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Voting by your personality?

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Whether or not our basic patterns of thoughts and feelings, our personality, are related to politics is a long-standing question in political psychology. Research bridging psychology and political science is foremost concerned with the deep-rooted individual differences, such as basic value orientations, moral principles, or personality traits, that shape people’s political preferences...Our recent study from Germany therefore explores how individual personality traits, which affect social interaction and cognitive styles, shape our political leanings."

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ISPP Scholars Under Threat: Report of the ISPP International Observation Team, February 2019

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Our International Observation Team arrived in Istanbul to observe a hearing scheduled for February 7, 2019 in the continuing trial of one of ISPP’s members [...] She is only one of hundreds of academics who have been dismissed from their positions, denied the ability to work or travel, and put on trial in an effort by the government of Turkey to silence its critics."

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Executive Director’s Corner February 2019

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Notices regarding acceptances and rejections for submissions for our 2019 Annual Meeting in Lisbon went out earlier this month. If you submitted a proposal and did not receive notice of acceptance or rejection, please e-mail our Program Committee [...] We had nearly a record number of submissions for this year, and our reviewers had to make difficult decisions, but they are working to accommodate as many as possible in a quality program."

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How and When do Children Understand Conflict-Related Groups?

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"Over 350 million children live in conflict-affected areas... Our work at the Helping Kids! lab examines children’s behaviour in protracted conflict-related contexts. Specifically, we study how ethnic awareness develops in children, and the implications this has for ethnic prejudice and prosocial behaviours in divided societies. Working with majority and minority group children in three post-accord generations, we aim to identify antecedents of children’s peacebuilding."

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ISPP Mentoring Program For Early Career Faculty Members

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"...The ISPP Mentoring Program aims to pair early career faculty members (i.e., up to 8 years after earning their PhD) with senior colleagues who can provide advice and support for those who are just giving their first steps in the academia during (at least) an entire year..."

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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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