Debate Psychology: 5 Science-Backed Tips to Avoid Getting Your Brain Hacked

The first-ever televised presidential debate in 1960 changed the direction of that election and how Americans conduct politics. Prior to that debate, Richard Nixon was leading the polls. Afterward, it was John F. Kennedy, who pulled ahead and ultimately won it all. This debate was so game-changing that in the following three elections, the sitting president refused to debate any challenger. In today’s era of 24-hour news cycles and seemingly unending campaigns, that refusal is tough to imagine. Kennedy got ahead with the help of stage makeup, pre-production prep, and visible charisma. ….[READ]