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Behavioral and Social Science -- 3/8 Daypass -- Negativity In Democratic Politics
NEGATIVITY IN DEMOCRATIC POLITICS Stuart Soroka, Ph.D. Stuart Soroka is the Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. His research focuses on political communication, the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. Speaker’s Synopsis: News about politics is predominantly negative, during and outside of election campaigns. This has been especially evident in the recent past. What accounts for the prevalence of negativity in politics? Is this negativity problematic for political knowledge and engagement? This lecture explores the prevalence of negativity in modern politics, and offers some explanations – based on survey data and psychophysiological experiments – for the power of negative over positive information in politics.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 03/08/2018
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Washtenaw Community College/ Morris Lawrence Building
Address : Towsley Auditorium,
4800 E. Huron River Dr.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED