MPSA 2020: Conference in a Conference

Emotions in Politics


The Hot Politics Lab organizes a conference-in-a-conference on  the advances in emotions and politics within the 2020 MPSA conference. All panels take place on April 18 (location TBA). Please find more information on the individual panels using the links below.

Panel 1: The consequences of emotions

8:00 – 9:30am

Gonzalez & Haas: “Inhibition or Ideology? The Neural Mechanisms of Evaluating Race-Targeted Government Assistance”

Nam & lo-Low: “Exploring the affective consequences of rationalizing vs. challenging income inequality”

Hansen & Thomsen:  When do people pursue their economic self-interest? Pride, shame and attitudes about economic redistribution

Baker: Political Engagement and Susceptibility to Anxiety

Panel 2: Measuring emotions

 9:45 – 11:15am

Josh Grubler and Chris Karpowitch: Mixed affective states

Ksiazkiewiz & Friesen: Introducing New Measures of Pathogen Disgust and Sex/Gender Identity

        Phoenix & Burge: More than a Feeling: Refining Measures of Emotions and Assessing their Effects in Politics across Racial Groups


      Marcus: Mapping the historical, theoretical, and operationalization domains of Emotion





Panel 3: Emotions in reasoning and ways to overcome them

 11:30am – 1:00pm

Baron, Garcia-Ponce, Young & Zeitzoff:  Understanding Cycles of Retributive Violence: A Lab in the Field Experiment in Michoacán

Mansell, Harell, Petersen & Warren: Does Emotional Self-regulation Correlate with Self-reported Threat Sensitivity & Prejudice

Boyer: Emotional Responses to Immigration News: Social Desirability or Motivational Cue?

Ploger, Fournier, Dunaway & Soroka: The Psychophysiological Correlates of Affective Reasoning

Panel 4: Let's talk about anger

 1:15 – 2:45pm

Rebasso: Emotions in motion – how appraisals sway emotional responses to politics

Delton, Petersen, Kane, Robertson & Cosmides: Using emotions to regulate the boundaries of political groups

Erisen & Sofia Vasilopoulou: Intense Anger and Low Trust as Sources of Far Right Vote in Europe

Wayne: Risk or Retribution: How Citizens Respond to Terrorism

Panel 5: Blitz presentations

 3:00 – 4:30pm

Feldman, Hudy, Duell & Karlsetter: Using Skin Conductance Reactivity to Measure Empathic Arousal

Baker & Warren: Political Stress vs. Political Anxiety:  Related but Distinct Concepts

Atkeson, Cawvey, Levens, Maestas: Emotion Regulation and Survey Response Quality

Warren, Smith & Hibbing: Looking Right? Ideology and Attention to Emotionally Valenced Images

Gothreau: The relationship between gender discrimination and socio-political behavior

Panel 6: Fake news, faces, and threats as sources of emotional responses to politics

 4:45 – 6:15pm

Bor, Osmundsen & Petersen: The individual-level causal effects of a popular anti-“fake news” video 

Stewart & Senior: Facing Farage: Using the Componential Processing Model (CPM) of emotion to understand U.K. and U.S. citizen appraisal of immigration arguments

Homan, Schumacher & Bakker: Facing emotional politicians: Examining voters’ response to politicians’ emotional displays

Gruszczynski: A Picture (Maybe) Tells a Thousand Words: The Role of Visual Imagery in Attention to Environmental Threats