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Hulda Thórisdóttir

Hulda Thórisdóttir is an Associate Professor in the Psychology and Political Science Departments at the University of Iceland. She has a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University (2007). Her research centers on political ideology, its structure, causes, and consequences. In her doctoral research, initiated in the months after the 9/11 attacks, she used the experimental method to test whether experiencing (mild) fear causes people to lean right, and if so, what psychological process might explain it (Thorisdottir & Jost, 2012). She has also written about the 2008 economic crisis (especially in Iceland) from the perspective of social- and political psychology. She is primarily interested in examining how conspiracy beliefs are fostered or hampered by the immediate context as well by ideological convictions.

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