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Why have emotions and personal feelings become so prominent in the public sphere? How do ideologies take hold of our psyches? Join noted political scientist Ted Brader and psychologist David Pizarro as they discuss the role of emotions in politics, from opinion polls to elections. Ted Brader is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and author of Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work (Chicago, 2006), and David Pizarro is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Cornell University, whose recent article “Conservatives are more easily disgusted than liberals,” appeared in the journal Cognition and Emotion. Moderated by Peter Liberman, Resident Mellon Fellow at the Center for Humanities and Professor of Political Science at Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Added by Center for the Humanities on September 15, 2010