Partisan Politics, Toxic Identities, Dangerous Divides

What do Duck Dynasty and The Family Guy have to do with US politics? And what happens when we so identify with a group that we want it to win, even when it’s against our self-interest? Our guest, Dr. Lilliana Mason, explores the political impact of “in-group / out-group” dynamics in her book, Uncivil Politics: How Politics Became Our Identity. …

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Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweet (Bonus)

Peter Glick returns for a bonus episode to help us unpack and understand the week’s controversy surrounding Representative Ilhan Omar’s tweet about the pro-Israel lobby, specifically AIPAC. Michael, Betty, and Peter take on the difficult and fraught conversation about anti-Semitism and Israel and add important psychological insights missing from the debate. Full episode transcript here. …

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