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Not just prejudice: How feeling deprived as a group is related to the extreme right vote

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"The popularity of the extreme right (ER) political parties is on the rise in Europe (Rydgren, 2007)... However, anti-immigrant prejudice alone does not explain the increased popularity of ER parties. We propose and test a novel hypothesis stating that explicit negative attitudes towards immigrants is not the only reason why people feel encouraged to vote for an ER candidate...."

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On the Pacific Meeting on the Psychology of Social Change in Santiago, Chile

Posted by Lucas Czarnecki •

"On 13-14 December 2018, I attended the Pacific Meeting on the Psychology of Social Change in Santiago, Chile... The purpose of the meeting was to bring together political and social psychologists from around the Pacific Rim and beyond to discuss current research including peace, protest, contact, immigration, inequality, globalization, diversity, indigenous rights, and reconciliation."

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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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