Boston Globe Highlights Shteynberg Research on Peer Pressure and Debates

Garriy_ShteynbergThe Boston Globe highlighted the research of Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology, which examines how watching the debate with peers affects our perception of politicians.

Shteynberg and other researchers created a fake version of the C-SPAN website and asked people to watch a speech by two different politicians. They found that ultimately, co-viewers make persuasive speeches more persuasive, and unpersuasive speeches more unpersuasive. Read the story online.