‘Cognitive contagion’: Behavioral scientist explains how far-right fearmongering suppresses your higher brain function

FEAR IS THE MIND KILLER. BUT IT IS NOT JUST THE FAR RIGHT….

The right-wing media, from AM talk radio to Fox News to Breitbart, have a good reason for promoting conspiracy theories and engaging in nonstop fear-mongering: fear sells. Andy Norman, who specializes in human behavior and is the author of the new book, “Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas,…

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