Back on May 21st, I posted the blog “For Portraits and Selfies: A Case of Money See, Monkey Not-Quite-Do.” That blog was about people – especially artists – cooped up at home during Covid-19 quarantining, choosing to adopt the poses of famous paintings and photographs. Now it’s your turn. I’m holding a selfies contest in which the winning entry for each image will be chosen based on replicating the expressions shown. The deadline for entries is September 1st. You can submit your entries for either painting or both. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two winners will receive a free pass to attend one of the private, virtual lectures that I’m giving in September, based on my recent book First Blush: People’s Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art. The lectures cover findings from my study – the largest ever done involving eye tracking and art, plus the use of facial coding, to capture how participants felt about what they were specifically noticing.
What Is the Emotional Baseline of Republicans and Democrats?
Exploring Misunderstandings about Trump’s “Deplorable” Fans
Released today: episode #15 of “Dan Hill’s EQ Spotlight” podcast series, featuring John R. Hibbing, the author of The Securitarian Personality: What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era (published by Oxford University Press). Listen to the clip below and click on the image to get to the new episode.
What are the policy implications due to a fundamental distrust and dislike of “outsiders”?
Hibbing teaches political science at the University of Nebraska and has been both a NATO fellow in Science and a Guggenheim Fellow. Media appearances have included Star Talk, The Hidden Brain, and The Daily Show.
Topics covered in this episode include:
- What are people’s biggest misconceptions about Trump’s staunchest supporters?
- How are Trump’s fans different from the Republican party’s traditional base?
- In a battle over the soul of whether America might be a democracy or an oligarchy in the future, which option might securitarians favor and why?
Dan Hill, PhD, is the president of Sensory Logic, Inc.