Tag Archives: politics

Ideological Disgust and Authoritarianism

(This article represents an initial laying-out of some thoughts I’m having about an emerging research interest. If you have comments or suggestions to make about this line of work, or if you are a psychologist interested in collaborating on this type of project, please do get in touch).   We are living in times of… Read More »

The Dogmatic Side of “Classical Liberalism”

This past Tuesday saw what was supposed to be an interview of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson take place on the breakfast TV show, Good Morning Britain (GMB). During the segment, host Piers Morgan and Tommy Robinson between them demonstrated everything that is wrong with how we deal with the problem of Islamist extremism. However, arguably… Read More »

Introducing Moral Foundations Theory

Psychologists (and wider society) are becoming increasingly aware that we make political decisions using intuitions – non-conscious gut feelings – rather than through rational debate and consideration of evidence. In this post, I want to outline one influential theory that helps us to explain how and why we do this: moral foundations theory.