How Psychology Impacts the Vote

Voting is more complex than we know, and emotions have a lot to do with it.

How to Pick a President

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Psychological attributes for a US President

My State: The State Romney Will Not Name

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H.
The verdict from Massachusetts

Is the Election Really Just a Beauty Contest?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Do we choose our presidents using irrelevant information?

The Racial Presidential Race

By Ian H. Robertson Ph.D.
Tuesday’s Election may change Americans' brains.

The Candidates and the Wish to Kill

By Lawrence D. Blum M.D.
How people handle their aggression has a powerful influence on politics.

Sex (Hormones) and the Elections

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
Elections are competitions that can affect our biology.

Politics and Race from a Prosopagnosia Perspective

By Glenn Alperin
It's nice when I don't have to work so hard to figure out who the president is.

Ads Everywhere: The Race To Grab Your Brain

By Brad Waters
Finding reprieve from the constant demand for your attention.

Which Emotions Have the Most Impact on Voters?

By Michal Ann Strahilevitz Ph.D.
Voters are driven by emotions, and negative emotions may have the most impact!

It’s Weird, Candidate Height Matters in Elections

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D.
Why does candidate height matter? Not for the reasons many people think.

Overly-Emotional Political Rhetoric

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Passion about politics can have its downsides.

Are Teens Confused About Politics?

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Why political discussions with youth matter to democracy

Singlism as a Political Dog-Whistle?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Politically expedient singlism

Partisan "Science"

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Liberal researchers produce biased "data" on conservatives

Can an Introvert Really be President?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How voters really judge their leaders

The Top Strengths of Obama & Romney

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D.
Survey takers say both men fall short of the traits of an "ideal President."