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Effects of Emotions and Biology on Political Attitudes and Values

Comparative Politics
Political Psychology
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Panel Chair
Allison Harell
Université du Québec à Montréal
Panel Discussants
Jennifer Merolla
Claremont Graduate University
Laura Stephenson
University of Western Ontario

28/08/2015 11:00 - 12:40
Building: Jean-Brillant Floor: Basement Room: B-0325
This panel examines how emotions and biology are linked to attitudes and values. On one hand, three papers focus upon the influence of emotions (and particularly anxiety) on different dependent variables: public opinion toward European integration, learning, information processing, and political involvement. Beyond the direct effects of emotions, some of the papers also seek to identify factors that mediate these relationships, specifically gender and political efficacy. On the other hand, two papers analyze the impacts of biological factors (such as health and startle response) on political trust, beliefs about egalitarianism, and redistribution preferences in numerous countries.

Paper List

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Emotions, Gender and Information Processing View Paper Details
Health and Political Trust View Paper Details
Startle Response, Egalitarian Beliefs, and Distributive Preferences View Paper Details
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