My research agenda focuses on three contributions:
(1) advancing an understanding of the human condition, i.e., how individual differences impact beliefs and behaviors;
(2) examining the influence of biology (behavioral genetics and physiology) and the environment on the interaction between identity (gender, religiosity, race/ethnicity), dispositions (personality) and political orientations; and
(3) integrating theories, methods, and technologies from social and biological sciences to bridge the disciplinary silos that sometimes inhibit the advancement of science and knowledge.
A repository of my published work (in pre-print form) can be found here: https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/4006/browse?value=Friesen%2C+Amanda&type=author
Friesen, Amanda. 2019. “Generational Change? The Effects of Family, Age and Time on Moral Foundations.” The Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics. 17 (1). https://doi.org/10.1515/for-2019-0005
Lewis, Andrew R., William Blake, Stephen T. Mockabee, and Amanda Friesen. 2019. “American Constitutional Faith and the Politics of Hermeneutics.” Politics & Religion. https://doi.org/10.1017/S175504831900021X
Friesen, Amanda, Ryan Burge, and Kylee Britzman. 2019. “Digital Segregation: Gender, Occupation, and Access to Politics.” Social Science Computer Review. Online first: https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439319851164. Pre-print here: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/19486
Djupe, Paul A., and Amanda Friesen. 2018. “Moralizing to the Choir: The Moral Foundations of American Clergy.” Social Science Quarterly 99 (2): 665-682. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ssqu.12455/full. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.12455.
Lakens, Daniël, Federico G. Adolfi, Casper J. Albers, Farid Anvari, Matthew A.J. Apps, Shlomo E. Argamon,… Amanda Friesen … Rolf A. Zwaan. 2018. “Justify Your Alpha.” Nature Human Behaviour. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0311-x. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x
Friesen, Amanda, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Hibbing. 2017. “Physiological Arousal and Self-Reported Valence for Erotic Images Correlate with Sexual Policy Preferences.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 29 (3): 449-470. https://academic.oup.com/ijpor/article/29/3/449/2669465/Physiological-Arousal-and-SelfReported-Valence-for?guestAccessKey=4940cbd4-0ad9-4fb1-a49f-617ecd798add.
Friesen, Amanda, and Paul A. Djupe. 2017.”Conscientious Women: The Dispositional Conditions of Institutional Treatment on Civic Involvement.” Politics & Gender 13 (1): 57-80. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9332
Friesen, Amanda, and Matthew V. Hibbing. 2016. “The Effect of Personal Economic Values on Economic Policy Preferences.” Social Science Quarterly 97 (2): 325-337. doi: 10.1111/ssqu.12236. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9328
Wagner, Michael W., Kristen D. Deppe, Carly M. Jacobs, Amanda Friesen, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. 2015. “Beyond Survey Self-Reports: Using Physiology to Tap Political Orientations.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 27 (3): 303-317. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edu036. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/9352
Friesen, Amanda, and Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz. 2015. “Do Political Attitudes and Religiosity Share a Genetic Path?” Political Behavior 37 (4): 791-818. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11109-014-9291-3?sa_campaign=email/event/articleAuthor/onlineFirst
Blake, William D., and Amanda Friesen. December 2013. “The Politics of Denying Communion to Catholic Elected Officials.” The Forum 11 (4): 671-682. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/for.2013.11.issue-4/for-2014-0002/for-2014-0002.xml?format=INT
Friesen, Amanda. 2013. “Religion, Politics and the Social Capital of Children.” Journal of Women, Politics & Policy 34 (3): 197-218. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SH3xVxWgGadYAySqtVvd/full
Calfano, Brian R., Amanda Friesen, and Paul A. Djupe. 2013. “Mitigating Mormonism: Overcoming Religious Identity Challenges with Targeted Religious Appeals.” PS: Political Science & Politics 46(3): 562-568. Calfano, Friesen, Djupe 2013
Gruszczynski, Michael W., Amanda Balzer, Carly M. Jacobs, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. 2013. “The Physiology of Political Participation.” Political Behavior 35: 135-152. Gruz et al. 2013
Friesen, Amanda, and Michael W. Wagner. 2012. “Beyond the Three Bs: How American Christians Approach Faith and Politics.” Politics and Religion 5: 224-252. Friesen and Wagner 2012
Dodd, Michael, Amanda Balzer, Carly M. Jacobs, Michael W. Gruszczynski, Kevin B. Smith, and John R. Hibbing. March 5, 2012. “The Political Left Rolls with the Good; The Political Right Confronts the Bad: Physiology and Cognition in Politics.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London – Biological Sciences 1589. 640-649. PTRSB_Dodd et al_120123
Balzer, Amanda, and Carly M. Jacobs. 2011. “Gender and Physiological Effects in Connecting Disgust to Political Preferences.” Social Science Quarterly 92: 5. 1297-1313. Balzer and Jacobs 2011
Friesen, Amanda. Forthcoming. “Religion, Personality, and Politics.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics & Religion, Paul A. Djupe and Mark Rozell, eds. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ksiazkiewicz, Aleksander, and Amanda Friesen. 2017. “Genes and Politics,” in the Handbook of Biology and Politics. Steven A. Peterson and Albert Somit (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Ksiazkiewicz and Friesen ch 6
Friesen, Amanda. 2017. “How American Women and Men Read the Bible.” In The Bible in American Life, Philip Goff, Arthur Farnsley, and Peter Theusen, eds. Oxford University Press.
Dissertation: Examining the Covariance of Religious and Political Beliefs within Individuals and Across Generations