On December 3, 2010 Prof. Jon Hurwitz gave a talk on “Justice in America.”
On November 8, 2010, Prof. Howard Lavine, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, gave a talk entitled “Partisan Cue-Taking vs. Rational Choice: Which Process, When, and Why?” The talk focused on the conditions under which partisans break from cue-taking and engage in more deliberative and systematic thought about the political choices confronting them.
On April 16, 2010, Prof. Drew Westen (author of the popular bookThe Political Brain) gave a talk titled, “From neuroscience to practical politics: How understanding the mind and brain changes the way you talk with voters.” Prof. Darren Schreiber, assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, also participated.
On Dec. 4, 2009, Prof. Howard Lavine, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Prof. David Redlawsk, from Rutgers University, participated in a symposium on dual-process models and candidate evaluation. The focus was on how citizens process information and how differences in processing influence how citizens evaluate and select political candidates.
On Thursday, Sept.11, 2008 Professor Alice Eagly from Northwestern University gave a presentation at the CSPP Colloquium, entitled "Women as Leaders: Negotiating the Labyrinth". This talk was co-sponsored by the PhD minor in Political Psychology and the Center for the Study of Political Psychology.
On Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 Professor Susan Fiske from Princeton University gave a presentation at the CSPP Colloquium, entitled "Peril of Prejudice: Universal Biases in Mind, Brain and Culture". This talk was co-sponsored by the PhD minor in Political Psychology and the Center for the Study of Political Psychology.
On Friday March 7, 2008 Professor Jon Krosnick from the Departments of Mass communication, political science and psychology at Stanford University had a morning talk with graduate students in the political psychology minor and delivered a talk in the afternoon "What the American Public Really Think about Global Climate Change: Evidence from 10 years of National Survey Illuminating the Psychology of Opinion Change".