Most Strangers are Safe: Learn to Spot Those Who Are Not

As strange as it sounds, most strangers are safe--statistically speaking. Yet in a world of distraction and multitasking, learn how to remain aware of those who are not.

5 Ways Predators Prey on Politeness

Think you can spot a predator while traveling? Here are 5 tips to make sure you can. Take these precautions to ensure that your Spring Break travel is both satisfying and safe.

Climate Change: How to Prevent Workplace Harassment

The workplace is our home away from home; let´s work together to keep it predator-free. Here are some methods of preventing sexual harassment from becoming sexual assault.

Sexual Harassment Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Sexual Harassment: Do you know it when you see it? Many people don´t--including the perpetrators.

Rolling Out the Green Carpet: Yet Legal Does Not Mean Safe

The Green Revolution has resulted in a misconception that legal marijuana is safe under all circumstances. Potential consumers are advised to read up before they light up.

Use Your Holiday Party to Make (Not Break) Your Career

You work hard all year long. Come the holidays, here is how to make your holiday party work for you!

Holiday Party Attire: Captivate Through Creativity and Class

Out of the office but on the clock? Take advantage of the opportunity to dress to impress, making your holiday party the most wonderful workplace celebration of the year.

Two of the Most Dangerous Words of the Season: “Hosted Bar”

At your holiday party, keep the focus on your host instead of the hosted bar.

Stealth Voters Facilitate Trump´s Poll Vault to Victory

How could polls be so wrong? Momentum drove math. Undercover Trump voters were quiet about their political views, and quietly cast their votes this week—for the Donald.

Do Trump´s Large Rallies Produce Momentum Over Math?

Donald Trump boasts large crowds at his massive rallies. Yet given the state of current polling results, Trump´s problem is not momentum, it is math.

From “My Bad” to “I'm Sorry": Trump's Evolving Apology

Trump has apologized . . . sort of. He said the words, more than once, yet many voters are unconvinced. Why? We forgive (and often forget), when apologies are authentic.

Game Day: Trump v. Clinton—Why You Will Watch the Debate

Whatever you are doing at 9:00 pm tomorrow night, you might be tempted by the political Big Game. Research shows that out of concern or curiosity, you will likely take a peek.

A Match Made in America: Who Will Dominate the First Debate?

Research shows that Trump and Clinton will be judged by what they say, and how they behave when their opponent has the floor—because viewers are voters.

Debate Winner Is in the Eye (Not the Ear) of the Beholder

Watch! Next week´s presidential debate may be won or lost visually rather than verbally. Research shows perception is driven by nonverbal reaction more than verbal response.

Ready to Rumble: Why We Will Watch the Presidential Debates

The debate schedule is set and the candidates are prepared to hit the stage. Yet viewers will watch the action seeking both flash and substance--education and entertainment.

Admit It, You Are Secretly Voting for Donald Trump? Right?

Many people will not follow their expressed views with their vote. These stealth voters will hit the ballot box en masse in November. But will they make a difference?

Trump´s Tweets and Twitter Psychology: You Talkin´ to Me?

Twitter is both public and personal. Facilitating interaction between political candidates and prospective voters creates synthetic intimacy which can translate into votes.

In Politics, a Closed Mouth Gathers No Foot—or Free Press

Donald Trump is media accessible. Yet for positive press, the key is to appeal to the voting public through the likability and trustworthiness of the reporter, not the candidate.

Trump vs. Clinton and Media Coverage: Do Men Come First?

In politics, research reveals a gender bias, perhaps unintentional, in covering men more than women. But not always. And more coverage does not always translate into more votes.

If the Anchor Likes You So Do I: Likability Is Electability

Why do we have positive or negative impressions of political candidates? The answer might be because of the way they were treated by journalists, especially those whom we trust.

Election by Association: Showcasing Successful Surrogates

Clinton cashes in on convention psychology. From endorsements to the selection of convention speakers, indirect image management is a significant part of a political campaign.

The GOP, Convention Turn Taking, and the Primacy Effect

When voters watch competing messages during both conventions, political turn-taking can benefit the party who goes first. This is true even when controlling for partisan bias.

Did the GOP Unconventional Convention Change Your Vote?

In politics, the impact of an initial positive impression endures—even in the face of subsequent negative attacks. The GOP convention may particularly impact partisan voters.

Vetting the Veep: Image Enhancement or Instrument of Attack

Presidential running mate selection involves a courtship designed to facilitate a marriage of convenience—where the Vice President-to-be has several very important roles.

Toward a Photo Finish: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Votes

A picture is worth a thousand votes. Candidate photos are an integral part of elections because viewers are voters. When casting their ballot, citizens both look and listen.

Voting With Our Eyes: Attractive Candidates Get More Votes

Less informed voters tend to vote with their eyes instead of their minds. Yet when it comes to casting an intelligent vote, knowledge is power. Information overrides appearance.

Doubling Down on the Woman Card—a Clinton/Warren Ticket

Will a Clinton-Warren ticket defy stereotypical beliefs about women candidates? Research indicates that these two political powerhouses certainly may do just that.

Orlando Shooter´s Homophobia: Ideology or Identity?

Did Omar Mateen´s homophobia reflect outrage or identity? Counterintuitive, yet empirically corroborated, some individuals despise the same community with which they identify.

When Disrespectful is Desirable: Trump-Warren´s War of Words

The 2016 Presidential candidates and their surrogates are name calling their way to the Oval Office. Yet will fiery rhetoric and Twitter rants translate into electibility?

Donald´s Trump Card . . . or Twitter Tease?

Trump´s tweets trend. This provides the perfect personality snapshot, as Twitter´s 140 character limitation allows us to analyze the temperament behind the tweet.

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