Cavanaugh Hall 417A
Areas of Expertise
Religion and politics, gender and politics, political psychology.
Amanda Friesen's research interests include political psychology, religion and politics, family socialization, public opinion, gender and politics, behavior genetics, and biology and politics. More broadly, her work examines American political behavior, from conducting focus groups about the intersection of politics and religion across a wide range of congregations to examining the physiological correlates of political ideology and participation. This research agenda focuses on the reasons people believe and act the way they do; and contributing to understanding the stability of beliefs across generations and of the relative intractability of people's positions on controversial issues.View full bio
Friesen has published in Political Behavior, Politics & Religion, the Journal for Women, Politics & Policy, Social Science Quarterly and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London -- Biological Sciences. She also has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.