A Bit More Complicated Podcast

I have started a podcast with Dr. Dylan Selterman (@SelterMosby) where we have science-based discussions about important topics, issues, and problems in society and what we can do to make them better. Find us on Apple, Spotify, or any other major podcast platform.

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Episode 6. What's Up With Horseshoe Theory? A Bit More Complicated

In this episode, we interview Jake Womick and Tom Costello about psychological similarities and differences between liberals and conservatives. Jake is a postdoctoral scholar working with Dr. Kurt Gray at UNC. Tom is working with David Rand at MIT & Gordon Pennycook at University of Regina. We hope you enjoy this conversation. Manny and Jake's article on this topic. Evidence that conservatives think differently than liberals: Reducing uncertainty & ambiguity Wanting order/closure.  Emphasizing purity, sanctity & loyalty  Rigid thinking Viewing threat & danger Upholding status quo Evidence that extremists on both sides: See their beliefs as superior Avoid exposure to counter-beliefs Have motivated disbelief Struggle to find flaws in their sides’ arguments View information more favorably when it supports their preferences Hate each other Align with their tribes more than their own beliefs Other mentions: Feldman, 2013 Malka, 2017 Norris, 2020 Pan & Xu, 2018 Saucier, 2000 Conservatives in the US compared to other countries. GOP voters change in the Trump era Pew data on Black democrats
  1. Episode 6. What's Up With Horseshoe Theory?
  2. Episode 5. All We Have To Do Is Dream Dream Dream
  3. Episode 4. A Deep Dive Into the Ukraine-Russia War with Dr. Nicole Ford (Part 2)
  4. Episode 3. A Deep Dive Into the Ukraine-Russia War with Dr. Nicole Ford (Part 1)
  5. Episode 2. Kudos to Kraus: On Tenure and Inequality