Ingrid Haas Portrait
Associate Professor Political Science

Dr. Ingrid Haas is Associate Professor of Political Science and Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Haas is interested in understanding the expression of political attitudes and beliefs, and how that expression is influenced by contextual factors such as emotion and identity. She conducts interdisciplinary research on political behavior using theory and methods from political psychology, social psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. Her specific areas of expertise include attitudes, social cognition, emotion, prejudice, social identity, experimental design, survey design, and functional MRI (fMRI). Dr. Haas directs the Political Attitudes and Cognition (PAC) Lab, serves as Faculty Coordinator of the Political Science Experimental Participant Pool (PSEPP), and helps organize the Political Behavior Research Group (PBRG). She teaches courses on political psychology, American politics, and quantitative/experimental research methods. She earned 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.

Education

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
M.A. in Social Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
B.A. in Psychology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Political Psychology
  • Political Neuroscience
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Cognition
  • Emotion and Politics

Fall 2019 Office Hours

By appointment only

Current & Upcoming Courses

  • Fall 2019: on leave
  • Spring 2020: POLS 100 and POLS 450
  • Fall 2020: POLS 150 and POLS 350
  • Spring 2021: POLS 100 and POLS 950

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

Haas, I. J., Warren, C., & Lauf, S. L. (in press). Political neuroscience: Understanding how the brain makes political decisions. In D. Redlawsk (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Decision Making. Oxford University Press.

Neta, M., & Haas, I. J. (Eds.). (in press). Emotion in the Mind and Body (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Vol. 66). New York, NY: Springer. [link]

Neta, M., & Haas, I. J. (in press). Movere: Characterizing the role of emotion and motivation in shaping human behavior. In M. Neta & I. J. Haas (Eds.), Emotion in the Mind and Body (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Vol. 66). New York, NY: Springer.

Haas, I. J., Jones, C. R., & Fazio, R. H. (2019). Social identity and the use of ideological categorization in political evaluation. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(1), 335-353. [doi] [pdf]

Haas, I. J. (2018; 2016). Political psychology. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. [doi] [pdf]

Haas, I. J., Baker, M. N., & Gonzalez, F. J. (2017). Who can deviate from the party line? Political ideology moderates neural responses to incongruent policy positions in insula and anterior cingulate cortex. Social Justice Research, 30(4), 355-380.  [doi] [pdf]

Haas, I. J., & Schneider, S. P. (2017). Mass political behavior. In F. Moghaddam (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (pp. 470-472). SAGE Publications. [doi] [pdf]

Skinner, A. L., & Haas, I. J. (2016). Perceived threat associated with police officers and Black men predicts support for policing policy reform. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1057. [doi] [pdf]

Haas, I. J. (2016). The impact of uncertainty, threat, and political identity on support for political compromise. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38(3), 137-152. [doi] [pdf]

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. [doi] [pdf]

Full list of publications available here.

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