Advances in Political Psychology

Advances in Political Psychology

The yearly publication of the International Society of Political Psychology

Given the continued growth and explosion of information and interest in political psychology, there is an increasing need for a place where cumulative research findings and theoretical developments are synthesized and integrated in a form accessible to the scholar, student, and practitioner.

The Advances in Political Psychology annual series is intended to fill this need by recording the state of the field and highlighting innovative developments so that those who are interested can keep abreast of what is happening in political psychology. Each annual volume will include a selection articles that capture the diversity of subject matter studied by political psychologists.

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Stephen P. Nicholson · University of California, Merced

Efrén O. Pérez · University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Advances in Political Psychology, Volume 6 (2019)

  1. When Politics Meets Paranoia: Understanding Belief in Conspiracy Theories (Karen Douglas 1, Joseph Uscinski 2, Robbie Sutton 1, Aleksandra Cichocka 1, Turkay Nefes3, Jim Ang 1 and Farzin Deravi 1 1University of Kent, United Kingdom; 2University of Miami, USA; 3Oxford University, United Kingdom)
  2. Collective Narcissism (Agniezka Golec,Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom)
  3. On The Construction of National Categories: Political Leadership and Populism (Stephen Reicher, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom; Nick Hopkins, University of Dundee, United Kingdom; and Alex Haslam, University of Queensland, Australia)
  4. Victim and Perpetrator Groups’ Divergent Perspectives on Collective Violence: Implications for Intergroup Relations (Rezarta Bilali, New York University, USA; and Johanna Vollhardt, Clark University, USA)
  5. The Theory of Affective Agency: Reimagining the Foundations of Voting and Political Behavior (George Marcus, Williams College, USA; Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan, USA; Pavlos Vasilopoulos and Martial Foucault (Sciences Po, University of Paris, France)
  6. Global Human Identification and Citizenship: A Review of Recent Studies (Sam McFarland, Western Kentucky University, USA; Justin Hackett, California University of Pennsylvania, USA; Katarzyna Hamer, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland; Iva Katzarska-Miller, Transylvania University, USA; Anna Malsch, Northwest Professional Consortium Research, USA; Gerhard Reese, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany; and Steven Reysen, Texas A&M, USA)
  7. The Application of Psychology to the Study of Gender in Politics (Angie Bos, Wooster College, USA; and Monica Schneider, Ohio University, USA)
  8. What Moves Reactionary Movements? (Christopher Parker, University of Washington, USA; Carl Berning, University of Mainz; and David Smith, University of Sydney)
  9. Why Are We Divided? Understanding the Social and Ideological Foundations of Partisan Sorting and Polarization (Christopher Weber and Samara Klar, University of Arizona, USA)

  10. Advances in Political Psychology, Volume 5 (2018)

    1. On the Left/Right Ideological Divide: Historical Accounts and Contemporary Perspectives (Gian Vittorio Caprara and Michele Vecchione, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    2. The Contingent, Contextual Nature of the Relationship Between Psychological Variables and Political Preferences (Christopher M. Federico and Ariel Malka, University of Minnesota, USA; Yeshiva University, USA)
    3. Symposium on Partisanship

    4. Negative Partisanship: Why Americans Dislike Parties but Behave like Rabid Partisans (Alan Abramowitz, Emory University, USA)
    5. Unreflective Partisans? Policy Information and Evaluation in the Development of Partisanship (Ted Brader, University of Michigan, USA; Joshua Tucker, New York University, USA)
    6. Competing Motives in a Polarized Electorate: Policy Responsiveness, Identity Defensiveness, and the Rise of Partisan Antipathy (Eric Groenendyk, University of Memphis, USA)
    7. Expressive vs. Instrumental Partisanship in Multi-Party European Systems (Leonie Huddy, Stony Brook University, USA; Alexa Bankert, University of Georgia, USA; Caitlin L. Davies, Stony Brook University, USA)
    8. The Strengthening of Partisan Affect (Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University, USA; Masha T. Krupenkin, Stanford University, USA)
    9. Authoritarianism, Affective Polarization, and Economic Ideology (Christopher Johnson, Duke University, USA)
    10. The “Prejudiced Personality” and the Origins of Partisan Strength, Affective Polarization, and Partisan Sorting (Matthew Luttig, Colgate University, USA)
    11. One Tribe to Bind them All: How Our Social Group Attachments Strengthen Partisanship (Lilliana Mason, University of Maryland, USA; Julie Wronski, University of Mississippi, USA)
    12. The Nature of Party Categories: Party Differentiation and Party System Coherence (Stephen P. Nicholson, UC-Merced, USA; Christopher J. Carman, Strathclyde University, United Kingdom; Chelsea M. Coe, UC-Merced, USA; Aidan Feeney, Queen’s University, Northern Ireland; Balazs Feher, University of Nebraska, USA; Brett K. Hayes, University of New South Wales, Australia; Christopher Kam, University of British Columbia, Canada; Jeffrey A. Karp, University of Exeter, United Kingdom; Gergo Vaczi, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary; Evan Heit, UC-Merced, USA)

    Advances in Political Psychology, Volume 4 (2017)

    1. The Need for Power and the Power of Need: Towards a Universalist Political Psychology (Felicia Pratto and Fouad Bou Zeineddine, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, USA, and University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa)
    2. On the Left/Right Ideological Divide: Historical Accounts and Contemporary Perspectives (Michele Vecchione and Gianvittorio Caprara, Department of Psychology, University of Rome, Italy)
    3. Self-Censorship as a Socio-Political-Psychological Phenomenon: Conception and Research (Danny Bar-Tal, Department of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel)
    4. Self-Interest Is Often a Major Determinant of Issue Attitudes (Robert Kurzban and Jason Weeden, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    5. The Principle-Implementation Gap in Attitudes Toward Racial Equality (and How to Close it) (Kevin Durrheim and John Dixon, School of Psychology, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, and Department of Psychology, The Open University, United Kingdom)
    6. The Nature and Origins of Misperception: Understanding False and Unsupported Beliefs About Politics (D.J. Flynn, Brendan Nyhan and Jason Riefler, Department of Political Science, Dartmouth College, USA, and Department of Political Science, University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
    7. What we Know about Transitional Justice: Survey and Experimental Evidence (Roman David, Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
    8. Science Curiosity and Political Information Processing (Dan Kahan, Asheley Landrum, Katie Carpenter, Laura Helft and Kathleen Hall Jamieson Yale University and University of Pennsylvania, USA)

    Advances in Political Psychology, Volume 3 (2016)

    1. The Polythink Syndrome and Elite Group Decision Making (Alex Mintz and Carly Wayne, Lauder School of Government, IDC, Herzliya, Israel and Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, USA)
    2. The Illusion of Choice in Democratic Politics (Charles Taber and Milton Lodge Department of Political Science, Stony Brook University, USA )
    3. Building a Tower of Babel? Four Converging Themes toward Explaining Participation in Political Action (Martijn van Zomeren, Department of Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
    4. Ideology and Post-Colonial Society (Chris Sibley and Danny Osborne, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
    5. Power, Gender, and Group Discussion (Tali Mendelberg and Christopher Karpowitz, Department of Political Science, Princeton University and Brigham Young University, USA)

    Advances in Political Psychology, Volume 2 (2015)

    1. Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem (Dan Kahan, Yale Law School)
    2. Evolutionary Political Psychology: On the Origin and Structure of Heuristics and Biases in Politics (Michael Bang Peterson, Department of Political Science and Government, University of Aarhus, Denmark)
    3. Understanding Individual Participation in Collective Violence (Betsy Levy Paluck and Rebecca Littman, Department of Psychology, Princeton University)
    4. The Conditions Ripe for Racial Spillover Effects (Michael Tesler, Department of Political Science, Brown University)
    5. Emotions and Emotion Regulation in Intractable Conflict: Studying Emotional Processes within a Unique Context (Eran Halperin, School of Psychology, IDC, Herzliya, Israel)

    Advances in Political Psychology, Volume 1 (2014)

    1. Political Neuroscience: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship (John T. Jost, Hannah Nam, Jay Van Bavel, and David M. Amodio, Department of Psychology, New York University)
    2. Networks, Contexts, and the Combinatorial Dynamics of Democratic Politics (Robert Huckfeldt, Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis)
    3. The Psychology of Radicalization and Deradicalization: How Significance Quest Impacts Violent Extremism (Arie W. Kruglanski, Michele J. Gelfand, Jocelyn Belanger, START Center, University of Maryland; Rohan Gunaratna, Institute for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; and Malkanthi Hettiarachchi Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism Centre, Macquarie University, Australia)
    4. Political Ecology: On the Mutual Formation of Biology and Culture (Rose McDermott, Department of Political Science, Brown University; and Peter Hatemi, Department of Political Science, Penn State University)
    5. The Social and Political Implications of Moral Conviction (Linda J. Skitka, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago; and G. Scott Morgan, Department of Psychology, Drew University)
    6. Political Parties, Motivated Reasoning, and Public Opinion Formation (Thomas J. Leeper and Rune Slothuus, Department of Political Science and Government, University of Aarhus, Denmark)

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