Skip to comments.Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q to Prejudice, Racism, Conservative Views (Bart Alert!)
Posted on 02/03/2012 1:43:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
A recent study study from Brock University in Ontario suggests that IQ and the way our brains our formed affects whether someone is conservative or liberal.
The Huffington Post reports that the study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood. I.Q. is a score determined by standardized tests, but whether the tests truly reveal intelligence remains a topic for debate among psychologists.
Theories include that people of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice. Less intelligent people are possibly drawn to conservative ideologies because such beliefs feature "structure and order," which make it easier to comprehend a complicated world.
Many of these features can also lead to prejudice, one experts says. Dr. Brian Nosek, a University of Virginia psychologist, reached out to The Huffington Post and stated the following: "Reality is complicated and messy, he wrote in an email. "Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies." Interesting. The one thing that is certain is that this study probably has quite a few people upset! Don't take it to heart, no one said this was written in stone but the explanation does make sense.
Of course we know the hip hop community, the target audience of vine.com, is VERY intelligent--no prejudice in THAT community, no sir.
Last post: “sources” should be “sourced”. Damn you, auto-correct!
While murdering 60 million unborn babies is the work of college educated liberal geniuses.
Hold on for a tick. My last IQ score has me at 150, just into Jeenyuss catagory.
But I view Reagan and Goldwater as far too liberal, because I am THAT conservative.
So maybe the generators of this study are the Low IQ Dolts?
Articles that explain how modern liberals suffer from a mental disorder.
Of course, the words prejudice, bigotry and even racism have long ago become euphemisms for opposition to gay rights; this can be seen from the way the language of the left has conflated the ideas together. You're not merely "racist" anymore. Since the '70s you're "racist, sexist, homophobe."
I am betting that Democratic Underground doesn’t have a Word For The Day thread! The dilettantes touting this study probably don’t even know what a dilettante is.
In the 1950s my mother told me that Communists kill those who disagree with their ideology because they are less than human, and therefore all right to get out of the way. It is the same logic applied to political enemies of today and yesterday, with special camps, re-education initiatives, and other features associated with the culture of death. Remember the legacy of Pol Pot?
It is the same logic system that supports abortion. Lawyers simply declare that a developing embryo is less than human and therefore okay to dispense. It is the same logic system that supported slavery; just declare that certain people are subhuman.
Well I’ll just turn my degrees in and go back to dragging my prejudiced knuckles on the ground. I’m so glad they explained why I am so conservative. Mystery solved!
On the several tests I had in my younger days, I scored lowest at 135; and as high as 165.
Makes me smart enough to know the difference between resisting change for the sake of change; advocating for a specific, targeted change that improves or simplifies a condition or process; and fighting for reactionary changes to undo the interminable changes Liberals forced upon us without understanding the reasons for the old ways, or the (to me) obvious consequences of their changes.
Or maybe I’m just an addled curmudgeon, as I’ve been accused of being all too often, who is good at taking IQ tests.
(I was invited to Mensa, but who wants to hang around a bunch of stupid losers like them guise?)
I almost got sent to the principal in 6th grade, because I said my life's ambition was to be a retired dilettante.
I have achieved that dream, so the last laugh is on my 'outraged' teacher.
And, yes; I DID know what a dilettante was at the time.
Et tu, Laz? I gave them the same answer. LOL
..well according to this survey, since I've mastered this,I should be just above Obama and two levels below orangutang
This is like saying, “an apple”, “an orange”, and a jet aircraft”. Two of the three go together. And yes, the first two I believe are linked to either low IQ or very poor self- esteem, violent upbringing, ignorant parents and the like, etc. But obviously the third one, Conservatism, bears NO CONNECTION. How dare they.
Dang, I only scored 146 (but I had been awake for 24+ hours).
I am at a loss for what she thought that you DID mean?
The several local and regional gatherings I attended featured activities like seeing how many (usually fat and ugly) people could be stuffed into a small pool, a seminar on animal rights, and spontaneous group hugging.
The only thing weirder are the national furry converntions that are held here in Pittsburgh.
AFAIK the yearly dues are NOT required. Once you are a mensa you are always a mensa. The dues are only for the newsletters. Unless things have changed you don't have to be an active, paid up member to attend the gatherings.
It wasn’t a standard, nose to the grindstone, pick a profession and persevere for 40 years, then get a gold watch answer.
It showed lack of ambition; contempt for the values of regimentation, and a dozen and one other things sacred to the pedagogical brainwashers.
Yes, people who disagree with the self-identified elites are defined as stupid...
They may have a Point, when I listen to the Black Population Defend Obama it becomes quite apparent these are Idiots and Morons
Hate to point out their bias, but you can say the exact same thing about libtards, even more so because their ideology is based on groupthink and conformity to PC
They probably equate having useless degrees with high IQ and having experience and ability as being low IQ. The also think that anyone who would wield a gun for self-protection is a Neanderthal.
Typical ignorant Leftists thinking that everyone is as ignorant as them and that their "study" will be believed.
PS: I hear one of the gals on the team is a good looking nympho - would you hit it?
Actually, I might have to join, for the spontaneous group hugs.
I might be able to work in a few leg humps.
Here's my answer.... this song goes out to YOU, good looking nympho at a Mensa meeting..... we all love you down at WLAZ....."You'll Never Find"..... the time is 6:44, and 48 degrees with clear skies at Hartfield airport.....All Hits, All The Time at WLAZ.....
At only ~140, I’m feeling so inadequate.
What this study finds is that our children are not indoctrinated enough in public school to understand that they are required to go along with the liberal/progressive crowd.
We need more indoctrination to increase their intelligence.
I have a different take on this; many in the black community hate whites, and oppose homosexuality.
Are they implying that blacks are genetically inferior, with low IQs?
I have an IQ of 158 and I HATE ALL PROGRESSIVES!
Never knew about “Bob”. Tanks.
You have me beat by 8 inches.
Watch it Laz...some of us are card carrying members!
(Most of the Mensans I know are loners, trying to organize them is like herding cats.)
Nope. You can buy a lifetime membership, but annual dues are required.
So that explains why all the communist uprisings were accomplished by peasants.
Have a great FR day.
In my view, the only card that denotes intelligence is your Lifetime Membership Card to the NRA. ;)
Good point! IQ has nothing to do with how smart you are IMHO.
Now that there is funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, the Bell Curve proves the opposite.
This study echoes studies conducted by the Nazis “proving” non-aryians inferior and which provided intellectual cover to then exterminate them; “for the greater good”. Once you dehumanize your opponents, you’re then free to destroy them. Cute.
I was invited to join. Went to a meeting. Hung around for 15 minutes. Too many jerks! 164.
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