The Psychology of Voting and Election Campaigns
October 20-21, 2006
Elections transform power relationships and the lives of everyday citizens, but at its core, voting is a psychological act. Understanding why Americans vote as they do illuminates fundamental aspects of human decision making and social relations. In this spirit, the conference offers new avenues for developing basic psychological theory through the data collected via the American National Election Studies.
Sixteen scholars will present research that strengthens the intellectual bridge between the American National Elections Studies (ANES) and social and JDM psychology, and the conference participants will participate in a group discussion following each presentation.
Tanya Chartrand, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Geoffrey Cohen, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado
Gavan J. Fitzsimons, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Jack Glaser, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Joachim Krueger, Department of Psychology, Brown University
John T. Jost, Department of Psychology, New York University
Charles Judd, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado
Lee Jussim, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University
Brian Nosek, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia
Keith Payne, Department of Psychology,University of North Carolina
Richard E. Petty, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University
Eldar Shafir, Department of Psychology, Princeton University
Jim Shah, Department of Psychology, Duke University
Stacey Sinclair, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia
Eliot R. Smith, Department of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington
The conference is being hosted by Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute, in collaboration with the American National Election Studies, and is being funded by the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association, the Social Science Research Institute at Duke, the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan, the American National Election Study, and the National Science Foundation.
Hosted by Jon A. Krosnick, Stanford University; Wendy Wood, Duke University; Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan; John Aldrich, Duke University