About Me

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago working with Dr. Linda Skitka. Broadly, my research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of basing one's political attitudes on moral beliefs, i.e. moral convictions. For example, my master’s thesis investigated how imbuing a given political attitude (such as one's stance on abortion) with a sense of morality influences how people perceive and interact with those who disagree with them on the issue. Recently, I have explored the affective and cognitive motivational underpinnings of moral conviction’s influence on activism and perceptions of authority figures such as the U.S. Supreme Court.   


Contact Info

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychology (M/C 285)
1007 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607‑7137
bhanso5@uic.edu