Trying to understand people we disagree with can feel like a lost cause, particularly in contentious political environments. But research in Psychological Science suggests that cross-partisan empathy may actually make our political arguments more persuasive, rather than softening our convictions.
Political ideology influences management decisions such as mask wearing in federal judiciary, study finds
Federal district judges appointed by Republican presidents were found to be less likely to require mask wearing in the courtroom during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a new study from the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.
How politics governed in-person schooling during pandemic
New research from Michigan State University reveals how political partisanship influenced schools’ reopening plans amid the global pandemic.
Study finds the cost of partisanship among federal workers
When Donald Trump became president in 2017, federal employees who lean Democratic found themselves working for an administration they didn’t agree with.
Network scientist Boleslaw Szymanski @RPI offers key insights into polarization, disinformation, and minority power.
People tend to think of the arena of politics as being driven by human decision and emotions, and therefore unpredictable. But network scientists like Boleslaw Szymanski, a computer science professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have found that the country’s political…
Third Party Candidates and the 2020 Election: UNLV Expert Available
For months, two names — presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden — have consistently dominated news headlines and social media feeds in the leadup to Election Day 2020. Some, however, might be left wondering, especially following the chaotic presidential debate just last week, if Trump and Biden are the only options out there.
Presidential Debates in a Highly Polarized America: UNLV Expert Available
The COVID-19 pandemic. Race relations. The Supreme Court. The economy. When President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden meet for the first of three presidential debates on Tuesday night, millions of viewers are expected to tune in. But will America really be listening? Given the country’s all-time high partisanship and the extremely tiny pool of voters who have yet to make up their minds five weeks out from the 2020 general election, analysts are putting in their bets on the influence of televised debates and the chances of actually swaying voters.
Both our political past and present shape America’s response to COVID-19, says policy expert
One researcher at West Virginia University suggests that we need to set aside political partisanship as the U.S. responds to the novel coronavirus. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday (March 13). Earlier this week, the World Health Organization declared it…
How partisan hate leads people to believe falsehoods
Researchers now have a better idea of why people who rely on partisan news outlets are more likely to believe falsehoods about political opponents.