In this episode of Notes from America, social psychologist Dr. Samantha Moore-Berg will discuss what might cause division in the United States and beyond, how accepting division can lead to a breakdown in democracy, and what helps people find common ground. This is part 1 of a 4 part series about division and common ground in the U.S.
Dr. Samantha Moore Berg – social psychologist and researcher at the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania
You’ll find links to Samantha Moore-Berg’s research about topics like metaperceptions or prejudice and discrimination interventions on her website:
What does the divide between Republicans and Democrats look like? Beyond Conflict’s report “America’s Divided Mind” gives some (visual) clues:
Samantha Moore-Berg, Boaz Hameiri, Emile Bruneau: The prime psychological suspects of toxic political polarization.