Scholar Profiles

Maggie McGinnis

Home Campus: UNC

Hometown: Appleton, WI

Intended Major: Public Policy & Psychology

What are you curious about and what do you hope to explore as a Scholar? 

Across the country, and especially in purple states like my own, extreme partisan warfare comes at the expense of what is best for the people. Diverse thoughts don’t have to be divisive; We are augmented by collaboration, not destroyed by it. As a scholar, I’m eager to examine the cognitive phenomena—from belief resistance to groupthink—responsible for political polarization. One day, I envision transforming what I learn to cross party lines, unite communities, and bring people together.

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