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Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:27 PM

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.

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, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

"Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood," he said.

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http://news.yahoo.com/low-iq-conservative-beliefs-linked-prejudice-180403506.html

I have one thing to say. Do we need a freakin' study to state the obvious?

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Reply Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice (Original post)
meow2u3 Jan 2012 OP
Gman Jan 2012 #1
Skittles Jan 2012 #2
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #3
Blaze Diem Jan 2012 #4
Wait Wut Jan 2012 #5
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 #6
ZenLefty Jan 2012 #7
ellisonz Jan 2012 #8
Ship of Fools Jan 2012 #9

Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:29 PM

1. It's why they can't do shades of gray

they need the structure. If we had N Korea's government, they would be happy because they have to have someone to worship, have to have someone to hate and blame, and someone to make them feel superior in their subservience.

It's why successful revolutions often involve locking up the intellectuals.

Of course we didn't need a poll to tell us this.

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:31 PM

2. I AM SHOCKED!!!

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. I think we've known that for a very long time now.

 

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:34 PM

4. Double Duped. But then it is a great article..

 

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Response to Blaze Diem (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. Intelligent minds think alike.

Dontcha know.

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:37 PM

6. You mean Billy Bob who drives a pickup and sports a Conf. flag isn't the sharpest tool in the shed?

Say it ain't so! I'm shocked!

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 03:48 PM

7. Another study by the D.U.H. Institute

For some reason, this reminds me of the classic "Conservatives Are The Smart".

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 04:51 AM

8. So sad...

...I could have used this the other day on DU in a certain group that shall not be named.

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Response to meow2u3 (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 06:00 AM

9. Well, knock me over with a feather ...

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