Howard G Lavine

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Howard Lavine is Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and Psychology at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Center for the Study of Political Psychology. His work centers on the psychological underpinnings of mass political behavior. He is the author of Open versus Closed: Personality, Identity and the Politics of Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2017), The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2012, which won the Robert E. Lane and David O. Sears Book Awards), and Political Psychology (Sage, 2010). He has published articles in The American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is the past editor of the journal Political Psychology and current editor of the journal Advances in Political Psychology and the book series Routledge Studies in Political Psychology. His current work focuses on partisan asymmetries and the intersection of race and political context on public opinion.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1994.
  • M.S.: Psychology, Tufts University, 1990.
  • B.S.: Psychology , New York University, 1986.

Curriculum Vitae

Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Series Editor: Routledge Studies in Political Psychology , 2011 - 2016
  • Editor: Advances in Political Psychology , 2012 - 2017
  • Editor, Political Psychology: 2005 - 2010
  • Personality, Parties, and the Foundations of Economic Opinion, with Christopher Johnston and Christopher Federico, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • Placing Racial Stereotypes in Context: Social Desirability and the Politics of Racial Hostility (with Christopher Federico, Leonie Huddy and Christopher Weber), American Journal of Political Science, 58 63-78, 2014.
  • The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy, with Christopher Johnston and Marco Steenbergen, New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Political Psychology (Ed.). (4-Volume Anthology: Volume I: Theoretical Approaches; Volume II: Public Opinion and Mass Political Behavior; Volume III: International Relations and the Psychological Study of Political Elites; Volume IV: Intergroup Relations and Political Violence). London: Sage Publications, 2010.
  • Robert E. Lane Book Award (Sponsored by the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association) for The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2012), 2013.
  • David O. Sears Book Award (Sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology) for The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2012), 2013.
  • Erik H. Erikson Early Career Award for Research Achievement (International Society of Political Psychology), 2004