What Is The Effect Of Asking Americans To Think About The Greater Good?
By: Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam
March 19, 2013
Often times politicians pitch "the common good" when proposing changes to social policy. Psychologists now think this kind of appeal may backfire and actually unmotivate Americans. What is the effectiveness of different kinds of public appeals?
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