1st Online Political Psychology Meeting to be held November 12th

Please join us for our first Online Political 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 meeting will be held via zoom (as webinar). You can join with this link:  https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/98135228239

No registration is needed.

You can find more information about the meeting here: http://www.hotpolitics.eu/event/online-polpsych-meeting/

New publication in APSR

New publication in APSR

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.

You can find the publication here.

A short summery about the research can be found on the University of Amsterdam website, and more information on Twitter (here, here , and here) as well as (in Dutch) on the Stuk Rod Vlees blog.

Online lab meetings resume after summer break

Online lab meetings resume after summer break

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!

The meetings take place every Friday. The talks will be followed by a Q&A, and everbody is welcome to join via Zoom:  https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/96492065253 at 3pm (CET).

Have a look at our programme here: