Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nothing controversial in this study. Nope.

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice - Yahoo! News:


Sign written by a Certified Genius™. (Via Wonkette)


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.
Wow, it is hard to read Yahoo! News articles loaded as they are with all those useless links. I tried to find a link to the actual study discussed in the article and gave up. So, take the whole thing cum grano salis.


2 comments:

  1. It's a study printed here: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/01/04/0956797611421206.abstract But you'd need to buy the article.

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