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Yahoo Live Science: "Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice"
Yahoo News Live Science ^ | 01/26/12 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 01/26/2012 8:34:46 PM PST by Redcat

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice.......

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academics; gordonhodson; iq; racism
Another one of these "scientific" studies. I'm sure it's completely unbiased and withstood the rigorous peer review process. Ain't science grand!
1 posted on 01/26/2012 8:34:54 PM PST by Redcat
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To: Redcat
****People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb****

So most of the people in the NAALCP are dumb. Gee, I already knew that.

2 posted on 01/26/2012 8:37:08 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: Redcat

Yahoo is a cosmic joke. A sign of the end.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 8:39:28 PM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: Redcat
Take a look at the publications of this dipstick!

Gordon Hodson

4 posted on 01/26/2012 8:42:00 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Redcat

This will offend the President. . .after someone explains it to him.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 8:42:08 PM PST by Havisham
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To: Redcat

Note their definition of conservative: Conservatives “stress hierarchy and resistance to change.”

Classic propaganda: Simply redefine your opponent’s beliefs. Then attack those beliefs.

If conservatives truly “stress hierarchy and resistance to change,” I should be able to assign the inverse definition to the inverse label: Liberals stress disorder and lawlessness.


6 posted on 01/26/2012 8:43:11 PM PST by PressurePoint
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To: Redcat

Actually it makes perfect sense.

Those who are prejudiced against Conservatives have low IQ’s.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 8:44:44 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Redcat

Another taxpayer pell grant study no doubt.


8 posted on 01/26/2012 8:48:13 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PressurePoint
This definition fits libs. They stress their hierarchy and are totally resistant to changing their views. To them compromise is when everything goes their way.

Guess this proves what I have always known. Libs are intellectually challenged to the point that they have no moral rudders and cannot live in the real world. Instead, they daydream of their ideal Utopia where all is fair according to their preconceived ideas of fairness.

A pox on all of them.

vaudine

9 posted on 01/26/2012 8:49:26 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Nope, no agenda there.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 8:50:47 PM PST by Redcat
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To: Redcat
I'm an idiot because I'm a social conservative.

Signed:
Attorney, business owner, and above average IQ (118 last I checked).

11 posted on 01/26/2012 8:52:27 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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>> Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.

Then explain why unionism saturates the Democrat party?


12 posted on 01/26/2012 8:53:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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Jeremiah Wright is a social conservative????


13 posted on 01/26/2012 8:56:14 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Redcat
Articles that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 9:00:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Most recently, my research addresses the contextual and personality factors involved in the attenuation of intergroup conflict, such as encouraging common ingroup categorization and identification. Specifically, I am testing the benefits of increasing positive intergroup contact and using intergroup friendships to reduce bias in a variety of settings.

"College teaching tends to attract the kind of people who are incapable of making a living with either their minds or their hands." --Florence King

15 posted on 01/26/2012 9:01:55 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Redcat
James Taranto, author of "The Best of the Web" column for the Wall St. Journal had a brilliant comment about this "study" today:

So IQ tests are racist, except when they're used to "prove" that people with "socially conservative ideologies" are racist and intellectually inferior.

Game, set, match.

16 posted on 01/26/2012 9:08:36 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Redcat
People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, ...

Let's not be hasty. They may be on to something.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 9:08:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Redcat

Propaganda of the highest order.

The moochers and looters accusing the producers of low I.Q.?????


18 posted on 01/26/2012 9:08:59 PM PST by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Redcat
Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change...

Ideologies, IOW, like union-supportive statism (often referred to by outmoded and inaccurate words like "liberalism" or "progressivism"), which rejects the dynamics of markets in favor of the superficially comforting stasis of government planning.

19 posted on 01/26/2012 9:14:17 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Redcat

Another Saul Alinsky want-to-be.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 9:14:45 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is what it is all about. How we treat Israel is how God treats us as a nation. Look around.)
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All of the low-intelligence adults I’ve seen lately seem to have Obama bumper stickers on their cars and tend to gravitate towards the local food stamp office.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 9:17:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! Your President's DOJ is taking the Fifth Amendment! How do you feel about that?)
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“The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults”...and grow up to support liberalism and abortion. (kinda like the “progressives”, liberals, NAACP, Girl Scouts of America,Congressional Black Caucus, and the Susan G. Komen Organization?)

Margaret Sanger-Planned Parenthood:On blacks, immigrants and indigents:
“...human weeds,’ ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning... human beings who never should have been born.” Margaret Sanger, Pivot of Civilization, referring to immigrants and poor people.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 9:18:19 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Redcat

liberal clap-trap bump for later.......


23 posted on 01/26/2012 9:44:35 PM PST by indthkr
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To: Pharmboy

"James Taranto, author of "The Best of the Web" column for the Wall St. Journal had a brilliant comment about this "study" today:

So IQ tests are racist, except when they're used to "prove" that people with "socially conservative ideologies" are racist and intellectually inferior.

Game, set, match.

Exactly. Gordon Hodson gets schooled by a guy who didn't even graduate from high school.

24 posted on 01/26/2012 9:46:24 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
pell grant?

Brock University is in Ontario... Canada.

25 posted on 01/26/2012 10:02:41 PM PST by newzjunkey (a FL win returns Romney to the "inevitability" path.)
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To: Redcat

Veteran psychiatrist calls liberals mentally ill

Publishes extensive study on ‘Psychological Causes of Political Madness’
Published: 11/12/2008 at 6:33 PM

WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying
themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the
case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

“Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals
relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our
freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book,
“The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” “Like
spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities
of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from
cradle to grave.”

While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made
similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a
life virtually free of activism and links to “the vast right-wing
conspiracy.”

For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500
patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more
than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic
psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the
University of Chicago.

Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by both Barack
Obama and his Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton can only be
understood as a psychological disorder.

“A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the
vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity –
as liberals do,” he says. “A political leader who understands human
nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal
appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social
equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who
understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which
over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their
character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do.”

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of
inferiority in the population by:

creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and
compensation;
augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to
the will of the government.

“The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly
identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to
adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs
of the liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind whines
about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks
above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own
lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”


26 posted on 01/26/2012 10:20:27 PM PST by RBK
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Hey! I’ve got a Ph. D. in Physics and I’m prejudiced as hell! ... er, ummm ...


27 posted on 01/26/2012 10:30:40 PM PST by dr_lew
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The average Black inner city IQ is 76.

Average Black IQ is 85.

Blacks vote Democrat 95%. And the 5% who don’t - sure aren’t average city folks.

Sorry. Facts are facts.

it is kind of ubsurd what the Left will pay iteself to conclude, to pretend to feel good about themselves and their anti-human insanity.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 10:48:35 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: Redcat

Wow! A study done in Canada that shows a correlation between
racism and conservative thinking...can’t be anything wrong here.


29 posted on 01/26/2012 11:37:49 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: PressurePoint

“Note their definition of conservative: Conservatives “stress hierarchy and resistance to change.”

Classic propaganda: Simply redefine your opponent’s beliefs. Then attack those beliefs.

If conservatives truly “stress hierarchy and resistance to change,” I should be able to assign the inverse definition to the inverse label: Liberals stress disorder and lawlessness.”

Exactly, I also wonder when they decided blacks were mostly conservative as well! As a group the most racist are blacks in the USA. Oh well, so much for truth and logic, guess this researcher just wanted to make some propaganda point...


30 posted on 01/27/2012 12:14:42 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Redcat

It has been my experience that very intelligent people tend to be conservative. The slow ones are easily bamboozled.


31 posted on 01/27/2012 4:17:09 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent (I)
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To: Redcat

Dovetails into the recent Newsweek article “Why are Obama’s critics so dumb?” It sounds like the White House is disseminating talking points again.


32 posted on 01/27/2012 4:26:03 AM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: Redcat

Science?

Science?

Nope. Politics.


33 posted on 01/27/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by RoadTest (There is one god, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: RoadTest

I’m not surprised at all that Yahoo! News ran this. This is just business as usual for them.


34 posted on 01/27/2012 10:57:14 AM PST by RedStateNotShirt
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To: RoadTest
Even though this study was conducted at a Candadian university, it is symptomatic of the forces causing college tuition costs in the US to spiral ever upward. Why should students be forced to fund this lunatic's "center" for spreading his political views? Insanity!

Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes (BLIP
35 posted on 01/27/2012 1:01:25 PM PST by Redcat
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