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Is Health Care Like a Food Processor (The Moment of Reckoning is Upon Us)

Co-authored by Eric Haas and Joe Brewer, consulting partners at Cognitive Policy Works.  They offer consulting and coaching services based on insights from the cognitive sciences to health care advocates and progressive organizations. Health care and food processors are different. When it comes to health care, it is both right and smart for me – […]

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How to Make “Green” an Identity

Tom Cromption and I are working hard to develop our framework for identity campaigns into a useful set of tools for environmental advocates.  It won’t be long now until the report we’ve been working on goes out into the world (just a few more weeks).  While you wait on the edge of your seats, here’s […]

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No Place to Hide: Torture, Psychologists, and the APA

The role that psychologists and the American Psychological Association (APA) have played in the context of detainee abuse and torture is a pressing concern for the profession of psychology and for everyone committed to human rights.

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Ethical Business in Your Town

At Cognitive Policy Works we realize that people everywhere need help thinking through the issues that matter most to them. This is why we tailor our services to allow atypical clients to be served. While high-powered consultants shape the elite politics in Washington D.C., there is little assistance for the progressive activist in small-town America.

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Cognitive Strategies in Action

We’re gearing up for action at Cognitive Policy Works and want to share some of our early work with you. Check out these strategy briefs to see how we are helping progressives incorporate cognitive policy insights into their advocacy efforts: Health Care for All Ohioans – Discussion Brief on Strategic Framing Ohioans for an American […]

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Bill Moyers Gets It – Moral Language Needed for Health Care

I just read Bill Moyers comments on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”  He articulated exactly what George Lakoff described in his analysis of the health care debate.  Check out this quote: “In the last few weeks, the right wing has been winning the debate. How [Obama] lost control of the narrative, I don’t understand. Well, […]

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