In a series of papers, I've used bibliographic couplings (above) to model the empirical structure of personality-social psychology . (Lanning, 2017).
Work in progress examines the characteristic language of each stage of Ego Development (after Loevinger). Words which distinguish the highest stages are depicted above.
My edited collections on the social psychology of the 2004, 2008, and (soon) the 2012 US presidential elections appear 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).
Why are 'walls' so important? I'm interested in how attitudes towards permeable boundaries - conceptions such as flexibility and integrity - underlie individual differences in ideology. (Data from YouGov/Economist poll).
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).