Impulsivity:”…people who prioritize small but immediate rewards over larger but longer-term ones also have a mild but measurable penchant for taking the cognitive easy road in a wide variety of situations.”

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The more impulsive subjects were more likely to believe that other people can be defined by a stable character that will generalize to many contexts (e.g. that someone just is a certain way) and that perceived differences between racial groups had more to do with genetics than environment.

Impulsive people were significantly less likely to listen to NPR and more likely to consult the TV news sources that people rated as easiest to consume…a more impulsive personality type is associated with a greater likelihood of believing in God — “a belief that is arguably highly simplifying,” the authors wrote. That people who preferred more immediate rewards were also more likely to believe in an afterlife, but were not more likely to worship,

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