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The Republican Brain [electronic resource] : The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781118094518Publication details: New York : Wiley, 2012.ISBN:
  • 9781118223390
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Republican Brain : The Science of Why They Deny Science and RealityDDC classification:
  • 320.520973 324.2734
LOC classification:
  • E185.615
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Contents:
The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science-and Reality; Contents; Introduction: Equations to Refute Einstein; Part I: Politics, Facts, and Brains; Prelude: Liberal Fresco on a Prison Wall; 1. Denying Minds; 2. Smart Idiots; Part II: The ""Nature"" Hypothesis: Dangerous Certainty; 3. Political Personalities; 4. For God and Tribe; 5. Don't Get Defensive; 6. Are Conservatives from the Amygdala?; Part III: Enter the ""Environment"": Turning Against Change; 7. A Tale of Two Republicans; 8. The Science of Fox News; Part IV: The Truth: Who's Right, Who's Wrong, and Who Updates
9. The Reality Gap10. The Republican War on Economics; 11. The Republican War on History; 12. What the Frack Is True?; Part V: The Political Laboratory; 13. A Liberal Confronts New Data; Conclusion: Rescuing Reality; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index
Summary: Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today's Republicans reject reality-it's just part of who they are. From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy and much more. Why won't Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts? Science writer Chris Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservati
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The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science-and Reality; Contents; Introduction: Equations to Refute Einstein; Part I: Politics, Facts, and Brains; Prelude: Liberal Fresco on a Prison Wall; 1. Denying Minds; 2. Smart Idiots; Part II: The ""Nature"" Hypothesis: Dangerous Certainty; 3. Political Personalities; 4. For God and Tribe; 5. Don't Get Defensive; 6. Are Conservatives from the Amygdala?; Part III: Enter the ""Environment"": Turning Against Change; 7. A Tale of Two Republicans; 8. The Science of Fox News; Part IV: The Truth: Who's Right, Who's Wrong, and Who Updates

9. The Reality Gap10. The Republican War on Economics; 11. The Republican War on History; 12. What the Frack Is True?; Part V: The Political Laboratory; 13. A Liberal Confronts New Data; Conclusion: Rescuing Reality; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index

Bestselling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today's Republicans reject reality-it's just part of who they are. From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy and much more. Why won't Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts? Science writer Chris Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservati