Political Cognition Lab

Welcome to the University of Montana Political Cognition Lab's official web page. We are dedicated to producing the best political psychology research possible. Our lab's work has been featured in major national and international news outlets (e.g., NPR, USA Today, Washington Post, BBC Radio, Search Magazine; for more links and information, visit the "News" page).

In the Political Cognition lab, we study what shapes people's thoughts and communications, and the subsequent consequences those thoughts and communications have. As the name implies, we are particularly interested in thoughts and communications that have political implications (and especially implications for national and international security). We study two often overlapping areas: Cognitive Complexity and Culture.  Within each of these labs, we also have developed overlapping specialties in natural language processing and national security.  Click on the links to see summaries of this work, or see "Research Labs" for more information about our specific lab groups and research areas.  Further, you can click on "Publications" to get links to our publications.

If you are considering applying to work with Dr. Conway to get a Social/Political Psychology Ph.D., please navigate to the "Prospective Graduate Students" page.