International Society of Political Psychology


Political Psychology Section at ECPR Graduate Student Conference

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The Political Psychology Standing Group in collaboration with the ECPR Graduate Student Network (ECPR GSN) has secured a SECTION at the forthcoming ECPR Graduate Student Conference in Tartu, Estonia, July 10-13 2016.

The section details are:  


Section Number: S20 Advances in Political Psychology Research  

This section surveys important topics in political psychology research. The goal of the section is to address the theoretical and methodological advances in research examining the psychological aspects of public opinion, political communication, political preferences and attitudes, identity and conflict, radicalisation and engagement with politics. The purpose of the section is to open up the scientific discussion and research across graduate students in Europe that work in the area of political psychology on the above topics. We invite panels and papers from junior scholars with theoretically driven empirical research papers and welcome contributions that come from all disciplines of social and political sciences. The section proposes to showcase the following research topics: political decision-making, political communication and the Internet, party or candidate preferences, political opinions and political values. In addition, the section invites papers and panels on political identity development, political distrust and cynicism, political violence and terrorism, fanaticism, civic competence as well as methodological advances and new techniques in political psychology research.  


Suggested Panels and papers may touch upon but are not limited to the following areas of political psychology:

1.     Public Opinion and Media

2.     Engagement with Politics: Cynicism, Participation, Alienation, Involvement

3.     Identities and Conflict

4.     Extreme Political attitudes: fanaticism, radicalism

5.     Methodological advances and new techniques


The second stage of the application process is now open to anyone wishing to propose panels or individual papers.

To submit your panel or paper proposal to the Political Psychology section you should log in to MyECPR and then go to Graduate Student Conference, select Tartu 2016 and submit your proposal.


The deadline to submit Full Panels with Papers and individual Paper proposals is 20 January 2016 (midnight GMT). 


Further details including the conference guidelines, fees, schedule of activities and funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate Student Conference homepage.



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