Save the Date: Political Psychology Meeting on November 9th


Please join us for the seventh Political Psychology Meeting, which will take place on Friday November 9th at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (University of Amsterdam).

Political psychology is thriving in the Netherlands and beyond. We organize the political psychology meetings to further consolidate this field of research in the region of the Netherlands by providing an opportunity for political psychologists to connect, share ideas, and provide feedback on each other’s work. The day will run from 10.00 - 16.00 and includes coffee/tea- and lunch-breaks. For the upcoming meeting, we were again able to secure an excellent set of speakers. Please see below for the preliminary program.

It is important to register for the meeting so that we can get an accurate head count for coffee/tea and lunch. Participation is free of charge. Please let us know by October 19th if you plan to attend by filling out this form.

Best regards,

Bert Bakker (University of Amsterdam)

Mark Dechesne (Leiden University)

Jojanneke van der Toorn (Utrecht University & Leiden University)

Preliminary program

10.00-10.30 Coffee/Tea

10.30-11.15 Paul Marx (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Should we study political behaviour as rituals? Towards a general micro theory of politics in everyday life

11.15-12.00 Allard Feddes (University of Amsterdam)
The United Kingdom’s EU membership referendum: Key psychological variables behind voting ‘remain’ and ‘leave’

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.30 Efraín García-Sánchez (PhD student; University of Granada)
The vicious cycle of economic inequality: The role of ideology in shaping the relationship between “what is” and “what ought to be” in 41 Countries

13.30-14.00 Martijn Blikmans (Groningen University)
The use of emotions in political speech: Main and moderating effects.

14.00-14.30 Coffee/Tea

14.30-15.15 Florian van Leeuwen (Tilburg University)
Disgust sensitivity relates to attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women (and other sexual groups) across 31 nations

15.150-16.00 To be announced

16.00 Drinks at Crea Cafe


Amsterdam School of Communication Research Roeterseiland Campus
Room: C10.20
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1001 NG Amsterdam