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A Call for Articles: Early Career Scholars Edition 2019

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"The ISPP Blog publishes short articles about research or issues of interest to the political psychology community...Getting your work published on the ISPP website is an excellent way to disseminate your research, increase your visibility, and invite future collaboration. Writing for the Blog is a great opportunity whether you are a PhD student, Postdoc, or early career researcher. "

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Executive Director’s Corner September 2018

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Thanks to all who attended the 2018 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio this past June/July and helped make it a successful event. We were happy to see everyone who joined us in person and virtually, and pleased that you all really enjoyed San Antonio and the many benefits of attending the conference...In 2019 we are headed to Lisbon, Portugal at the InterContinental Lisbon, located on Rua Castilho ."

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Social Scientists Under Threat in Turkey

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Academic freedom is a cornerstone of democracy and the contemporary slide towards authoritarianism goes hand in hand with targeting scholars and academic institutions... Our new study  looks at the effects of this worsening repression through a thematic analysis of interviews with Turkish academics in the social sciences, both those dismissed and those still active in their profession."

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The roots of why some people care about politics and others do not

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Why some people value political engagement and even find pleasure in engaging with politics while others hardly bother about the political domain, is a crucial question for the functioning of democratic societies. In a yet unpublished manuscript, I investigate the nonpolitical origins of political engagement in early childhood experiences [...] I show that children growing up in need-supportive families report more interest in politics and engage more frequently in political discussions decades later in life."

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Greetings from the Early Career Committee ECC!

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Our annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas is fast approaching, and we look forward to welcoming our fellow Early Career Scholars. This year, the ECC has been working very hard to organize exciting events at this year’s annual meeting and I would like to take the time to tell you about these events."

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The Enduring Effect of Scientific Interest on Trust in Climate Scientists in the US

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Most Americans think that climate scientists ought to play a role in making policy decisions about the environment. But a substantial number doubt that they can trust climate scientists and the research they produce... In a letter recently published at Nature Climate Change, I investigate the effect of young adults’ (aged 12-14) interest in scientific issues (“science interest”) on trust in climate scientists, when they become older. Analyzing longtudinal survey data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY), I find that people who are highly interested in science at young ages tend to be more trusting of climate scientists in adulthood."

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President’s Message Spring 2018

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Our 41st Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas is approaching fast! Program chairs Bethany Albertson and Frank Asbrock along with the section chairs have put together a diverse and inspiring program..."

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