Welcome to the
Hot Politics Lab


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.

Principal Investigators: Gijs Schumacher, Matthijs Rooduijn , and Bert Bakker


Emotions in Politics @ MPSA 2020

The Hot Politics Lab is organizing a full-day conference-in-a-conference on the advances on emotions in politics at MPSA 2020 on April 18th 2020 in Chicago. Have a look at the exciting programme here!

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