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.
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
"It is worse, much worse, than you think."
When news stories include a catchy hashtag, readers perceived the news topic to be less socially important and more partisan.
Vehicle emissions and industrial facilities are contributing to climate change, but many conservatives don't believe it.
Conservative skeptics of climate change may support projects focused on 'resilience' – for example, preparing a community for future major weather events.
Nearly half of Americans say they see a great deal of bias in the news media. But the research on this subject is unresolved.
Many observers had hoped that the court's decision on Gill v. Whitford would provide some clarity on whether gerrymandering is constitutional.
On Monday, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear a case on gerrymandering in Wisconsin. We dive into the research on this controversial practice.
Ethical dilemmas arise not because someone did not know the ethical rules. Instead, they arise when individuals are unable to identify the relevant ethical principle at the time of crisis.