Political Psychology Conference: Call for Posters

The Political Psychology pre-conference will take place on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the day before the start of APSA, at Georgetown University. See the conference page for more information about the lineup of speakers.

Interested in presenting a poster?

If you are a graduate student, post-doc, or faculty member considering presenting a poster at the pre-conference, here are additional details. We will have two poster sessions during the course of the pre-conference. Each poster will be assigned a discussant, who will provide feedback to the author(s). These sessions will be scheduled with no concurrent events, with the hopes that poster presenters will have some good opportunities to get feedback on their projects from multiple pre-conference attendees.

To propose a poster to present at the pre-conference (and to apply for one of the limited number of $200 scholarships we hope to award to graduate students (funds permitting) to help defray the costs of presenting a poster at the pre-conference), please complete the brief application form here:

The deadline for submissions for the poster session is May 21, 2019.

We plan to make decisions on poster acceptances by June 1.

Register for the 2018 APSA Political Psychology Pre-conference (to be held on August 29th)

The fourth annual APSA Political Psychology pre-conference will be held on Wednesday, August 29.
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The presenters will include:

  • Mina Cikara (Harvard University, Psychology)
  • Lilliana Mason (University of Maryland, College Park, Political Science)
  • Cecilia Mo (University of California, Berkeley, Political Science)
  • James Sidanius (Harvard University, Psychology)

There will also be a roundtable focused on the political psychology of immigration with Professors Claire Adida (UCSD), Dominik Hangartner (LSE), Efrén Pérez (Vanderbilt University/UCLA), and Deborah Schildkraut (Tufts University); two poster sessions; and opportunities to network with other political psychologists.

The conference will take place from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Science Center at Harvard University (1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA). A light breakfast and lunch will be served, and a reception will follow.

Deadline for Section Award Nominations is March 31

The Political Psychology section of the APSA will give several awards at the 2018 annual meeting in Boston:

  • the Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology in 2017
  • the Best Paper Award for the best paper in political psychology presented at the 2017 APSA meeting
  • the Best Dissertation Award
  • Distinguished Junior Scholar Award

Please consider nominating scholars for these awards.  Self-nominations are, of course, welcome as well.  The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2018.  Details of the awards follow.

Robert E. Lane Award The Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology published in the past year.  To nominate a book for the award, send a copy of the book to each committee member.

Award Committee:

Patrick Egan
NYU Dept. of Politics
19 W. 4th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

Darren Davis
Department of Political Science
2060 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Amy Lerman
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California, Berkeley
2607 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-7320

Best Paper Award The Best Paper Award is given to the most outstanding paper in political psychology delivered at the previous year’s Annual Meeting. E-mail your nominations to the members of the committee.

Award Committee:

Corrine McConnaughy (chair), George Washington University,

Peter Dinesen, University of Copenhagen,

Christopher Parker, University of Washington,

Best Dissertation Award The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in political psychology filed during the previous year.  To nominate a dissertation, send an electronic copy of the dissertation to the members of the committee. Self-nominations are accepted. All nominations should include a letter of support from the chair of the dissertation committee that addresses the contribution of the dissertation to the field of political psychology.

Award Committee:

Michael Tesler (chair), University of California, Irvine,

Martin Bisgaard, Aarhus University,

Ariel White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

Distinguished Junior Scholar Award The APSA Political Psychology section gives Distinguished Junior Scholar Awards as grants to junior scholars (graduate students or those no more than seven years since receiving their Ph.D) to help fun their travel to the APSA meeting. E-mail your nominations to the members of the committee.

Award Committee:

Rosario Aguilar (chair), Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE),

Morris Levy, University of Southern California,

LaFleur Stephens-Dougan, Princeton University,

Posters from 2017 APSA Pre-Conference Available

If you couldn’t make it to one of the poster sessions at this year’s APSA pre-conference, here is a sample of them:

Alexander Agadjanian and Yasaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth College), “Source Cue Effects and Policy Considerations in Transnational Opinion formation”

Katherine Clayton, Jase Davis, Kristen Hinckley, and Yusaku Horiuchi, (Dartmouth College), “Media Source, Selective Exposure, and Susceptibility to False Information”

Michael Gabbay (University of Washington), Zane Kelly (University of Washington), Justin Reedy (University of Oklahoma), and John Gastil (Pennsylvania State University), “Group Polarization Due to Rhetorically Induced-Asymmetry and Heuristic Issue Substitution

Gaspare M. Genna (University of Texas, El Paso), “Trust, Influence, Self-Esteem and the Brexit Vote”

Samantha J. Lauf, Frank J. Gonzalez, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), “Searching for Politically Relevant Information

Christine Marie Slaughter (University of California, Los Angeles), “The Effect of Intergenerational Poverty on Political Participation”

Nathanael G. Sumaktoyo (University of Notre Dame), “Of Love and Hate: A Theory of Negative Party Identification

Brittany L. Wood, Fernanda Buril, and Nathan Mikami (Washington State University), “The Effects of Rejection on Cooperative and Aggressive Behavior in International Politics

Eduardo Levy Yeyati (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella), Lorena Moscovich (Universidad de San Andrés), and Constanza Abuin (Universidad de San Andrés), “Leader Over Policy? The Influence of Political Leaders on Policy Preferences”


2017 Political Psychology Section Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following section award winners. Their awards will be presented at the political psychology section’s business meeting at APSA (Friday, September 1 at 6:30).

Career Service Award: James H. Kuklinski (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Robert E. Lane Award: Samara Klar (University of Arizona) and Yanna Krupnikov (SUNY Stonybrook), Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Best Dissertation Award: Martin Bisgaard (Aarhus University), “Perceiving the Unobservable”

Best Paper Award: Melissa Sands (University of California, Merced), “Who Wants to Tax a Millionaire? Exposure to Inequality Reduces Support for Redistribution”

Distinguished Junior Scholars Award: Meghan Condon (DePaul University) and Thomas Jamieson (University of Southern California)

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on their impressive contributions!

The 2017 Political Psychology APSA Pre-Conference, August 30th–Register to Attend

The third annual political psychology pre-conference will be held at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday, August 30th. The presenters will include:

  • Matt Barreto (University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science)
  • Daphna Canetti (University of Haifa, Political Science)
  • Aleks Ksiazkiewicz (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Political Science)
  • Dale Miller (Stanford University, Graduate School of Business)
  • Laura Stoker (University of California, Berkeley, Political Science)

See the full schedule is HERE.


Register for the conference HERE. The deadline for registration will be August 11th.


  • Option 1: Take the subway/BART.  Get on at Powell Street Station, which is in the stop closest to the main  APSA conference hotel (Hilton SF Union Square) to the UC Berkeley campus.  Take the Richmond-Daly City / Millbrae Line directly to the Downtown Berkeley Station. The subway fare is $4. We will provide more detailed directions from the BART stop to the Berkeley site in the near future.
  • Option 2: Take a cab or car.  A drive from SF to Berkeley should take around 35 minutes and $26 or more (depending on traffic).


  • Wiley, publisher of Political Psychology and Advances in Political Psychology
  • The International Society for Political Psychology
  • The Political Psychology section of the American Political Science Associatio


  • Leonie Huddy (SUNY, Stony Brook University, Political Science)
  • Joanne Miller (University of Minnesota, Political Science)
  • Cara Wong (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Political Science)


  • Contact Joanne Miller at

2017 New Research in Gender and Political Psychology Conference

The 2017 New Research in Gender and Political Psychology Conference will be held at Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) on October 22-24, 2017! The conference will focus on three broad themes related to gender and political psychology: Gendered Political Socialization, Women as Political Candidates and Elected Officials, and Intersectionality. This conference follows up on previous conferences at Rutgers University in 2011 and at the College of Wooster in 2014.

The conference will provide intentional mentoring in research, teaching and service for assistant professors and associate professors, particularly women, studying gender and political psychology. A wealth of information about the conference and network can be found at: <> . The website also contains the link to the application for the conference <> . The deadline for applying is May 15, 2017. As with previous conferences, our focus will be on associate and assistant level tenure-track faculty, but will consider applications from advanced graduate students and non-tenure track PhDs.

We have applied for funding to cover some participant costs. If we do not receive funding, we will host the conference and do all that we can to keep the costs low for participants. If you want to stay up to date with all the conference announcements, please send an email to <>  and you will be put on our mailing list.

If you have questions, please get in touch with us, and please – apply to come visit beautiful New Orleans in October!

Angie Bos and Monica Schneider – Conference Chairs

Celeste Lay and Mirya Holman – Tulane Conference Hosts

Jason Windett and Grace Deason – 2019 Conference Hosts

Second annual Political Psychology Pre-Conference, August 31, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 the section hosted the second annual pre-conference in Political Psychology at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.

The day featured a great slate of speakers, an interesting roundtable on political psychology and the 2016 presidential race, an array of impressive posters from junior scholars, as well as some lively discussions about political psychology.

Thanks go out to our sponsors, Wiley and the Behavioral Foundations Lab at Temple University, as well as our conference host, Kevin Arceneaux and Temple University.  Thanks also to all who shared their work, as well as those who helped plan the event.

We hope to see you at the third Political Psychology Pre-Conference at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco!