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“Feelings Over Facts: A New Look At Language and Political Psychology”  (June 23)

Feelings Over Facts: A New Look at Language and Political Psychology

Feelings Over Facts: A New Look at Language and Political Psychology, © Lennart Backs, Communications and Marketing, University of Cologne

10.06.2021 - Article

 In this Transatlantic Tandem Talk, Dr. Joris Lammers from the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute at the University of Cologne, and Dr. Matt Baldwin from the University of Florida will discuss ways to effectively talk across political divides.

In this Transatlantic Tandem Talk, Dr. Joris Lammers from the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute at the University of Cologne, and Dr. Matt Baldwin from the University of Florida will discuss ways to effectively talk across political divides. Their research unearths how conservatives' and liberals’ views of policies are affected by language and framing.

Climate change, racial justice, mask wearing in the pandemic: people across the political spectrum are more likely to agree on policies when these are framed to fit their ideology.

 

  • Why facts alone are not persuasive
  • How understanding each other’s perspective helps to overcome differences and reduce polarization
  • How to communicate effectively with audiences across the political spectrum

Hear about the experiences of a German-American research collaboration — one that seeks to better understand how to bridge political divides and unlock the keys to successful diplomacy and mutual understanding.


Joris Lammers is a social psychologist based at the University of Cologne and Chair of the research group in political psychology. His research focuses on social power, moral psychology and sexism & gender. He studies behavioral foundations of the political economy as an investigator in the cluster of excellence ECONtribute at the University of Cologne.

Matthew Baldwin is a social-quantitative scientist based at the University of Florida. As a member of the research faculty in psychology, he studies how basic mental processes shape the self and society and looks at authenticity, nostalgia, and politics, using big data to uncover broad social patterns. He completed a DFG postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cologne.

With Welcome Remarks by:

Dr. Eva Bosbach, Executive Director, University of Cologne New York Office

Dana Cowlishaw, Program Coordinator, DFG Office North America

Dr. Benjamin Becker, Managing Director, AmerikaHaus NRW e.V.

Moderated by:

Dr. Kathrin DiPaola, Program Manager, DWIH New York

This event highlights the work of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy at the University of Cologne, funded by the German Research Foundation.


The Transatlantic Tandem Talks are hosted on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the North America office of the University of Cologne in New York in the year 2021 in cooperation with its partners the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, the German Embassy in Washington D.C., Deutsches Haus at NYU, DAAD New York, the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, 1014 Space for Ideas, the Goethe Institute New York, AmerikaHaus NRW e. V., and Wunderbar Together.

 

Location & Time

Wednesday, June 23, at 12 PM EDT (6 PM CEST)

More info and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feelings-over-facts-a-new-look-at-language-and-political-psychology-registration-158751314455 .

 

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