Listen We Need to Talk

Listen We Need to Talk❴Epub❵ ➛ Listen We Need to Talk Author Brian F. Harrison – Oaklandjobs.co.uk American public opinion tends to be sticky Although the news cycle might temporarily affect the public's mood on contentious issues like abortion the death penalty or gun control public opinion toward Need to ePUB ✓ American public opinion tends to be sticky Although the news cycle might temporarily affect the public's mood on contentious issues like abortion the death penalty or gun control public opinion toward these issues has remained remarkably constant over decades There are notable exceptions however particularly with regard to divisive issues that highlight identity politics For example over the past three decades public support for same sex marriage Listen We eBook à has risen from scarcely than a tenth to a majority of the population Why have people's minds changed so dramatically on this issue and why so uickly It wasn't just that older conservative people were dying and being replaced in the population by younger progressive people; people were changing their minds Was this due to the influence of elite leaders like President Obama Or advocacy campaigns by organizations We Need to PDF/EPUB ✓ pushing for greater recognition of the eual rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT peopleListen We Need to Talk tests a new theory what Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson call The Theory of Dissonant Identity Priming about how to change people's attitudes on controversial topics Harrison and Michelson conducted randomized experiments all over the United States many in partnership with euality organizations including Euality Illinois Georgia Euality Lambda Legal Euality Maryland and Louisiana's Capital City Alliance They found that people are often willing to change their attitudes about LGBT rights when they find out that others with whom they share an identity for example as sports fans or members of a religious group are also supporters of those rights particularly when told about support from a leader of the group and particularly if they find the information somewhat surprisingFans of the Green Bay Packers football team were influenced by hearing that a Packers Hall of Famer is a supporter of LGBT rights African Americans were influenced by hearing that the Black president of the United States is a supporter Religious individuals were influenced by hearing that a religious leader is a supporter And strong partisans were influenced by hearing that a leader of their party is a supporter Through a series of engaging experiments and compelling evidence Listen We Need to Talk provides a blueprint for thinking about how to bring disparate groups together over contentious political issues. A good and thorough political science book that details a novel theory of dissonant identity priming as a means of changing public opinion about LGBT issues Harrison and Michelson show their receipts on their experiments a must for a policymaker or academic They do a good job contextualizing their work in the wider thrust of LGBT rights 30676 H3183 2017

Listen We Need to Talk PDF/EPUB ✓ Listen We  eBook
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Listen We Need to Talk
  • Brian F. Harrison
  • 21 August 2015
  • 9780190654757