Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise
Journal of Leadership Education, 19(2), 97-104.
Keith Herndon, Charlotte Norsworthy (Grady M.A. student), and Ryan Kor-Sims (Grady M.A., doctoral student at Utah). (2020) Democrat or Republican? Using Political Stereotypes as a Bias Discussion Exercise.
Abstract: This innovative practice paper explains a classroom leadership exercise that asks students to identify anonymous people as either Democrats or Republicans based only on brief descriptions. Students are challenged to explore the reasons behind the identifications they make, specifically confronting the trigger words that lead them to assign a political affiliation. In doing so, the exercise leads students to recognize preconceived notions that are largely based on general stereotypes. Although the exercise is based in political party identity, it is designed as a springboard into powerful classroom discussions about broader issues of bias and prejudice.
Deceptive Evasion in Politics: Addressing a Divide in Research and Reality
David Clementson was awarded a $9,800 grant from UGA Office of Research’s “Faculty Seed Grants in the Sciences” for my proposal entitled “Deceptive Evasion in Politics: Addressing a Divide in Research and Reality.”
Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge
Abstract: With social networking site (SNS) use now ubiquitous in American culture, researchers have started paying attention to its effects in a variety of domains. This study explores the relationships between measures of Facebook use and political knowledge levels using a pair of representative samples of U.S. adults. We find that although the mere use […]