CPC research in the Washington Post

The study dealing with the effects of news consumption on mental well-being by Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart featured in an article by the Washington Post. To read the academic article, click here; if you are interested in the WP-article, check it out here.

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Laura Jacobs on refugees

On December 18, the results of a study by Laura and colleagues from KU Leuven using data from the European Social Survey (ESS) about public attitudes toward refugees and immigrants were published in several national newspapers in Belgium (see for instance here) ). On December 12, Laura was also interviewed about the study in the Flemish radioshow ‘Hautekiet’ on…

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Presidentialization Lecture

On January 25th the Department of Political Science and the Department of Communication Science are happy to host a lecture on the presidentialization of politics by visiting scholar Amanda Bittner, associate professor in Political Science at the University of Newfoundland St. John’s. Dr. Bittner works on the personalization of politics, on which she published various influential books and articles….

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Judith Möller, Fake News and Filter Bubbles

On Monday December 11, Judith Möller was invited to present her work on filter bubbels at the Ministry for Education, Culture, and Science along with colleagues from Information law. And, in the afternoon Judith is giving a keynote on fake news at a student organized conference and workshop about media literacy at the ministry of social affairs.

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Bernd Schlipphak visiting CPC

Bernd Schlipphak, University of Muenster, will be visiting the communication department at the UvA from January 15 to February 8, 2018. While staying in Amsterdam, he focuses on two projects. Firstly, he analyzes the (contrasting) effects of elite vs. popular cues on citizens’ international attitudes in (non-)authoritarian settings. Secondly, he will work on a grant proposal that explores necessary conditions…

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Save the date – Political Psychology meeting

Bert Bakker, Mark Dechesne, and Jojanneke van der Toorn kindly invite you to join them for the sixth Political Psychology Meeting, which will take place on Friday March 9th at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (University of Amsterdam). It is important to register for the meeting so that  an accurate head count for coffee/tea and lunch can be made. Participation is…

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Beyond Language

On November 16th, Tom Powell spoke at the second of two events at Pakhuis de Zwijger focused on informing citizens and opinion polling via the use of visuals. Gijs Rademaker, the opinion pollster from EenVandaag was also presenting. For more information about this event, click here.

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ECREA PolCom Conference

On November 22 and 23, several CPC members will be travelling to Zurich to present their work at the ECREA PolCom section Interim conference. The title of the conference is ‘Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities’. Have a look at the exciting program here.

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‘Controlling the Electoral Marketplace’: A New Book by CPC’s Joost van Spanje

  In his book, Joost van Spanje examines the reactions of mainstream political parties to the rising far left and far right parties in many different democracies. Van Spanje finds that, worldwide, parties react in several distinct ways: by imitating the extremist political parties, by isolating them (forming a cordon sanitaire), and by doing both. Among other things, using…

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