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Trump Voters Motivated by Economic and Racial Beliefs
Many political researchers and commentators have presented different theories that attempt to explain Donald Trump’s appeal to the American voters who elected him president. A new analysis suggests that Trump supporters’ motivations included negative opinions about the economy in general and about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Supreme Court Offers Guidance on How to Handle Fake News
It’s increasingly challenging to combat fake news and to help people distinguish it from real news. CJC researchers examine fake news through the lens of the U.S. Supreme Court. They suggest that part of the answer to fake news lies in finding ways to make real news more appealing to general audiences and to earn readers’ trust in the stories.
Reactions Differ to Humor and Fear in Anti-alcohol Ads
Many health campaigns have sought to change drinking habits and prevent alcohol abuse. These campaigns often rely on fear-based or humor messages to convey the dangers of alcohol abuse. Researchers are now testing whether these emotions change people’s perceived risk or intent to drink, especially among college students.
Digital Games Teach People to Avoid Biases
People frequently make decisions based on irrelevant information due to unconscious cognitive biases. How can people avoid relying on cognitive shortcuts that leave them vulnerable to making poor choices? New research suggests they might want to play a game coupled with an informative slideshow.