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Book: Americans Are No More Polarized Than Pre-Reagan

January 22, 2018 Despite widespread perceptions of rising political polarization in the United States, the American public is no more polarized than it was before the Reagan era, says political scientist Morris Fiorina. Fiorina, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution who studies elections and public opinion is the author of a new...

Working Alone ‘Together’ Can Be Good Motivation

September 12, 2017 The sense that you’re not the only one tackling a challenge—even if you’re physically alone—can increase motivation, say researchers. As the new study notes, people undertake many activities in life on their own but with others in mind—a researcher writes a paper on a new medical treatment and knows that...

How Organizations Fail to Prevent ‘Insider Threat’ Leaks

July 12, 2017 Although the probability is low that a company or government organization will have to cope with information being leaked by someone working inside, the probability rises over time that an “insider threat” event will occur, political scientist Scott Sagan argues in a new book. An insider threat comes from within...