In a series of papers, I've used bibliographic couplings (above) to model the empirical structure of personality-social psychology (e.g., Lanning, 2017).
Work under review examines the characteristic language of each stage of Ego Development (after Loevinger). Words which distinguish the highest stages are depicted above.
Why are 'walls' so important? The concept is arguably a primitive (basic) one in political psychology. A preregistered project on Trump, permeability, and personality is in progress).
My edited collections on the social psychology of the 2004, 2008, and the 2012 US presidential elections appeared in the journal Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
The war on terror has laid bare tensions not merely between freedom and security, but also between freedom (civil liberties) and equality (civil rights). A brief paper is here.
Recent offerings have included Political psychology, Behavioral Economics/Thinking and Decision Making, and Psychology of Terrorism, as well as a forthcoming Introduction to Data Science
FAU students interested in working with me should contact me via email or by visiting me during office hours (WB 220, Jupiter campus).