Study found a correlation between adolescents who reported high levels of family conflict while growing up and those who later identified socially undesirable traits as ideal leadership qualities. A person who experiences high conflict during their teen years was 20% more likely to prefer a tyrannical model of leadership.
Fabricated news stories cause people to create false memories, especially if the content of the stories align with their political beliefs. While people who scored low on cognitive tests were no more prone to forming false memories, they were more likely to remember false facts that aligned with their opinions. People with higher cognitive ability are more likely to question their personal biases and the news source.
A new study reveals progressive democrats are more likely to scrutinize inconsistencies in evaluate them as negative when candidates stray from the party line.