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The freedom to emigrate is an internationally recognized human right, and when that right is restricted it would make sense to respond in anger and rebellion. However, a recent study published in Psychological Science shows that as it becomes more difficult for people to escape a system, they actually are more likely to defend that system.
Psychological scientists Kristin Laurin, Steven Shepherd and Aaron C. Kay at the University of Waterloo (UW) suspected that people who are under an oppressive regime might try to see their situation in the best light possible.“When you’re stuck with something, one tendency is to make peace with it and try to see it in as much of a positive light as you can,” says Laurin.
Originally posted by Xcalibur254
can help us begin to understand those people that have no problem towing the line.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
just wait til that line starts squeezing tightly
around their neck and there is no air,
they will change their mind.