Commies are stupid

Our brains hold clues for the ideologies we choose to live by, according to research, which has suggested that people who espouse extremist attitudes tend to perform poorly on complex mental tasks.

Commies are stupid.

A key finding was that people with extremist attitudes tended to think about the world in black and white terms, and struggled with complex tasks that required intricate mental steps, said lead author Dr Leor Zmigrod at Cambridge’s department of psychology.

“Individuals or brains that struggle to process and plan complex action sequences may be more drawn to extreme ideologies, or authoritarian ideologies that simplify the world,” she said.

Commies are stupid.

Participants who are prone to dogmatism – stuck in their ways and relatively resistant to credible evidence – actually have a problem with processing evidence even at a perceptual level, the authors found.

Yep, commies are stupid.

But then we knew that, right? The idea that eliminating the bourgeoisie as a class is going to solve anything is a stupid one to start with.

17 thoughts on “Commies are stupid”

  1. “Participants who are prone to dogmatism – stuck in their ways and relatively resistant to credible evidence – actually have a problem with processing evidence”.
    Thereby describing a large percentage of the UK population if covid is anything to go by.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    A key finding was that people with extremist attitudes tended to think about the world in black and white terms, and struggled with complex tasks that required intricate mental steps,

    I think gang raping girls in Rotherham is wrong. I have come to think so more strongly over time. I am even, I dare say, somewhat resistant to new evidence.

    I know I should not ask, but does that mean I am becoming stupider?

  3. People who leant towards the politically conservative tended to go for the slow and steady strategy, while political liberals took a slightly more fast and furious, less precise approach.

    So conservative people tend to get to the right solution slowly and ‘liberals’ the wrong one, but quickly.
    Seems the conservative approach is the right one then eh?

  4. “A key finding was that people with extremist attitudes tended to think about the world in black and white terms, and struggled with complex tasks that required intricate mental steps”

    A certain potato comes to mind.

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    Much as its nice to believe the conclusions and point at lefties, this is from a psychology experiment. Given the replication crises in that academic field we need a couple of more goes at that experiment, by independent teams, to give it any credibility.

  6. Individuals or brains that struggle to process and plan complex action sequences may be more drawn to extreme ideologies, or authoritarian ideologies that simplify the world,”…Participants who are prone to dogmatism – stuck in their ways and relatively resistant to credible evidence – actually have a problem with processing evidence even at a perceptual level…

    That describes Mr Ecks perfectly.

  7. Dennis, Reminding You That Wogs Always Get To Stupid Faster

    Participants who are prone to dogmatism – stuck in their ways and relatively resistant to credible evidence – actually have a problem with processing evidence even at a perceptual level, the authors found.

    Sounds like Ritchie got tested.

  8. “The ‘psychological signature’ for extremism across the board was a blend of conservative and dogmatic psychologies, the researchers said.”

    Yes, somehow I didn’t really expect the Guardian would be publishing research that showed “commies are stupid”.

    “The researchers then used computational modelling . . .”

    The “researchers” made the data fit their narrative. This is phrenology with OLED screens.

    “The study . . . could have profound implications for identifying and supporting people most vulnerable to radicalisation across the political and religious spectrum.”

    Re-education camps.

  9. @ PJF
    What, one may ask, is a conservative psychology? Conservatives generally don’t go in for psychology, preferring reality.

  10. You are a cheeky bastard Theo I’ll give you that.

    A mug like you who despite being near drowned in piss several times now by your precious Tory owners claims that I am dogmatic and resistant to change.

    I hear Blojerk is reviving Bliars ID card now –Public Digital Identity shite–and has plans –via illegals being able to register for a GP and have mugs like you pay for their vax first then treatment (without their being ratted out to Border Farce). To in effect give them the amnesty he has long been in favour of.
    But of course the “bulwarks against Marxism” haven’t had one of their high-level bullshiters spell it out for you so I guess its just more unreliable info.

    And even if it isn’t I’m sure a big cheese like you who pays their bills will be able to quosh it double quick. A mere word to your MP will do it most like. Or a quick call to Blojob himself.

    I hope your Mam and Dad asked the Public school for their money back.

  11. Unit 77-My Mam and Dad would had to have relied on the NHS. I hope yours eventually found out who they each were.

    Is the 77 your IQ btw? You are overstating it somewhat.

    Oh and if you have clear evidence that paragraph 3 of my post above is inaccurate and the Tory Party Hierarchy are NOT once again selling us out in favour of illegal invaders (a group Theo has expressed very considerable antipathy towards on many occasions before now) please share the source and substance of your insight with us all.

  12. “Participants who are prone to dogmatism – stuck in their ways and relatively resistant to credible evidence – actually have a problem with processing evidence even at a perceptual level, the authors found.”

    The ‘credible evidence’ being provided by people who agree with the authors of course…………..

  13. What, one may ask, is a conservative psychology? Conservatives generally don’t go in for psychology, preferring reality.

    No idea, john77. The stuff in italics is quotes. I think my “yes” is a remnant from an earlier version of my post.
    Just to be clear, I’m equating it all to pseudoscience.

  14. A good exercise is administering a “perspective taking” test, if you want to see how self-aware someone is. I can remember two of these, off the top of my head…

    1. Give the person a piece of paper and a pen. Think of an image you want them to draw, a happy face, a house, or whatever, but don’t tell them what it is. Just describe what kind of strokes to make with the pen, and then have them show you the finished product. This exercise measures not only the illustrator’s ability to listen, but also your ability to communicate effectively. Both require a degree of self-awareness and understanding of other people.

    2. There is a popular test that psychologists like to use with young children, where they have a paper mâché model of a mountain, with fake grass, trees, mountain lions and even a little figurine of a hiker scattered on its different faces. You sit on one side, while the child sits on another. Ask the child what objects he or she sees, and tell them what you see on your end. Then, turn the mountain around, and explain that you are now seeing what the child was seeing a few seconds ago. When you ask the child what you are now looking at, you will see if they can take your perspective, or if they will just describe what is now in front of them. If the child is four years old or so, they will only be able to tell what they are currently viewing. By the age of about seven (possibly earlier), they should have learned the concept of object consistency, and developed the ability to see from your point of view, at least on a basic level.

    The fascinating part is, there are full-grown adults who have not yet mastered this stage of development.

  15. Bloke in North Dorset

    apeoirjae,

    Its the same with a birds eye view. When Mrs BiND was teaching the up to 7 age group she reckoned if they couldn’t understand the concept by 7 they never would. It probably explained why some people just couldn’t read maps.

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