Mind Sciences & the Election
“The Psychology of the Politics of Politics”
Dr. Todd Rogers (Kennedy School)
Thursday, Oct. 18, 12 p.m.
Free pizza lunch!
Dr. Rogers will discuss research on two aspects of the politics of politics. First, he will share a series of large field experiments (involving hundreds of thousands of people) exploring how behavior change insights from psychology can be used to increase the impact of get-out-the-vote efforts, and understand why people fail to vote. These are now best practices in many practitioner circles, so this research will help you better understand the logic behind voter mobilization efforts in which you have been involved. Second, Dr. Rogers will present a series of experiments exploring the cognitive reasons why politicians can dodge questions they are asked without voters noticing or punishing them for their evasiveness. This work concludes with a practical intervention for preventing artful dodging.
Related Situationist posts:
- The Situation of the Voting Booth
- The Informational Situation of Voters
- Reporting Social Facts vs. Pining for Jim Crow: No Comparison Between Reid and Lott
- Racial Attitudes in the Presidential Race
- The Situation of Pollworkers and Voting Booths – Abstract
- The Racial Situation of Voting
- The Interior Situation of Undecided Voters
- On Being a Mindful Voter
- Implicit Associations in the 2008 Presidential Election
- The Situation of Political Animals
- Your Brain on Politics.