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Psychologist explains why Bernie backers are so furious

Merely falling short of a goal isn’t enough to throw most of us into a rage. It’s how a goal eludes us that makes the difference: you need to get tantalizingly close to it, only to be stopped by forces seemingly beyond your control.

Just ask the Sanders supporters at the Nevada Democratic Convention a couple of weeks ago (and the ones in your Facebook newsfeed right now)—or this psychologist, who explains how the Democratic primaries have perfectly activated the psychological formula for anger.

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