Apr
26
Psychology Building Room 215 @ 1:00 pm
Apr
29
Taylor Hendershott
Psychology Building Room 215 @ 9:00 am
Apr
29
Greg Samanez-Larkin, Ph.D. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Duke University
Wilson 214 @ 4:00 pm
May
02
Drew J. McLaughlin
Psychology Building Room 216 @ 2:00 pm
May
10
Richard Betzel
TBD @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 8, 2018

WashU Expert: Voter turnout differs with anger vs. disgust

With an estimated $8.5 billion spent on political ads for the 2018 midterm elections, many Americans relished the arrival of election day simply because it meant an end to the torturous and emotionally exhausting barrage of political attack ads and news coverage.

While advertising and campaign rhetoric are intended to get voters to the polls, ongoing social and political psychology research suggests that emotions such as anger, fear, disgust and disillusionment can have dramatically different effects on voter apathy and turnout, said Alan Lambert, professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.