Emily Kubin


Postdoctoral researcher





Dr. Kubin is a postdoctoral researcher in the Political Psychology & Communication Lab at the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU). Emily, originally from the United States, completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Drew University in New Jersey. She completed a Research Master’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. In 2023 she completed her dissertation on (Social) Media and (de)polarization at RPTU and earned her PhD in psychology. She has held research internship positions at the University of Washington, Yale University, and Vrije University. Besides her position at RPTU she is also affiliated with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).


Dr. Kubin studies political and moral psychology. She focuses on how people understand political and moral conflicts and focuses on finding ways to reduce  intergroup conflict. She also studies how both social media and traditional forms of media shape how we think about politics and shape intergroup relationships. Finally, she researchers how claims of victimhood shape politics and morality, and when and where sharing narratives of victimhood reduce polarization, animosity, and division. 

June 11, 2024

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