"In my last column for this newsletter, I argued that one of the main challenges our scientific society needed to address was its internationalization. However, last time I did not mention that internalization is rather a long journey than a goal we can reach overnight...."
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"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...."
"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."
"The ISPP Early Career Committee (ECC) is now accepting applications to the 2019-2020 ECC! To make our committee more representative of ISPP's membership, we encourage applications from every continent..."
"As we count down the months to our next Annual Scientific Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, I am happy to tell you that ISPP is continuing to thrive..."
"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."
"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."
"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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