Social and Political Attitudes

Our lab is interested in the affective and cognitive processes underlying attitude formation and generalization, particularly in the context of prejudice and politics. We also study how to change these attitudes and the consequences of social and political attitudes for health.

Representative Publications

Shook, N. J., & Oosterhoff, B. (2020). Testing the effects of pathogen threat and sexual strategies on political ideology. Politics and the Life Sciences, 39, 187-199.

Shook, N. J., Fitzgerald, H., Ford, C. G., Hopkins, P. D., & Silva, N. M. (2020). Sexism, racism, or nationalism: Factors associated with the 2016 U.S. presidential election results? PLoS ONE, 15, e0229432.

Sevi, B., Altman, N., Ford, C. G., & Shook, N. J. (2019). To kneel or not to kneel: Right-wing authoritarianism predicts attitudes toward NFL kneeling protests. Current Psychology.

Shook, N. J., Hopkins, P. D., & Koech, J. (2016). The effect of intergroup contact on secondary group attitudes and social dominance orientation. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 328-342.