Researching self-knowledge, introspection and ideological preferences (politics, moral, relgion).
About the research
Although it feels like it, a lot of our political views are not stored in our brains, but constructed in the moment based on the context (through inferential processes). To learn more about how these processes work, I study how political attitudes, behavior, and cognition, are influenced by various external feedback. To get as much as possible out of our data, the experiments are conducted in the streets, in the lab, and on large-scale web platforms. My broader aim is to find effective ways to measure public opinion, predict outcomes, and design cogent democratic systems.
- Strandberg, T., Olson, J. A., Hall, L., Woods, A. & Johansson, P. (2020). Depolarizing American voters : Democrats and Republicans are equally susceptible to false attitude feedback. PLoS ONE, 15. Public Library of Science.
- Strandberg, T., Sivén, D., Hall, L., Johansson, P. & Pärnamets, P. (2018). False beliefs and confabulation can lead to lasting changes in political attitudes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 1382-1399. American Psychological Association Inc..
- Hall, L., Strandberg, T., Pärnamets, P., Lind, A., Tärning, B. & Johansson, P. (2013). How the polls can be both spot on and dead wrong: using choice blindness to shift political attitudes and voter intentions. PLoS ONE, 8. Public Library of Science.
- Hall, L., Johansson, P. & Strandberg, T. (2012). Lifting the Veil of Morality: Choice Blindness and Attitude Reversals on a Self-Transforming Survey. PLoS ONE, 7. Public Library of Science.
Conference contributions (5)
- Strandberg, T., Hall, L., Johansson, P., Björklund, F. & Pärnamets, P. (2019). Correction of manipulated responses in the choice blindness paradigm : What are the predictors?. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 41. Cognitive Science Society.
- Sivén, D., Strandberg, T., Hall, L., Johansson, P. & Pärnamets, P. (2016). Lasting political attitude change induced by false feedback about own survey responses. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D. & Trueswell, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Cognitive Science Society.
- Pärnamets, P., Hall, L., Strandberg, T., Balkenius, C. & Johansson, P. (2012). Objective markers of detection process during a choice blindness task.
- Bååth, R., Strandberg, T. & Balkenius, C. (2011). Eye Tapping: How to Beat Out an Accurate Rhythm using Eye Movements.
- Silvervarg, A., Haake, M., Pareto, L., Strandberg, T. & Gulz, A. (2011). ”The Brick Game” demonstration. In Bull, S. & Biswas, G. (Eds.) Artificial Intelligence in Education, 15th International Conference, 2011 LNAI 6738. Springer.