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naut wrote

From the research paper (pdf):

Dogmatic participants were slower to accumulate evidence in speeded decision-making tasks but were also more impulsive and willing to take ethical risks.

Political conservatism was best explained by reduced strategic information processing, heightened response caution in perceptual decision-making paradigms, and an aversion to social risk-taking.

Good to know the world is stuck in a death spiral because people aren't mentally able to admit everything is getting worse. I'm curious to know how the amount of information available relates to conservative/dogmatic pyschologies. We're immersed in a maelstrom of data every day, how quickly can the human brain adapt to constant sensory overload?