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Webinar series on the Science of Policy Communication - Part I: the Voter's Perspective

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is pleased to announce Part I of a free webinar series The Science of Policy Communication,


The Science of Policy Communication: The Voter’s Perspective

Thursday, April 5, 1.00pm – 2.30pm


Social changes, the media, and communications technologies have created a complex new environment for policy makers. In this webinar, psychologists, communications scientists, and political scientists present current research from their fields that address areas including:


~ How individual differences, media, and technological change shape people’s opinions
~ How voters can be motivated to make informed policy decisions about their leaders and society
~ How policies should be designed and communicated effectively
~ What policymakers can do to achieve these objectives in their work


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Join us to discuss these topics with an exciting panel of presenters:

Peter Ditto, Department Chair and Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior, UC Irvine

John Hibbing, Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Charlton McIlwain, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Todd Rogers, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Facilitated by Alex Ingrams, Policy Coordinator, SPSSI

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To register for the webinar click here.


Part 2: The Science of Policy Communication: The Politician’s Perspective takes place at 2pm on Thursday April 12, 2012. It will address topics of climate change policy, emerging technology, entertainment media, and persuasion.
 


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