Ingrid Haas Portrait
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 focused on political attitudes, cognition, emotion, and identity using research methods from political psychology, social psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. She teaches courses on political psychology, quantitative research methods, 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.

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).


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

Courses Taught

Recent Publications

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

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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