Lab Director

Ingrid Johnsen Haas, Ph.D.

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Dr. Ingrid Haas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Resident Faculty in the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Haas conducts interdisciplinary research on political behavior at the intersection of political psychology, social psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, and is interested in understanding factors that shape the expression of political attitudes and behavior. Her areas of expertise include attitudes, social cognition, emotion, prejudice, social identity, experimental design, and functional MRI (fMRI). She teaches courses on political psychology, American politics, and quantitative/experimental research methods. She also serves as the faculty coordinator for the Political Science Experimental Participant Pool (PSEPP). 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 St. Paul, Minnesota.

Affiliated Graduate Students


Samantha Lauf


Samantha is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln studying political psychology and public policy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln as well. Samantha's research investigates how people process political information and how they interact with their political environment in order to better understand the interaction between individuals and the public policy process. 


Stephen Schneider


Stephen is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received a Master of Arts in Political Science from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fort Hays State University. Stephen’s research interests lie at the intersection of biology and psychology. He seeks to apply both a biological and psychological understanding of altruism to understand political tolerance.

Clarisse Warren


Clarisse is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Austin Peay State University. Clarisse's research focuses on psychological and biological influences on political behavior, particularly within the framework of American politics. Her current research examines physiological response to incongruent policy stances and negative information about political candidates.

Kyle Hull

Dean Jackson

Samantha Wiener

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Justice Forte

Justice Forte is currently an undergraduate student at UNL, studying Political Science, Communication Studies, and Global Studies. She is interested in discovering the factors that cause people to form strong ideological ties, and under what circumstances they are willing to break these patterns. She hopes to one day utilize this knowledge as a politician to understand her constituency and create policy that is beneficial to all Americans.

Marley Sandberg

Marley Sandberg is currently a junior undergraduate student, studying Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies. She is interested in the intersections of race, gender, and politics. Her future plans include attending law school and pursuing a career in criminal law.

Lab Alumni

Affiliated Graduate Students
Frank Gonzalez, University of Arizona
John Peterson, Palo Alto College
Allison Skinner, Northwestern University / University of Georgia
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Melissa Baker, University of California-Merced
Jacob Berggren
Allison Black, ACLU
James Gunn, CUNY-Baruch College
Allison Haindfield, U.S. Senate
Alyssa Meyer
Peter Oster, The Fulbright Program
Josh Pierce, LI-COR Biosciences
Grace Stallworth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Sarah Sweeney

Faculty and Postdoc Collaborators

Arthur Andrews, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dona-Gene Barton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Wil Cunningham
, University of Toronto
Russ Fazio, The Ohio State University
Maital Neta, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dominic Packer, Lehigh University
Matt Rocklage, Northeastern University
Ya Hui Michelle See, National University of Singapore
Jay Van Bavel, New York University
Sergio Wals, University of Nebraska-Lincoln