My research explores the extent that political belief systems can be conceptualized and measured as psychological networks. This research takes the new perspective that attitudes and beliefs might directly and dynamically influence each other rather than indicate an overarching, latent factor (e.g., liberal or conservatism). Through this research I aim to deepen our understanding of the structure of political beliefs and how and why they impact political behaviour.
- Brandt, M. J., Turner-Zwinkels, F. M., Karapirinler, B., van Leeuwen,
F., Bender, M., van Osch, Y., & Adams, B. G. (2021). The association
between threat and politics depends on the type of threat, the political
domain, and the country. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin,
- Brandt, M. J., Turner-Zwinkels, F. M., & Kubin, E. (2021). Political
psychology data from a 26-wave yearlong longitudinal study (2019-2020).
Journal of Open Psychology Data, 9, 1-12
- Turner-Zwinkels, F. M. & Brandt, M. J. (2022). Belief system networks
can be used to predict where to expect dynamic constraint. Journal of
Experimental Social Psychology, 100, 104279.
- Turner-Zwinkels, F. M., Sibley, C. G., Johnson, B. B., & Brandt, M. J.
(2021). Conservatives moral foundations are more densely connected than
liberals’ moral foundations. Personality and Social Psychology
Bulletin, 47, 167-184.
- Brandt, M. J. & Turner-Zwinkels, F. M. (2020). No additional evidence
that proximity to the July 4th holiday affects affective polarization.
Collabra: Psychology, 6, 39.