Do Political Debates Make Us Gloomy? New Study Says We’re Doing It Wrong

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss why our political discussions may lead to negativity, and how we can have more productive conversations about the issues that matter to us.

Political Debates Happen Differently Than We Think

Most political discussions aren’t fiery online battles – they’re practical and in-person.

Social Media Debates Don’t Work

Writing snappy retorts doesn’t lead to mutual understanding and can promote negativity.

Productive Political Talks Take Time and Effort

Having longer conversations, truly listening, and seeking common ground builds connections and may foster a more optimistic outlook.

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