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Love or hate President Trump? It may all be in your head

Love or hate President Trump? It may all be in your head

In November 1951, the Dartmouth and Princeton football teams played a season-ending game that resulted in a seminal work on the nature of human cognition.

Princeton won the contest, to finish the season undefeated. Of more lasting consequence, though, was the research that followed — a psychological case study that provides a helpful overlay for today’s politics.

The game was exceedingly violent, with broken bones and a flurry of penalty flags. Subsequent news accounts stoked the controversy, with fans from each side blaming the other for the mayhem.

Intrigued, a pair of researchers undertook an experiment in which students at the Ivy League colleges filled out...

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