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Stephan Lewandowsky helps develop a report to understand our political nature

17 October 2019

Professor Stephan Lewandowsky and fifty-nine other experts from across the globe who work in the fields of behavioural and social sciences as well as the humanities, have contributed to the research that underpins the European Union's Joint Research Centre (JRC) report that calls upon evidence-informed policy making not to be taken for granted. The report itself brings new insights into our political behaviour and this understanding has the potential to address some of the current crises in our democracies.

Recognising that advances in behavioural, decision and social sciences demonstrate that we are not purely rational beings, the 'Understanding our Political Nature: How to put knowledge and reason at the heart of political decision-making' report brings new insights into our political behaviour and the understanding has the potential to address some of the current crises in our democracies. 

Sixty experts working in the fields of behavioural and social sciences along with humanities, including Stephan Lewandowsky from the School of Psychological Science, have contributed to the research that underpins the report. 

Further information

The JRC Report can be found on the European Commission's Science and Knowledge website

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