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Research Article

Social Influence in Televised Election Debates: A Potential Distortion of Democracy

  • Colin J. Davis mail,

    c.davis@rhul.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jeffrey S. Bowers,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Amina Memon

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018154

About the Authors

Colin J. Davis, Amina Memon
Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London, London, United Kingdom
Jeffrey S. Bowers
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: c.davis@rhul.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CD JB. Performed the experiments: CD JB AM. Analyzed the data: CD. Wrote the manuscript: CD JB AM. Designed the software used to control the worm display: CD.