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We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.
Our groups and networks are pushing the boundaries of specialist sub-fields of political science, helping to nurture diversity and inclusivity across the discipline.
This unique event has helped tens of thousands of scholars over nearly five decades hone research, grow networks and secure publishing contracts.
An engaging platform for discussion, debate and thinking; Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists from across the globe.
A comprehensive programme of cutting-edge qualitative and quantitative methodological training delivered by experts across two annual events.
Professional training aimed at PhD students and early career scholars, providing the essential skills and advice needed to establish a successful career.
Our Standing Groups organise a range of annual events, including summer schools, conferences and workshops, open to all.
Our highly regarded peer-reviewed journals, produced in partnership with the world's leading academic publishers, share the best scholarly thinking.
Through our imprint ECPR Press and via the OUP Comparative Politics book series, we publish research by, and for the political science community.
Sharp analyses of topical news from a political science perspective, research summaries and the latest expert thinking in a blog format.
Our members are universities across the globe and the scholars who work and study within them; membership benefits both the individual and the institution.
We have a range of funding schemes to help progress individual careers and to support the wider development of the discipline.
From distinguished scholars to exceptional PhD students, our prizes recognise service and achievement across the profession.
Our Standing Groups and Research Networks award prizes for exceptional achievement within their specialist fields.
Joint Sessions of Workshops
Standing Groups' Prizes
Number of members: 231
The Political Psychology Standing Group brings together colleagues interested in addressing the psychological aspects of politics and facilitates communication among scholars across disciplinary, geographic and political boundaries. This Standing Group gives voice and visibility to the needs of the academics, graduate students and researchers studying the field (political scientists, economists, sociologists, psychologists), supports relevant publications, promotes communication among specialists and organises expert meetings. It also collaborates actively with the International Society of Political Psychology in organising the Political Psychology Summer Academy. The field of Political Psychology dates from the late 1960s. Our members conduct research on pivotal topics such as political socialisation, attitude formation and change, decision heuristics and biases, public opinion, stereotypes, tolerance, radicalism, protests, political cynicism and allienation, to name a few, and teach political psychology courses across universities in Europe, USA, Canada, South America, Australia and the Middle East.