Video & Audio Recordings

Hot Politics Lab Meetings


Here you can find the materials of our weekly lab meetings. Since our move online in March 2020, we’ve been recording these meetings. You can find video and audio-recodings below.

We did not record the pre-corona talks. Here we only have powerpoints.

Each week the Hot Politics Lab invites a guest speaker to give a brief talk on a timely topic, followed by a Q&A. Our meetings are open to the public, and you can join each Friday at 3pm (CET) via Zoom:

10/1Sander van Haperen (UvA)“Emotions, Protest, Social Media”10/4Anne Marthe van der Bles (Groningen)“The effects of communicating uncertainty on on facts, numbers and science”
17/1Joël van der Weele (UvA)“Self-Persuasion: Evidence from Field Experiments at Two International Debating Competitions”

17/4Shana Gadarian (Syracuse)“Anxiety and Politics”
24/1Disa Sauter (UvA)“Emotions in the Voice”24/4Chris Karpowitz and Joshua Gubler (BYU)“Mixed Affective States”
31/1Emma van den Hoes (EUI)“Who needs truth? Processing (mis)information”1/5Melissa Baker (Merced)“Political engagement and the susceptibility to anxiety.”
Sanne van Oosten (UvA)“Pre-analysis plan(s): An MP who looks like me?” Ming Boyer (Vienna)“The role of affective states in explaining motivated reasoning in response to political news. “
7/2Wouter van der Brug (UvA)“Keeping up with the Joneses? Neighborhood effects on the vote” 15/5Gordon Pennycook (Regina)“On the psychology and misperceptions about COVID-19”
14/2Martin Rosema (Twente)“Measuring Partisan Identities” 29/5Maaike Homan (UvA)“Preliminary results: Facing Emotional Politicians”
28/2Maaike Homan (UvA)“Preanalysis plan: mimicking politicians”Christian Pipal (UvA)“Joint Sentiment Topic Models for Political Speech”
Mickey Steijaert (VU)“Political News Sharing Appraisals”5/6Agneta Fischer (UvA)“Fear and Populism”
6/3Isabella Rebasso (UvA)“Preanalysis plan: anger and anxiety in politics”12/6Ryan Boyd (Lancaster)“Psychology and Verbal Behavior”
Eline de Rooij (Simon Fraser University)“Gendered Voter Mobilization within Households”19/6Chris Federico (Minnesota)“Collective Narcissism as a Basis for Nationalism”
20/3Michael Bang Petersen (Aarhus)“Leadership During Covid-19”26/6Tobias Rohrbach (Fribourg/UvA)“Thinking Aloud Protocols in Gendered Candidate Evaluations”
27/3Stuart Soroka (Michigan)“The Increasing Viability of Good News”Isabella Rebasso (UvA)“Discrete Emotional Appeals in Politics”
3/4Julia van Weert (UvA)“Communication about Corona”

6/9Ming Boyer (Vienna)Motivated Reasoning8/11Ruthie Pliskin (Leiden)
Maaike Homan (UvA) “Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions, written by A. Todorov.”Jos van Berkum (Utrecht)“Emotion in discourse: Simulation, evaluation, and more?”
13/9Bert Bakker (UvA)“Pre-analysis plans and pre-registration”22/11Isabella Rebasso (UvA)“Anger and Anxiety in Politics”
Gijs Schumacher (UvA)“Why do politicians go emotional?” Linda Bos (UvA)““The presence and effects of moral appeals in European political elite communication”
20/9Mariken van der Velden (VU)“How to write better code?” 29/11Lena Masch (Dusseldorf)“Emotional Expressions of Politicians|
4/10Wahided Achbari (UvA)“Trust Radius In An Experimental Design: To What Extent Are Those “Most People” Out-Groups? “Susann Kohout (UvA)“Receiving Others’ Attention with Anger: Results of An Eye Tracking Study on the Effects of Emotions in User Comments on Attention and Recognition Memory”
11/10Andreu Casas (UvA)“Automated Visual Clustering: A Technique for Image Corpus Exploration and Annotation Cost Reduction”6/12Philipp Mendoza, Nicolai Berk, Joao Areal Neto (UvA)“APART – measuring affective polarization in parliamentary speeches”
Nicolai Berk (UvA)“To lead or to follow? Mainstream parties’ strategies and radical right success in Germany”Jan-Willem Duyvendak (UvA)“The sociology of emotions”
18/10Christian Pipal (UvA)“Emotional rhetoric in legislative debate.”13/12Mariska Kret (Leiden) “Emotional expressions in Homo and Pan”
Ebe-Manye Outtara (UvA)“From norms, to traits, to trust? An experimental panel study into norms of political leaders’ traits and their relation to political trust” Mike Medeiros (UvA)“Gender, Personality, and Elected Office”
1/11Amanda Friesen (IUPUI)“Which Women When: Understanding the Role of Gender in Political Engagement” 20/12Loes Aaldering (Vienna)“Seeing the bigger picture. The consequences of (non)verbal gender stereotyping in politicians’ media coverage for media consumption and political attitudes.”
Gijs Schumacher (UvA)“How to organize a workflow with multiple authors? Do’s and don’ts” Gijs Schumacher (UvA)Yikes! Are we disgusted by politicians”

6/12Vin Arceneaux (Temple University)On physiology and experiments in politics
17/1Gijs Schumacher and Bert Bakker (UvA)Yikes! Are we disgusted by politicians?
31/1Sanne van Oosten (UvA)Survey Experiment: An MP who looks like me
8/3Kirsti Jylha (IFS)Climate Change Denial and Personality
15/3Lukas Otto (UvA)Mobile experience sampling and political communication
29/3Erik de Vries (Stavanger)Sentiment analysis of news media
26/4Alex Nai (UvA)Resistance to Persuasion and Personality.
10/5Eelco Harteveld (UvA)Affective Polarization
17/5Barbara Vis & Anthony Kevins (UU)Blame avoidance
7/6Imrat Verhoeven (UvA)Emotions in politicians’ rhetoric on the earthquakes in Groningen
Rasmus Skytte (Aarhus)The effects of uncivil elite rhetoric
14/6Susi Kohout (UvA)emotions in user comments to facebook news posts
21/6Mike Medeiros (UvA)Elite Personality and decision-making

Tobias Rohrbach and Isabella Rebasso

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, PhD candidate Isabella Rebasso (UvA Political Science) presented her work on discrete emotional appeals in politics. Aftewards, PhD candidate Tobias Rohrbach (UoFribourg) gave a talk titled “Using think-aloud protocol analysis to explore the process of gendered candidate evaluations”.

Chris Federico

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Chris Federico (U Minnesota) gave a talk titled “Collective Narcissism as a Basis for Nationalism”.

Ryan Boyd

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Ryan Boyd (U Lancaster) gave a talk titled “Psychology and Verbal Behavior”.

Ryan Boyd is a computational social scientist at Lancaster University (previously Microsoft, University of Texas) interested in language, personality and motivations. He tries to understand how hidden patterns in our language reveal who we are and how we think.

Agneta Fischer

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab,  Agneta Fischer (UvA Social Psychology) gave a talk on “Fear and Populism”.  

Maaike Homan and Christian Pipal

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Maaike Homan (UvA Political Science) presented preliminary results of a preregistered physiology experiment examining how people respond to politicians’ emotional displays, and Christian Pipal (UvA Political Science) introduced a new method to measure emotions in parliamentary speeches.

Gordon Pennycook

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Gordon Pennycook (U Regina) presented his work on the predictors of covid attitudes and behaviors as well as work on correcting misinformation which is very relevant to understanding the corona-crisis.

Melissa Baker and Ming Boyer

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Melissa Baker (UC Merced, Political Science) presented a paper  on political engagement and the susceptibility to anxiety. Afterwards, Ming Boyer (University of Vienna, Communication Science) presented a paper on the role of affective states in explaining motivated reasoning in response to political news. 

Chris Karpowitz and Josh Gubler

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Chris Karpowitz (Brigham Young University, Political Science) and Joshua Gubler (Brigham Young University, Political Science)  gave a talk about their work on mixed affective states.

Shana Gadarian

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Shana Gadarian (Syracuse University, Political Science) gave a talk on anxiety and politics. She also talked about the geography of COVID-19 and individual health behavior. You can find some recent work on this here:…

Anne Marthe van der Bles

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Anne Marthe van der Bles (University of Groningen, Psychology) gave a talk about communicating uncertainty (see her recent PNAS paper: on trust and follow-up studies on COVID-19.

Julia van Weert

In this session of the Online Hot Politics Lab, Julia van Weert gave a talk about insights from health communication regarding COVID-19. She is also a member of the national advisory board that the RIVM installed recently to help inform their policies.

Stuart Soroka

In our second online meeting  Stuart Soroka (University of Michigan) discussed the persuasiveness of negative news and the potential for positive news.

Michael Bang Petersen

Michael Bang Peterson discussed how democratic governments should mobilize their publics to defeat COVID-19. On March 9th he wrote an article that shaped the Danish government’s response to the virus. His key point: “#FlattenTheCurve via “optimistic anxiety.”!