Sahar Speaks on Political Attributes

This past January, Professor of Psychology Gail Sahar presented a talk entitled “Attributions and political attitudes: What have we learned so far?” as part of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology‘s annual convention. Traveling down to San Antonio, Texas, Professor Sahar presented her work as part of the “New Directions in Research on Attributions and Political Attitudes” colloquium. Through the lens of social and political psychology, Professor Sahar studies people’s varying reactions to controversial issues, such as poverty, abortion, and terrorism. Her research focuses on the links between political ideology, perceptions of the causes of social problems, and emotions and attitudes toward those problems.