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October 2021

Hugo Mercier @ Online Hot Politics Lab

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Hugo Mercier (CNRSA) will give a talk titled "Not born Yesterday: Why humans are less gullible than we think". The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and everbody is welcome to join via Zoom: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96492065253  at 3pm (CET). Abstract: It is often thought that humans are gullible, easily manipulated by demagogues, advertisers, and politicians. I will argue that the opposite is true: humans are equipped with a set of psychological mechanisms that allow them to properly evaluate communicated information, and to reject information that is false or harmful. I will rely on experimental psychology data,…

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Christopher Lucas @ Online Hot Politics Lab

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Christopher Lucas (Washington University in St. Louis) will give a talk titled "More than Words: How Political Rhetoric Shapes Voters’ Affect and Evaluation". The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and everbody is welcome to join via Zoom: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96492065253  at 3pm (CET). Christopher Lucas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He studies methodology, political communication, and the media. His research is…

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Isabella Rebasso and Lennart Schürmann @ Online Hot Politics Lab

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this graduate Friday session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, PhD candidates Isabella Rebasso (University of Amsterdam) will give a talk (title TBA). Aftwards PhD candidate Lennart Schürmann (University of Cologne) will give a talk titled "Do you need to be violent to be heard? Responsiveness and emotional reactions of Western European parties to political protests". The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and everbody is welcome to join via Zoom: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96492065253  at 3pm (CET).

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