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Report of the International Observers in Turkey

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"... At their request, we attended the political trials of our fellow ISPP members who we will refer to as Merve and Zeynep (not their real names) as international observers, conveying ISPP's advocacy of their academic freedom and the solidarity of the other ISPP members..."

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Greetings from the Early Career Committee - Fall 2018

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"I am very honored to lead the Early Career Committee (ECC) for 2018-2019 and have the immense responsibility of representing ISPP Early Career Scholars during this year. I can assure you that I will do my best to face this challenge, especially in behalf of those who (like myself) come from underrepresented cultural backgrounds and geographical areas within ISPP..."

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President’s Message Fall 2018

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"With the very successful 2018 San Antonio meeting now behind us, we’re already begun to turn our attention to 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal... We expect Lisbon to be a very popular location, so it is important to get your proposal in before the deadline to have a chance to be on the program..."

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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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