Can research further political polarization?

New research into body odor recognition adds to research on psychological and brain characteristics distinguishing liberals from conservatives. Despite the socially constructed nature of political orientation and the lack of evidence that the identified differences CAUSE one’s political orientation, partisan media is touting these differences in ways that reify the …

Exploring the Dynamics of Polarization

Polarization is collectively and individually toxic to our capacity to “do democracy” sanely and wisely. This post details the toxic dynamics of …