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  • Block Report: Conservative boys are "visibly deviant"

    03/22/2006 10:13:22 PM PST · by DallasMike · 2 replies · 400+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 22, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Michelle has kindly posted the infamous "whiny kids grow up to be conservative" paper in PDF format. Would you believe that the paper claims that conservative boys were "visibly deviant?" Yes, it does. Click here to download and read the entire document from Michelle's site. Much of it is pretty boring, mundane stuff, but there is a noticeable pattern of ascribing negative behaviors to conservatives and positive behaviors to liberals.Read this part of the report. The participants’ LIB/CON index scores at age 23 were correlated—for the genders separately— (1) with their CCQ item values gathered 20 years earlier, (2) with...
  • Study: Conservatives Begin Life as Whiners

    03/22/2006 10:49:59 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 1,405+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 23 March 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Whiny, insecure brats who cowered with fear of being bullied on the playground grow up to be conservatives, while smooth self-confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grow up to be liberals, according to a new study conducted in the sheltered confines of Berkeley, Calif., the very heart of rabid liberalism. From the 1960s onward, a husband-and-wife team at the University of California-Berkeley spent 20 years keeping an eye on children from their nursery school days to young adulthood. According to the Toronto Star, Berkeley professor Jack Block and his now late wife and fellow professor, Jeanne Block, began tracking more than...
  • How to spot a baby conservative (Ultra mega barf alert!)

    03/20/2006 9:38:14 AM PST · by Abathar · 88 replies · 2,377+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Mar. 19, 2006 | KURT KLEINER
    Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints? Chances are he grew up to be a conservative. At least, he did if he was one of 95 kids from the Berkeley area that social scientists have been tracking for the last 20 years. The confident, resilient, self-reliant kids mostly grew up to be liberals. The study from the Journal of Research Into Personality isn't going to make the UC Berkeley professor who published it any friends on the right. Similar...
  • Freeper Research Project: Freeper personality tests

    02/23/2006 9:20:32 AM PST · by Alamo-Girl · 1,020 replies · 11,468+ views
    Jung Personality Test ^ | February 23, 2006 | Alamo-Girl
    Would you like to learn a little more about yourself and your fellow posters on Free Republic? If so, you might enjoy this Freeper Research Project. It began on another thread where people were testing themselves for nerdiness. Great fun was had by all. Along the way, Freeper patton posted a link to the Jung personality test. What an adventure! I took the test for the first time and found out I am an INFJ (I=44, N=75, F=25, J=25). Because we were sharing the results of our tests on that thread, I was pleasantly surprised to discover three other...
  • NO VALENTINE Love in Islam (mohammedian misogyny alert!)

    02/14/2006 11:17:20 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 16 replies · 772+ views
    The Post Cronicle ^ | 2/14/2006 | J. Grant Swank Jr.
    Muslim females are Xing out Valentines Day because it furthers vulgarity. Muslim males however may have several wives and several "temporary wives" they use as sex slaves. That of course is morality maximum. The "temporary wives" live with their parents and the male has no financial obligation to them whatsoever. Thats why they are sex slaves. Muslim females are so brainwashed in Islam that they yield to the masochistic, which adds another neurotic dimension to the killing cult. However, all this is typical of cults. Reason is not a top priority. Nor is morality. Therefore when other parts of the...
  • Republicanism Caused By Brain Disorder, Mutation

    02/01/2006 3:16:28 PM PST · by StoneGiant · 13 replies · 485+ views
    The People's Cube ^ | 1/31/06 | Red Square
    Source Republicanism Caused By Brain Disorder, Mutation Location: Karl Marx Treatment Center Posted: 1/31/2006, 12:06 pm * * * Scientists have finally identified a fatal brain disorder responsible for the behavior of Republicans, Conservatives, and other capitalist class enemies. After the Washington Post reported on a revolutionary study, in which progressive researchers scanned Republican brains for signs of deformation, we contacted the institute that conducted the study, the Karl Marx Treatment Center. The Center provided us with blood-chilling CAT images that show what happen s to a brain that is allowed to grow without the caring guidance of the...
  • Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases

    01/30/2006 9:23:48 AM PST · by oblomov · 2 replies · 210+ views
    Wapo ^ | 1/30/2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    Put a group of people together at a party and observe how they behave. Differently than when they are alone? Differently than when they are with family? What if they're in a stadium instead of at a party? What if they're all men? The field of social psychology has long been focused on how social environments affect the way people behave. But social psychologists are people, too, and as the United States has become increasingly politically polarized, they have grown increasingly interested in examining what drives these sharp divides: red states vs. blue states; pro-Iraq war vs. anti-Iraq war; pro-same-sex...
  • Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases

    01/30/2006 5:02:15 PM PST · by onevoter · 12 replies · 534+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 30, 2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    Snip (A) study found that supporters of President Bush and other conservatives had stronger biases against blacks than liberals did. Snip Brian Jones, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said he disagreed with the study's conclusions but that it was difficult to offer a critique, as the research had not yet been published and he could not review the methodology. He also questioned whether the researchers themselves had implicit biases -- against Republicans -- noting that Nosek and Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji had given campaign contributions to Democrats. Nosek said that though the risk of bias among researchers was...
  • "Science" Report from The Washington Post: Conservative Voters Are Racists

    01/30/2006 3:58:43 PM PST · by stm · 49 replies · 1,220+ views
    News Busters ^ | January 30, 2006 | Tim Graham
    On the Monday "Science" page of the Washington Post, reporter Shankar Vedantam offers the liberal Post readership some comforting news: studies show conservative voters are motivated by racism. That's not in the first paragraph. It sneaks in about halfway through the article, and explains the headline "Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases." [T]hat study found that supporters of President Bush and other conservatives had stronger self-admitted and implicit biases against blacks than liberals did. "What automatic biases reveal is that while we have the feeling we are living up to our values, that feeling may not be right," said...
  • Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases Junk Science Barf Alert

    01/30/2006 1:42:04 PM PST · by DaveyB · 11 replies · 480+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    Put a group of people together at a party and observe how they behave. Differently than when they are alone? Differently than when they are with family? What if they're in a stadium instead of at a party? What if they're all men? The field of social psychology has long been focused on how social environments affect the way people behave. But social psychologists are people, too, and as the United States has become increasingly politically polarized, they have grown increasingly interested in examining what drives these sharp divides: red states vs. blue states; pro-Iraq war vs. anti-Iraq war; pro-same-sex...
  • Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases

    01/30/2006 9:33:42 AM PST · by SteveMcKing · 109 replies · 2,853+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 30, 2006 ... "In my own family, for example, there are stark differences, not just of opinion but very profound differences in how we view the world," said Brenda Major, a psychologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the president of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, which had a conference last week that showcased several provocative psychological studies about the nature of political belief. ... Emory University psychologist Drew Westen put self-identified Democratic and Republican partisans in brain scanners...
  • Study Ties Political Leanings to Hidden Biases

    01/30/2006 9:23:01 AM PST · by Deek1969 · 46 replies · 1,069+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/2006 | Shankar Vedantam
    Put a group of people together at a party and observe how they behave. Differently than when they are alone? Differently than when they are with family? What if they're in a stadium instead of at a party? What if they're all men? The field of social psychology has long been focused on how social environments affect the way people behave. But social psychologists are people, too, and as the United States has become increasingly politically polarized, they have grown increasingly interested in examining what drives these sharp divides: red states vs. blue states; pro-Iraq war vs. anti-Iraq war; pro-same-sex...
  • (Lovenstein) Study pegs Democratic presidents as brighter

    01/26/2006 10:56:35 AM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies · 2,238+ views
    Plainview Daily Herald ^ | 1/16/06 | RICHARD ORR
    Study pegs Democratic presidents as brighter By RICHARD ORR Herald Correspondent Its really not all that hard finding GWBs brain. Its right there in the files of the Lovenstein Institute of Scranton, Pa., which has been publishing its research on each new president since 1973. The GWB study published in October 2004 took four months to complete and compared him to all the presidents from Franklin Delano Roosevelt through Bill Clinton. Based on the reports findings, Democrats are smarter than Republicans -- quite a bit so, in fact. The three smartest Democrats were -- in order of intelligence -- Bill...
  • Nothing New under the Sun: Another Failed Attempt to Explain God Away

    01/25/2006 11:00:41 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 102 replies · 1,833+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | January 25, 2006 | Charles Colson
    For a long time now, secularists have been trying to come up with reasons why people believe in God. If you take a strictly naturalistic view of the world, after all, it can be pretty difficult to understand how anyone would put their faith in an invisible supernatural being. And yet, generation after generation continues to hold to do just that. Its a question that has puzzled and fascinated some of the most prominent minds of our time. Now theres an intriguing new explanation for religious faith. Paul Bloom, a Yale professor of psychology and linguistics, argues in the Atlantic...
  • "God is Dead," Now We'll Create our Global Village -or- Why Christians are Mentally Ill

    01/02/2006 4:01:41 AM PST · by Lindykim · 68 replies · 4,209+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | Jan. 2, 2006 | Linda Kimball
    "In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives, in particular, suffer from 'mental rigidity,' 'dogmatism,' and 'uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." (B.K. Eakman, Chronicles, Oct. 2004, pp. 28-29) As usual with leftists, the true meaning of their words is couched in deceptive code. When the deceptions are peeled away we discover that ''dogmatism''...
  • The Problem with Psychoanalyzing Bush

    12/30/2005 8:45:17 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 9 replies · 558+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 12/29/2005 | Jay Cost
    The Problem with Psychoanalyzing Bush Like many people, I read Newsweek's mid-December, high-octane burn of Bush with more than a bit of wonder, and not a good "Christmasy" kind. Halfway through the article, encountering what must have been the twenty gigillionth unnamed source, I thought to myself, "This is what happens when a President plugs all the leaks. The stories don't stop -- they just become a reflection of the journalist's preconceived notions." This Newsweek piece was the latest in an ongoing series of attempts to psychoanalyze this President. Here is Newsweek's take on the essence of the Dubya: Bush...
  • Barbarism begins with Barbie, the doll children love to hate

    12/18/2005 5:32:23 PM PST · by saquin · 32 replies · 27,603+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 12/19/05 | Alexandra Frean
    BARBIE, that plastic icon of girlhood fantasy play, is routinely tortured by children, research has found. The methods of mutilation are varied and creative, ranging from scalping to decapitation, burning, breaking and even microwaving, according to academics from the University of Bath. The findings were revealed as part of an in-depth look by psychologists and management academics into the role of brands among 7 to 11-year-old schoolchildren. The researchers had not intended to focus on Barbie, but they were taken aback by the rejection, hatred and violence she provoked when they asked the children about their feelings for the doll....
  • "Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness". (Gulag Archipelago alert)

    12/10/2005 12:23:07 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies · 623+ views
    Washington Post website ^ | December 10, 2005 | Shankar Vedantam
    By Shankar Vedantam Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 10, 2005; Page A01 The 48-year-old man turned down a job because he feared that a co-worker would be gay. He was upset that gay culture was becoming mainstream and blamed most of his personal, professional and emotional problems on the gay and lesbian movement. (you can see where this is headed)
  • Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness

    12/10/2005 7:00:41 AM PST · by BackInBlack · 126 replies · 2,359+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2005 | Shankar Vedantam
    The 48-year-old man turned down a job because he feared that a co-worker would be gay. He was upset that gay culture was becoming mainstream and blamed most of his personal, professional and emotional problems on the gay and lesbian movement. These fixations preoccupied him every day. Articles in magazines about gays made him agitated. He confessed that his fears had left him socially isolated and unemployed for years: A recovering alcoholic, the man even avoided 12-step meetings out of fear he might encounter a gay person. "He had a fixed delusion about the world," said Sondra E. Solomon, a...
  • Lent house in shambles (Katrina evacuees trash accomodations)

    11/29/2005 6:01:20 PM PST · by Nomorjer Kinov · 185 replies · 6,571+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | 29 Nov 2005 | Diane Reynolds
    When the Firm Foundation Worship Center got the call that a family of nine escaping Hurricane Katrina had arrived in Westminster needing a house, church members jumped into action. "They came here with nothing," said Marge DiMaggio, the church's co-pastor. As quickly as possible, church members made a house on church property look like a home. When the Brown family left on Sunday, the DiMaggios were horrified to find the house in shambles. "Hurricane hits Firm Foundation," said Marge DiMaggio. While answering the call in September, church members' hearts were filled with compassion for the unknown family. "We brought our...