Ingrid Haas

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Associate Professor Political Science

Dr. Ingrid Haas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior. She also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Haas conducts interdisciplinary research on political psychology, attitudes, emotion, and social cognition, using research methods from social psychology, political science, and social neuroscience. She teaches courses on political psychology and American politics in the Department of Political Science. 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.

Dr. Haas directs the UNL Political Attitudes and Cognition Lab. For more information about Dr. Haas or the PAC Lab, please visit the lab website: 

Dr. Haas also serves as Faculty Cordinator of the Political Science Experimental Participant Pool (PSEPP) and helps organize the Political Behavior Research Group (PBRG).


Ph.D. in Social Psychology (2012), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
M.A. in Social Psychology (2008), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
B.A. in Psychology (2005), University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Political Psychology
  • Political Neuroscience
  • Political Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Neuroscience

Fall 2018 Office Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-12pm (or by appointment)

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

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]

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

Full list of publications available here.

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