Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies" Dah!

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
Hello! We all Know this. We have been saying it for years.
Brains and Bias
Earlier studies have found links between low levels of education and higher levels of prejudice,
Again, Hello!
"I think that lower cognitive capacity can lead to multiple simple ways to represent the world, and one of those can be embodied in a right-wing ideology where 'People I don't know are threats' and 'The world is a dangerous place"

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