The purpose of this section is to promote Political Psychology in the UK and globally, enabling and empowering citizens with the political skills to meaningfully shape policy, practice and their worlds.
Webinar: Psychology, politics, preparedness and the pandemic: Sharing perspectives
Date: 4 June 2020
What political psychology lessons are being learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic across the globe? By focusing on panic-buying rather than the lack of panic amongst politicians, was the media focus on public behaviour looking the wrong way? What do the processes of enforcing and relieving lockdown tell us about the relationships between government and the people?
Online Networking Event - 16 November 2020, 10.00am - 12.30pm
This is a networking event for the Political Psychology Section which will give members the chance to come together and discuss key priorities for the Section. This is an opportunity for members to get to know one another and share ideas.
How to join the Event on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 874 6739 4734
Call for Papers
The call for abstracts is now open for the 3rd annual UK Political Psychology conference. Although the Covid-19 crisis has changed much of what we might call ‘typical’ academic life, it has also pushed us to be more innovative in the ways we come together as a scholarly community. In that context, this year’s annual political psychology conference will take place virtually and will draw on best practice in its use of both synchronous and asynchronous content.
Whether you self-identify as a political psychologist, a practitioner or an enthusiast in a cognate field, we are seeking high quality submissions from colleagues at all stages of their careers. As in previous years, the conference will not be limited to a single theme, but rather it will showcase advances in the field across a number of thematic symposia. This year, we invite abstracts on any of the following:
1. Political attitudes, beliefs and ideology;
2. Political elites and leadership;
3. Conflict and security;
4. Government and governance;
6. Populism and the people;
7. Political psychology of inequalities.
We are also seeking presenters for our annual methods workshop. This virtual panel is designed to give early career academics the opportunity to hear and learn from expert practitioners about a range of typical and atypical quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods in the field.
Wherever possible, abstracts should indicate how you traverse multiple conceptual, methodological or empirical traditions in order to explore the human dimensions of novel and interesting research questions. We welcome submissions that focus on any geographical or cultural context.
The conference will take place over the course of one week (11th-15th January 2021). Successful applicants will be required to provide a pre-recorded presentation; there will then be live roundtable discussions amongst the panellists with opportunities for audience Q&A. This format has been purposefully designed to maximize the accessibility of the conference for potential delegates, whilst allowing for more detailed and informative debate amongst presenters in the live sessions.
Submissions should contain an abstract of no more than 200 words, a brief professional biography of the presenter, and contact details. Submissions should be sent electronically via email to the convenor in charge of your desired section. Please send your submission to either: Dr Raynee Gutting ([email protected] - political attitudes); Dr James Weinberg ([email protected] - political elites); Dr Tereza Capelos ([email protected] - conflict); Dr Ben Seyd ([email protected] - governance); Donatella Bonansinga ([email protected] - emotions); Dr Kesi Mahendran ([email protected] - populism) or Dr Ashley Weinberg ([email protected] - inequalities). If you would like to present on the methods panel, please email Dr Todd Hartman ([email protected]).
The deadline for all submissions is midday (12:00 GMT) on Friday 27th November.