Scanning people's brains while they saw images of violent protests reveals that moral convictions can lead to support for political violence.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Talking with people who hold different political views doesn't have to be an exercise in futile rage. Here are some tips to help you peacefully and fruitfully discuss spicy topics.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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Asya Magazinnik finds disparate implementation of national policies in jurisdictions across the United States.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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How much weight would you put on a scientist's expertise versus the opinion of a random stranger? People on either end of the political spectrum decide differently what seems true.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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A short online game in which players are recruited as a “Chief Disinformation Officer” and use tactics such as trolling to sabotage elections in a peaceful
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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Americans who vote are more likely to socially distance to prevent the spread of COVID-19 than people with a lower sense of civic duty, a study finds.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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The authors of a new book argue the rise of ways to make voting more convenient can undermine the privacy of the ballot. They say secret ballots are a must.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~12 min
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