Is voting-intention polling overused?

Is voting-intention polling overused?

By Stuart Bruce, 29/11/2014 We need to talk about voting intention polling. It gets treated as if it means more than it does – as if it is firmly pre-empting how everyone will vote. Polling masquerades as the prediction of behaviour, something that should be left to behavioural researchers because it is notoriously hard to… Continue Reading

Media Release – Inner Melbourne Aligns with the Greens

Media Release – Inner Melbourne Aligns with the Greens

Released 25/11/14 RESEARCH COMPARING LIBERAL VS LABOR HELD INNER MELBOURNE SEATS SHOWS VALUES THAT ALIGN WITH THE GREENS. Research conducted by the Centre for Applied Political Psychology (CAPP) compared a Labor-held seat of Melbourne with a Liberal-held seat of Prahran and found that both communities have values that align with the Greens. Additionally, CAPP compared… Continue Reading

Psychology behind Carbon Policy language

Psychology behind Carbon Policy language

By Stuart Bruce, 19/11/2014 China and the US have reached a crucial bilateral agreement to reduce emissions and now Australia should face increased scrutiny of its climate policy from overseas. Our position as G20 host and president magnifies the potential damage for our reputation. Clive Palmer recently allowed the Direct Action policy to pass into… Continue Reading

The Drum: The psychology behind the security laws

The Drum: The psychology behind the security laws

Originally published on ABC’s The Drum here. ——– By Brad Elphinstone Posted 27 Oct 2014, 3:08pmMon 27 Oct 2014, 3:08pm Psychological research provides insight into the “us versus them” mentality that appears to be guiding security laws going before Parliament this week. We should be taking a more inclusive approach, writes Brad Elphinstone. The proposed… Continue Reading