This is your brain on Trump

A psychology professor at New York University explains how our brains interpret Donald Trump

By Katie Levingston
Published April 8, 2016 6:13PM (UTC)
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Donald Trump (AP/Charles Rex Arbogast)

We played clips of Donald Trump's most outrageous moments for Dr. Jay Van Bavel, an associate professor of psychology at New York University. He broke down Trump's rhetoric and how our brains interpret it. Trump skillfully manipulates how we feel threatened by various outgroups and by how we see morality. Watch our video for more.


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