HAVA (Help America Vote Act of 2002)

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) is a United States federal law that was enacted on October 29, 2002, in response to the controversy surrounding the 2000 presidential election. The legislation was sponsored by Representatives Robert A. Brady (D-PA) and Charles T. Canady (R-FL), and Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Christopher J. Dodd … Read more

Anchoring effect

Anchoring effect refers to the tendency for people to rely too heavily on the first piece of information they receive (the “anchor”) when making subsequent judgments. For example, if people are asked to estimate the percentage of African countries that are members of the United Nations, and are first given the anchor “10%,” they will … Read more