Six paper presentations at MPSA

The Hot Politics Lab members will present 6 papers at the Midwest Political Science Assocation Conference in Chicagi (April 5-8). [We will update links to papers and slides in the next days]

1. Experimental Evidence of Loss Aversion Among Swedish Politicians (Gijs Schumacher and Patrik Ohberg). The paper shows that Swedish politicians desire more change in the party’s ideology and strategy when the polls indicate that their party is losing. You can view the paper here and find the slides here. Presentation: April 5, 8.00-9.30.

2. Ideological Differences in the Negativity Bias? Evidence from four replication studies across two political contexts (Kevin Arceneaux, Bert Bakker and Gijs Schumacher). This paper evaluates the link between the negativity bias and ideology. You can view the paper here. Presentation: April 5, 15:00-16:30.

3. Hot Politics. Physiological Responses to Political Communication (Bert Bakker and Matthijs Rooduijn). This paper analyzes physiological responsiveness to different political messages about immigration, EU, climate and inequality. Click here for the slides. Presentation: April 6, 11:30-13.00.

4. Explaining Personalization in Politics. Is it strategy, fashionable or personality driven? (Gijs Schumacher & Sander Kunst). The paper analyzes personalization by politicians in Danish and Dutch party congress speeches. Our main conclusion is that personalization is more of personal preference, rather than a time trend.  You can view the paper here. Presentation: April 7, 11:30-13.00.

5. Liberals Lecture, Conservatives Communicate. A cross-national, cross-temporal analysis of linguistic complexity and ideology in 381475 speeches by EU politicians (Martijn Schoonvelde, Gijs Schumacher, Bert Bakker and Anna Brosius). The paper shows that progressive politicians (liberals) use more complex rhetoric than conservative politicians, across time and countries. You can view the paper here. Presentation: April 8, 11:30-13.00.

6. An Expressive Utility Account of Partisan Cue Receptivity:  Cognitive Resources in the Service of Identity Expression (Ari Malka, Yph Lelkes and Bert Bakker).