Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Political Behaviour Research Group Series

The PBRG Speaker Series is supported by the Department of Political Science, the Faculty of Social Science, and the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International Relations). We gratefully acknowledge their contributions.

2016-2017 Seminars

Speaker: André Blais, world-renowned expert on turnout and political behaviour.  His 2000 book, "To Vote of Not To Vote", was inspired by discussions with our very own Professor Emeritus, Bob Young.
Topic: Do I Wish To Vote?
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Social Science Centre, Room 4161
Poster


Speaker: Jordan Mansell, D. Phil Candidate, Oxford University, BA & MA, Western University
Topic: Unpacking the Evolutionary Influences fo Political Ideology: Implicit Attitudes as Social Cues
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4112
Poster


2014-2015 Seminars

Speaker:  Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
Topic:  Political Socialization and Voting: The Parent-Child Link in Turnout
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 PM
Location: SSC 4255
Poster


Speaker: Scott McClurg, Southern Illinois University
Topic: Mechanisms of Disagreement
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4255
Abstract: Mechanisms of Disagreement
How does political disagreement in social networks actually shape political behavior? While the research demonstrates that interpersonal disagreement relates to a variety of political outcomes, it is much more ambiguous with respect to potential mechanisms of influence. We focus on voter decision-making, and posit two models of effects: social stimuli may shape our vote choices by altering how we search for information, or by serving as "cue-like" shortcuts that quickly remind us of how we should vote.
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Past Seminars

Speaker: Steve Weldon, Simon Fraser University and Western
Topic: Who Controls the Party? Intraparty Power and Electoral Positioning
Date: Monday September 30, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4112
Poster


Speaker: Daniel Rubenson, Ryerson University
Topic: Exogenous Institutional Variation and Sudden Changes in Social Preferences: Evidence from a Property Rights Field Experiment in Mongolia
Date: Friday October 25, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4255
Poster


Speaker: Miranda Goode, Ivey Business School
Topic: Consumer Identity:  Cues, Boundaries, and Salience
Date: Monday, November 25, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4112
Poster


Speaker: Neil Bendle, Ivey Business School
Topic: Primary Elections, Indirect Prejudice and the Dangers of Considering Other's Preferences
Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4255
Poster


Speaker: Susan Delacourt, Western BA 1982, Senior Writer on Federal Politics, Toronto Star
Topic: Shopping for Votes
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Location: SSC 3018
Poster


Speaker: Chris Cochrane, University of Toronto
Topic: TBA
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Location: SSC 4255


Speaker: Marc Guinjoan, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Topic: Adressing the Determinants of Corruption in Single Member District Counties
Date: April 8, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Speaker: David P. Redlawsk, Professor, Political Science & Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest, Polling, Rutgers University
Topic: Fighting the Facts: Processes of Motivated Reasoning
Date: March 18, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Speaker: Jeffery J. Mondak, Professor, Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic: The Vicarious Bases of Perceived Injustice
Date: February 26, 2013
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Speaker: Cameron D. Anderson & Laura B. Stephenson, Western University
Topic: CSocial Networks, Conflict, Personality and Partianship
Date: October 22, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM


Speaker: Éric Bélanger, McGill University
Topic: Economic Voting and Perceptions of Party Conpetence of the Economy
Date: September 24, 2012
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM