Extreme Opinions in Groups

Current research by Lyn M. Van Swol and her lab examines how to get groups to come to consensus on difficult issues that have ideological underpinnings.  For example, she has tested how manipulating intimacy in a group can help groups more easily reach a consensus about climate change.

In addition, Lyn M. Van Swol is examining how language may interact with group processes to influence extremity of opinion in groups.  Lyn M. Van Swol has a series of projects examining language as a means to study group processes and dynamics.