On Friday, September 7, 2010, the Political Psychology Working Group hosted its fall conference: The Political Unconscious and the 2012 election. The conference was held in the Great Room at Garrett Hall and in Gibson Hall. The event was also covered by UVA Today.

Larry Bartels and Tony Greenwald

PPWG Faculty, from right: Paul Freedman (Politics), Nick Winter (Politics), Brian Nosek (Psychology), Sophie Trawalter (Psychology, Batten) and Craig Volden (Batten)

The Political Unconscious and the 2012 Election
September 7th, 10:00 am to 12 noon
Garrett Hall Great Room

The University of Virginia’s Political Psychology Working Group is pleased to announce a public conference: The Political Unconscious and the 2012 Election, featuring Larry Bartels of Vanderbilt University and Tony Greenwald of the University of Washington.

The event will be held in the Great Room at Garrett Hall on September 7th, 2012 from 10 am to 12 noon. It is free and open to the public.

Larry Bartels is the Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions and May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on American democracy, including public opinion, electoral politics, public policy, and representation. His most recent book, Unequal Democracy, was cited by Barack Obama on the campaign trail and appeared on David Leonhardt’s list of “economics books of the year” in the New York Times; it also won the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the year’s best book on U.S. national policy.

Anthony Greenwald is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Greenwald provoked modern attention to the psychological self with his 1980 article, “The Totalitarian Ego”. He has made substantial methodological and theoretical contributions to the study of unconscious cognition and subliminal perception. His 1995 invention, the Implicit Association Test, enabled observation of unconscious attitudes (including one’s own) and has revamped understanding of stereotyping and prejudice.

This conference is made possible through the generous support of the Page-Barbour and Richard Lecture Series at the University of Virginia, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, and by the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Vice President for Research, University of Virginia.