NewEnergyNews: ‘Social Dominance’ Types Tend To Lead Climate Change Denial– Study


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    Thursday, October 06, 2016

    ‘Social Dominance’ Types Tend To Lead Climate Change Denial– Study

    The psychology behind climate change denial

    October 4, 2016 (Science Daily)

    “…[There are people who are more prone than others to trust the misinformation being propagated about climate change by those who can profit by delaying action on it, according to Denial of anthropogenic climate change: Social dominance orientation helps explain the conservative male effect in Brazil and Sweden. Those who are inclined to believe the misinformation are people who accept hierarchical power structures, are more politically conservative, have more authoritarian attitudes, and] endorsement of the status quo. It also correlates with a tough-minded personality (low empathy and high dominance), closed-mindedness (low openness to experience), predisposition to avoid experiencing negative emotions, and with the male sex. Importantly, one variable, named social dominance orientation (SDO), helped explain all these correlations, either entirely or partially...” click here for more

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