Fear & Politics Pt 1

An important component of conservative psychology is repressed or displaced fear and the related sense of feeling threatened by various events, ideas and people around them.

Conservatives see the world as a more threatening place because their brains predispose them to being fearful. They are also predisposed by brain biology to hating complexity and compromise. That would help to explain why politics can be so polarized, particularly in a rather conservative era like the present. [with citations]

  • April 28, 2016