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October 24, 2017

What’s Your Bias? The surprising science of why we vote the way we do

Henry Jackson Society

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00 24th October 2017

VENUE:  The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Dr. Lee de-Wit
Author of Whats Your Bias?

Psychologist and Neuroscientist

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Recent election results have confounded political pundits both here in the UK and across the globe. Many people feel more divided than ever. How much do we really know about ourselves, and each other? Psychologists have been studying how we make political choices for years, and the truth is, we’re a lot less rational than we think we are; we vote for reasons we’re not even consciously aware of.

The Henry Jackson Society are delighted to invite you to an event with Dr. Lee de-Wit, author of  What’s Your Bias? Dr. Lee de-Wit will explore the subtle – and often surprising – factors that could be influencing our votes, from our personality traits and unconscious biases to our susceptibility to campaign targeting and fake news.

N.B. copies of What’s Your Biaswill be available to buy on the day for the special price of £10. Please note we do not accept card payments.

Dr Lee de-WitDr Lee de-Wit is a psychologist and neuroscientist who has studied and worked at a number of leading universities in the UK and Europe, including Durham University, the University of Leuven, the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol and the Pierre and Marie Curie University. He has recently developed lectures on the psychology of politics for University College London and the University of Cambridge, as well as creating a number of public communication projects, including the Durham Cafe Scientifique and the Bristol Politics Cafe.