Robert D. Mather, Ph.D.

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The Conservative Social Psychology Blog Articles (February 2020-Present)

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Kelly Johnston Interview (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Kelly Johnston, 28th Secretary of the United States Senate, November 2, 2021

Review of "Collapse", July 19, 2021

Review of "Wildfire", July 5, 2021

Social Injustice, July 2, 2021

Review of "The Man Who Killed Kennedy", April 16, 2021

One Year Anniversary of This Blog, February 26, 2021

A View From the Front Line of Welfare, February 24, 2021

Goodbye, Mr. Limbaugh, February 17, 2021

Review of "Indian Country", February 14, 2021

The Latest Informational Operation Against Conservatives, January 10, 2021

Review of "People's Republic", December 20, 2020

Review of “One Vote Away”, December 6, 2020

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Kurt Schlichter, author of “Crisis”, December 2, 2020

Call Out Media Hypocrisy Every Time You See It, December 1, 2020

Big Tech’s Role in the DNC’s Informational Operation, November 18, 2020

President Trump’s Record on Science, November 6, 2020

What The New York Times and CNN Didn’t Tell You About What I Said, October 30, 2020

Andrew Breitbart’s Legacy: Do Not Accept Defeat, October 25, 2020

Review of “Killing Reagan”, September 27, 2020

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Kelly Johnston, 28th Secretary of the United States Senate, September 20, 2020

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Meredith Dake-O’Connor, Journalist, September 18, 2020

Review of “Militant Normals”, September 16, 2020

Review of “Talk Radio’s America”, September 14, 2020

View of a Monster: “Bin Laden’s Hard Drive”, September 12, 2020

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Olga Khazan, author of “Weird: The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World”, August 31, 2020

Analysis of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address, August 23, 2020

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Kurt Schlichter, author of “The 21 Biggest Lies about Donald Trump (and You!)”, August 15, 2020

Review of the Clarence Thomas Movie “Created Equal”, July 29, 2020

Microbiologists Discuss SARS-CoV-2, May 11, 2020

Vicarious Living: NPR Hidden Brain Podcast, April 8, 2020

The Landscape and Recent History of Conservative Media in the United States, March 22, 2020

COVID-19 and Concepts from Social Psychology: Emotional Contagion, Social Dilemma, and Psychological Reactance, March 16, 2020

The Psychology of Quarantine: Social Media to the Rescue!, March 14, 2020

The Utility of Lying: NPR Hidden Brain Podcast, March 5, 2020

Super Tuesday 2020 NBC Exit Poll Shows Large Differences Between Biden and Sanders Voters, March 4, 2020

Election 2020 and Lessons from 2015, March 1, 2020

Podcast Interview from Spring of 2017, February 28, 2020

Personal Blog Introduction, February 28, 2020


Psychology Today Articles (2016-Present)

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The Therapist's Dilemma: Political Neutrality or Disclosure?, August 20, 2021

Political Echo Chambers: Reinforced by Targeted Political Marketing, March 4, 2021

Why Do We Have Fake News? Lies, Mistakes, and Our Psychological Vulnerabilities, December 3, 2020

The Moral Foundations of President Trump’s RNC Speech: Analysis of the Thursday Night Event, August 28, 2020

Conservative Psychologist Wanted: Perceived Unwelcome, Many Conservatives Opt Out of Treatment, July 16, 2020

U. S. Government Mind Control Experiments: Hypnosis, LSD, and the Unabomber, April 26, 2020

Aldous Huxley’s Dystopian Mind Control: Propaganda, Subliminal Projection, and Individual Liberty, April 4, 2020

Democrats May Overestimate Republican Prejudice in Elections: Notes on New Research, March 12, 2020

Oklahoma’s Methamphetamine Addiction: A Model for Targeted Local Research is Needed, February 24, 2020

Impeachment Prejudice: Correcting Bias is Difficult. Even Impeachment Trials are Not Immune, January 22, 2020

Deplorable Toxicity: Cuomo’s Marriage Veto and a Powerful Dissociative Reference Group, January 7, 2020

Economic Inequality, Democracy, and Strong Leaders: Notes on New Research, October 21, 2019

Stuck in a Moment: The Impact of Suicide, September 11, 2019

Teaching Psychology in September 2001: Memoirs from a Second-Year Teacher, September 11, 2019

Psychology in the Life of George W. Bush. Part 3: Social Issues, August 9, 2019

Psychology in the Life of George W. Bush. Part 2: Psychological Principles in the Autobiography of George W. Bush, April 26, 2019

Psychology in the Life of George W. Bush. Memory: Examples of Psychological Principles in the Autobiography of George W., April 1, 2019

The Benevolence of George H. W. Bush: Giving His Way to the Top, December 3, 2018

Economic Mobility and Income Inequality: Marriage and College Degrees as a Path Out of Poverty, November 12, 2018

Dove Baby Parents and the Sunday Night Massacre: Behavioral Observations of Eurasian Collared Doves, October 11, 2018

Authoritarian Liberals and Satisfied Conservatives: New Research Modifies the Landscape of Political Psychology, August 9, 2018

Continued Political Bias in Social Psychology: A Conservative’s Recent Experiences, May 31, 2018

“Make America Great Again,” Like Reagan and Clinton: The Past and Future of the Slogan, February 18, 2018

Differences in Grief Expression: Dismissing Thoughts and Prayers is Not a Good Political Persuasion Tactic, February 15, 2018

State of the Union 2018: Well Done, Mr. President, January 31, 2018

Breaking Hockey’s Color Barrier Sixty Years Ago: Willie O’Ree’s Chance Encounter with Jackie Robinson, January 19, 2018

The Strength of Local Public Schools: Consistent, Caring Teachers Invested in the Community, December 22, 2017

The Ones the Wolves Pull Down: A Rural Mental Health Crisis and Oklahoma Budget Cuts Threaten Farmers, December 16, 2017

The Curious Case of Rick Ankiel: Social Facilitation and the Undoing (and Redemption) of Greatness, November 2, 2017

Gaydar Goes AI and Populism Comes to Science: A New Study Has Stirred a Public Outcry, September 13, 2017

Death, Taxes, and Urination: How the Need to Go Potty Affects Us, August 9, 2017

Looking for Social Behavior? Lift the Log, July 17, 2017

A Message with Broad Appeal: An Analysis of President Trump’s Speech at the Islamic American Summit, May 22, 2017

The United States Navy and The Communist Manifesto: Viewpoint Diversity is Honorable and Necessary, May 5, 2017

Barry Goldwater’s Moral Foundations of Conservatism: The Misunderstanding of the American Conservative, April 21, 2017

Group Polarization and Support for the President: Commentary on CBS Face the Nation data, February 13, 2017

Obama, Trump, and the Executive Order: Alternative Facts of the Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees, February 9, 2017

On Conservatives, Liberals, and Fake News: Political Differences in Negatively-Biased Credulity, February 3, 2017

Implicit Racial Prejudice and Explicit Discrimination: The Overstated Life and Death of the IAT, January 12, 2017

Profile of a Trump Voter’s Decision: The Conservative Social Psychologist Who Voted for Donald Trump, January 1, 2017

God and Man on AM Radio: How Rock and Roll and the Marketplace Helped Conservatives Find a Voice, December 20, 2016

Politics in the Professorate and the Professor Watchlist: Diversity is Not a Way of Life in the Academy, November 27, 2016

An Open Letter to the Oklahoma Pantsuit Nation: The Best of Human Nature, November 10, 2016

Vote Your Own Character: Your Character Matters, November 8, 2016

In Defense of the Value of Football: The Fightin’ Chick and the Naturalist, October 11, 2016

The Limited Influence of Liberal Professors: Fear Ideological Indoctrination in Social Science, Not in Higher Education, September 8, 2016

I Don’t Want to Fade Away: The Physical Deterioration of the American Male, August 17, 2016

An Officer’s Worst Day: The Role of Implicit Racial Attitudes in Policing, July 11, 2016

Psychologists Analyzing Donald Trump from Afar: Notes on Two Published Analyses, June 9, 2016

Fox News and American Politics Since 1994: The Interplay of the Hostile Media Phenomenon and Group Polarization, June 3, 2016

Building a Politically Tolerant Social Psychological Science: Critical Thinking, Bias Correction, and American Conservatism, May 5, 2016

Embracing the Right: American Conservatism Can Save Social Psychology From Irrelevance, April 13, 2016

My Conservative Values: Ideological Diversity Contributes to Theory Development, March 31, 2016

The Ideology of Social Psychology: A Rare Conservative Social Psychologist, March 29, 2016


Guest Academic Blog Articles (2015-Present)


Understanding unconscious biases from a conservative perspective. Conservative Therapists, March 24, 2021

Oklahoma Academy of Science experts discuss COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Academy of Science Website, April 30, 2019

Why is Donald Trump so insulting in the debates? Great Plains Skeptic, March 4, 2016

Implementing mindfulness in the workplace--What are the implications? Great Plains Skeptic, December 3, 2015

On accepting refugees and comparing Nazis to ISIS. Great Plains Skeptic, November 18, 2015