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The Center for the Study of Political Psychology Welcomes Diana Mutz

The Center for the Study of Political Psychology will be hosting a lecture by Dr. Diana Mutz of the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She will be giving a talk titled "In Your Face Politics: Televised Incivility and Political Discourse." The abstract is as follows: "Does incivility in political discourse have adverse effects on public regard for politics? If so, why? Dr. Diana Mutz, Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss how incivility in political discussion affects trust in government and how an "in-your-face" television videostyle contributes to perceptions of legitimacy (or illegitimacy) of opposing political viewpoints. The talk will take place on Friday, April 27 from 3-5pm at 184 Humbert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The presentation is free and open to the public.