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Political Psychology (Section 28)

The purpose of this section to facilitate communication across subfields and disciplinary boundaries among individuals interested in the relationship between political and psychological processes.

Founded: 1993
Yearly membership dues: $5.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s28/

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Section Officers

Chair
Daniel Hopkins
University of Pennsylvania

Treasurer
Melissa Sands
University of California, Merced

Communications
Officer

Michele Margolis
University of Pennsylvania
[email protected]

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Katherine McCabe
Rutgers University

Frederik Hjorth
University of Copenhagen
[email protected]
 

Council
Leonie Huddy, Stony Brook University

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 28. Political Psychology awards to-date »

 

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in political psychology filed during the previous year.

Nomination Instructions: Send an electronic copy of the dissertation to each committee member. 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.

Deadline for nominations: March 2, 2020

Award Committee:
Kevin (Vin) Arceneaux, Temple University
[email protected]

Gwyneth McClendon, New York University
[email protected]

Pavielle Haines, University of Denver
[email protected]
 

Robert E. Lane Award

The Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology published in the past year.

Deadline for nominations: March 2, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
[email protected]

Bert Bakker, University of Amsterdam
[email protected]

Tom Wood, Ohio State University
[email protected]
 

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.

Deadline for nominations: March 2, 2020

Award Committee:
Shana Gadarian, Syracuse University
[email protected]

Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz, University of Illinois
[email protected]

Melissa Michelson, Menlo College
[email protected]
 

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 fund their travel to the APSA meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 2, 2020

Award Comittee:
Chair
Antoine Banks, University of Maryland
[email protected]

Mara Ostfeld, University of Michigan
[email protected]

Peter Dinesen, University of Copenhagen
ptd.ifs.ku.edu
 

Political Psychology Career Achievement Award

The Political Psychology Career Achievement Award is awarded biennially to recognize a scholar whose lifetime scholarship and service to the profession has made an outstanding contribution to the field of political psychology.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations to the committee should include a statement that describes the scholar’s contribution to the field, as well as the nominee’s vitae (if possible).

Deadline for nominations: Not awarded in 2020

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