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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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Greetings from the Early Career Committee

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Following our wonderful meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland I assumed the position of Chair of the Early Career Committee (ECC). I would like to thank Shelly McKeown Jones, the ECC Chair for that meeting, for all her hard work and the guidance she provided me. I am now pleased to update the ISPP Membership on our activities since and what we have planned in the coming months..."

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President’s message Fall 2017

Posted by Jolanda van der Noll •

I hope you all enjoyed the 40th Annual Meeting in Edinburg! ... The activities of the central office and governing council are directed towards developing ISPP as a vibrant, inclusive and international academic society. I want to share some recent undertakings with you... Read Eva Green's full message.

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ISPP Efforts to Help Turkish Scholars

Posted by Jolanda van der Noll •

The ISPP Governing Council believes that there is a responsibility to increase the level of support given to our colleagues in Turkey. In this post we outline three initiatives including the launch of a dedicated donation drive through the ISPP web page, a letter writing scheme and a job-matching scheme.

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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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