What Are the Solutions to Political Polarization?

Social psychology reveals what creates conflict among groups and how they can come together.   What drives political polarization? Is it simply disagreement over the great issues of the day? Not necessarily. Recent research by the More in Common Foundation found that more than three-fourths of Americans support both stricter gun laws and a pathway to citizenship[…]

Got a Problem? It’s Probably Not What You Think

Problems are psychological moving targets. The key is to discover their meaning.   ___________________________________________________________________________________________  You walk out to your car and find that your front tire is flat.   You’re upset — right? Maybe. Suppose you were heading to a meeting that you were dreading — now you have the perfect excuse (complete with photos).  Thank you, car! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ You find[…]