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What's Really Behind Some People's Refusal To Wear Masks

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What's Really Behind Some People's Refusal To Wear Masks

What's Really Behind Some People's Refusal To Wear Masks

Whether to wear a mask or not in public spaces has become politicized.

But why?

According to HuffPost, NYU Professor David B.

Abrams says it comes down to a simple fight-or-flight response.

Abrams says the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is frightening and unnerving, so some people will respond with aggression.

This so-called ‘hot cognition’ is a strong, powerful set of emotions that completely override and erase rational, cool thinking.

For some people, not wearing a mask gives them a soothing feeling of control.

For others, they've calculated the risk of infection is worth it.

And others see President Donald Trump not wearing a mask, so they figure, 'Why should I?'

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