The solution, then, is remarkably simple. The effects of psychological terror on political decision making can be eliminated just by asking people to think rationally. Simply reminding us to use our heads, it turns out, can be enough to make us do it.
In other words, there's still a chance to make everyone swing around to thinking like a liberal.
It was long before 9/11 that I became conservative. I was a screaming left-wing liberal peace loving war hating teenager into my early twenties (the Vietnam war happened during my second decade). Having children and becoming more aware of the world around me taught me to be a conservative. Maturing taught me to be a conservative. I've traveled and I'm still a conservative. Self-preservation is a strong drive. Conservatism doesn't mean you can't be compassionate. It just means you can be compassionate with a brain.
I'm going to reread this whole malarkey again later after I've gardened for a bit. My immediate thought after reading it is psychologists on a whole have very little grasp of real life reality.