Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978.
Research Interests: American Politics; Political Psychology; Public Opinion; Voting Behavior and Participation; Methodology.
Department of Political Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-4392
(631) 632-9761 (office)
(631) 632-4116 (fax)
My research focuses on the origins of political preferences. I am particularly interested in the structure of political ideology and values, and the psychological bases of attitudes and opinions. I am currently working on projects to better understand the nature and complexity of ideology and the implications of this complexity for explanations of core political attitudes and beliefs. My work has examined the impact of personality characteristics on political attitudes, particularly authoritarianism. I am developing a new research project to look at the effects of oxytocin on political orientations. I am also interested in the role of emotions in politics.
Research and Publications
- Stanley Feldman and Christopher Johnston, "Understanding the Determinants of Political Ideology: Implications of Structural Complexity."
- Stanley Feldman, Howard Lavine, Milton Lodge, and Bradley Verhulst, "Seeing Negative: Authoritarianism and Automatic Vigilance for Threatening Stimuli."
- Leonie Huddy and Stanley Feldman, "On Assessing the Political Effects of Racial Prejudice." Annual Review of Political Science, 2009.