International Society of Political Psychology

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ISPP publishes 6 journal issues and one supplement per year

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Come join us in San Antonio in 2018!

ISPP's 41st annual conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas from July 4–July 7, 2018, Beyond Borders and Boundaries

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Early Career Scholars Mentoring Luncheon

With each conference, we have a forum for our Early Career Scholars to meet with mentors

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About ISPP

ISPP is an interdisciplinary organization representing all fields of inquiry concerned with exploring the relationships between political and psychological processes. Members include psychologists, political scientists, psychiatrists, historians, sociologists, economists, anthropologists, as well as journalists, government officials and others. The Society is international, with members from all regions of the world: the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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*NEW* Special Statement (1 Feb 2018)

Joint statement of Support for Colleagues in Turkey, January 2018:


Donate to Support Scholars in Turkey

ISPP has established a fund to support scholars in Turkey. You can donate to this fund HERE.


Special Statement (August 2017)

A Joint Statement on the Ongoing Situation in Turkey:


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Member Spotlight

2017 ISPP Award Winners
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2016 ISPP Award Winners
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Dr. Tereza Capelos discusses Political Psychology
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Recognition for Ervin Staub in fields relating to genocide and mass violence
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Social psychology academics play a key role in welfare reform in Queensland
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Latest Blog Entry

Ethnic Diversity Pushes Right-Wing Citizens to Support Populist Parties

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"...scholars have focused either on the psychological underpinnings of far-right, populist voting, or on the repercussions of ethnic diversity for social cohesion and societal trust. Only a few studies have, however, considered these two themes in a single design. These rare studies suggest that populist political parties may perform better in areas with high proportions of (ethnic and cultural) minority members... As such, together with Kristof Dhont (Kent University, United Kingdom), our Belgian lab at Ghent University tested a more comprehensive model of the political consequences of diversity, and a manuscript reporting on these tests is currently in press in Social Psychology..."

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