Michael Bang Petersen - Publications#

Selected recent international articles:

Petersen, M. B., Christiansen, L. E., Bor, A., Lindholt, M. F., Jørgensen, F., Adler-Nissen, R., ... & Lehmann, S. (2022). Communicate hope to motivate the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-7.

Osmundsen, M., Hendry, D. J., Laustsen, L., Smith, K. B., & Petersen, M. B. (2022). The Psychophysiology of Political Ideology: Replications, Reanalyses, and Recommendations. The Journal of Politics, 84(1), 000-000.

Arceneaux, K., Gravelle, T. B., Osmundsen, M., Petersen, M. B., Reifler, J., & Scotto, T. J. (2021). Some people just want to watch the world burn: the prevalence, psychology and politics of the ‘Need for Chaos’. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376(1822), 20200147.

Bartusevičius, H., Bor, A., Jørgensen, F., & Petersen, M. B. (2021). The psychological burden of the covid-19 pandemic is associated with antisystemic attitudes and political violence. Psychological science, 32(9), 1391-1403.

Bor, A., & Petersen, M. B. (2021). The psychology of online political hostility: A comprehensive, cross-national test of the mismatch hypothesis. American political science review, 1-18.

Bøggild, T., Aarøe, L., & Petersen, M.B. (2021). Citizens as Complicits: Distrust in Politicians and Biased Social Dissemination of Political Information. American Political Science Review, 115(1), 269-285. doi:10.1017/S0003055420000805

Jørgensen, F., Bor, A. and Petersen, M.B. (2021). Compliance without fear: Individual‐level protective behaviour during the first wave of the COVID‐19 pandemic. British Journal of Health Psychology, 26: 679-696. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12519

Jørgensen, F., Bor, A., Lindholt, M. F., & Petersen, M. B. (2021). Public support for government responses against COVID-19: Assessing levels and predictors in eight Western democracies during 2020. West European Politics, 44(5-6), 1129-1158.

Lindholt, M. F., Jørgensen, F., Bor, A., & Petersen, M. B. (2021). Public acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: cross-national evidence on levels and individual-level predictors using observational data. BMJ open, 11(6), e048172.

Osmundsen, M., Bor, A., Vahlstrup, P. B., Bechmann, A., & Petersen, M. B. (2021). Partisan polarization is the primary psychological motivation behind political “fake news” sharing on Twitter. American Political Science Review, forthcoming.

Petersen, M. B., Bor, A., Jørgensen, F., & Lindholt, M. F. (2021). Transparent communication about negative features of COVID-19 vaccines decreases acceptance but increases trust. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(29).

Aarøe, L., Appadurai, V., Hansen, K. M., Schork, A. J., Werge, T., Mors, O., ... & Petersen, M. B. (2020). Genetic predictors of educational attainment and intelligence test performance predict voter turnout. Nature Human Behaviour, 1-11.

Bartusevičius, H., van Leeuwen, F., & Petersen, M. B. (2020). Dominance-driven autocratic political orientations predict political violence in western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (weird) and non-weird samples. Psychological science, 31(12), 1511-1530.

Clemmensen, C., Petersen, M. B., & Sørensen, T. I. (2020). Will the COVID-19 pandemic worsen the obesity epidemic?. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 16(9), 469-470.

Larsen, M., Nyrup, J., & Petersen, M. B. (2020). Do survey estimates of the public’s compliance with COVID-19 regulations suffer from social desirability bias?. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 3(2).

Laustsen, L., & Petersen, M. B. (2020). Online tallies and the context of politics: how online tallies make dominant candidates appear competent in contexts of conflict. American Journal of Political Science, 64(2), 240-255.

Petersen, M. B., & Arceneaux, K. (2020). An Intuitionist Theory of Argument Strength in Politics: How Intuitive Cognitive Biases Produce Universally Strong Arguments. Political Psychology, 41(6), 1113-1131.

Pfattheicher, S., Nockur, L., Böhm, R., Sassenrath, C., & Petersen, M. B. (2020). The emotional path to action: Empathy promotes physical distancing and wearing of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychological Science, 31(11), 1363-1373.

Petersen, M. B., & Laustsen, L. (2020). Dominant leaders and the political psychology of followership. Current opinion in psychology, 33, 136-141.

Petersen, M. B. (2020). The Evolutionary Psychology of Mass Mobilization: How Disinformation and Demagogues Coordinate Rather Than Manipulate. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Aarøe, Lene & Michael Bang Petersen. 2018. “Cognitive Biases and Communication Strength in Social Networks: The Case of Episodic Frames”. British Journal of Political Science, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123418000273.

Boyer, Pascal & Michael Bang Petersen. 2018. "Folk-Economic Beliefs: An Evolutionary Cognitive Model". Behavioral and Brain Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X17001960.

Delton, Andrew, Michael Bang Petersen, & Theresa Robertson. 2018. "Partisan Goals, Emotions, and Political Mobilization: The Role of Motivated Reasoning in Pressuring Others to Vote." Journal of Politics, available online, https://doi.org/10.1086/697124.

Petersen, Michael Bang. 2018. "Reproductive Interests and Dimensions of Political Ideology". Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(2), 203-211.

Petersen, Michael Bang & Lasse Laustsen, 2018. “Upper-Body Strength and Political Egalitarianism: Twelve Conceptual Replications.” Political Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12505.

van Leeuwen, Florian & Michael Bang Petersen. 2018. "The Behavioral Immune System is Designed to Avoid Infected Individuals, Not Outgroups". Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(2), 226-234.

Aarøe, Lene, Michael Bang Petersen & Kevin Areceneaux. 2017. "The Behavioral Immune System and Opposition towards Immigration.” American Political Science Review, 11(2), 277-294.

Jensen, Carsten & Michael Bang Petersen. 2017. "The Deservingness Heuristic and the Politics of Health Care." American Journal of Political Science, 61(1), 68-83.

Petersen, Michael Bang. 2017. "Healthy Outgroup Members are Represented Psychologically as Infected Ingroup Members". Psychological Science, 28(12), 1857-1863.

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