Dr. Ingrid Haas is an Assistant Professor 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 at the intersection of social psychology, political psychology, and social cognitive neuroscience, and is interested in understanding factors that shape the expression of human attitudes and beliefs. Her areas of expertise include attitudes, social cognition, emotion, motivation, identity, prejudice, experimental design, survey design, and functional MRI. She teaches courses on political psychology, American politics, and quantitative / experimental research methods. 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 after completing her Ph.D. in 2012.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Ethics and Morality
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Cunningham, W. A., Johnsen, I. R., & Waggoner, A. S. (2011). Orbitofrontal cortex provides cross-modal valuation of self-generated stimuli. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(3), 286-293.
- Cunningham, W. A., Van Bavel, J. J., & Johnsen, I. R. (2008). Affective flexibility: Evaluative processing goals shape amygdala activity. Psychological Science, 19(2), 152-160.
- Haas, I. J. (2016). The impact of uncertainty, threat, and political identity on support for political compromise. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
- Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2014). The uncertainty paradox: Perceived threat moderates the effect of uncertainty on political tolerance. Political Psychology, 35(2), 291-302. doi: 10.1111/pops.12035
- Polusny, M. A., Ries, B. J., Schultz, J. R., Calhoun, P., Clemensen, L., & Johnsen, I. R. (2008). PTSD symptom clusters associated with physical health and health care utilization in rural primary care patients exposed to natural disaster. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(1), 75-82.
- 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.
- Van Bavel, J. J., Packer, D. J., Haas, I. J., & Cunningham, W. A. (2012). The importance of moral construal: Moral versus non-moral construal elicits faster, more extreme, universal evaluations of the same actions. PLoS ONE, 7(11), e48693.
- Cunningham, W. A., Haas, I. J., & Jahn, A. (2011). Attitudes. In J. Decety & J. T. Cacioppo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience (pp. 212-226). New York: Oxford University Press.
- 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.
- Haas, I. J. (2016). Political psychology. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Haas, I. J., & Schneider, S. P. (in press). Mass political behavior. In F. Moghaddam (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. SAGE Publications.
- Emotion and Politics (POLS 350)
- Ideology and Morality (UHON 395H)
- Introduction to Biology, Psychology, and Politics (POLS 150)
- Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYCH 325/367)
- Power and Politics in America (POLS 100)
- Psychology of Political Attitudes (POLS 950)
- Research in Biology, Psychology, and Politics (POLS 450)
Ingrid Johnsen Haas
Department of Political Science
531 Oldfather Hall
University of Nebraska--Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
- Phone: (402) 472-2173