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Article ID: 717789

Fake news can lead to false memories

Association for Psychological Science

Voters may form false memories after seeing fabricated news stories, especially if those stories align with their political beliefs, according to research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Released:
21-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: It’s Not You, It’s the Network
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    12-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717287

It’s Not You, It’s the Network

Santa Fe Institute

The result of the 2016 US presidential election was, for many, a surprise lesson in social perception bias — peoples’ tendency to assume that others think as we do, and to underestimate the size and influence of a minority party. Long documented in psychological literature, a panoply of social perception biases play out differently in different contexts. Many psychologists attribute the source of these biases to faulty cognitive processes like “wishful thinking” or “social projection,” but according to a study published August 12 in Nature Human Behaviour, the structure of our social networks might offer a simpler explanation.

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9-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 716562

The momentum myth: Staggering primaries didn’t affect outcome of 2016 nominating contests

Vanderbilt University

During the 2016 primary season, voters didn't shift their preferences based on who was winning, according to a massive analysis of more than 325,000 tracking poll results.

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29-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: Political marketing researcher eyes branding in lead-up to 2020 presidential election

Article ID: 716241

Political marketing researcher eyes branding in lead-up to 2020 presidential election

DePaul University

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign underway and more than 20 candidates vying to be the Democratic standard bearer, how the sides market themselves is more important than ever in a politically-fractured country, said Bruce Newman, a political marketing researcher at DePaul University.

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23-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 715575

Voter Turnout Surging Among People with Disabilities

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR)

People with disabilities comprise an increasingly powerful voting bloc heading into the 2020 elections, outnumbering Latino voters and nearing the number of African-American voters.

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10-Jul-2019 3:30 PM EDT

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Newswise: Defending America From Foreign Election Interference

Article ID: 714855

Defending America From Foreign Election Interference

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The United States needs to safeguard the democratic process against foreign interference. It should ensure both the technical integrity of the voting system and that voters are not subjected to foreign influence operations that violate campaign laws.

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24-Jun-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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