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Reduce the Rancor : Resources from the Libraries

"Tommies Reduce the Rancor," is a pioneering partnership between our university and the esteemed Braver Angels Minnesota's "Reduce the Rancor" campaign. This alliance is more than just a coalition; it's a commitment to transform the landscape of public discourse.

This partnership is poised to make a significant impact, encouraging students, faculty, staff, and the broader community to engage in respectful and effective dialogue.

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Feinberg, M., & Willer, R. (2019). Moral reframing: A technique for effective and persuasive communication across political divides. Social & Personality Psychology Compass, 13(12), N.PAG.

Gil de Zúñiga, H., & Chen, H.-T. (2019). Digital Media and Politics: Effects of the Great Information and Communication Divides. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 63(3), 365–373.

Kahne, J., Hodgin, E., & Eidman-Aadahl, E. (2016). Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age: Participatory Politics and the Pursuit of Democratic Engagement. Theory and Research in Social Education, 44(1), 1–35.

Oliver-Blackburn, B. M., & Chatham-Carpenter, A. (2023). “But I don’t know if I want to talk to you”: strategies to foster conversational receptiveness across the United States’ political divide. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 51(1), 55–71.

Pinel, E. C., Fuchs, N. A., & Benjamin, S. (2022). I‐sharing across the aisle: Can shared subjective experience bridge the political divide? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52(6), 407–413.

Reinig, L., Heath, R. G., & Borda, J. L. (2023). Rethinking polarization: Discursive opening and the possibility for sustaining dialogue. Communication Monographs, 90(2), 181–204.