Preconference on Phsyiological measures

I organize – together with Karin Fikkers and the the Media Psychology Division (NeFCA) organizes a preconference at the ETMAAL 2017. The preconference is titled: Moving beyond self-report: Measuring arousal, emotional, and cognitive responses to media through physiological measures. Participant is free but send me an email. Click here to read more about the program

Paper accepted for publication: Political Psychology

My paper, co-authored with Robert Klemmensen, Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard, Gijs Schumacher titled: “Stay Loyal or Exit the Party? How Openness to Experience and Extraversion Explain Vote Switching ” was accepted for publication in Political Psychology.


Following Hirschman, voters who are discontent with the party they voted for have two options: exit the party and vote for another or stay loyal. The inclination to exit or stay loyal is rooted in the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality. We test our argument in two panel studies in Denmark and the United Kingdom (UK). We find that citizens open to experience are more likely to switch parties since they are more likely to think about alternatives and take risks. Extraverts identify and commit themselves to organizations and stay loyal in Denmark, but we do not confirm this pattern in the UK. Our findings demonstrate that electoral volatility is, at least partly, rooted in personality.