International Society of Political Psychology


Last Week to Apply for ISPP’s 2013 Summer Academy!

Posted by Stavroula Chrona •

The 2013 International Society of Political Psychology Summer Academy (ISPP-SA) will take place on July 4th- 7th at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC- Herzliya, four days prior to the ISPP Annual Meeting. The central objective of the Summer Academy is to offer high quality training to interested faculty and students from Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and other relevant disciplines, who are likely to teach political psychology and/or conduct political psychology research in the future.

Every year the Summer Academy hosts a number of foundational and cutting edge research-led courses in a selection of specialization areas of Political Psychology. The 2013 program offers a fascinating opportunity to fellows to engage with prominent scholars in the field and acquire further training. This year we are hosting six thematic courses offered by Bettina Davou (Course Title: Political action, motivation and the socio- political context of felt emotions), Catarina Kinnvall (Course Title: Multiculturalism, Conflict and Integration), Richard R. Lau (Course Title:  Studying Political Decision Making),  Paul Nesbitt-Larking (Course Title: Multicultural Identities and Citizenship), David O. Sears (Course Title: Intergroup politics: The tension between general psychological theories and specific historical contexts), Jim Sidanius (Course Title: Theory of Gendered Prejudice), and an introductory course in political psychology by Leonie Huddy and Stanley Feldman (Course Title: Introduction to Political Psychology). While the six thematic courses cover theoretical and methodological advancements in the instructors’ specific areas of research, the introductory session provides a survey of the field focusing on specific theoretical and methodological approaches.

In addition to attending courses, successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities aiming to enhance their understanding of the taught material and promote the application of core principles from the field of Political Psychology in their own research. In particular, fellows will have the opportunity to engage with the instructors in breakout group discussions where they will develop new research projects and ideas. Fellows and instructors are also going to participate in a research exhibition, where they will engage in informal conversations and presentations about their own research, with the aim to build future research collaborations. Summer Academy successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage with a truly international mix of participants and expand on their research interests.

The call for applications is closing in ONE WEEK, on March 24th, 2013. Information regarding application submission is available at: 

For further information on the ISPP Summer Academy instructors and courses, how to apply, the venue, our analytical program, accommodation and transportation please visit the ISPP-SA website at:

For questions regarding the ISPP Summer Academy please contact Dr. Tereza Capelos, Director of the ISPP-SA ( or Miss Stavroula Chrona ( Administrative Assistant of ISPP- SA.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications and seeing you in Israel!

Dr. Tereza Capelos (ISPP-SA Director)

Miss Stavroula Chrona (ISPP-SA Administrative Assistant)




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