Political Psychology Research Group
Bringing together scholars in the multidisciplinary field of Political Psychology
Political Psychology research group has several areas of interest that are explored from a political psychological perspective, for example, identity-conflicts, extreme activism, political participation and protest activity. The scholars within the group use a variety of methodological approaches that range from experimental studies to qualitative interviews, discourse and narrative analysis.
The aim of this group is to bring together scholars from the political science and psychology departments in order to initiate and develop research related activities in the multidisciplinary field of Political Psychology.
The research group also aims to establish a European Centre of Excellence for Political Psychology hoping that such a Centre can be a hub of innovative research dedicated to advancing both theoretical and practical applications of Political Psychology.
Over the years Political Psychology have set the foundations for such a centre by organizing seminar series, conferences and numerous workshops. As a result of these efforts, the research group has obtained the editorship for the highly ranked international journal Political Psychology.
The group continues to arrange events that promote the intellectual exchange of ideas, so please keep an eye out for details of their seminar series, workshops and conferences.
E-mail: catarina [dot] kinnvall [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
From the Department of Political Science
- Catarina Kinnvall (sammankallande)
- Karin Aggestam
- Niklas Altermark
- Maysam Behravesh
- Kurtis Boyer
- Hanna Bäck
- Emil Edenborg
- Annika Fredén
- Wondwosen Michago Seide
- Lisa Strömbom
- Mikael Sundström
- Malena Rosén Sundström
- Ted Svensson
From the Department of Psychology
- Robert Holmberg (robert [dot] holmberg [at] psy [dot] lu.s)
- Sverker Sikström (verker [dot] sikstrom [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Martin Bäckström (martin [dot] backstrom [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Farhan Sarwar (farhan [dot] sarwar [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Anna Kemdal Pho (anna [dot] kemdal_pho [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Anna Lindqvist (anna [dot] lindqvist [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Sima Wolgast (sima [dot] wolgast [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Tove Lundberg (tove [dot] lundberg [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Holly Knapton (holly [dot] knapton [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se)
From the Department of Sociology
- Erik Hannerz (erik [dot] hannerz [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se)
- Thomas Strandberg (thomas [dot] strandberg [at] lucs [dot] lu [dot] se)
From the University of Gothenburg
- Jacob Sohlberg (jacob [dot] sohlberg [at] gu [dot] se)
- Emma Bäck (emma [dot] back [at] psy [dot] gu [dot] se)
Post-doc in Israel but in collaboration with the Department of Psychology
- Dennis Kahn (dennis [dot] t [dot] kahn [at] gmail [dot] com)
- Andrews, M., Kinnvall, C. and Monroe, K. 2015. Narratives of (In)Security: Nationhood, Culture, Religion, and Gender. Political Psychology, 36: 141–149.
- Bäck E., Bäck H.& G. Garcia-Albacete. 2013. "Protest Activity, Social Incentives and Rejection Sensitivity: Results from a Survey Experiment about Tuition Fees". Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest 1: 1-15.
- Kinnvall, C. 2012. ‘European Trauma: Governance and the psychological moment’, Alternatives, vol. 27, no. 3. 2012, pp.266-281.
- Kinnvall, C. and Nesbitt-Larking P. 2102. ’The Discursive Frames of Political Psychology’, Political Psychology, vol. 33, issue 1, 2012, pp. 45-59.
- Kinnvall C. and Lindén J. 2010. 'Dialogical Selves between Security and Insecurity: Migration, multiculturalism and the challenge of the global', Theory and Psychology, 20(5).
- Knapton, H., Bäck, H. and Bäck, E.. 2015. “The Social Activist: Conformity to the Ingroup Following Rejection as a Predictor of Political Participation”. Social Influence 10: 97-108.
- Thursday, 13/10, 13.15-14.30 (Eden 367), Robert Klemmensen: ‘What’s in a face’
- CANCELLED - Thursday, 3/11, 10.15-11.30 (Eden 367) Tereza Capelos (University of Birmingham) and Molly Andrews (University College London) “Narrative political psychology, ressentiment and Populism”
- Tuesday, 22/11, 13.15-14.30 (Eden 366) Malte Breiding Hansen and Caroline Karlsson: “Psychoanalytical approaches: Homo-nationalism and incest”
- Monday 5/12, 10.15-11.30 (Eden 367), Pasko Kisisc Merino (Karlstad University): “‘Helg Seger!’: The political psychology of the right-wing ‘rhetoric of victory’ in the 2022 Swedish general elections”