Civic Health Project is dedicated to reducing toxic partisan polarization and creating healthier civic discourse and decision-making across our citizenry, politics, and media.
Learn more about how humans are prewired (but not hardwired) for partisanship and what we can do about it.
Cognitive Bias Theory
How might our pre-existing biases affect our decisions and perceptions of people, especially ones we don’t know? How can we match our perceptions to reality? Find out how bias affects your politics, and how you can start to change it.
Moral Foundations Theory
A social psychological approach to understanding human moral reasoning – and how that influences our politics.
Understanding our Political Leanings
Want to know where you fall on the political spectrum? Want to find out what other perspectives you’re missing out on? In our clinic, you can identify your political positioning and begin interacting with people of different perspectives!
Consuming a Healthier Media Diet
Social media can polarize as much as it can connect. See our suggestions below to see how you can cleanse your newsfeed and hear from all different perspectives.
Practicing Healthier Civil Discourse
So you’ve consumed the right media and learned about morals, bias, and the political spectrum. Now it’s time to put that knowledge into practice. Learn how you can navigate healthier, more open conversations below!
Resources for Educators
Political polarization is an issue that affects everyone, including our nation’s youth. Students need help navigating today’s highly polarizing media, social media, and political landscape. This clinic points educators to tools and resources that will help your students to build skills in media literacy, bias awareness, critical thinking, and how to engage in respectful dialogue across differences.
We invest in academic research and practical interventions that empower Americans to engage with each other constructively and solve problems collaboratively across partisan divides.