Cognitive Politics

Progressive Communications meet Cognitive Science

Progressive Communications meet Cognitive Science

DRAFT ONLY: Draft available for friends & early readers. Publication expected for after the election in November 2016. When this painful election is over, before the family gatherings for the holidays, is a great time to explore better communication.

Here's an early *draft for proofreaders* version of Cognitive Politics: A Workbook for Progressives -- Download this PDF, or ask for an EPUB (not as clean)

Would love proofreaders -- contact Stephen for a paper copy, or grab the pdf here. What works, what doesn't? Have ideas for a better cover?

American politics is dividing into red and blue, but not based on income or any simple self-interest. Cognitive scientists are learning ever more about what divides us -- discovering psychological makeups that lead to different politics and growing divisions. Cognitive Politics, along with the exercises at this website, helps advocates of compassionate, fair and hopeful politics to listen and to be heard across that divide.

Cognitive Politics is not yet available for sale. At this stage, early readers willing to give feedback are incredibly helpful. If you believe progressives need to rework their messaging, your input is welcome. Please request a copy of the book:

Workshops & Readings

Stephen Cataldo is available for readings or to lead workshops based on Cognitive Politics. Learn more or contact me. Want to host one?


Cognitive Politics provides a foundation in a new way of approaching politics. This website applies those approaches issue by issue. Use it as a reference -- and contribute back -- when you want your discussions to change minds.