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Understanding the emotional act of voting

Nature Human Behaviour volume 1, Article number: 0024 (2017) | Download Citation

To understand voting behaviour, we must consider voters' emotions and their interaction with electoral arrangements and the complex functions elections serve in democracies. We can then optimize voting via electoral ergonomics — the design of electoral arrangements that consider voters' bodies and minds.

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  1. Michael Bruter and Sarah Harrison direct the ECREP initiative at the London School of Economics, London WC2A 2AE, UK.

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