SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change

SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change

The SPARC research group — Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change — explores two major themes: the study of identities and social differences, particularly intergroup inequalities and negative attitudes and behaviour towards low status groups; and determinants of political attitudes and behaviour, including the comparative study of their economic and institutional determinants, the Europeanization of politics, media and campaign personalization, and attitudes towards regimes and institutions. This research group gathers political scientists, sociologists, and social psychologists expert in the use of quantitative and experimental methods, applied to the study of the determinants of political behaviour and political support, identities and social differences, and the nature and consequences of social values.

This group focuses its research on three types of phenomena:

  • The determinants of political support and behaviour, including support for regimes and institutions and the explanation of political participation and electoral behaviour.
  • Identities and social differences, including the formation of collective identities, social exclusion, and reactions to diversity.
  • The nature and consequences of social values, including the abstract ends individuals value in their lives, how they are reflected in their behaviour and what determines them.

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Agostinho Lisboa
Ana Caroline Pereira
Ana Sofia Coelho da Silva
Cátia Carvalho
Danilo Silva
Emerson do Bú
Filipe Ribeiro
Francisco Mota
Gizelle Soares
Gonçalo Freitas
Gonçalo Morgado
Jorge Miguel Domingues
José Pedro Lopes
Karina Baptista
Mafalda Mascarenhas
Maria de Fátima Carreiras
Marta Rodrigues
Mónica Gonçalves Coelho
Nelson Reis
Nelson Rodrigues dos Santos
Renata Nascimento Silva
Ricardo Sobral
Sara Martins Canha
Tânia Moleiro
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 14/10/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
Online | Sala Polivalente
Hermann Schmitt
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 07/10/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
Online + sala Polivalente
Eva Anduiza Perea
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 30/09/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
ICS-ULisboa / Online
Cicero Pereira
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 23/09/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
S. Polivalente e Online
Rui Costa Lopes | Mariana Miranda
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Fri, 16/07/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
Gustavo Gouveia Maciel
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 27/05/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
Hugo Marcos Marne
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 13/05/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
Joris Alberdingk Thijm
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 06/05/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
 Ignacio Lago
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 29/04/2021 - 14:25 to 16:00
Roula Nezi
GI Seminars
SPARC: Social and Political Attitudes: Resilience and Change
Thu, 25/03/2021 - 14:30 to 16:00
Markus Wagner
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Figueiredo, C. de F.(2021)The effect of gender and male distinctiveness threat on prejudice against homosexualsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, Advance online publication.[Jounal Article]
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Bäck, H.Debus, M.Fernandes, J. M.(2021)The Politics of Legislative DebateOxford University Press[Editor Book]
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