Monday, May 23, 2016

What psychology can tell us about voting

With the European referendum a month away, what can psychology tell us about the factors that affect how people vote?

A post on the British Psychological Society's Research Digest (written for last year's general election) sets out the state of our knowledge.

Some factors considered, like the weather and location of polling stations, are ones you would expect..

Others perhaps less so:
Following a dramatic series of shark attacks in New Jersey in 1916, voters punished the incumbent President Woodrow Wilson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You mean Jaws was a Republican?!