Political Preference Formation: Competition, Deliberation, and the (Ir)relevance of Framing Effects

@article{Druckman2004PoliticalPF,
  title={Political Preference Formation: Competition, Deliberation, and the (Ir)relevance of Framing Effects},
  author={J. Druckman},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={98},
  pages={671 - 686}
}
  • J. Druckman
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • American Political Science Review
One of the most contested questions in the social sciences is whether people behave rationally. A large body of work assumes that individuals do in fact make rational economic, political, and social decisions. Yet hundreds of experiments suggest that this is not the case. Framing effects constitute one of the most stunning and influential demonstrations of irrationality. The effects not only challenge the foundational assumptions of much of the social sciences (e.g., the existence of coherent… Expand
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