Difficult post-election holiday conversations

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most contentious elections ever and that means many people may be in for difficult conversations as they gather with loved ones who do not necessary share their views this holiday season. David Derezotes, a social work professor and director of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Paul H. White, a social psychology professor, have some advice on how to navigate these difficult conversations gracefully—or tactfully avoid them altogether if necessary.

David Derezotes | professor, Social Work; director of Peace and Conflict Studies | 801-585-3546, dderezotes@socwk.utah.edu

Paul H. White | associate professor, social psychology | 801-585-3998 | paul.white@psych.utah.edu