Bio

My research explores the extent that political belief systems can be conceptualized and measured as psychological networks. This research takes the new perspective that attitudes and beliefs might directly and dynamically influence each other rather than indicate an overarching, latent factor (e.g., liberal or conservatism). Through this research I aim to deepen our understanding of the structure of political beliefs and how and why they impact political behaviour

Teaching

Political Psychology (500178) 2019/2019; 2019/2020

Recent publications

  1. Perceptions of intolerant norms both facilitate and inhibit collectiv…

    Eisner, L., Settersten, R., Turner-Zwinkels, F., & Hassler, T. (2022). Perceptions of intolerant norms both facilitate and inhibit collective action among sexual minorities. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations: GPIR, [13684302211024335].
  2. Belief system networks can be used to predict where to expect dynamic…

    Turner-Zwinkels, F., & Brandt, M. (Accepted/In press). Belief system networks can be used to predict where to expect dynamic constraint. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  3. The association between threat and politics simultaneously depends on…

    Brandt, M. J., Turner-Zwinkels, F. M., Karapirinler, B., van Leeuwen, F., Bender, M., van Osch, Y. M. J., & Adams, B. G. (2021). The association between threat and politics simultaneously depends on the type of threat, the political domain, and the country. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(2), 324-343. ,
  4. The Impact of laws on norms perceptions

    Eisner, L., Turner-Zwinkels, F., & Spini, D. (2021). The Impact of laws on norms perceptions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(7), 1071-1083.
  5. Conservatives moral foundations are more densely connected than liber…

    Turner-Zwinkels, F. M., Johnson, B. B., Sibley, C. G., & Brandt, M. J. (2021). Conservatives moral foundations are more densely connected than liberals’ moral foundations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(2), 167-184.

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