What explains individual preferences for organizing society? How do these political preferences develop, and do they overlap with other areas of an individual’s life? How do identities and group membership—such as religion and gender—interact with these orientations? By integrating various social science fields as well as leveraging innovations in biological measurements and correlates of political attitudes and behaviors, I seek to understand the psychology behind, and origins of, political ideology and issue attitudes.
Friesen, Amanda, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Hibbing. 2016. “Physiological Arousal and Self-Reported Valence for Erotic Images Correlate with Sexual Policy Preferences.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Online first: http://ijpor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/29/ijpor.edw008.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=KGvtnRaJzKeH5WS
Friesen, Amanda, and Paul A. Djupe. 2017.”Conscientious Women: The Dispositional Conditions of Institutional Treatment on Civic Involvement.” Politics & Gender 13 (1): 57-80. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9332
Friesen, Amanda, and Matthew V. Hibbing. 2016. “The Effect of Personal Economic Values on Economic Policy Preferences.” Social Science Quarterly 97 (2): 325-337. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12236. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9328
Wagner, Michael W., Kristen D. Deppe, Carly M. Jacobs, Amanda Friesen, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. 2015. “Beyond Survey Self-Reports: Using Physiology to Tap Political Orientations.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 27 (3): 303-317. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edu036. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9352
Friesen, Amanda, and Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz. 2015. “Do Political Attitudes and Religiosity Share a Genetic Path?” Political Behavior 37 (4): 791-818. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11109-014-9291-3?sa_campaign=email/event/articleAuthor/onlineFirst
Blake, William D., and Amanda Friesen. December 2013. “The Politics of Denying Communion to Catholic Elected Officials.” The Forum 11 (4): 671-682. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/for.2013.11.issue-4/for-2014-0002/for-2014-0002.xml?format=INT
Friesen, Amanda. 2013. “Religion, Politics and the Social Capital of Children.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 34 (3): 197-218. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SH3xVxWgGadYAySqtVvd/full
Calfano, Brian R., Amanda Friesen, and Paul A. Djupe. 2013. “Mitigating Mormonism: Overcoming Religious Identity Challenges with Targeted Religious Appeals.” PS: Political Science & Politics 46(3): 562-568. Calfano, Friesen, Djupe 2013
Gruszczynski, Michael W., Amanda Balzer, Carly M. Jacobs, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. 2013. “The Physiology of Political Participation.” Political Behavior 35: 135-152. Gruz et al. 2013
Friesen, Amanda, and Michael W. Wagner. 2012. “Beyond the Three Bs: How American Christians Approach Faith and Politics.” Politics and Religion 5: 224-252. Friesen and Wagner 2012
Dodd, Michael, Amanda Balzer, Carly M. Jacobs, Michael W. Gruszczynski, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. March 5, 2012. “The Political Left Rolls with the Good; The Political Right Confronts the Bad: Physiology and Cognition in Politics.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London – Biological Sciences 1589. 640-649. PTRSB_Dodd et al_120123
Balzer, Amanda, and Carly M. Jacobs. 2011. “Gender and Physiological Effects in Connecting Disgust to Political Preferences.” Social Science Quarterly 92: 5. 1297-1313. Balzer and Jacobs 2011
Ksiazkiewicz, Aleksander, and Amanda Friesen. “Genes and Politics,” in the Handbook of Biology and Politics. Steven A. Peterson and Albert Somit (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, in press.
Friesen, Amanda. 2017. “How American Women and Men Read the Bible.” In The Bible in American Life, Philip Goff, Arthur Farnsley, and Peter Theusen, eds. Oxford University Press.
Dissertation: Examining the Covariance of Religious and Political Beliefs within Individuals and Across Generations