We study the role of emotion, rhetoric and personality in politics.
The Hot Politics Lab is an interdisciplinary research group combining experiments, physiological measurement and automated text analysis to analyze the role of emotions, personality and language in politics. We analyze topics such as populism, persuasion and party strategies.
Bert will be editing a special issue on “Personality and Politics” for Personality and Individual Differences together with Chris Dawes (NYU), Aron Weinschenck (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) and Robert Klemmensen (University of Southern Denmark). Read the call for papers here.
Bert and Vin Arceneaux (Temple University) will organize a working group on physiology and politics. During one day, a group of 20 scholars will meet to discuss the state of the art in physiology and politics. This will be followed by a round table discussion and a dinner. The program