We are a cross-university research lab (Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University). The lab exists to serve as a nexus for work on affective polarization, social trust, and political violence.

Our lab focuses on addressing the following critical questions:

  • What are the principal causes of affective polarization and what can be done to treat it?
  • When and where does affective polarization alter behavior? Why?
  • How effective and durable are approaches to reducing affective polarization?