Please join us for our first OnlinePolitical Psychology Meeting, which will take place on Thursday November 12th from 15:00 – 17:00.
Political psychology is a thriving discipline in the Netherlands and beyond. We organize the political psychology meetings to further consolidate this field of research in the region of the Netherlands. However, due to the current circumstances we still want to be able to provide an opportunity for political psychologists to connect, share ideas and provide feedback on each other’s work. We therefore organize this online Political Psychology meeting. In this meeting we will have two excellent speakers: Patrick Kraft (University of Wisconsin – Madison) and Amanda Friesen (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis).
The paper “Hot Politics? Affective responses to political rhetoric” by Hot Politics Lab members Bert N. Bakker, Gijs Schumacher and Matthijs Rooduijn is now out at the American Political Science Review!
Do politics make you sweat or frown? In this study, our colleagues measured the intensity (arousal) and direction (valence) of affect in responses to politics using physiological measures at multiple lab experiments in different settings. What do they find? More knowledge does not produce more arousal. More extreme attitudes do produce more arousal. Also incongruent rhetoric produces negative affect. Congruent rhetoric does not produce positive affect.
Starting Friday, September 4th, the weekly online meetings of the Hot Politics Lab will be held again virtually using Zoom. We put together an exciting programme for the fall semester 2020 and look forward to welcoming many of you!