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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 06:48 AM

Another study links low intelligence with Racism, Homophobia

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

"In two large-scale, UK data sets (N = 15,874), we found that lower general intelligence in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology."


"A secondary analysis of a U.S. data set confirmed a predictive effect of poor abstract-reasoning skills on antihomosexual prejudice, a relation partially mediated by both authoritarianism and low levels of intergroup contact.:


http://pss.sagepub.com/content/23/2/187

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Reply Another study links low intelligence with Racism, Homophobia (Original post)
ehrnst Feb 2012 OP
WCGreen Feb 2012 #1
MichaelMcGuire Feb 2012 #2
MichaelMcGuire Feb 2012 #3
Bluenorthwest Feb 2012 #4
The Doctor. Feb 2012 #5
felix_numinous Feb 2012 #6
EgaLitE Feb 2012 #7

Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 06:50 AM

1. I am shocked, I tell you, shocked...

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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 07:06 AM

2. Also homophobia associated with homosexual arousal

 

{snip}
Abstract

The authors investigated the role of homosexual arousal in exclusively heterosexual men who admitted negative affect toward homosexual individuals. Participants consisted of a group of homophobic men (n = 35) and a group of nonhomophobic men (n = 29); they were assigned to groups on the basis of their scores on the Index of Homophobia (W. W. Hudson & W. A. Ricketts, 1980). The men were exposed to sexually explicit erotic stimuli consisting of heterosexual, male homosexual, and lesbian videotapes, and changes in penile circumference were monitored. They also completed an Aggression Questionnaire (A. H. Buss & M. Perry, 1992). Both groups exhibited increases in penile circumference to the heterosexual and female homosexual videos. Only the homophobic men showed an increase in penile erection to male homosexual stimuli. The groups did not differ in aggression. Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.{snip}

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8772014



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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 07:45 AM

3. Like the other poster, I'm not surprised at all.

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. It's clearly true. Look around.

The anti gay people around here are droolers who shout snark at others and post we 'smilies' rather a lot. They say 'it's just one song' and 'poutrage' and 'pony' and they post right wing crap 'Did you hear? He's gay!' and they all circle around it clucking like chickens...'gay! he's gay! we got gays around here too....' and off they go for days on end, showing the world how 'smart' they are.
No surprise to anyone who has met a bigot or read DU3 for a day....

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 10:03 AM

5. Less cognitive develpment would naturally result in greater fear and insecurity.

 

It's more about regional integration as someone can be of low 'intelligence' but still have no such phobias.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 12:35 PM

6. Not surprised

this article is right on.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

7. This is very true

Just look at your average "right-wing" movement like the KKK and then compare it to Occupy or the Human Rights Campaign. There is a huge disparity. Also this meshes well with IQ scores from around the world where more religious countries (Saudi Arabia, the southern parts of the US, and Iran) have lower IQ's and progressive nations have higher IQ's. It turns out it has nothing to do with race but actually their political beliefs.

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