Aaron Pomerantz

Recent blog posts by this author

Reactance: The Psychological Phenomenon Behind the Partisan Response to Roseanne and Samantha Bee

Last week gave us yet another example of the all-too-common phenomenon of celebrity tweet-related scandals. Roseanne Barr, star of a recently revived (and subsequently canceled) self-titled sitcom, tweeted that African-American politician Valerie...

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame, and the Rise of Identity Politics

In the digital age, there is always something to be outraged about. Whether it be the “infiltration” by fast food chicken restaurants; the LGBTQIA “plot” to overthrow the good, the true, and the beautiful; or a prom dress single-handedly (single-...

Social Psychology Suggests 'March for Our Lives' Is Unlikely to Change Anything. Here’s Why.

Like many recent political movements, March for Our Lives was marked with grandstanding, emotional appeals and the moral outrage that have come to define modern political protests. The mainstream media promises, however, that “this time, it’s...

The Ideology Behind “So What You’re Saying Is...”

My social media feed these past few days has contained several references to the recent interview between Canadian psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson and BBC journalist Cathy Newman. Throughout the interview, as Dr. Peterson gave his views on topics...