"Thanks to all who attended the 2018 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio this past June/July and helped make it a successful event. We were happy to see everyone who joined us in person and virtually, and pleased that you all really enjoyed San Antonio and the many benefits of attending the conference...In 2019 we are headed to Lisbon, Portugal at the InterContinental Lisbon, located on Rua Castilho ."
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"Academic freedom is a cornerstone of democracy and the contemporary slide towards authoritarianism goes hand in hand with targeting scholars and academic institutions... Our new study looks at the effects of this worsening repression through a thematic analysis of interviews with Turkish academics in the social sciences, both those dismissed and those still active in their profession."
"Our project at the Social Psychology of Inequality Lab provides a deeper understanding of the psychological processes that influence the perception and justification of the income gap within our societies."
"Why some people value political engagement and even find pleasure in engaging with politics while others hardly bother about the political domain, is a crucial question for the functioning of democratic societies. In a yet unpublished manuscript, I investigate the nonpolitical origins of political engagement in early childhood experiences [...] I show that children growing up in need-supportive families report more interest in politics and engage more frequently in political discussions decades later in life."
"Our annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas is fast approaching, and we look forward to welcoming our fellow Early Career Scholars. This year, the ECC has been working very hard to organize exciting events at this year’s annual meeting and I would like to take the time to tell you about these events."
"Most Americans think that climate scientists ought to play a role in making policy decisions about the environment. But a substantial number doubt that they can trust climate scientists and the research they produce... In a letter recently published at Nature Climate Change, I investigate the effect of young adults’ (aged 12-14) interest in scientific issues (“science interest”) on trust in climate scientists, when they become older. Analyzing longtudinal survey data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth (LSAY), I find that people who are highly interested in science at young ages tend to be more trusting of climate scientists in adulthood."
"Our 41st Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio, Texas is approaching fast! Program chairs Bethany Albertson and Frank Asbrock along with the section chairs have put together a diverse and inspiring program..."
"Nowadays, it truly seems that the number one reply on any question concerning politics is a cynical one. Politicians are painted as dishonest, self-interested and incompetent actors in a system, that in itself, is not able to do what is best for its citizens [...] Based on online surveys, structural equation modeling and regression analyses, my findings show that the potential consequences of widespread cynicism are overstated. [...] My research shows a citizenry that, although cynical to a certain degree, is at the same time still politically active. Cynicism is not the threat to political participation many make it out to be. "
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