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Reflections on the interface of science and ideology
Robert D. Mather Ph.D.
Psychological science can combat poverty in the United States by identifying those most at risk and examining what makes some individuals mobile across income categories.
Behavioral observations of doves interpreted through the framework of evolutionary psychology.
Recent research challenges the stereotypes of the rigid, grumpy conservative and the open-minded, happy liberal.
Political bias against Republicans is common in the field of social psychology.
An examination of President Trump's campaign slogan reveals roots with Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and a chance to define our own future with equality.
Dismissing people's "thoughts and prayers" will backfire as a persuasion tactic.
A conservative social psychologist's analysis of the President's State of the Union address.
Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier of the National Hockey League in 1958.
A local school board suspends educators and a community bands together.
Proposed budget cuts for mental health programs conflict with the need for preventative treatment for high rates of suicide among farmers.
Baseball pitcher Rick Ankiel developed a case of the pitching yips. The concept of social facilitation helps explain it.
An upcoming study on a computer program that categorizes sexual preference from photos has come under fire.
The cognitive effects of withholding urination are discussed in the context of athletic performance.
An encounter with a species of beetles that pair bonds, communicates with their offspring through sound, and deals with infanticide threats from other pairs.
An analysis of the persuasiveness of President Trump's speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit on May 21, 2017.
During the Cold War, the United States Navy used The Communist Manifesto in teaching leadership. This example of viewpoint diversity is useful for today's campus climate.
In 1960, Barry Goldwater made observations about the differences between Liberals and Conservatives that were later supported by Jonathan Haidt's work on moral foundations.
Social psychological commentary of CBS News data that shows four categories of support for Donald Trump.
Recent articles in The Atlantic, Politifact, and National Review disagreed on whether or not the executive order on immigration and refugees was consistent with previous policy.
Commentary on a new finding that, compared to liberals, conservatives were more receptive to believing false negative information regarding hazards.
Recent media coverage has questioned the utility of research on implicit biases. This article responds to criticisms of the IAT.
A conservative social psychologist explains his vote for Donald Trump.
Music leaving AM radio for FM radio and the Fairness Doctrine repeal contributed to the rise of conservative radio.
A new conservative website stirs up concern among liberal faculty members and is under scrutiny for obstructing viewpoint diversity.
Haidt's moral foundations and the principle of similarity are applied to the Pantsuit movement.
Voters arrive at their decision to vote for a candidate in different ways. After the election, we should respect the decisions of others as coming from different perspectives.
Despite the recent fears of CTE, football remains a valuable tool for developing youth.
Although liberal professors outnumber conservative professors in higher education, their ideological influence is limited.
Recent research suggests that the average grip strength of men in America has decreased in the past 30 years.
The police will be there for you on your worst day. Will you be there for them on theirs?
Robert D. Mather, Ph.D., is an experimental social psychologist at the University of Central Oklahoma. He conducts research on the social cognitive factors of interpersonal processes.