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Mon Feb 18, 2019, 03:11 PM

New research has shown that psychopathic traits tend to be stronger in Republicans than Democrats.




Study: Psychopathic Traits Are Higher In People Who Identify As Republicans


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New research has shown that psychopathic traits tend to be stronger in Republicans than Democrats.

The results of a new study examining potential links between psychopathic traits and political affiliation builds on previous research showing that people with conservative political views have slightly more psychopathic traits than their more liberal counterparts.

Via PsyPost:

“Psychopathic traits with their associated empathy deficits appear relevant to the discussion of political attitudes and political candidates,” wrote the authors of the study, which was published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.


For their study, the researchers surveyed 304 American adults using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. The participants completed measures of psychopathy, empathy, political beliefs, and political affiliation.

The study was based on the triarchic conceptualization of psychopathy, which breaks psychopathy down into three facets: boldness, meanness, and disinhibition.

Psychopathic boldness and meanness tended to be higher in Republicans than Democrats, according to the researchers’ findings, though disinhibition did not appear linked to political views...........................

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Reply New research has shown that psychopathic traits tend to be stronger in Republicans than Democrats. (Original post)
riversedge Feb 2019 OP
Dennis Donovan Feb 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2019 #2
RKP5637 Feb 2019 #3
Desert grandma Feb 2019 #4
murielm99 Feb 2019 #5
stuffmatters Feb 2019 #6
mitch96 Feb 2019 #7
Midnight Writer Feb 19 #8

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 03:13 PM

1. No shit?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 03:14 PM

2. They needed a study to figure this out?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 03:18 PM

3. Yep!!! I already knew this ... life experience. Nice to see confirmation! n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 03:19 PM

4. Interesting observation.

Watched the ID Special about Ted Bundy the other night. He was a supposedly "up and comer" in the Republican party in California. Makes sense in light of the above study. No wonder I have never been drawn to Republicans!

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Response to Desert grandma (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 04:01 PM

5. I noticed that, too.

That whole program scared me. Buddy was a true monster.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. Quelle surprise

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2019, 07:38 PM

7. "Psychopathic Traits In People Who Identify As Republicans "

Well if you can't win an election without cheating, lying, gerrymandering or general ratfuckery, you could get spun up a bit... Did I miss one?
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 05:25 AM

8. I'd of told them that for half the price.

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