Ingrid Haas Portrait
Graduate Chair & Associate Professor Political Science

Note: Dr. Haas will be on leave during the Spring 2023 semester. Please direct all grad program inquiries to the Graduate Secretary, Mr. David Csontos, or Interim Graduate Chair, Dr. Ross Miller.

Dr. Ingrid Haas is Graduate Program Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. She is Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior (CB3) and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. She is currently a Faculty Fellow with the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) and the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI). 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, quantitative research methods, data science, and structural and functional MRI (fMRI). Dr. Haas directs the Political Attitudes and Cognition (PAC) Lab. She teaches courses on political psychology, American politics, and quantitative research methods. She also serves on the Editorial Board for Politics and the Life Sciences and Frontiers in Social Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in social psychology from The Ohio State University and B.A. in psychology and political science from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.


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

Current and Upcoming Courses

Spring 2023: on leave

Fall 2023: POLS 950

Courses Taught



Recent Publications

Basyouni, R., Harp, N., Haas, I. J., & Neta, M. (2022). Political identity biases Americans’ judgments of outgroup emotion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 103, 104392. [doi] [preprint]

Haas, I. J. (2022). Using political psychology to understand populism, intellectual virtues, and democratic backsliding. In G. R. Peterson, M. C. Berhow, & G. Tsakiridis (Eds.), Engaging Populism: Democracy and the Intellectual Virtues (pp. 27-42). Palgrave. [doi] [preprint]

Haas, I. J., Baker, M., & Gonzalez, F. (2021). Political uncertainty moderates neural evaluation of incongruent policy positions. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376: 20200138. [doi] [preprint]

Haas, I. J. (2020). Ideological asymmetries in social psychological research: Rethinking the impact of political context on ideological epistemology. Psychological Inquiry, 31(1), 29-34. [doi] [preprint]

Haas, I. J., Warren, C., & Lauf, S. L. (2020). Political neuroscience: Understanding how the brain makes political decisions. In D. Redlawsk (Ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making. New York: Oxford University Press. [doi] [preprint]

Wheeler, N. E., Allidina, S., Long, E. U., Schneider, S., Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2020). Ideology and predictive processing: Coordination, bias, and polarization in socially constrained error minimization. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 192-198. [doi] [pdf]

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]

Neta, M., & Haas, I. J. (Eds.). (2019). Emotion in the Mind and Body (Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, Vol. 66). New York, NY: Springer. [doi]

Neta, M., & Haas, I. J. (2019). 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, pp. 1-9). New York, NY: Springer. [doi]

Full list of publications available here.

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