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November 10, 2013
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Tea-Party: jakobinisch und stalinistisch

Der Zürcher SVP-Nationalrat Hans Kaufmann wünscht sich auch für Europa eine Tea-Party: keine sehr demokratiekompatible Vision. Spätestens im Januar 2014, wenn sich in den USA das finanzpolitische Gezerre wiederholen wird und die Vereinigten Staaten erneut über die Fiskalklippe zu stürzen … Continue reading

October 4, 2012
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Obama, Romney supporters: R-E-S-P-E-C-T (just a little bit)

ANN ARBOR— It’s a common refrain during the political season—Republicans and Democrats talk past one another. They claim they live in different universes or come from different species, with little hope for extending empathy across the political aisle. But University … Continue reading

September 25, 2012
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Your Body Doesn’t Lie: People Ignore Political Ads of Candidates They Oppose

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A recent study examined people’s bodily responses while watching presidential campaign ads – and discovered another way that people avoid political information that challenges their beliefs. In the last days of the 2008 campaign, researchers had people … Continue reading

March 25, 2012
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YouTube Campaign Videos More Positive Than Television Ads

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—YouTube campaign videos are more positive than ads aired on television, a new University of Michigan study shows. YouTube videos are more positive because they are narrowly targeted to the highly informed, high motivated, usually supportive people who … Continue reading

February 12, 2012
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Political Leaders Play Key Role in How Worried Americans Are By Climate Change

COLUMBUS, Ohio – More than extreme weather events and the work of scientists, it is national political leaders who influence how much Americans worry about the threat of climate change, new research finds. In a study of public opinion from … Continue reading

November 2, 2011
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Digital Media A Factor in Ferocity of Political Campaigns

*MU researcher finds negative language inspires further viciousness* A University of Missouri study of recent political blogs indicates politics are getting nastier due to digital media, which are segmenting people into polarized interest groups. The researcher recommends a balanced approach … Continue reading

October 26, 2010
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Urban Psychology: Is Your City Led by Heart or Head?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Is your character shaped by where you live—or vice versa? University of Michigan psychology researchers found that some cities lead with their heart—emotional and interpersonal strengths—while others lead with their head—intellectual and self-oriented strengths. They also … Continue reading