Partisan Psychology: Why Are People Partial To Political Loyalties Over Facts?

NPR- May 9, 2012

Nyhan and Reifler ( Dartmouth College) hypothesized that partisans reject such (factual) information not because they’re against the facts, but because it’s painful. (read full story here)

We treat a “fact” with grave suspicion-
If it rocks a pre-conceived position

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