SPECIAL ISSUE - OBAMA AT THE MIDTERM
PAPER DEADLINE DECEMBER 31, 2010
ANTICIPATED PUBLICATION LATE 2011/EARLY 2012
January 20, 2011 will mark the middle of President Barack Obama’s 4-year term. Much has been written in the popular press about his historic election, and what having an African-American president means in the United States. As we reach the middle of Obama’s 4-year term, Political Psychology invites papers for a Special Issue on Obama at the Midterm. Papers may take any one of a number of political psychological perspectives on Obama and the Obama administration, including, but not limited to, assessments of Obama himself and his role as President, policy maker, the impact of the Obama administration on domestic or foreign policy, perspectives on America’s role in the world under this administration, examination of elite or mass perceptions of Obama from abroad, public opinion (both American and international), and the impact of the Presidency of Obama on issues of race and ethnicity.
Papers should be no longer than 6000 – 8000 words and must be submitted through the journal’s online submission process at
As with all submissions to Political Psychology, papers will be evaluated for scholarly rigor, innovation, international perspective and potential impact on the field through our standard peer review process.
Prof. David Redlawsk, Editor of the Special Issue on Obama at the Midterm for Political
Alex Mintz, Editor-in-Chief, Political Psychology
Paul 't Hart, Helen Haste, David Redlawsk, James Sidanius—co-editors;
Eran Halperin and Steven Redd—Associate editors