I begin my year as ISPP president with a number of accomplishments to report. Alex Mintz, Dahpha Canetti and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom and all of their assistants did a great job organizing the 2013 Annual Meeting in Herzliya. The conference was attended by 500 people from 40 nations. We also completed another very successful year of our Summer Academy. Once again, Tereza Capelos and Stavroula Chrona brought together a diverse group of young scholars with terrific instructors for a stimulating three day introduction to political psychology. Plans are underway to have a fourth Summer Academy next year in Rome. Look for information on the ISPP web site soon.
Our journal, Political Psychology, continues to be a highly cited outlet for work in political psychology. Based on its five year impact factor, the journal is ranked 16 in Political Science and 21 in Social Psychology. Political Psychology is in over 3700 institutions around the world, and there were 620,000 downloads of papers published in the journal last year. One major benefit of membership is that ISPP members have access to papers published online on the Wiley-Blackwell journal site in advance of their appearance in print. Take a look at “Early View” on the journal web site to see papers made available soon after their final acceptance and well before they will appear in print. We also look forward to the first issue of our new publication, Advances in Political Psychology, edited by Howard Lavine. Members will be receiving the first issue of this annual publication early next year.
The second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, edited by Leonie Huddy, David Sears, and Jack Levy, was published just a few months ago. Chapters from the first edition were substantially revised and updated. The volume also includes new chapters on personality, rational choice, genetics, political rhetoric, threat perceptions, crisis management, psychobiography, political ideology, social justice, social networks, political deliberation, multiculturalism and discrimination. ISPP members receive a substantial 35% discount on the Handbook, pricing it at a very attractive $35.75 USD for this 1,000-page publication.
Our Executive Director, Sev Bennett, has continued to professionalize the ISPP Central Office. Our web site (www.issp.org) is updated more frequently. Check the Announcements page to see what’s happening in political psychology. And you can contact Sev at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your announcements listed on the web site. Members who have questions and/or problems will also see quick responses from the Central Office.
While there is much to be happy about, there is also still much to do. Program chairs Eva Green, Joanne Miller, and I are hard at work planning our 2014 meeting in Rome, July 4-7, at the Ergife Palace Hotel. We are looking forward to a large turnout for the meeting and we expect to have a stimulating set of panels, roundtables, and plenary talks. The Ergife Palace Hotel is a comfortable, modern hotel just a few kilometers from the center of Rome. Early information on the hotel can be found on the ISPP web site and the call for papers will come in a few weeks. We hope to see you all next July in Rome.
ISPP must also look to the future. Our 2015 meeting will be held in San Diego. Sites for 2016 and 2017 (and beyond) will be discussion at the mid-winter meeting of the Governing Council in January. Please get in touch with Sev (email@example.com) if you have suggestions for meeting locations or if you would like to help host a meeting. As an international organization, we like to meet in locations that that make it attractive for our diverse members to attend.
The ability of ISPP to help encourage and promote research in political psychology depends in large part on our membership. A growing membership makes it possible for ISPP to devote more resources support political psychology and political psychologists around the world. We thank you for your support of ISPP and one of my major goals this year is to increase membership. You can help by encouraging your colleagues join or renew their membership. The ISPP Governing Council will be discussing ways of increasing the number of ISPP members and we welcome any suggestions you have in how we can accomplish this.
I look forward to being president this year. Moving ISPP forward will be beneficial to all political psychologists around the world. Political psychology is a growing, important research area that addresses critical questions in our global world. ISPP should play a central role in the development of our field. I hope I can report significant accomplishments when I turn over the reigns of ISPP to my successor, Paul Nesbitt-Larking.
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Executive Director’s Corner
Thanks to all who attended the 2013 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in Israel this past July. We hope that even more of you will join us in Rome in 2014. Information to assist you with planning your attendance and what sights you may wish to see while in Rome are on the ISPP web site:http://www.ispp.org/meetings/ (click on the links under “Information on Rome” to open the PDFs). And for those looking ahead to 2015 in San Diego, there is also information posted for that meeting: http://www.ispp.org/meetings/future. Take a look, and check back on the Future Meetings page for information on our 2016 meeting location! And if you would like to submit a proposal to host a future ISPP Annual Meeting in your city, please contact me in the Central Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
This fall ISPP is introducing a new method for members to keep their contact information updated, and have it be synchronized with a new online member directory, new member profiles, and event tracking (ISPP uses CVENT for management of its membership records and for registration for our Annual Meeting). This system is not connected to the Member area on the ISPP web site, however. To ensure that ISPP has your current contact information, it is necessary to keep the CVENT system up-to-date. Members can now access CVENT and member information directly via the CVENT Member Portal. The link to this portal can always be found on the ISPP “Join Today!” page under Membership on our web site (http://www.ispp.org/membership/join). Existing members should log-in on the left side of the page. Detailed instructions on logging in and navigating this new system will be distributed to all members via e-mail in November. Updates regarding features on the ISPP web site will also be forthcoming.
A few brief updates and reminders:
Thank you all for your membership, and have a wonderful academic year!
- The nomination process for the 2014 awards presented at the Annual Meeting is underway! All nominations must be submitted by mid-February 2014. If you want to nominate someone for an award, please see our web site under “Awards” (http://www.ispp.org/awards) for details and contact information for each awards committee chair.
- ISPP expects to begin taking submissions/proposals for sessions at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting in Rome starting in November 2013. An e-mail will be sent out and information will be posted on the ISPP web site on the Meetings page (http://www.ispp.org/meetings) to submit proposals.
- ISPP’s Nominating Committee is working to complete the slate of nominees for President-elect, Vice President, and Governing Council. Keep an eye out for candidate bios and your opportunity to vote for the new members of ISPP’s leadership!
- Many ISPP members will be due to renew their membership in late December/early January and will be receiving renewal notices via e-mail in the next few months. When you go to renew, the link in the e-mails will take you to the login page for our new membership portal, described above. Follow the login instructions that will be sent out in October to log in and renew your membership. For those renewing at times other than December/January, you will receive e-mail reminders in advance of your membership expiration, also with the link to renew. If anyone has any problems with any aspect of their membership or renewal, please do not hesitate to contact me in the Central Office (email@example.com).
Severine Bennett, CGMP, PMP
Executive Director, ISPP
2013 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in Israel
The 2013 Annual ISPP Conference, held July 8th-11th, was hosted by the Program of Political Psychology and Decision Making on the campus of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, at IDC in Israel. Alex Mintz, Editor-in Chief of Political Psychology, along with his team, organized the event. The theme of the conference was the Political Psychology of Global Conflict, Protest and Reconciliation. Approximately 500 participants from 40 different countries were in attendance. One-hundred articles, posters, sessions and panels dealt with the critical issue of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Speaking to the success of the conference, Mintz stated that, “It was not simply the quantity of attendees at the ISPP Conference, but also the quality of the research presented, that gave this event such a mark of excellence.” Professors Daphna Canetti, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloomand Alex Mintz served as Program Co-chairs.
Congratulations to the 2013 ISPP Award Winners!
Alexander George Book Award
Richard Ned Lebow (Dartmouth College) The Politics and Ethics of Identity
Best Dissertation Award
Jonathan Renshon (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Fighting for Status
David O. Sears Book Awards
Howard Lavine, Christopher Johnston & Marco Steenbergen The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy
Erik Erikson Early Career Award
Daphna Canetti (University of Haifa)
Phillip Hammack (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Jeanne Knutson Award for long-standing service to ISPP
Janusz Reykowski (Warsaw School of Political Psychology)
Harold Lasswell Award
Bert Klandermans (Free University of Amsterdam)
Nevitt Sanford Awards
Kristin Monroe (University of California, Irvine)
Noel Markwell Media Award
Sasha Issenberg (MONOCLE)
Roberta Sigel Award
Michael Bang Petersen (Aarhus University) & Lasse Laustsen (Aarhus University) Winning Faces Vary by Ideology: Evolutionary Psychology and the Role of Candidate Facial Traits in Democratic Elections
2014 ISPP Award Nominations
ISPP celebrates its members by giving awards for the best papers presented at our annual meeting (Roberta Sigel Award), the best dissertation in the field of Political Psychology, excellence and creativity of early career scholars (Erikson Award), the best books published in Political Psychology (Alexander George and David O. Sears Awards), as well as recognition for the best scientific contributions (Harold Lasswell Award), practical application of Political Psychological principles (Nevitt Sanford Awards), best media work in Political Psychology (Markwell Media Award) and long-standing service to the society (Knutsen Award).
ISPP is now taking nominations for the awards that will be presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Rome. Please see the Awards pages on our web site to send in your nomination to the appropriate committee chair(s). Deadline for all nominations is February 17, 2014.
Advances in 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.
The first issue of Advances in Political Psychology will be published in January 2014. For more information on the first articles and the editorial board, please visit http://www.ispp.org/news/Advances
USA Today piece highlights forthcoming article in Political Psychology
USA Today published an article discussing the findings of Michael D. Jones and Geoboo Song in their manuscript entitled, "Making Sense of Climate Change: How Story Frames Shape Cognition". Theirmanuscript is available on the journal website free of charge for one month: go to the article.
The USA Today article can be viewed here http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/vergano/2013/06/29/climate-categories-news/2471945/
Hard copy delivery of Political Psychology
After learning that members in some regions of the world were not receiving the hard copy of Political Psychology until late in the month of a given issue, ISPP has been working with our publisher, Wiley-Blackwell, over the last several months to improve delivery of the journal. Starting in early 2014 the journal will be shipped by Wiley-Blackwell from a different location, and this should result in more timely delivery. If you ever encounter problems or delays in receiving your journal issues, please alert the Central Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can address it and get any missed issues re-sent to you, as applicable.
December Table of Contents for Political Psychology
Political Psychology, Volume 34, Number 6 December 2013
1) Genetic and Environmental Transmission of Political Orientations
Carolyn L. Funk, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford, Matthew V. Hibbing, Nicholas R. Eaton, Robert F. Krueger, Lindon J. Eaves, and John R. Hibbing
2) Harmful Ideas: The Structure and Consequences of Anti-Semitic Beliefs in Poland
Michal Bilewicz, Mikolaj Winiewski, Miroslaw Kofta, and Adrian Wójcik
3) Multidimensionality of Right-Wing Authoritarian Attitudes: Authoritarianism-Conservatism-Traditionalism
John Duckitt and Boris Bizumic
4) Descriptive Representation, Political Efficacy, and Blacks in the 2008 Presidential Election
Jennifer L. Merolla, Abbylin H. Sellers, and Derek J. Fowler
5) A Change Is Gonna Come: Generational Membership and White Racial Attitudes in the 21st Century
Tatishe M. Nteta and Jill S. Greenlee
6) Legacies of Srebrenica: The Dutch Factor in EU-Serbian Relations
The Effect of Terror on Institutional Trust: New Evidence from the 3/11 Madrid Terrorist Attack
Peter Thisted Dinesen and Mads Meier Jæger
Wild Analysis in Politics
Man is by Nature a Political Animal: Evolution, Biology and Politics
By Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott
Reviewed by Julia Elad Strenger
New MA Program in Political Psychology
Political Science MA With a Concentration in Political Psychology at Stony Brook University
The Political Science Department at Stony Brook University is offering an MA degree that provides a broad survey of the field of political psychology. Courses, taught almost entirely by the faculty, cover topics such as the psychological dynamics of public opinion, political action and mobilization, attitude change and persuasion, the moral basis of politics, and comparative political culture and values. Courses also cover the methods used in the study of political psychology. The Political Science M.A. program introduces students to theories that help to make sense of public attitudes and behavior, familiarizes them with core research on the dynamics of attitudes and opinions, and provides them skills in using the major research methods used to study the dynamics of public opinion and behavior. It will be useful to students who wish to enter a PhD program in political science, communications, or social psychology. It will also benefit students interested in the fields of political campaigns, public relations, media, polling, or who work for federal or local legislators or not-for-profit organizations. In its first two years five students have been admitted to top PhD programs.
Those wanting more information about the program should contact Professor Stanley Feldman (Stanley.Feldman@stonybrook.edu) or see our web page at: http://www.stonybrook.edu/polsci/mapol/index.html
For an overview of regular courses and programs in Political Psychology visit our website http://www.ispp.org/resources/courses and http://www.ispp.org/resources/programs
Greetings from the Junior Scholars Committee!
As the current JSC chair, I am happy to update you on the JSC activities. All of the JSC-sponsored events at the annual ISPP meeting in Israel were very well received. The JSC organized the Mentoring Tea and two roundtables (one on teaching political psychology and the other on research and policy). These meetings provided junior scholars an opportunity to communicate with senior colleagues in our field. In addition, several junior scholars received the JSC travel grant to participate the annual meeting.
The Annual Scientific Meeting also marked the beginning of the new JS committee, including a diverse group of young scholars at different stages of their careers. We have an even distribution of the committee positions between political scientists and psychologists. We have faculty members, graduate students, and post-docs on the committee located in different regions of the world: Belgium, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
As we approach the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting we will keep you updated about the upcoming JSC activities. In the meantime, JSC will remain active in its online platforms. Stay informed about the JSC and our thriving field of research by visiting our recently renewed blog (www.ispp.org/jsc/blog), joining our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ISPPJuniorScholars), or follow us on Twitter (@ISPP_JSC). Feel free to send your comments and inquiries to email@example.com.
On behalf of the Junior Scholars Committee, I wish you a happy and productive semester.
Teaching Political Psychology
Sanne Rijkhoff, Washington State University
At the annual meeting last summer in Herzliya, Israel, the Junior Scholars Committee (JSC) hosted two roundtables that were well-attended and greatly appreciated by those in attendance. The theme to one of this year’s roundtables was Teaching Political Psychology. Specific to the discussion were challenges in teaching political psychology to undergraduate and graduate students. Four invited speakers engaged the audience in a conversation about experiences, pedagogies, and strategies for emerging scholars interested in teaching political psychology classes. Richard R. Lau (Rutgers University), Christ’l De Landtsheer (University of Antwerp), Richard Herrmann (The Ohio State University) and Linda Tropp (University of Massachusetts Amherst) generously shared their experiences and advice. The goal of the roundtable was to generate awareness about resources, textbooks, and syllabi that do exist, as well as to brainstorm for solutions to unmet needs of political psychology pedagogy. Also focused on was how to integrate political psychology into the existing curriculum and how to recruit students for these courses. A summary of this JSC roundtable can be found here.
Thanks goes to the Professional Development Coordinators of the Junior Scholars Committee for organizing this roundtable and a special thanks to the four guest speakers again.
Are you teaching Political Psychology?
Building on the fruitful discussion from the JSC roundtable at the annual meeting last summer (click here for a summary), the JSC would like to continue it by inviting you to engage as well. We propose a conversation about experiences, pedagogies, and strategies for scholars interested in teaching political psychology classes. What are your ideas about teaching political psychology in undergraduate and graduate classes? Please submit your ideas and resources to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment on our blog (http://www.ispp.org/jsc/blog/resources-for-teaching-political-psychology). Your involvement is highly appreciated.
- Can you help others who teach Political Psychology?
Please consider submitting your Course Syllabi to the ISPP
To submit your syllabi, please contact the Central Office (email@example.com)
37th Annual Scientific Meeting of ISPP: Call for Papers Ideologies and
Ideological Conflict: The Political Psychology of Belief Systems
To be held at: Ergife Place Hotel, Rome, Italy
July 4-7, 2014
Program Co-chairs: Eva Green (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Joanne Miller (University of Minnesota, USA)
Ideologies play a major role in politics and have done so for at least the last three hundred years since the term was coined during the French Revolution. Political views on the left and right shed light on some of the major political conflicts of modern times. New ideological perspectives such as green politics, feminism, and religious fundamentalism have broadened the range of political thought and beliefs that shape the character of political discourse. Political psychology was founded, in part, on the desire to understand political ideologies and their adherents and recent research has richly advanced this line of enquiry. This meeting will highlight the important and diverse contributions of political psychology to an understanding of political ideologies and their effect on politics and conflict in a global context.
We welcome individual papers and posters, as well entire panels and roundtables, that present theory and research on political ideologies and belief systems. In addition to research on traditional lines of ideological conflict, we encourage submissions on newer and emerging belief systems across the world. Research can draw on all of the theoretical perspectives and methods in the field of political psychology including, but not limited to, social communications, personality, leadership, values, cognitive and motivational processes, intergroup relations, collective action, and genetic and biological factors. We are particularly interested in proposals that provide new theoretical or empirical insights into the foundations of ideologies as well as research that examines conditions under which ideologies lead to political conflict and when they can help foster cooperation.
We also welcome panels, papers, posters, and roundtables on any topic in political psychology. The program chairs are interested in bringing together new research from the fields of psychology, political science, sociology, anthropology, biology, communications, economics, and philosophy. We hope to create an exciting intellectual exchange that will enrich political psychology and help us better understand the dynamics of politics in the world today.
Save the date: ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
The 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISPP will take place on July 3-6, 2015 in San Diego, California.
Submit a proposal for a future ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting location
ISPP strives to bring its Annual Scientific Meeting to different areas of the world! If you are interested in hosting the Annual Scientific Meeting, please contact the Central Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the details.
Summer Institute in Political Psychology
July 13-August 1, 2014
Stanford University is pleased to announce that it is hosting the 2014 Summer Institute in Political Psychology (SIPP). Directed by Stanford Professor Jon Krosnick, SIPP is a three-week intensive training program introducing graduate students and professionals to the world of political psychology scholarship. On-line applications will be accepted on a first come-first accepted basis once the website opens in late 2013.
Created at Ohio State University in 1991 and offered by Stanford University since 2005 (with support from the National Science Foundation), SIPP has hosted hundreds of participants over the years. The SIPP curriculum is designed to produce skilled, creative, and effective scholarly researchers who would do more and better work in political psychology as the result of their attendance. The training experience: 1) provides broad exposure to theories, empirical findings, and research traditions; 2) illustrates successful cross-disciplinary research and integration; 3) enhances methodological pluralism; and 4) strengthens institutional networks.
The schedule of activities mixes lectures with opportunities for students to talk with faculty and with each other in structured and less formal atmospheres. Topics covered in past SIPPs include race relations, conflict and dispute resolution, voting and elections, international conflict, decision-making by political elites, moral disengagement and violence, social networks, activism and social protest, political socialization, and justice.
For more information, please visit the SIPP website at www.stanford.edu/group/sipp.
For more information on ISPP’s 3-day Summer Academy, please visit http://www.ispp.org/resources/summeracademy
The Center for Public Scholarship is pleased to present the 30thSocial Research conference, "Corruption," on Thursday and Friday, November 21 and 22, 2013, at The New School in New York City.
For more information, visit http://www.newschool.edu/CPS/CORRUPTION/
International Society for Justice Research
Deadline: December 15, 2013
The15th biennial conferenceof ISJRwill be held fromJune 19-22, 2014, on the campus of New York University, and will focus on three major conference themes: (1)Economicinequality(the1% vs. the 99%); (2)Law, justice, and socialscience; and (3)Progress, social stability, and change.
For more information visit http://social-justice-conference-2014.jimdo.com/home/isjr-2014/
5th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
Deadline: February 28, 2014
The Fifth International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (ICIAR) will be held in Chisinau, Moldova, June 24–27, 2014. The Congress will focus on the study and applied practice of interpersonal acceptance and rejection. Areas of particular focus will be teacher acceptance-rejection, intimate partner acceptance-rejection, ostracism and social exclusion, mother/father love, psychotherapy and psycho-educational interventions, neurobiological concomitants of perceived rejection, as well as many other areas.
For more information, visit http://www.isiparmoldova2014.org/
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Literature Review on Identity Management (Threat and Affirmation)
Naomi Ellemers and Jojanneke van der Toorn
We are conducting a literature review on identity management, assessing the use and effectiveness of affirmation and compensation strategies when one’s (social) identity or integrity has been threatened. We are particularly interested in, but not limited to, studies that address multiple dimensions of the self or group concept. We are collecting this information for a narrative review, so no data are needed. Specifically, we are interested in published and unpublished reports of studies in which a threat to (part of) the self- or group-concept (e.g., one’s morality, competence, status) has been manipulated or measured and in which means of buffering or managing this threat (e.g., self- or group-affirmation strategies) have been manipulated or measured.
To streamline this process, we have created an online survey where you can easily input your contact and study information:https://uleidenss.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0NjXlYXYYqIqnl3
The success of this literature review relies on the inclusion of as many studies on the topic as possible, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you be unsure of whether your study fits our criteria for inclusion, or simply send us a PDF or reference of your study and we can evaluate.
If you have questions, or are having trouble with the survey, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Also, if you know of others who may have studies including both threat and affirmation/compensation, please let us know.
Call for Submissions: Social Justice Research
Social Justice Research (ISSN 0885-7466), a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Springer, New York, is now embarking on its 27th year. It is the official journal of the International Society for Social Justice Research (http://www.isjr.org/).
Hereby we would like to welcome researchers from a wide variety of disciplines with a common interest in justice and justice-related issues to submit their work to be considered for publication in Social Justice Research.
All manuscripts should be submitted using the online system. Instructions for Authors are available at www.springer.com/11211
Kjell Törnblom and Ali Kazemi
Social Justice Research
Mission and Scope
Social Justice Research is an international multidisciplinary forum for the publication of original papers that have implications of sufficient scope to be important to all social scientists investigating the origins, structures, and consequences of justice in human affairs. The journal encompasses the justice-related work (using traditional and novel approaches) of all social scientists—psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, economists, policy scientists, political scientists, legal researchers, management scientists, and others. By its multidisciplinary approach, Social Justice Research hopes to further the integration of the various social science perspectives. In addition to original research papers—theoretical, empirical, and methodological—the journal also publishes book reviews and from time to time publishes special thematic issues.
Social Justice Research is a peer-reviewed journal. All submissions undergo a rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.
SJR is currently indexed/abstracted in Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Social SciSearch, SCOPUS, PsycINFO, Google Scholar, EBSCO, CSA, Academic OneFile, Academic Search, Bibliography of Asian Studies, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Current Abstracts, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences, Family & Society Studies Worldwide, Gale, International Bibliography of Book Reviews (IBR), International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), OCLC, OmniFile, PSYCLINE, SCImago, Summon by Serial Solutions.
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