The Psychological Science of Narrowing the Partisan Gap

Fed up with inability of Congress to work together? You’re not alone. Gallup polls found historic negativity toward Congress. Hyperpartisanship has created a toxic environment. Research from the psychological sciences offers hope—here are 7 things you and I can do to narrow the partisan gap. Diane F. Halpern, Ph.D. is The McElwee Family Professor of Psychology & Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College.