“Ballot Behavior: Politics & Psychology” – May 23, 2016

Psychology in Action is proud to announce our fifth annual interdisciplinary symposium, Monday, May 23rd, 2016, from 4 to 6pm in UCLA’s CNSI Auditorium. The discussion will focus on factors that influence voters’ beliefs and behavior. The event is completely FREE and open to the general public! We hope to see you there!


During the first hour (4–5pm), each speaker will present a brief talk demonstrating their research on voting behavior.  The second hour (5–6pm) will feature an engaging panel discussion between the moderator and all three panelists.  Refreshments will be served in the lobby afterward.

– Jesse Graham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, USC
Kerri L. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies, UCLA
Jane Junn, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, USC

Moderated by David O. Sears, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA

Funded by the UCLA Campus Programs Committee of the Program Activities Board

For more information on the topics being discussed, please visit our website’s Event Page or the Facebook Event to RSVP (not required to attend).

About Jeffrey K. Bye

Jeff is a sixth-year Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA Psychology majoring in Computational Cognition in the Cognitive Area. He received his B.A. in Cognitive Science from Pomona College, with a subconcentration in Computer Science and minor in Philosophy. At UCLA, he works with Dr. Patricia Cheng in the Reasoning Lab. His primary research focus is to use both experimental and computational techniques to study causal inference, reasoning, and math education. He hopes to apply his findings to designing new teaching methods and games for math and other conceptual subjects. He has written for Psychology in Action since January 2011, served as President of Psychology in Action from 2012-2014, and now sits on the Advisory Board.

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