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Research Interests

Genetics of political attitudes and behaviors

Implicit cognitive processes and politics

Chronobiology and politics

Attitudes towards genetics and genetic research


Friesen, A., Ksiazkiewicz, A., & Gothreau, C. (2021). Political Taste: Exploring how perception of bitter substances may reveal risk tolerance and political preferences. Politics and the Life Sciences. In press.

Jung, S. & Ksiazkiewicz, A. (2021). Dual Citizenship and State Attachment. Politics, Groups, and Identities. Advance online publication.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. (2021). Political Ideology and Diurnal Associations: A Dual-Process Motivated Social Cognition Account. Politics and the Life Sciences 40(1): 56-71.

Ksiazkiewicz, A., Klemmensen, R., Dawes, C., Christensen, K., McGue, M., Krueger, R., & Nørgaard, A. (2020). The Role of Genes and Environments in the Stability of Political Interest and Ideology: Evidence from Twin Panel Studies in Denmark and the United States. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 32(4): 711-730.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Jung, S. (2020). The Biology of Political Decision Making. In D.P. Redlawsk (Ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. (2020). Conservative Larks, Liberal Owls: The Relationship between Chronotype and Political Ideology. Journal of Politics, 82(1): 367-371.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Friesen, A. (2019). The Higher Power of Religiosity over Personality on Political Ideology.  Political Behavior. Advance online publication.

Vitriol, J., Ksiazkiewicz, A., & Farhart, C. (2018). Implicit Candidate Traits in the 2016 Presidential Election: Replicating a Dual-Process Model of Candidate Evaluations. Electoral Studies, 54: 261-268.

Ksiazkiewicz, A., Vitriol, J., & Farhart, C. (2018). Implicit Candidate-Trait Associations in Political Campaigns. Political Psychology, 39(1): 177-195.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Krueger, R. (2017). The Role of Genes and Environments in Linking the Need to Evaluate with Political Ideology and Political Extremity. Social Justice Research, 30(4): 381-407.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Friesen, A. (2017). Genes and Politics. In S.A. Peterson & A. Somit (Eds.) Handbook of Biology and Politics, Elgar Publishing.

Ksiazkiewicz, A., Ludeke, S., & Krueger, R. (2016). The Role of Cognitive Style in the Link between Genes and Political Ideology. Political Psychology, 37(6): 761-776.

Friesen, A. & Ksiazkiewicz, A. (2015). Do Political Attitudes and Religiosity Share a Genetic Path? Political Behavior, 37(4): 791-818.

Chen, P.G., Appleby, J., Borgida, E., Callaghan, T.H., Ekstrom, P., Farhart, C.F., Housholder, E., Kim, H., Ksiazkiewicz, A., Lavine, H., Luttig, M.D., Mohanty, R., Rosenthal, A., Sheagley, G., Smith, B.A., Vitriol, J.A., & Williams, A. (2014). The Minnesota Multi-Investigator 2012 Presidential Election Panel Study. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 14(1): 78-104.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Hedrick, J. (2013). An Introduction to Implicit Attitudes in Political Science Research. PS: Political Science and Politics, 46(3): 525-531.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. (2013). Implicit Political Knowledge. PS: Political Science and Politics, 46(3): 553-555.

Current Working Papers (August 2021)

Farhart, C., Ksiazkiewicz, A., & Vitriol, J. Implicit Candidate-Trait Association in Primary Elections.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. Dormitory of Democracy: Sleep, Turnout, and Partisanship Across the 50 U.S. States

Ksiazkiewicz, A., Britzman, K., & Cho, J. The Politics of Early Birds and Night Owls: An Analysis of Congressional Twitter Accounts.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Erol, F. The effect of sleep on political ideology, political participation, and religiosity: A multi-national comparison.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Erol, F. Sleep and ideology in adolescence and early adulthood: A longitudinal study.

Ksiazkiewicz, A., Miller, A., & Steur, J. Chrononormativity: A New Construct with Implications for Social Norms and Prejudice.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & Pryor, M. Why are conservatives (and voters) happier? Life satisfaction and the politics of sleep and health.

Ksiazkiewicz, A. & van Ditmars, M. Life Events and Political Preferences: Gene-Environment Interactions in Twins.

Ludeke, S., Ksiazkiewicz, A., DeYoung, C, & Krueger, R. Political ideology and psychopathology.

van Ditmars, M., & Ksiazkiewicz, A. The gender gap in political interest: interplay of genes and gendered socialization?