Politics Low-Effort Thought Promotes Political Conservatism

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  1. XuXu

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    http://psp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/03/16/0146167212439213

    Abstract
    The authors test the hypothesis that low-effort thought promotes political conservatism. In Study 1, alcohol intoxication was measured among bar patrons; as blood alcohol level increased, so did political conservatism (controlling for sex, education, and political identification). In Study 2, participants under cognitive load reported more conservative attitudes than their no-load counterparts. In Study 3, time pressure increased participants’ endorsement of conservative terms. In Study 4, participants considering political terms in a cursory manner endorsed conservative terms more than those asked to cogitate; an indicator of effortful thought (recognition memory) partially mediated the relationship between processing effort and conservatism. Together these data suggest that political conservatism may be a process consequence of low-effort thought; when effortful, deliberate thought is disengaged, endorsement of conservative ideology increases.

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    Our findings suggest that conservative ways of thinking are
    basic, normal, and perhaps natural. Motivational factors are
    crucial determinants of ideology, aiding or correcting initial
    responses depending on one’s goals, beliefs, and values. Our
    perspective suggests that these initial and uncorrected responses lean conservative.


    :lol: try reading the source material sometimes.
     
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    Our more concisely = primitive.
     
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    :no:
     
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    It takes a lot of mental effort to convince yourself to vote against your self interests. Agreed.
     
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    of course.

    the loudmouths at any bar in the world are conservative, bumper sticker, low efforts. :lol:
     
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    Exactly. Shitting in the woods is "normal and natural".
     
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    Oh yeah. Their sides got the real Einsteins. You figured it out Xuxu.
    :jj:
     
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    Her arms jiggle like that old nickelodeon slime they used to make. :lol:
     
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    Wow, that video is pretty damning. Have you considered submitting it to the scientific community so that they can factor this in?
     
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    That certainly looks like something that should be studied.
     
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    This makes me feel funny in my 'bathing suit' area.
     
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    The study was on personal responsibility, hierarchy and status quo.

    Again, try reading the source material instead of the headline.

    Or does that take too much thought? :giggle:
     
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    How's socialism working in Venezuela?

    Oh, right, I'm sure the current situation there is somehow the fault of the United States.
     
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    You're actually arguing her non sense?
     
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    Its ok little Rockside7, thats just your low effort thought kicking in. :c
     
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    like all Trumpsters, Avery just loves using the :giggle: smiley.
     
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    So you skimmed it, saw the terms "personal responsibility" and "acceptance of hierarchy" and decided that it doesn't actually say what it says?