Topic: Arthur Markman

Psychologists Find the Meaning of Aggression

March 23, 2011

Bottling up emotions can make people more aggressive, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota that was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Army.

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Does wanting to vote for a candidate affect whether you think they'll win?

Oct. 26, 2010
Do you really know why you hate the incumbent?

In this age of polling, how can supporters of both major candidates in an election each think they are likely to win the election?

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Agreeing to disagree: The difference between talking at and talking with someone else

Oct. 19, 2010
Do you really know why you hate the incumbent?

Public discourse is no longer about conversation. That is a real shame. We have gotten used to speeches and sound bites. Even when individuals with opposing views appear on TV or the radio, they tend not to talk with each other. They simply talk near each other.

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Who would believe that Obama is Muslim?

Oct. 12, 2010
Do you really know why you hate the incumbent?

Politics is an ugly business. It would be difficult enough if politicians focused just on the difficult issues that are required to participate in government. It is made harder by the fact that politicians are routinely the target of personal attacks. Often, the attacks in these ads are not even true.

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University of Texas at Austin Experts Weigh in on Mid-term Elections

Oct. 6, 2010

As the Tea Party movement tries to gain clout, Democrats struggle to hold onto power and Texans focus on a gubernatorial race, faculty experts at The University of Texas at Austin are offering analysis of next month's historic mid-term elections.

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