Stories by Chris Mooney

Chris Mooney is the author of four books, including "The Republican War on Science" and "The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science—and Reality."  subscribe to Chris Mooney's feed

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Republicans who consider themselves well-informed and educated are even deeper in denial about issues like global warming.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

You think of yourself as a person who strives to be unprejudiced, but you can’t control these split-second reactions.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There really is a science of conservative morality, and it is vastly different from liberal morality.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Bill Weir has been covering the topic throughout his career, which may explain why he went ballistic over another Fox News-connected attack

Posted on: Jul 16, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Right-wing ideology is tailored to a particular psychological profile.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Among GOPers, as levels of income increase, so does their likelihood of "dismissing the dangers associated with climate change."

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

A provocative new study claims that conservative climate skeptics actually know plenty of science. But they're blinded by politics.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

According to the astrophysicist, denying science in the political sphere is just bad strategy.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

The next episode of "Cosmos" will make the anti-science crowd's heads explode. Here's a preview.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014, Source: The Washington Monthly

Are left and right a feature (or bug) of evolution?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: Mother Jones

Not surprisingly, those who deny the theory of evolution were not happy with the new series.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2013, Source: Mother Jones

Harvard's Joshua Greene on the evolution of morality—and why humanity may, objectively, be getting better in the long run.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The new science of ideology now extends to consumer choices, demonstrating how unconscious our political viewpoints really are.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012, Source: Salon

More evidence that conservatives tilted their views of the facts to favor their moral convictions more than liberals did, on every single issue.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012, Source: Salon

Conservatives tend to be just plain happier people than liberals are. That's seriously bad news for the left.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Some would like to dismiss the inconvenient findings about the political right, but the science won’t let them.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The science of cognition and ideology has been greeted with a number of common myths.

Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The anti-gay-rights movement's claims about homosexuality are based on the worst kind of junk "science."

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

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