Ingrid Haas

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, and social cognition, using research methods from social psychology, political science, and social neuroscience. She teaches courses primarily within the biology, psychology, and politics area of emphasis 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 is the director of 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 coordinates the Political Science Experimental Participant Pool (PSEPP) and helps coordinate the Political Behavior Research Group (PBRG).

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


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
Summer 2018 Office Hours

By appointment only

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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