Date: April 14, 2012 06:49PM
Apparently conservatives have a “need for cognitive closure.”
"This describes discomfort with uncertainty and a desire to resolve it into a firm belief. Someone with a high need for closure tends to seize on a piece of information that dispels doubt or ambiguity, and then freeze, refusing to consider new information."
Not that everybody on RfM is liberal. I've already learned that. But there are very few liberals indeed in among Mormons, and this may well be why. It would also explain the black-and-white thinking that so many Mormons cling to.
The WaPost article is at:http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/liberals-and-conservatives-dont-just-vote-differently-they-think-differently/2012/04/12/gIQAzb1kDT_story_1.html