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Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling. - Vox
Alt-righters aren’t particularly socially isolated or worried about the economy
Among the measures where the alt-right and comparison groups don’t look much different in the survey results is closeness and relationships with other people. The alt-righters reported having about equal levels of close friends, which means these aren’t necessarily isolated, lonely people. They’re members of a community.
psychology  reference  art-of-living 
21 hours ago by janedotx
James Damore’s Google Memo Gets Science All Wrong | WIRED
the science in Damore’s memo is still very much in play, and his analysis of its implications is at best politically naive and at worst dangerous. The memo is a species of discourse peculiar to politically polarized times: cherry-picking scientific evidence to support a pre-existing point of view. It’s an exercise not in rational argument but in rhetorical point scoring. And a careful walk through the science proves it.
jamesdamore  googlememo  sexism  science  metascience  psychology  scienceculture  sciencecommunication 
21 hours ago by sampenrose
Non Cognitive Skills
An overview of what educators and psychologists call "non-cognitive" or "soft" skills...
skills  cognition  lifehacks  softskills  psychology  brain 
21 hours ago by otlib
A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville : NPR
Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.
culture  USA  psychology  politics 
23 hours ago by killforlove
Why are there still Nazis? These eight questions can help explain. - CSMonitor.com, Aug 2017
"Social dominance theory postulates that societies maintain their hierarchies by creating and promoting social beliefs that keep dominant groups on top."
"Social dominance theory seeks to explain how hierarchy-enhancing ideologies do not just drive social inequality, but are also a result of it. It suggests that a single personality trait, called social dominance orientation (SDO), strongly predicts a person’s political and social views, from foreign policy and criminal justice to civil rights and the environment.

In psychology lingo, the SDO scale has both predictive validity, because it strongly correlates with other social attitudes, and discriminant validity, in that it isn’t simply a measure of something else by another name. While people who score highly on the SDO scale do not necessarily subscribe to the same beliefs, they do tend to fall into similar ideological camps as others with high SDO scores."
CSMonitor  psychology  ideology  identity 
23 hours ago by pierredv
James Damore’s Google Memo Gets Science All Wrong | WIRED
The problem is, the science in Damore’s memo is still very much in play, and his analysis of its implications is at best politically naive and at worst dangerous. The memo is a species of discourse peculiar to politically polarized times: cherry-picking scientific evidence to support a pre-existing point of view. It’s an exercise not in rational argument but in rhetorical point scoring. And a careful walk through the science proves it.
science  google  psychology  sexism  wired 
yesterday by cmananian
Assessing Female Mate Preferences: Answers to Ten Common Criticisms of Evolutionary Psychology – AREO
Assessing Female Mate Preferences: Answers to 10 Common Criticisms of Ev Psych. Great David @PsychoSchmitt piece
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yesterday by sclopit

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