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: http://polisci.unl.edu/paclab
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
- Political Psychology
- Political Neuroscience
- Political Behavior
- Political Cognition
- Emotion and Politics
Spring 2019 Office Hours
I'll be on leave during Spring 2019.
- POLS 100: Power and Politics in America
- POLS 150: Introduction to Biology, Psychology, and Politics
- POLS 350: Emotion and Politics (Issues in Biology, Psychology, & Politics)
- POLS 450: Research in Biology, Psychology, and Politics
- POLS 950: Psychology of Political Attitudes (Research Seminar in Biology & Politics)
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., 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. (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.
In the News
- "Trump understands what many miss: people don’t make decisions based on facts" - Vox
- "Nebraska research works to identify race roles in police reform" - Nebraska Public Radio
- "New study looks at racial attitudes and police reform" - Lincoln Channel 8 KLKN-TV
- "Could neuroscience explain what Trump voters are thinking?" - ResearchGate Blog
- "Why the gun control debate gets more intractable every time there's a mass shooting" - Vox
- "What psychology's crisis means for the future of science" - Vox
- "What journalists get wrong about social science" - Vox
- "The science behind why people fear refugees" - Vox
- "Why do negative fundraising appeals actually work?" - The Washington Post
- "Uncertainty not all bad when it comes to politics" - Lincoln Journal-Star