Call for presentations


The 6th annual UK Political Psychology conference will take place at the University of Southampton, 20-21 June 2024. The conference will be held in-person. There will also be an online panel for participants unable to attend in-person; this panel will run either during or before the conference.

Proposals for papers/presentations are welcome in the following fields:

  • Panel 1: Diversity and individual differences

Ashley Weinberg (A.Weinberg@salford.ac.uk) or Catherine Lido (Catherine.Lido@glasgow.ac.uk)

  • Panel 2: Polarisation and group conflict

Jac Larner (larnerJM@cardiff.ac.uk)

  • Panel 3: Public attitudes towards the democratic and political system

Ben Seyd (B.J.Seyd@kent.ac.uk)

  • Panel 4: Qualitative political psychology: Approaches, practice and innovations

Tabitha Baker (talicebaker@bournemouth.ac.uk)

  • Panel 5: Hostile emotionality and grievance politics as challenges to democracy

Tereza Capelos (t.capelos@soton.ac.uk)

  • Panel 6: Bridging hearts and policies: Integrating emotionality into policy and governance

Tereza Capelos (t.capelos@soton.ac.uk)

  • Panel 7: Open Panel

Ben Seyd (B.J.Seyd@kent.ac.uk)

To propose a paper/presentation, a title and abstract (<200 words) should be submitted to the relevant panel convenor. The deadline for proposals is Friday 22 March. Accepted papers will be notified to proposers by 29 March.

The conference will be free for in-person attendees. Refreshments and overnight accommodation will not be provided. There are plenty of catering facilities at the University of Southampton, and details of bookable accommodation will be provided nearer the time. Any questions on the conference can be directed to the Co-organiser, Ben Seyd (B.J.Seyd@kent.ac.uk).

The conference is organised by the Political Psychology sections of the Political Studies Association, the ECPR Political Psychology Standing Group and the British Psychology Society.

University of Southampton