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Psychology in Politics
Total 9 Posts

Five signs that you might be rightwing

6 min read
A study challenges stereotypes by identifying five traits associated with right-wing views. Beliefs about the world, genes, and environment contribute to being right-wing.

How liberal conspiracy theories can be just as destructive as their extremist counterparts

6 min read
Liberal conspiracy theories, often dismissed as fringe, can be more damaging than their counterparts. The exaggeration of antisemitism in Labour and false Trump-Russia collusion claims showcase their negative impact.

Will Biden’s ego bring Trump back to the White House?

6 min read
Is President Joe Biden’s ego outpacing his ability to govern, given his strong legislative achievements and ongoing popularity? Voters will have to assess his leadership in the 2024 election, considering the complex interplay of personal emotions and pragmatism.

US election: How populists encourage blind mistrust – and how to push back

5 min read
Populism is surging, exemplified by Donald Trump’s strategy of undermining trust in democratic institutions. This global trend features populist leaders portraying themselves as champions of the people, making unfounded allegations of collusion, and fostering widespread distrust.

Boris Johnson at the COVID inquiry: Sullen, evasive and a danger to democracy

5 min read
Boris Johnson’s demeanour during the COVID inquiry reveals a loss of confidence. His apology lacks clarity, reflecting his leadership style. The inquiry aims to learn, not blame, but public disillusionment may intensify, impacting future elections and anti-political sentiment.

How the ancient Greeks kept ruthless narcissists from capturing their democracy – and what modern politics could learn from them

5 min read
Those who seek power for the sake of power are less attracted to high office when more people get a say.

Is there a tipping point for Trump supporters to stop backing him?

5 min read
A psychologist looks at if there is anything Donald Trump could do that might stop his supporters in their tracks.
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