Science on Tap featuring Psychology of Politics

Lander's Dr. Jonathan Bassett to present timely talk on partisanship

jbassett w170October 14, 2016 - The next 'Science on Tap' will be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 6pm at T.W. Boons in Uptown Greenwood. Science on Tap is a community lecture series designed to share some of the scientific advances happening in Greenwood.

The November 1 event will feature Jonathan Bassett, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Lander University. Dr. Bassett will be sharing social science research on the topic 'Opposing Views: The Psychology of Politics and Partisanship.' The presentation will be followed by time for discussion and questions.

"In this divisive political climate, especially with a particularly contentious election just days away, this is a topic of great importance," said Bassett. "Social psychology research has been exploring the basis of such divisiveness, but is also investigating ways to foster better understanding and cooperation across partisan lines."

Science on Tap is an initiative started and organized by the Greenwood Genetic Center. "This program originated as a way for local scientists to share their work in an informal and accessible way with the broader Greenwood community," said Leta Tribble, Director of Education at the Greenwood Genetic Center. "This focus on this social scientific research just one week before the election, should prove to be informative and thought-provoking for all who attend."

The public is invited, and the event is free to attend. For more information, contact Lindsey Rumfelt at GGC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 864-388-1801.

Photo Caption: Dr. Jonathan Bassett

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