A psychologist explains how a nationwide ‘breakdown of empathy’ has created today’s toxic GOP

How did we get to the point where a conspiracy-spouting birther could win the presidency by appealing to primal rage? Psychologist Michael Bader writes in Psychology Today that a paper published all the way back in 1978 by developmental psychologist Edward Tronick may offer some disturbing clues. Tronick’s paper, which was published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading A psychologist explains how a nationwide ‘breakdown of empathy’ has created today’s toxic GOP