political Differences

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:47 pm
by mystic
Should be educational.

THE Wisconsin Public Radio IDEAS NETWORK PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012

7:00 AM Joy Cardin - 06/01B
Joy Cardin's guest after eight says that the difference between
liberals and conservatives lies deep in their psychologies. He
discusses the personality traits commonly associated with both
parties and the science that proves it. <br><br>Guest:<br>Chris
Mooney, author of "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny
Science-And Reality." You can find out more about the book at its
website, www.RepublicanBrain.com. He's a science journalist who's
written several other books, including "The Republican War on
Science." You can follow him on Twitter @chrismooney_

Re: The Psychology behind Political Differences

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:42 pm
by neup99
Psychology is generally ridiculed as quack science by other sciences and books like Mooney's do little to change that despite his perceived effort. It is simply thinly guised jabs at the Republican party, much like saying, "It's not Democrats' fault they vote the way they do, they're just to poor to be Republicans."

Re: The Psychology behind Political Differences

Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:54 pm
by XYZ1
neup99 wrote:Psychology is generally ridiculed as quack science by other sciences and books like Mooney's do little to change that despite his perceived effort. It is simply thinly guised jabs at the Republican party, much like saying, "It's not Democrats' fault they vote the way they do, they're just to poor to be Republicans."


More like: "It's not Democrats' fault they vote the way they do, they're just not selfish enough to be Republicans."

Re: The Psychology behind Political Differences

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:17 am
by neup99
XYZ1 wrote:
neup99 wrote:Psychology is generally ridiculed as quack science by other sciences and books like Mooney's do little to change that despite his perceived effort. It is simply thinly guised jabs at the Republican party, much like saying, "It's not Democrats' fault they vote the way they do, they're just to poor to be Republicans."


More like: "It's not Democrats' fault they vote the way they do, they're just not selfish enough to be Republicans."


Thank you for providing a perfect example of the foolishness to which I was referring. LOL.

Re: The Psychology behind Political Differences

Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:05 am
by Zenith
That was a good program. The psychology was backed up by empirical physiology, particularly the structure of the physical brain in many cases.