Matthew Hibbing

Associate Professor
(209) 228-4642
  • Ph.D., Political Science, 2011, University of Illinois
  • B.A., Political Science, 2006, University of Iowa
Research Interests: 
  • American Politics
  • Political Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Biology and Politics
Hibbing studies American politics with a focus on political behavior, political psychology and the influence of biology on mass politics. His research centers on individual level predispositions that shape political attitudes and behaviors, including personality and physiological traits. He also is currently engaged in a research project that seeks to evaluate the measurement of media use in survey research and another project which examines the differences between liberals and conservatives in terms of their perceptions of the political system.
Hibbing’s work has been published in Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Psychology and Environment and Behavior.

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