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Julia Elad-Strenger, PhD 

Political Psychologist

I am an assistant professor (since 2018) at the department of Political Studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
My research interests lie at the intersection of political behavior, political psychology and public opinion research. My reserach explores the role of individual-level factors (e.g., values, motivations, emotions, and perceptions), group dynamics (e.g., group norms and social identity concerns) and systemic processes (i.e., societal and political) in shaping political attitudes and policy preferences. In particular, I focus on how these processes and factors interactively shape (1) support for right-wing extremism, anti-democratic attitudes, political violence and social exclusion; and (2) intergroup conflicts on the intra- and inter-societal levels. 

My research integrates psychological and political scholarship and methodology, employs a broad range of quantitative methodologies, from large N-surveys and panel studies to lab experiments, and includes comparative analyses in the Middle Eastern, Western-European and US contexts.

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