A new study at University of Freiburg has characterized brain activity that occurs when we are socially influenced to change our minds.
Election Science articles
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A new finding shows that Mesoamerican societies with more elaborate writing systems tended to have less shared power.
Using Trump and the GOP, a new study shows how people resolve inconsistencies between their own moral views and preferred candidate.
Both Democrats and Republicans are more likely to be emotionally moved or offended by political advertising generated by their parties.
In research with ants at the Weizmann Institute, it was seen that the majority group made compromises with the minority for unity.
According to a new survey, support for populist politics ‘collapsed’ during the pandemic, although democracy satisfaction remained low.
A new paper on algorithmic personalisation and the democratic public sphere focuses on why digital filter bubbles are problematic.
Online society may be polarizing due to mass selection into groups of like-minded persons, notably when it comes to partisan differences.
The expectations that a person’s friends have about the likely winner of an election can distort their sense of the election’s outcome.
Dark personalities participate in politics. In this respect, participation is linked to narcissism and psychopathy (not Machiavellianism), study.