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  • The cognitive dissonance of Maxine Waters

    05/12/2017 10:38:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Good gawd. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) put on an impressive show of cognitive dissonance during an NBC News interview with Peter Alexander. “I do not necessarily support the president’s decision,” she said of President Trump’s decision this week to fire FBI Director James Comey, but if Hillary Clinton had become president she should have fired Comey in Waters’s view.
  • Imaginary News

    02/18/2017 9:22:28 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 17 Feb, 2017 | Scott Adams
    I think we can all agree that there has been plenty of fake news coming from both sides. Fake news is usually intentional, although in some cases it is the result of honest mistakes. But lately we are seeing an entirely new type of untrue news. I call it Imaginary News. Here’s a good example from the Huffington Post. I watched President Trump’s press conference with the alleged “meltdown,” and all I saw was Trump talking the way he normally talks. The Huffington Post watched and apparently saw some other set of circumstances. That means we have three possibilities to...
  • The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb

    11/12/2016 4:07:10 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | 12 Nov, 2016 | Scott Adams
    Earlier this week CNN.com listed 24 different theories that pundits have provided for why Trump won. And the list isn’t even complete. I’ve heard other explanations as well. What does it tell you when there are 24 different explanations for a thing? It tells you that someone just dropped a cognitive dissonance cluster bomb on the public. Heads exploded. Cognitive dissonance set in. Weird theories came out. This is the cleanest and clearest example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. Remember it. This phenomenon is why a year ago I told you I was putting so much emphasis on...
  • Fort Cognitive Dissonance – The US Army’s New Home

    04/26/2016 11:58:04 PM PDT · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 26, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In the H.G. Wells novel, The Time Machine, the Eloi, are a brain dead, zombie like community who put up no resistance as they are hunted and destroyed by the evil Morlocks. Today’s active duty Army is starting to resemble the Eloi as they willingly accept every absurd, destructive directive from the Morlocks in the Pentagon and the White House, while operating in a trance from reveille to taps every day. The Army’s leaders, from the Chief of Staff down to senior NCO’s (non-commissioned officers, aka sergeants) are suffering from a massive case of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive Dissonance is defined...
  • Dr. Joy DeGruy Addresses Black Depression, Violence; and Healing?

    06/04/2015 6:36:53 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 1 replies
    Dr. Joy DeGruy Clearly Describes A Potentially Life-Scarring Mental Condition Experienced By Many Kids Who Are Victims of Child Abuse/Neglect.Hello. I try to calmly relate my experiences providing uniform and investigative police services for more than a decade to a Brooklyn, NY, Rap Hip Hop influenced community. Though I am told my writings are not always sensitive. I apologize if my frustrations seep into the my accounts of personally witnessing child abuse, as well as how abuse/neglect adversely impacts the lives of developing infants, toddlers, children, teens and their communities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNRnctOyS8w While doing online research into child abuse I came...
  • Holder sees 'racial animus' in opposition

    07/13/2014 10:17:38 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Justin Sink
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday he and President Obama have been targets of “a racial animus” by some of the administration’s political opponents. “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus." Holder said the nation is in “a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years...
  • Barack Obama's Constant State of Cognitive Dissonance

    01/25/2014 2:08:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/25/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Contradicting the faultless, albeit far-fetched image he has of himself, Barack Obama is a man harassed by truth. That's why, judging from his inability to accept personal responsibility, Barack Obama must be living in a constant state of agitated cognitive dissonance. The late Leon Festinger is the social psychologist who proposed the theory of cognitive dissonance. According to Festinger, until the person suffering with perceptual disharmony can find a way to justify wrong actions and decisions, it's impossible to achieve a calm mental state, especially when those wrong actions and decisions challenge the way the cognitively dissonant individual sees himself.That's...
  • Black college students at predominantly white campuses feel internal cultural tension

    07/21/2013 7:03:16 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 161 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/21/13 | Silas Allen
    NORMAN — When George Lee first came to the University of Oklahoma in 2009, he felt out of place. Lee, who is black, grew up in a low-income, predominantly black neighborhood in Bryan, Texas, near College Station. But when he arrived at OU, he said, he felt pressure to change how he spoke and acted to integrate himself into the dominant culture. He felt like he couldn't be the same person he'd been in his old neighborhood, he said. He felt like he was being asked to trade part of his “blackness” for the values and characteristics of the dominant...
  • Climate Change May Be Ruin Of Perry Campaign (Mega Walloping Barf Alert!!!)

    08/22/2011 4:22:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Left wing lunatic RICHARD COHEN
    Whatever global warming might or might not have done to polar bears, it has put Rick Perry's presidential candidacy at risk. The Texas governor clings to an ice flow of diminishing credibility, emerging in just about a week's time as intellectually unqualified to be president. He engaged in a brief dialogue with a child about evolution and came out the loser. Perry said there are some gaps in the theory. If so, he is one. Maybe more important, Perry waxed wrongly on global warming. He rejected the notion that it is at least partially a product of industrialization, asserting that...
  • Political Leanings Revealed by the Eyes

    12/28/2010 11:32:59 AM PST · by anymouse · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience ^ | Mon Dec 27, 2010 | Stephanie Pappas
    (snip) A new study suggests that liberals are more likely than conservatives to follow other people's eye movements. People normally respond to "gaze cues," or the direction that another person is looking, by glancing to see what caught that person's attention. The new study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, finds that liberals respond much more strongly to such cues than conservatives. The finding is the latest in a series of clues that liberals and conservatives may be subtly different on a biological level, said study researcher Michael Dodd, a psychologist at...
  • Study links conservative views to brain structure

    12/30/2010 7:51:19 AM PST · by FredJake · 44 replies · 13+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/29/2010 | Joe Newby
    If you're a conservative, it might be your brain's fault. So says British scientists who scanned the brains of two members of the British Parliament and about 90 students. Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent for the UK Telegraph, reported Wednesday that those with conservative views have larger amygdalas, the area of the brain associated with anxiety and fear. They also have a smaller anterior cingulate, an area at the front of the brain associated with courage and optimism. Prof Geraint Rees, of the University College London and head researcher for the study, told the Telegraph: "We were very surprised to find...
  • We Paid for This? Are They Nuts!

    08/01/2003 8:01:14 AM PDT · by publius1 · 12 replies · 766+ views
    The “Conservatives are Crazy” Study: Paid For by Taxpayers Congressional investigators call for a new look at funding academic research. An academic study of conservatism that lumped together Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Ronald Reagan, and Rush Limbaugh was funded by federal grants, according to congressional investigators. The study, "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition," was written by John T. Jost, a professor at Stanford University, Jack Glaser and Frank J. Sulloway, professors at the University of California, Berkeley, and Arie W. Kruglanski, a professor at the University of Maryland. It was published in the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin. Congressional...
  • Politics and Eye Movement: Liberals Focus Their Attention on 'Gaze Cues' Much Differently...

    12/10/2010 7:22:01 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12/9/10 | Dodd, Smith and John R. Hibbing.
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2010) — It goes without saying that conservatives and liberals don't see the world in the same way. Now, research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that is exactly, and quite literally, the case. In a new study, UNL researchers measured both liberals' and conservatives' reaction to "gaze cues" -- a person's tendency to shift attention in a direction consistent with another person's eye movements, even if it's irrelevant to their current task -- and found big differences between the two groups. Liberals responded strongly to the prompts, consistently moving their attention in the direction suggested to...
  • Look: What your reaction to someone's eye movements says about your politics

    12/09/2010 5:37:25 AM PST · by decimon · 47 replies
    http://www.eurekalert.org ^ | December 9, 2010 | Unknown
    Liberals focus their attention on 'gaze cues' much differently than do conservatives, study findsIt goes without saying that conservatives and liberals don't see the world in the same way. Now, research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that is exactly, and quite literally, the case. In a new study, UNL researchers measured both liberals' and conservatives' reaction to "gaze cues" – a person's tendency to shift attention in a direction consistent with another person's eye movements, even if it's irrelevant to their current task – and found big differences between the two groups. Liberals responded strongly to the prompts, consistently...
  • The eyes have it (Rapid eye movement: cure for depression. I wonder: would it cure liberals? ;) )

    01/08/2003 6:39:54 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 36 replies · 1,530+ views
    UK Independent News ^ | jan. 8, 2002 | UK Independent News
    It sounds like a quack remedy -just moving the eyes from side to side to treat emotional suffering. But it works, says Julia Stuart, for anything from childhood abuse to post-traumatic stress disorder 08 January 2003 It sounds too good, and frankly too bizarre, to be true. After just three 90-minute sessions, people suffering emotionally after severe trauma such as rape, a car accident or abuse, can be rid of their debilitating symptoms. Add the fact that the therapy involves moving the eyes rapidly from side to side, and that it was discovered by an American while out for a...
  • The Psychology Underlying "Liberalism"

    09/12/2002 12:29:46 AM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 7 replies · 217+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | September 12, 2002 | John J. Ray
    What is “Liberalism?" In my previous article in Front Page Magazine, I argued that people who describe themselves (and are described by others) as "Leftists", "socialists", "social democrats", "Communists" and (in North America) "liberals" do have some things in common. And that is important. However unsatisfactory and apparently simplistic the Left/Right division of the political world may be, there is any amount of research showing it to be a powerful, ubiquitous and perhaps inescapable way of identifying both people and political parties (e.g. Budge et al., 1987; Ray, 1982; Bobbio, 1996). An important part of what I proposed was that...
  • Psychology of Leftism - revised (was: The Psychology Underlying “Liberalism” )

    09/13/2002 10:29:11 PM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 31 replies · 1,275+ views
    blogspot.com ^ | Friday, September 13, 2002 | John J. Ray
    Psychology of Leftism - revised Friday, September 13, 2002 *********This is a revised and extended version of my paper that originally appeared in Front Page Magazine on 12th September, 2002********* The Psychology Underlying "Liberalism" John J. Ray University of New South Wales, Australia HomePage: http://geocities.com/jonjayrayEmail: jonjayray@hotmail.com. What is "Liberalism"? In my previous article in Front Page Magazine, I argued that people who describe themselves (and are described by others) as "Leftists", "socialists", "social democrats", "Communists" and (in North America) "liberals" do have some things in common. And that is important. However unsatisfactory and apparently simplistic the Left/Right division of the...
  • Top psychiatrist concludes liberals are clinically nuts!Makes case ideology is mental disorder

    02/17/2008 9:10:42 AM PST · by semaj · 32 replies · 752+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 02/15/2008 | unknown
    "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."
  • Case Closed for Free Will?

    04/17/2008 12:12:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 347+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 14 April 2008 | Elsa Youngsteadt
    Coffee or tea with lunch? Which pants to wear to work? Which movie to watch? Your mind might be made up before you know it. Researchers have found patterns of brain activity that predict people's decisions up to 10 seconds before they're aware they've made a choice. In the 1980s, psychologist Benjamin Libet of the University of California, San Francisco, caught people's brains jumping the gun on consciousness. A few hundred milliseconds before a person thought he or she decided to press a button, brain areas related to movement were already active. The result was hard for some to stomach...
  • Cognitive Dissonance Revisited: The Key to Defeating the Progressives

    03/08/2010 4:58:22 AM PST · by ConservativeHideout · 8 replies · 199+ views
    ”The mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. The unease or tension that the conflict arouses in a person is relieved by one of several defensive maneuvers: the person rejects, explains away, or avoids the new information, persuades himself that no conflict really exists, reconciles the differences, or resorts to any other defensive means of preserving stability or order in his conception of the world and of himself.” -Encyclopedia Britannica My post last year about kids defying the ACLU brought me back to a point I have been making for several years. Socialism collapses...