University of Maryland

For Support Of Research On Political Behavior

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    24 Months
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This collaborative initiative, led by the University of Maryland in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and the Millennial Action Project, is aimed at exploring the behavioral and psychological aspects of political cooperation to counteract polarization in Congress. This effort will draw upon the expertise of researchers in political science and psychology, as well as the experiences of current and former members of Congress and staff. The university will build a network of scholars and practitioners and raise awareness of the project’s findings.
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