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Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

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Image uploaded from a quicklink The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience.

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   I've worked with some very intelligen... by Bob Gormley on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:28:20 PM
Most of such studies fail to take into account the... by Frank Silbermann on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 8:55:21 PM
Note also that the same preference holds for indiv... by zzz05 on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:43:40 PM