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My research interests are in social perception and social cognition. Most of my studies focus on the effects of threats on social perception and moral judgments.

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Recent publications

  1. 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. ,
  2. Emotions in politics

    van Leeuwen, F., & Petersen, M. B. (Accepted/In press). Emotions in politics. In L. Al-Shawaf, & T. Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of evolution and the emotions
  3. Pathogen disgust sensitivity - More sensitive cue detection or strong…

    van Leeuwen, F., & Jaeger, B. (2021). Pathogen disgust sensitivity: More sensitive cue detection or stronger cue avoidance? PsyArXiv Preprints.
  4. Dominance-driven autocratic political orientations predict political …

    Bartusevicius, H., van Leeuwen, F., & Petersen, M. B. (2020). Dominance-driven autocratic political orientations predict political violence in Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic (WEIRD) and mon-WEIRD samples. Psychological Science, 31(12), 1511-1530.
  5. Fairness matters when responding to disasters - An experimental study…

    Mazepus, H., & van Leeuwen, F. (2020). Fairness matters when responding to disasters: An experimental study of government legitimacy. Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration , 33(3), 621-637.

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