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APS Fellow Jonathan Haidt, New York University, has been all over the news lately. Why? Because in the US, the election-season mudslinging has begun. With each party striving to gain an advantage, the science behind voting behavior, political ideology, and compromise is crucial. ... More>
New research from psychological science explores factors operating in political attitudes that could explain why political ideology and prejudice are often linked. Liberals and Conservatives Both Prejudiced Against Groups with […] More>
We tend to do things the same way people around us do them and, most importantly, the way in which they expect us to do them. Social norms act as the glue that helps to govern social institutions and hold humans societies together, but how do we acquire these norms in the first place? ... More>