The Psychology of Voting.

Why do we vote? By: Christopher Munsey (Monitor Staff). June 2008, Vol 39, No. 6. Print version: page 60. Voting is personally costly. It takes time to register and to learn about the candidates' views. On election day, you may need to leave work, stand in long lines or slog through harsh weather, knowing all … Continue reading The Psychology of Voting.


Building a CERN for Psychological Science

Christopher R. Chartier

In response to the reproducibility crisis, some in the field have called for a “CERN for Psychology.” I believe the time is right for building just such a tool in psychology science by building on current efforts to increase the use of multi-site collaborations.

What would a CERN for Psych look like? It certainly would not be a massive, centralized facility housing multi-billion dollar equipment. It would instead be comprised of a distributed network of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of individual data collection laboratories around the world working collaboratively on shared projects. These projects would not just be replications efforts, but also tests of the most exciting and promising hypotheses in the field. With StudySwap, an online platform for research resource exchange, we have taken small steps to begin building this network.

Ideally, a CERN for Psych would also have a democratic and decentralized process for the selection of projects…

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Anxiety, Information Seeking, and Political Participation

The psychology of grassroots advocacy and sustaining a movement Bloomberg Government regularly publishes insights, opinion and best practices from our community of senior leaders and decision-makers. This column is written by Joshua Habursky, director of advocacy at the Independent Community Bankers of America and Mike Fulton who directs the Washington office of the Asher Agency.  Historically low … Continue reading Anxiety, Information Seeking, and Political Participation

Social Dominance Orientation Predicts Acceptance of Theories of Racial Superiority

Why are there still Nazis? These eight questions can help explain. Social dominance theory postulates that societies maintain their hierarchies by creating and promoting social beliefs that keep dominant groups on top. Eoin O'Carroll —It's 2017. Why are there still Nazis? It's a question many observers are asking after hundreds of white supremacists, many displaying … Continue reading Social Dominance Orientation Predicts Acceptance of Theories of Racial Superiority

A Psychological Approximation to White Supremacism

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling. Brian Resnick Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty ImagesThe white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat … Continue reading A Psychological Approximation to White Supremacism