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Archive for July 23rd, 2008

Drew Westen

Drew Westen’s The Political Brain tell us that in politics, when reason and emotion collide, emotion invariably wins. Westen, professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Emory University, takes us on a tour of speeches, ads, and campaign strategy in American elections – from the dawn of the television era through the 2006 midterm elections – and shows how the political landscape would change if candidates began with a twenty-first century understanding of how the mind and brain really work.