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Update on Academics in Turkey

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"First of all, we would like to thank those who have shown up, spoke up and shared ideas and experiences with us during the ISPP and EASP conferences this past summer. We are working on creating an efficient online solidarity and feedback system for local as well as international colleagues who are at risk. We will have more updates on this in the coming months...."

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ISPP 2018 Conference Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Perspectives from Political Psychology

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"We invite you to participate in the ISPP Annual Meeting of 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and submit your newest research! Focusing beyond borders and boundaries, we are particularly interested in proposals that provide new theoretical or empirical insights into the dynamics of boundary making and boundary contestation. The conference emphasizes theoretical and methodological plurality and hopes to bring together new research from, but not limited to, the fields of psychology, political science, sociology, economics, communication, and history..."

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A Call For Articles: Early Career Scholars Edition 2018

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"The Early Career Committee (ECC) is continuously working on improving and expanding the scope of the ISPP Blog to better highlight the contributions of scholars working within the field of political psychology... One of our current goals is to promote the visibility of early career scholars through our various online outlets...Getting your work published on the ISPP website is an excellent way to disseminate your research, increase your visibility, and invite future collaboration..."

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Executive Director’s Corner Fall 2017

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"...Thanks to all who attended the 2017 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in Edinburgh this past June/July and helped make it a successful event...In 2018 we are headed to San Antonio, Texas (U.S.) at the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel, located right on San Antonio’s world famous River Walk...In other news, the ISPP Central Office has been busily training on new software for membership, conference registration, and conference proposal submission. We expect to switch over very soon..."

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Kudos Column: Faye Barth-Farkas

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

Traditionally, the police force has been viewed as a para-military organization, characterized by a bureaucratic line of conduct and a reluctance to accept or implement change (Coleman, 2008). The particularity of public organizations in general, and unique institutions like the police specifically, has led to some hesitation in directly applying leadership theories derived from research in the private sector.

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ISPP EARLY CAREER BLOG: OPEN CALL FOR ARTICLES.

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

We are continuously working on improving and expanding the scope of the ISPP ECC blog, in particular, to increase early career scholar inclusion and diversity. Getting your work published on the ISPP website is an excellent way to disseminate your research, increase your visibility, and invite future collaboration possibilities. This is a great opportunity whether you are a PhD student, Postdoc, or early career researcher.

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Performing art and performing politics

Posted by Patricio Saavedra Morales •

"....The suggestion that performing arts can help us understand political impact is not so far-fetched. Journalist Gwynn Guilford went “under-cover” to some of the rallies that Donald Trump organized, and describes their impact on the crowd. Everything seems orchestrated in such a way that the audience is physically and emotionally captured by the performance. After a long, ritualized, build-up, a strong sense of communion develops between the audience and Trump in which "we" unite to fight against common enemies and for a common cause. According to Guilford (2016) the key to Trump's political success lies in “his relationship with the crowd”.

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