New study indicates populist attitudes are associated with gullibility
March 12, 2022
in Political Psychology
" Populism exists throughout the political spectrum as a political ideology that defines society as conflict between ordinary people and the elites. Many conspiracy theories fit populist ideals in how they hinge on the elites as responsible for ordinary people’s societal issues. New research, published in Political Psychology, found that populist attitudes are associated with conspiracy mentality.
"Study author Jan-Willem van Prooijen and colleagues argue that seeing the world so simplistically might be associated with less critical evaluation of information, especially if that information is in favor of the people and against the elites.
“Accordingly, populist attitudes are empirically related with the belief that simple solutions exist for complex societal problems,” wrote the researchers. “Paradoxically, this clear-cut worldview that characterizes populist attitudes is likely associated with an increased confidence in the veracity of their cognitions and beliefs—and with it, increased gullibility.”
And .. you continue your unbroken string of your usual TDS addled crap and LIES!He, Mace is a conservative. He has posted several times about his opposition to Trudeau's policies. I do not remember you ever posting about any of Trump's right wing human rights oppressive policies.