What Reality are Trump People Living In?

Jer's Intellectual Adventures

If you are anything like me, you don’t quite understand what to make of the Trump phenomenon.  Sure Hillary is winning, but what is more interesting to me is that over a third of Americans still plan to vote for this guy.  Why?  I’m bored with demonizing Trump and Trump supporters.  I want to understand the world they are seeing because I don’t get it.

As luck would have it, I happen to be a researcher at Penn who studies the impact of primal world beliefs, which are beliefs about the nature of reality writ large such as “the world is fascinating.”  Primals are the most super simple, essential, and general beliefs we have.  As of a few months ago, we can now measure 28 primals (yay!).  To give away the results, 24 of them mostly collapse into three big ones (Safe, Enticing, and Alive) and these in turn collapse into 1…

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2 thoughts on “What Reality are Trump People Living In?

  1. Wow…what a long-winded pile of dreck that article was! Talk about using pseudo-science in an attempt to “understand” the supporters of the Drumpf, rather than “demonizing” them.

    Drumpf supporters, and their like-minded, neo-n@zi ilk, don’t get demonized by others. They do an excellent job of demonizing themselves with their speech, actions, and sheer, mindless hate.

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