Conservatives Need Psychological Help


"..a report, published in the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin, [found] that right-wing conservatives need a shrink...

The study's conclusions: "Political conservatism is significantly associated with (1) mental rigidity and closed-mindedness, including (a) increased dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity; (b) decreased cognitive complexity; (c) decreased openness to experience; (d) uncertainty avoidance; (e) personal needs for order and structure; and (f) needs for cognitive closure.

"If that's not enough, they went on by citing conservatives' low self-esteem; fear, anger, and aggression; pessimism, disgust and contempt" ("FYI." The Washington Spectator, September 1 2003, 4).


Colby Glass, MLIS