Newswise — Cal State Fullerton scholars with expertise in topics ranging from spotting liars, and the art of debate to local ballot propositions, voting security and virtual debates can offer your continued election coverage new angles and depth.
Who’s lying … effectively?
Iris Blandón-Gitlin, professor of psychology, is an expert on the psychological aspects of deception. Her research offers insight on how people lie and which situations elicit more evasive and inconsistent answers from liars than from truth-tellers. Read more about her research here.
A virtual debate? Can it be done?
Erika Thomas, associate professor of human communications and co-director of forensics, Jon Bruschke, chair of the Department of Human Communications, and debate coach LaToya Green say given the success of intercollegiate virtual speech and debate tournaments, it is disappointing that leaders would downplay the effectiveness and value of a virtual debate.
How is better health linked to voter participation?
A September brief by Shana Charles, associate professor of public health, and two fellow researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, determined that better health status, lower levels of psychological distress, and better access to health care were related to higher levels of voter participation.
How do beauty, (black) hair and politics intersect?
Kristin Rowe, assistant professor of American studies who specializes in race, popular culture, feminism and sexuality, says yes. Her research focuses on body politics, hair, beauty culture, race, black feminism and sexuality through a historical and pop culture lens. Read more about her research here.
Can our candidates be civil?
Tara Suwinyattichaiporn, an assistant professor and researcher of interpersonal communication, will host an Oct. 23 talk on teaching tools to come together with people of opposing views in “Civility First.”
Election topics for California media
Which ballot propositions will impact California residents most?
Sarah Hill, associate professor of political science, offered an Oct. 13 overview of the 12 propositions on California’s ballot. Hill’s presentation is posted with the Voter Education Series of videos on the CSUF Alumni YouTube channel.
Who’s registered to vote? The entire CSUF basketball team and program.
The entire men’s basketball program — its team of players, coaches and support staff —registered to vote by National Voter Registration Day. Many players shared their motivations for registering and voting, on Titan Athletics’ Voices of the Heard, a new anti-racism initiative that spotlights voices in the Titan Athletics community.
Voters can drop off or cast ballots at Cal State Fullerton’s voting center Oct. 30 – Nov. 3. Find out more about CSUF’s election-related events on the Titans Turn Out. Review the Voter Education Series which offers talks on integrity of voting, and the Latinx community vote. For a schedule of events, go to the CSUF Election Events page.
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