Pavlos Vasilopoulos is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics at the University of York.
His research focuses on the psychological processes that underlie the political behaviour of mass publics from a dual perspective. On the one hand, it focuses on how voters' personality traits are associated with their political choices, while on the other it seeks to understand the role that individual emotions play on political decision-making.
His work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals in political science and psychology includingPolitical Psychology; West European Politics; Party Politics; and Journal of Research in Personality, among others. His research has also been featured in several media outlets such as Le Monde, Libération, and the Washington Post.
Last Update October 2020
Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Vasilopoulos P. & J.T. Jost. (2020). " Psychological Similarities and Dissimilarities between Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populists: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey in France ". Journal of Research in Personality, 88.
Brouard, S., Vasilopoulos, P. & M. Becher. (2020). "S ociodemographic and psychological correlates of compliance with the Covid-19 public health measures in France ". Canadian Journal of Political Science, 53 (2), 253-258.
Langer, M., Vasilopoulos, P., McAvay, H., & J.T. Jost. (2020). " System justification in France: Liberté, égalité, fraternité ". Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 185-191.
Vasilopoulos, P. and S. Brouard (2020). " System Justification and Affective Responses to Terrorism: Evidence from the November 2015 Paris Attacks ", Political Psychology, 41 (3), 569-586.
Vasilopoulos, P., Marcus, G.E., N. Valentino, and M. Foucault. (2019). " Anger and Authoritarianism Mediate the Effects of Fear on Support for the Far Right- A Rejoinder ", Political Psychology, 40 (4), 713-717 .
*Vasilopoulos, P., Marcus, G.E., N. Valentino, and M. Foucault. (2019) "Fear, Anger, and Voting for the Far right: Evidence from the November 13, 2015 Paris Terror Attacks" , Political Psychology, 40 (4), 679-704.
*Winner of the American Political Science Association Frank L. Wilson award for best paper on French politics
Marcus, G.E., Valentino, N., Vasilopoulos, P. and M. Foucault. (2019). “ Applying the Theory of Affective Intelligence to Support for Authoritarian Policies and Parties ”, Advances in Political Psychology, 40 (S1), p. 109-139.
Vasilopoulos, P. and R. Lachat. (2018) "Authoritarianism and Political Choice in France" , Acta Politica, 53 (4), 612-634.
S. Brouard, P. Vasilopoulos, and M. Foucault. (2018). "How Terrorism Affects Political Attitudes: France in the Aftermath of the 2015-2016 Attacks" , West European Politics, 41 (5), 1073-1099.
*Vasilopoulos,P., Marcus, G.E. and M.Foucault. (2018). " Emotional Responses to the Charlie Hebdo Attacks: Addressing the Authoritarianism Puzzle ", Political Psychology, 39 (3), 557-575.
*Selected for inclusion in a virtual issue with the top cited articles published in Political Psychology (2016-2018)
Vasilopoulos, P. (2018). "Terrorist Events, Emotional Reactions and Political Participation: The 2015 Paris Attacks" , West European Politics, 41 (1), 102-127.
Botetzagias, I. and P. Vasilopoulos. (2015). " Climbing to the rooftop, falling off yet landing on one’s feet (and finding a wallet on the pavement?): the electoral fate of the Greek Ecogreens (2004-2015) ", South European Society and Politics, 20 (4), 573-590.
Vasilopoulos, Pavlos, Beaudonnet Laurie and Bruno Cautrés. (2015). “A Red Letter Day: Investigating the Renaissance of the French Far Left in the 2012 Presidential Election” . French Politics, 13 (2), 121-140.
Bedock, Camile and Pavlos Vasilopoulos. (2015). “ Economic Hardship and Extreme Voting under the Economic Crisis: A Comparison between Italy and Greece ”, Revue Européenne des Sciences Sociales / European Journal of Social Sciences. Special issue on the 2014 European Parliament Elections (eds. Nonna Mayer and Nicolas Sauger), 53 (1), 177-196.
Beaudonnet, Laurie and Pavlos Vasilopoulos (2014). " Green Parties in Hard Times: The Case of the EELV in the 2012 French Presidential Election ", Party Politics, 20 (2), 275-285.
Vasilopoulos, Pavlos and Nicolas Demertzis. (2013) " The Greek Green Voter: Environmentalism or Protest? ", Environmental Politics, 22 (5), 728-38.
Vasilopoulos, Pavlos and Christoforos Vernardakis. (2011). " Electoral Abstention in Greece: 2000-2009 ", Science and Society, 27, 1-24 [In Greek]
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Vasilopoulos, P. (2019). " Affective Intelligence and Emotional Dimensions of Political Decision-Making Processes ". In Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision-Making. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Foucault, M and P. Vasilopoulos. (2019)." Les électeurs votent aussi selon leur personnalité ". In Muxel, A. and B. Cautrès (eds.) Histoire d’une Revolution Electorale (2015-2018). Paris: Garnier, pp. 75-85.
Vasilopoulos, P. and G.E. Marcus. (2017). " Psychologie politique - Deux voies vers la droite : enjeux, émotions et vote FN ". In Olivier Filleule, Camille Hamidi, Florence Haegel, Vincent Tiberj (eds.), Sociologie plurielle des comportements politiques, Paris, presses de sciences po. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, pp. 289-320.
Gemenis, K. and P. Vasilopoulos. (2016). "The Platform and Ideology of the Greek Green Party", in Botetzagias, I. and W. Rudig , eds. Green Parties.Athens: Green Institute, pp. 331-348. [In Greek]
Cinalli, M. and P. Vasilopoulos. (2015). “French Youth in Times of Austerity: Unemployment, Psychological Factors and Political Engagement”, in Giugni, M. and M.T. Grasso (eds.) Austerity and Protest: Popular Contention in Times of Economic Crisis. Surrey: Ashgate.
Delis, A., K. Gavatha, A. Kiayias, Ch. Koutalakis, G. Sotirellis, E. Nikolakopoulos, L. Paschos, P. Vasilopoulos et al. " Pressing the Button for European Elections 2014: Public attitudes towards Verifiable E-Voting In Greece. ". In Krimmer, R., Volkamer, M. (eds.) Proceedings of Electronic Voting 2014 (EVOTE2014), Tallinn: TUT Press, pp. 129-138.
Chondros, N. A. Delis, D. Gavatha, A. Kiayias, Ch. Koutalakis, I. Nicolacopoulos, P. Vasilopoulos et al. (2014). “ Electronic Voting Systems – From Theory to Implementation” . In Sideridis, A.B., Kardasiadou, Z., Yialouris, C.P., Zorkadis, V. (eds.) E-Democracy, Security, Privacy and Trust in a Digital World. New York: Springer, pp. 113-122.
Vasilopoulos, P. (2011). The Impact of Political Sophistication on Ideology, Values and Cognitive Heuristics, in Vernardakis, Ch. (ed.) Public Opinion in Greece 2008-2010. Athens: Savalas, pp. 101-122 [In Greek]
Thèmes de recherche
Enquête et méthodes quantitatives, Internet (Usages politiques de), Opinion publique, Partis politiques européens