Political Psychology

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Political Psychology

Researching the links between psychological processes and politics

The Political Psychology Lab brings together researchers from the School of Psychology and the School of Politics and International Relations to foster interdisciplinary research on the links between psychological processes and politics.

Our research interests include:

  • the study of psychological processes associated with political ideologies and support for socio-political systems,
  • perceptions of justice and inequality,
  • intergroup attitudes and biases (including ethnic prejudice, sexism, and speciesism),
  • beliefs in political conspiracies,
  • national attachment.

Key aims

To promote:

  • excellent research on the links between political and psychological processes
  • interdisciplinary research and teaching in the area of political psychology
  • the use of quantitative methods in social sciences