Cultural Values, Political Polarization, and Attribution-Emotion Processes in Voting Behavior

The aim of this study is to understand the role of “core American values” within the context of political polarization and its impact on decision-making, such as voting. A compromising bipartisan legislative effort is simulated to test hypotheses concerning the impact of subjects’ values and ideological polarization on attribution-emotion processes, social judgment of politicians involved, and subsequent voting behavior.

Project Faculty

Dr. Hector Betancourt

Dr. Patricia Flynn

Students: Dr. Gregory Regts