Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture

Lunch | Drew Wasten and Alan Abramowitz | Perspectives on the 2012 Election

Episode Summary

Lunch | Drew Wasten and Alan Abramowitz | Perspectives on the 2012 Election

Episode Notes

What were the factors that contributed to the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election?  How did campaign tactics, current events, the media, and the changing face of the electorate influence voter turnout and voting patterns? Insights will be provided from a political science perspective on election forecasting and polling, and from a psychology perspective on campaign messaging and the roles of emotion and cognition in voters’ decision making.