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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


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


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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