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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
attitudes, emotion, social cognition, social identity, uncertainty, threat, prejudice, morality, ideology
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About Me

Dr. Ingrid Haas is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Haas conducts research on political psychology, attitudes, emotion, and social cognition, using research methods from social psychology (behavioral experiments) and cognitive neuroscience (fMRI). She teaches courses primarily within the biology, psychology, and politics area of emphasis in the department. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University, and B.A. in psychology and political science from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She joined the UNL faculty in 2012.

Recent Publications

Haas, I. J. (in press). The impact of uncertainty, threat, and political identity on support for political compromise. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

Haas, I. J. (2016). Political neuroscience. In J. R. Absher & J. Cloutier (Eds.), Neuroimaging Personality, Social Cognition, and Character: Traits and Mental States in the Brain (pp. 355-370). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.

Haas, I. J. (2016). Political psychology. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2014). The uncertainty paradox: Perceived threat moderates the effect of uncertainty on political tolerance. Political Psychology, 35(2), 291-302.

Van Bavel, J. J., Packer, D. J., Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2012). The importance of moral construal: Moral versus non-moral construal elicits faster, more extreme, universal evaluations of the same actions. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e48693.

Cunningham, W. A., Haas, I. J., & Jahn, A. (2011). Attitudes. In J. Decety & J. T. Cacioppo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp. 212-226). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Cunningham, W. A., Johnsen, I. R., & Waggoner, A. S. (2011). Orbitofrontal cortex provides cross-modal valuation of self-generated stimuli. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(3), 286-293.

Cunningham, W. A., Van Bavel, J. J., & Johnsen, I. R. (2008). Affective flexibility: Evaluative processing goals shape amygdala activity. Psychological Science, 19(2), 152-160.

Polusny, M. A., Ries, B. J., Schultz, J. R., Calhoun, P., Clemensen, L., & Johnsen, I. R. (2008). PTSD symptom clusters associated with physical health and health care utilization in rural primary care patients exposed to natural disaster. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(1), 75-82.

Media Coverage

Vox. (2016/03/14). “What psychology’s crisis means for the future of science.”

Vox. (2016/01/22). “What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists.”

Vox. (2015/11/18). “The science behind why people fear refugees.”

The Washington Post. (2014/10/01). “Why do negative fundraising appeals actually work?”

Omaha World-Herald. (2013/07/01). “Emotion affects political tolerance, UNL professor finds.”

Lincoln Journal Star. (2013/06/24). “Study: uncertainty not all bad when it comes to politics.”

The Daily Telegraph. (2012/11/29). “How money can change moral judgments made in haste.”

CBC News. (2012/11/28). “Moral judgments are often speedy and extreme.”

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