Group membership can erode personal moral beliefs

study explained here;

“A group of people will often engage in actions that are contrary to the private moral standards of each individual in that group, sweeping otherwise decent individuals into ‘mobs’ that commit looting, vandalism, even physical brutality.”

Guess the sex of the person who did the study.

Guess whether it is was personal or professional.

“Once you start feeling attacked on behalf of your group, however arbitrary, it changes your psychology.”

But not yours, huh? Princeton grad? You’re immune to all effects.

“The subjects also saw their personalized moral statements mixed in with sentences about social media. Brain scans revealed that when subjects were playing for themselves, the medial prefrontal cortex lit up much more when they read the moral statements than the statements, consistent with previous findings. However, during the team competition, some people showed much lower medial prefrontal cortex activation when they saw the moral statements.”

Normal self-preservation.

“Those people also turned out to be much more likely to harm members of the competing group during a task performed after the game.”

Us v. them.

“”If you need to encode something with regard to the self and that ability is somehow undermined when you’re competing with a group -“

Somehow undermined?
Somehow?

Never been in a fight, huh?
Try getting someone in a bar fight standoff to contemplate philosophy, you dumb bitch.

“hopes to follow up on these findings to investigate what makes some people more likely to become “lost” in a group than others.”

Patronizing liberal cunt.

Hopefully she’ll never have to fight for her life. I don’t fancy her odds.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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