Political Psychology

(The TQCC of Political Psychology is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
The Paranoid Style in American Politics Revisited: An Ideological Asymmetry in Conspiratorial Thinking133
Hate Speech Epidemic. The Dynamic Effects of Derogatory Language on Intergroup Relations and Political Radicalization117
Harnessing Shared Identities to Mobilize Resilient Responses to the COVID‐19 Pandemic64
How Emotional Are Populists Really? Factors Explaining Emotional Appeals in the Communication of Political Parties57
Conspiracy Theories and Institutional Trust: Examining the Role of Uncertainty Avoidance and Active Social Media Use49
Investigating the Links Between Cultural Values and Belief in Conspiracy Theories: The Key Roles of Collectivism and Masculinity48
The Volatility of Collective Action: Theoretical Analysis and Empirical Data47
Psychological Correlates of Populist Attitudes43
Examining the Left‐Right Divide Through the Lens of a Global Crisis: Ideological Differences and Their Implications for Responses to the COVID‐19 Pandemic43
Reducing Affective Polarization: Warm Group Relations or Policy Compromise?40
The Language of Pandemic Leaderships: Mapping Political Rhetoric During the COVID‐19 Outbreak37
Consequences of Economic Inequality for the Social and Political Vitality of Society: A Social Identity Analysis37
Populist Gullibility: Conspiracy Theories, News Credibility, Bullshit Receptivity, and Paranormal Belief34
Attitudinal and Emotional Consequences of Islamist Terrorism. Evidence from the Berlin Attack33
The Influence of Identity Salience on Framing Effectiveness: An Experiment27
Nationalism, Patriotism, and Support for the European Union27
Personal and Political: Post‐Traumatic Stress Through the Lens of Social Identity, Power, and Politics25
MOBILISE: A Higher‐Order Integration of Collective Action Research to Address Global Challenges25
Power to the People: The Hidden Link Between Support for Direct Democracy and Belief in Conspiracy Theories24
“Everybody Needs to Do Their Part, So We Can Get This Under Control.” Reactions to the Norwegian Government Meta‐Narratives on COVID‐19 Measures24
The Return of Ethnocentrism23
Predictors of Political Violence Outcomes among Young People: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis23
The Behavioral Immune System Shapes Partisan Preferences in Modern Democracies: Disgust Sensitivity Predicts Voting for Socially Conservative Parties23
Targeting Ontological Security: Information Warfare in the Modern Age22
Abortion Attitudes: An Overview of Demographic and Ideological Differences22
The Political Psychology of COVID‐1921
Australasian Public Awareness and Belief in Conspiracy Theories: Motivational Correlates20
Antiwomen But Proquota: Disaggregating Sexism and Support for Gender Quota Policies19
United We Stand, Divided We Fall: Sociopolitical Predictors of Physical Distancing and Hand Hygiene During the COVID‐19 Pandemic19
Fear, Hope, and COVID‐19: Emotional Elite Rhetoric and Its Impact on the Public During the First Wave of the COVID‐19 Pandemic19
War Against COVID‐19: How Is National Identification Linked With the Adoption of Disease‐Preventive Behaviors in China and the United States?18
On the Relation Between Religiosity and the Endorsement of Conspiracy Theories: The Role of Political Orientation17
Moralizing the COVID‐19 Pandemic: Self‐Interest Predicts Moral Condemnation of Other's Compliance, Distancing, and Vaccination17
Facing a Common Human Fate: Relating Global Identity and Climate Change Mitigation16
Exposure and Aversion to Human Transmissible Diseases Predict Conservative Ideological and Partisan Preferences15
Social and Cognitive Aspects of the Vulnerability to Political Misinformation15
Down But Not Yet Out: Depression, Political Efficacy, and Voting15
Morbid Polarization: Exposure to COVID‐19 and Partisan Disagreement about Pandemic Response15
Common Sense as a Political Weapon: Populism, Science Skepticism, and Global Crisis‐Solving Motivations15
Economic Distress and Populism: Examining the Role of Identity Threat and Feelings of Social Exclusion15
When Left Is Right and Right Is Left: The Psychological Correlates of Political Ideology in China14
The Ideological Predictors of Moral Appeals by European Political Elites; An Exploration of the Use of Moral Rhetoric in Multiparty Systems14
The Impact of Including Advantaged Groups in Collective Action Against Social Inequality on Politicized Identification of Observers From Disadvantaged and Advantaged Groups14
Taking Care of Each Other: How Can We Increase Compliance with Personal Protective Measures During the COVID‐19 Pandemic in Chile?13
Moral Polarization Predicts Support for Authoritarian and Progressive Strong Leaders via the Perceived Breakdown of Society13
Female Politicians as Climate Fools: Intertextual and Multimodal Constructions of Misogyny Disguised as Humor in Political Communication13
Personal Contact with Refugees is Key to Welcoming Them: An Analysis of Politicians' and Citizens' Attitudes Towards Refugee Integration12
Objective and Subjective Socioeconomic Status as Sources of Status‐Legitimacy Effect and Legitimation of Income Inequality11
Populist Attitudes and Threat Perceptions of Global Transformations and Governance: Experimental Evidence from India and the United Kingdom11
The Relation Between Social Identities and Outgroup Hostility Among German Immigrant‐Origin Citizens11
Growing Up as a European? Parental Socialization and the Educational Divide in Euroskepticism11
My Country, Right or Wrong: Education, Accumulated Democratic Experience, and Political Socialization of Blind Patriotism11
Community Violence and Support for Violent Extremism: Evidence From the Sahel11
Disavowing White Identity: How Social Disgust can Change Social Identities10
Do Threats Galvanize Authoritarians or Mobilize Nonauthoritarians? Experimental Tests from 19 European Societies10
Parochial Altruism and Political Ideology10
Does Analytic Thinking Insulate Against Pro‐Kremlin Disinformation? Evidence From Ukraine10
Authoritarians Go with the Flow: Social Norms Moderate the Link between Right‐Wing Authoritarianism and Outgroup‐Directed Attitudes10
Collective Narcissism as a Basis for Nationalism10
Make It Great Again: The Relationship Between Populist Attitudes and Nostalgia9
Screw Those Guys: Polarization, Empathy, and Attitudes About Out‐Partisans9
Hot Populism? Affective Responses to Antiestablishment Rhetoric9
Political Ideology in Early Childhood: Making the Case for Studying Young Children in Political Psychology9
The Power of Political Déjà Vu: When Collective Action Becomes an Effort to Change the Future by Preventing the Return of the Past8
Living There, Leaving There: Identity, Sociospatial Mobility, and Exclusion in “Stigmatized Neighborhoods”8
Distrustful Complacency and the COVID‐19 Vaccine: How Concern and Political Trust Interact to Affect Vaccine Hesitancy8
The Role of Humanitarianism in Shaping Public Attitudes Toward Refugees8
Positive and Negative Peace as Predictors of Pandemic Preparedness: Evidence from a Micro‐ and Macro‐Level Investigation During the Onset of the COVID‐19 Pandemic8
Projection in Politicians' Perceptions of Public Opinion8
Hearing From Both Sides: Differences Between Liberal and Conservative Attitudes Toward Scientific and Experiential Evidence8
The Politics in White Identity: Testing a Racialized Partisan Hypothesis7
Reducing Political Dehumanization by Pairing Facts With Personal Experiences7
The Personalities of Presidents as Independent Variables7
Defensive Partisanship? Evidence that In‐Party Scandals Increase Out‐Party Hostility7
“The More You Know”: Critical Historical Knowledge About Indian Residential Schools Increases Non‐Indigenous Canadians' Empathy for Indigenous Peoples7
Gender Gap in Parental Leave Intentions: Evidence from 37 Countries7
Religion and Democratic Commitment: A Unifying Motivational Framework7
Generalized Dispositional Distrust as the Common Core of Populism and Conspiracy Mentality7
Psychological responses to jihadist terrorism: Exploring a small but significant opinion shift towards minority inclusion among French citizens in response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks7
Where and Why Immigrants Intend to Naturalize: The Interplay Between Acculturation Strategies and Integration Policies7
A Radical Vision of Radicalism: Political Cynicism, not Incrementally Stronger Partisan Positions, Explains Political Radicalization7
Coping with Cross‐Pressures: The Seamless Garment in Catholic Political Behavior7
What It Means to (Mis)Trust: Forced Migration, Ontological (In)Security, and the Unrecognized Political Psychology of the Israeli‐Lebanese Conflict7
“Not Racist, But…”: Beliefs About Immigration Restrictions, Collective Narcissism, and Justification of Ethnic Extremism7
Toward an Integrative Perspective on Distinct Positive Emotions for Political Action: Analyzing, Comparing, Evaluating, and Synthesizing Three Theoretical Perspectives6
Work Is Political: Distributive Injustice as a Mediating Mechanism in the Relationship Between Job Insecurity and Political Cynicism6
Understanding Change in Social‐Movement Participation: The Roles of Social Norms and Group Efficacy6
Ethnicity or Policy? The Conditioning of Intergroup Trust in the Context of Ethnic Conflict6
Personal Values Priorities and Support for Populism in Europe—An Analysis of Personal Motivations Underpinning Support for Populist Parties in Europe6
Socialized to Safety? The Origins of Gender Difference in Personal Security Dispositions6
Reversing the Causal Arrow: Politics' Influence on Religious Choices6
The Psychology of Leadership Destabilization: An Analysis of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Debates6
Youth Political Mobilization: Violence, Intimidation, and Patronage in Zimbabwe6
From the People, Like the People, or For the People? Candidate Appraisal Among the French Yellow Vests6
Populism and Layers of Social Belonging: Support of Populist Parties in Europe6