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This Psychological Concept Could Be Shaping the Presidential Election

This Psychological Concept Could Be Shaping the Presidential Election

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misperception of peers’ thoughts and desires... what other voters think and will do... voters commonly refrain from voting for women because they think other voters don’t believe they can win... women were more likely to cite gender as a factor...

white men were seen as significantly more electable than white women and women of color... But... in 2018, women and people of color won elections at the same rates as white men...

an intervention directly addressing pluralistic ignorance... reported drinking less than students in the control program. Dispelling their pluralistic ignorance licensed them to trust their gut, which motivated them to make safer choices...

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