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Political Brain

Brain Scans Can Predict Political Ideology, Study Shows

Posted 02.22.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/19/2013 11:08 AM EST on LiveScience Whether you pulled the lever for Barack Obama ...

State of Confusion: Tuesday's Two Wild Cards

Bryant Welch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bryant Welch

Samuel Johnson said, "Nothing so focuses a man's mind as the knowledge he is to hang at dawn." For the last six weeks the American voter's mind has been focused by and on the economy.

What Obama Needs to Do in the Final Sixty Days: Avoiding President Palin

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Just hours after the Democratic Convention, the Obama campaign had forgotten everything it should have learned from its success of Denver -- and had returned to the same failed strategies that gave us Presidents Dukakis, Gore, and Kerry.

The Psychological Dynamics of the 2008 Primaries: Who's Where and Why?

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

Successful campaigns both inspire and raise concerns about the opposition -- an election is a choice, not a referendum, and positive and negative emotions both drive voting behavior in psychologically and neurologically distinct ways.