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Socially-turgid hard-of-thinkers

Wow, this isn't going to be divisive at all.

A lack of problem-solving skills and rigid thinking linked to vaccine refusal, study finds:

The research team hypothesized that problem-solving skills and socio-cognitive polarization are two constructs associated with vaccine acceptance... Participants completed online surveys measuring problem-solving ability through a rebus puzzles task and socio-cognitive polarization through a composite measure of absolutist thinking, political conservatism, and xenophobia. They also took a survey measuring their vaccine acceptance... Low problem-solving skills may represent a risk factor for vaccine refusal, with “cognitive and social rigidity playing a crucial role in undermining the decision to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Date posted:
28th February 2023