Educating the Public on Evidence-based methods for improving inter-group civility.

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Our mission at CivilPolitics.org is to educate groups and individuals who are trying to bridge moral divisions by connecting them with scientific research in this domain. We provide a platform that enables an exchange of evidence-based best practices, hypotheses, and ideas among partners. 1) Education on scientific research for non-academics – We regularly review new […]

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What is Civility?

Civility as we pursue it is the ability to disagree productively with others, respecting their sincerity and decency. By civility we do NOT mean agreement. We think citizens are well served when political parties represent different viewpoints and then compete vigorously to recruit voters to their side. Based on decades of social science research, we […]

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Who We Are

Civil Politics is a non-profit organization that is run by a group of academics whose expertise lies in the use of data to understand moral psychology.  We regularly publish articles in scientific journals concerning the antecedents and consequences of specific moral views.  You can read some of our publications here, here, and here.  An article […]

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Extended Contact and the Broader Impact of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom

“It’s really easy to hate someone you don’t know..but when you know them, it’s hard.  And when you care about them and love them, it’s impossible.” The above is a quote from the executive director of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an organization that brings together Muslim and Jewish women in friendship, with an eye […]

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Welcoming Conservatives

We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front of late as we’ve been working more with numerous partners across the country who are bringing people together.  Below is a partial list of organizations: Living Room Conversations Better Angels The Village Square Heterodox Academy Ben Franklin Circles Sisters of Salaam Shalom One America Peace First […]

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The Science Behind Heineken’s “Worlds Apart” Ad

Clearly some members of Heineken’s ad agency have been reading the social science literature as evidenced by this recent ad (video below), which has been all over my social feed, as well as having been written about in Vox, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, The Today Show, The Guardian, and many other places.  The ad has […]

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Our goal is to educate the public about social science research on improving inter-group relations across moral divides.