Stories by Joe Brewer

Joe Brewer is founder and director of Cognitive Policy Works, an educational and research center devoted to the application of cognitive and behavioral sciences to politics. He is a former fellow of the Rockridge Institute, a think tank founded by George Lakoff to analyze political discourse for the progressive movement. subscribe to Joe Brewer's feed

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: Cognitive Policy Works

A lot of the world's misery can be traced to people who lack the wiring for empathy. What can we do to contain the damage they cause?

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: Cognitive Policy Works

Progressives won't win until we get a lot better at building binding communities of trust and shared identity.

Posted on: May 31, 2010, Source:

Morality is grounded in our bodily experience. We literally feel right and wrong in our bodies. That's why disgust is such a powerful weapon in political fights.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2009, Source:

We had better be sure we have the right values in mind as we think about ourselves in this historic transition.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2008, Source: The Rockridge Institute

We've let them decide how we talk about climate change and what's important.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2008, Source: The Rockridge Institute

How politicians communicate has more influence than policy details. Why else would the public accept destructive practices like domestic spying?

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

We cannot allow the right to shift blame for disasters they created.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2007, Source: The Rockridge Institute

A 12-year-old boy with brain damage is challenging the notion that health care is a privilege only the wealthy deserve.