In our first episode of the new year, we're joined by Rachel Ernstoff, a social psychology graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill studying intergroup relations and political polarization. In this episode, Rachel shares her fascinating background with us, after which we discuss political polarization and the research around it, the recent attack the Capitol, and Trump's Twitter ban.
Rachel's posts on The Pipettepen: http://www.thepipettepen.com/author/ernstofflive-unc-edu/
Rachel's blog: https://rationalsnowflake.blogspot.com/
ABC News, 24 Hours: Assault on the Capitol (available on Hulu): https://abcnews.go.com/US/attack-capitol-broken-24-hours-hulu-special/story?id=75184339
Twitter's post on the suspension of @realDonaldTrump: https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html