Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology

Psychological Science
Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes
Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact
Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri
Author Affiliations
Brock University
http://pss.sagepub.com/content/23/2/187

Abstract
"Despite their important implications for interpersonal behaviors and relations, cognitive abilities have been largely ignored as explanations of prejudice. We proposed and tested mediation models in which lower cognitive ability predicts greater prejudice, an effect mediated through the endorsement of right-wing ideologies (social conservatism, right-wing authoritarianism) and low levels of contact with out-groups." (MORE)
http://pss.sagepub.com/content/23/2/187

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like a methamphetamine juiced up hamster on a spinning wheel.
You steal, cut ,paste,post, and then summarily regurgitate every senseless thought some other socialist has already spewed ?
That is all you do.
Your intellectual heft can only be measured on a nuclear scale in nano grams....proof is demonstrably verified with each episode of this theft !

I was going to ask Wolfman to read the article and explain it to me in his own words, but I like your response better...

Hard to swallow if you find that your ideology is under attack! I do think this study could represent some from the extreme left wing to! So rest easy Carrie don't take it to personal.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

I've read a trillion words in my Life.
The Bible many times, the Koran twice , Hammurabi, Plutarch ,and at least three varied books a month for decades.
They all have made me what I am today.
Added to Life's many empirical travails.

What I trust the most is reality.
Your reality today seems very incoherent.

Reality today isn't what anyone thought it would ever be in America.
Except for those in office now who want an Ameriopean style socialism.

If you don't believe that at all...you cannot be convinced of the upcoming financial crash of Europe first.
Then America, if unbridled socialism isn't reversed.

"If you don't believe that at all...you cannot be convinced of the upcoming financial crash of Europe first. Then America, if unbridled socialism isn't reversed"

So, unbridled socialism caused the financial crash in Europe? Now THAT'S a new one....

Perhaps then you can explain how higher spending countries like Sweden and Denmark are faring so much better than lowing spending countries like Spain. Surely with your impressive resume (read the Koran--twice!), you can explain this.

Pink Slip

My probity isn't country specific. It could be though, in anyone of the 11 countries facing default...if I was so inclined.

Therefore, any reply other than that, would no doubt be met with some other diversion from my premise that strings on to zerosville.
Trix, are for kids....

( Reading 1,000 + year old books draws derision from a colored piece of paper ? )

Fine, you choose not to answer the question. I expected as much. Perhaps if you could just tell me how you think that spending causes a financial crisis--generally speaking.

Pink Slip

Because spending involves paying for things like paper and ink, to produce fiat currency. Not backed by gold, but rather a government promise. An economy flooded with worthless currency is the epitome of a financial crisis. Speaking of government promises, who on the Forum has gotten anything promised in 2008, anything at all? I guess the hope and change thingy hasn't worked out.

You know Carrie, I was going to allow you to dig your own hole and then show you how you were wrong. But let's just get right to it. Look at the the default risk by country:

http://advisoranalyst.com/glablog/2012/02/07/country-default-risk-bespoke/

Now look at government spending by country per GDP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_spending

See how Greece and Portugal at most at risk? Their spending per GDP comes in at about 46% each.

Ireland? 42%
Italy? 48%

Now let's look at European countries that are less at risk and their spending per GDP numbers:

France? 52%
Germany? 43%
UK? 47%

And how about these European countries that have virtually NO RISK of default, and their spending per GDP:

Sweden? 52%
Finland? 49%
Denmark? 51%

You really have no clue what you're talking about, now do you?

Pink Slip

paper, leaves out one GIGANTIC Historical FACT !
The total and complete demise of the former socialist / communist / central planning, U.S.S.R. !
Their GDP spending was absolute...NO PROFITS were calculated in their "shared sacrifice ", economic model ?!

And, it lies in the trash can of History by utilizing the same fallacy that the one stupid statistic used above for verifiable proof of economic success ...didn't work !?
Ask the Russians why their economy failed them so terrifically fast and with all the warnings we see & read about now in Europe and in America ?!

A puddle deep economic theorem that is as far off base as to have me laughing at the lunacy in its base premise !

When spending outweighs revenues over time ...no lender is willing to LEND money out to prop up this losing enterprise...subsequently,a financial crash occurs !

Pink Slippers,ask your fellow traveler Putin, for a bankers job in the New & Improved Russia ! You too can experience what hasn't ever worked and, will never work....central planning communism !

Idiocy squared ! The former U.S.S.R., sure could use an apologist such as you !

They had absolute 100% GDP.
They now reside in the trash can of History !

GDP, isn't a statistic to use regarding Europe's & our pending financial crash is dependent on one thing !!!
Spending more than you take in is !!!
NATIONAL DEBT, is what I'm referring to.

By 2022, ten years from now our interest charges alone for our $16 TRILLION + debt will be $5.307 TRILLION !!!!!

CRASH, BANG, BOOM, no more America, if changes to our spending doesn't occur.

Idiocy squared ! The former U.S.S.R., sure could use an apologist such as you !

They had absolute 100% GDP.
They now reside in the trash can of History !

GDP, isn't a statistic to use regarding Europe's & our pending financial crash is dependent on one thing !!!
Spending more than you take in is !!!
NATIONAL DEBT, is what I'm referring to.

By 2022, ten years from now our interest charges alone for our $16 TRILLION + debt will be $5.307 TRILLION !!!!!

CRASH, BANG, BOOM, no more America, if changes to our spending doesn't occur.

Oh! So first it was because of socialism--now it's because of debt. Sorry, but you're still way off base. Spain was running budget surpluses before the crash. In fact, only Greece had a poor debt record. I'd ask you to explain why that is, but I know you have no clue.

Debt had nothing to do with the European financial crisis.

"CRASH, BANG, BOOM, no more America, if changes to our spending doesn't occur."

Really? No more America? You're a silly person. First, who's to say our debt levels won't go down? The best way to do that btw, is to put people back to work. Secondly, after WWII our debt levels were much higher. And guess what? We're still here!

Pink Slip

An ineffectively regulated primary mortgage market, and firm failures for one, So right away better regulation could have stopped the chain of events the led to the crisis.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

it took in ?!
Your immense stupidity is amazing to me ?!
Plus, you are insane if you don't think 16-19 trillions of dollars of debt & interest charges ( and growing like crazy ) is sustainable ?!
Liberal liars always palliate a situation when their politicians are mucking up everything.

When it's a Republican in office, everything is their fault...oil prices, marriage rates , wages, gas prices, food prices, home values poverty rates, etc.

When your guys are in and EVERYTHING REALLY STINKS with statistics that make the Great Depression look tame,
And all of it is demonstrably easy to point out.... it's oh well, it's not something we can't correct, we lived through Wars,we need more taxes, and etc.

Liberal liars here and in Europe, lie when facts are so readily available, it makes one wonder if you folks believe in anything righteous and true ?!

Maybe you can buttress your economic fantasies about how Toledo, is really doing so absolutely GREAT, in every category imaginable ...it's just being kept a secret for some political reason, to get all those that have actually destroyed it, re-elected ?!

Please, do not respond...communicating with folks who vote the way you do is tiresome.
After all, I do work also...and, you have nothing but fabrication to offer , that needs as much correcting, as a third grade Leverette kids math does !!!

for someone so worthless in basic economics....

Under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush #41, Bill Clinton, and George Bush #43, the government ignored its responsibility to properly regulate corporate investments. Government backed off! The resulting crash was predictable since too much of the economic boom was based upon wild speculation within the private sector. Alan Greenspan warned the nation and the world that the valuations on Wall Street were highly inflated.

As far as debts are concerned, when Reagan took office our total debt was about $1 trillion. When he left office, the debt had tripled! After 12 years of Reagan and Bush #43, the debt had quadrupled! Clinton came into office and Republicans predicted an economic disaster. Instead, Clinton brought us economic success and significant budget surpluses. It took no time at all for Bush #43 and his Republican cronies in Congress to turn Clinton's economic miracle into an economic disaster! Now, Obama is turning things around, and you want to put the Republicans back in, just when things are getting ever so slightly better. Not a good idea!

basic Government classes ?!
And, since Congress, has been controlled by the Dims, for all but 4 years out of the last 75 years, the problem is when Democrats ,are in power.

Kin of like NOW !!!
President's, cannot even pay them selves without a Law, being passed by both Houses of Congress.

WRONG.
The national debt increased by $656 billion during Reagans first term. It increased by $1.036 trillion during his second term. That's a bit more than half of what you claim.

According to the 0bama administration, the national debt will have increased by $6.5 trillion by the end of his first term. He had raised the national debt in ONE YEAR by almost what Reagan did in 8 years.

"We're all riding on the Hindenburg, no sense fighting over the window seats"-Richard Jenni

Whoa! Carrie, quit frothing at the mouth for just a second. Let's break this down a little:

Yes, Greece needs a bailout. Their debt levels are unsustainable. But you still haven't explained how Greece's debt level caused a financial crisis in Europe. Please do so.

"Plus, you are insane if you don't think 16-19 trillions of dollars of debt & interest charges ( and growing like crazy ) is sustainable ?!"

I never said that.

"When it's a Republican in office, everything is their fault...oil prices, marriage rates , wages, gas prices, food prices, home values poverty rates, etc."

If you say so.

"When your guys are in and EVERYTHING REALLY STINKS with statistics that make the Great Depression look tame"

Let's leave "my guys" out of this.

"Maybe you can buttress your economic fantasies about how Toledo, is really doing so absolutely GREAT, in every category imaginable ...it's just being kept a secret for some political reason, to get all those that have actually destroyed it, re-elected ?!"

??? What does this have to do with the European financial crisis?

"After all, I do work also...

Yes, by all means. Your village is missing you.

Pink Slip

Carrie, here's a GREAT primer on what's going on in Europe.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/396ff020-1ffd-11e1-8662-00144feabdc0.html...

It requires a free registration, so you may have to mash the keyboard with your fists a little more. But once you get past that, please have someone read it to you.

Pink Slip

In fact, there are places on the web where Flat Earth Society folks, still to this day believe in it ?!
There is a site where they promote eating freshly deposited crap , as food !?

So, you are merely doing what the apocryphal author of the original stolen article does....steal, cut, paste and post regurgitated far leftist lies.
A game played by those ignorant of reality.

That ,doesn't and won't ever make it factual.

REALITY , does!!

Carrie, you still haven't explained how Greece's debt level caused a financial crisis in Europe. Please do so.

Pink Slip

in Greek bonds,European Central Bank bonds & Ouzo stock.

I hope I did what a colored piece of paper thinks is best....our 8 children are depending on it.

Carrie, you still haven't explained how Greece's debt level caused a financial crisis in Europe. Please do so.

Pink Slip

financial crisis, is denied by only you .

Therefore, you are as ignorant as the most rapacious prate brained imbecile I've ever had the displeasure to communicate with.

So, wring your hands and do what ever the many quirks you obviously have that makes you feel good right now .

Say like eating your snot ,twirling your hair , and hyperventilating !

One thing that is a certainty ( other than Greece's impending CRASH ! ) ...communicating with liberal no-nothings is as tiresome as a decathlon !!!

Carrie, you still haven't explained how Greece's debt level caused a financial crisis in Europe. Please do so.

Pink Slip

by Fitch rating service today !!!
This follows Standard's and Poor's, DEFAULT downgrade status of Greece's, $ 234.5 BILLION bonds yesterday !!!
Once, Greek bonds burn into ashes, watch for the drying up of lenders to other Euro basket cases like Spain, Italy, and Portugal, to follow !!!!

Therefore: expect a financial crash sooner , than later in Europe.

And, financial ignoramus', do not see it at all ?!
Public education let's down another believer in low standards for economic edification.

The Euro was flawed from the start. The fact that Greece has a debt problem does not mean that this alone will bring down Europe. Think of Greece's relationship to Europe to that of California's relationship to the US. If California defaulted, it certainly would not bring down the US. In fact other states have defaulted in the past, and we're still here.

In Europe, it's a balance of payment problem. And the politicians & bankers are making things worse with their austerity bloodlust, forced on countries that did NOT have a debt problem before the crash.

Pink Slip

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