Dannagal Goldthwaite Young
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Areas of Expertise
- Research interests include political media effects, media psychology, public opinion and the psychology of misinformation.
- Studies the intersection of entertainment and information, including the psychology of political satire.
- Research explores how the psychology of liberals and conservatives shapes how they process information and their preferences for media genres and political aesthetics.
- Young's TED Talk on the psychology of political beliefs has been viewed over 1.8 Million times.
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Psychological and Brain Sciences
Research investigates the interplay of emotion, motivation, personality and cognition, with a focus on how emotions influence our thoughts.