Michael F. Meffert
Lecturer | Political Science | Leiden University

Photo I am a Lecturer in Political Psychology and Political Communication in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. I hold a PhD in Political Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook and a MA in Political Science and English Studies from the University of Mannheim, Germany. My research is focused on motivated information processing and political decision making, in particular how voters select and are affected by political information. Two specific applications are the effects of negative campaign information and strategic coalition voting in multiparty systems.

What's New

New and recent publications:

Meffert, Michael F. 2015. "Informationsverarbeitung und Entscheidungsfindung [Information Processing and Decision Making]." In Politische Psychologie. Handbuch für Studium und Wissenschaft [Political Psychology], eds. Sonja Zmerli and Ofer Feldman. Baden-Baden: Nomos. Pp. 85-104.

Federer-Shtayer, Hila, and Michael F. Meffert. 2014. "The Block-Weighted Cleavage Salience Index." Party Politics 20 (3): 324-329. doi:10.1177/1354068811436051.

Contact Information

Michael F. Meffert
Institute of Political Science
Leiden University
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Phone: +31-71-527-3862
mmeffert (at) gmail (dot) com

Last Update: 9/23/2015