Many of PPPA’s Graduate students presented at the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association annual meeting that took place in Boise, on October 15th-17th. Two of our graduate students, Pip Sherwood and Julia Pusateri, won awards for their posters. Congratulations to you both! Pip Sherwood shares her account of recent conference attendances. She writes,
“In the past four months I have had the pleasure of representing Washington State University and PPPA at three different conferences, the International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting in San Diego, sherwood posterthe American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, and most recently, the Northwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Boise. At each conference I presented solo-authored work, either in a paper presentation or a poster session. While every conference is fun and exciting, I especially enjoyed the PNWPSA, where I won an award for best poster presentation for my poster, “Psychological Appeals in Terrorist Recruitment: Examining White Supremacists.” It was wonderful to see so many other PPPA graduate students presenting there as well. The critiques and feedback that I received at these conferences will be of great help in Pusateri posterthe year ahead, as I continue to work toward completing my dissertation.”

Conference Presentations:
Pacific Northwast Political Science Association Annual Meeting: October 2015

Joshua Munroe. “Public v Private (donors): Message Consistency in Presidential Primary Speeches.”
Hayden Smith. “A Realist/Idealist Typology of Foreign Policy Decision-Makers.”
Fernanda Buril Almeida. “Afterlife Beliefs and the Distortion of Cost-Benefit Analysis: An Evolutionay Approcah to the Logic of Religious Extremism.”
Brittany Wood. “The Effects of Traveling Abroad on Political Behavior.”
Andrew Flint. “Three-Dimensional Social Science: The Critical Theorhetical Orientation of Karl Marx.”
Samuel Rhodes. “Hotshots: Investigating the Challenger/Incumbent Dynamic in Attorney General Campaign Advertisements.”
Orion Yoesle and Rick Davis. “Force Relations in Physician Assisted Suicide: An Intersection of Care and Medical Ethics.”
Hayden Smith. “Khamenei and the Bomb: An Inside View Using Operational Code and Image Theory.”
Season Hoard and Richard Elgar. “What is Success? Feminist Policies in Europe and South America.”
Julia Pusateri. “The New Conservative? Utilizing Operational Code and Psychobiography to Understand British Prime Minister David Cameron.”
Pip Sherwood. “Psychological Appeals in Terrorist Recruitment: Examining White Supremacists.”
Travis Ridout, Samuel Rhodes, Michael Franz, and Erika Franklin Fowler. “Thirty Seconds over America: Exploring the Mitigative Effects of Dark Money Disclosure.
Season Hoard and Richard Elgar. “What is Success? Feminist Policies in Europe and South America.”

Other Accomplishments:
Graduate Student and Assistant Director of the Foley Institute, Richard Elgar serves as Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Political Science Association.