Christopher Weber

About Chris Weber

Chris Weber is an Associate Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy. He received his PhD in political science from Stony Brook University in 2008. Dr. Weber specializes in political psychology, and political behavior.  Much of Dr. Weber’s work focuses on how political attitudes and behavior intersect with identity and psychological characteristics. His research rests in two related areas: (1) The study of ideology and how voters maintain and construct policy oriented belief structures, and (2) gaining a better understanding of how psychological characteristics shapes attitude formation and change, particular during political campaigns. His work has been published in The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Social Science Quarterly, Human Communication Research and Political Research Quarterly. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on political psychology, the mass media, and research methods. Dr. Weber is also the Director of the International Society of Political Psychology’s Summer Academy, a 3-day workshop that features prominent political psychologists from across the globe. For more information on the ISPP Summer Academy, please click here:

Chris Weber's CV

Featured Work

New York Times, 2018: The Contract with Authoritarianism by Thomas Edsall

Washington Post, 2016: How authoritarianism is shaping American politics (and it's not just about Trump) by Christopher Weber, Christopher Frederico, and Stanley Feldman

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