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Pete Hatemi

Pete Hatemi

Pete Hatemi

Distinguished Professor of Political Science
307 Pond Lab University Park, PA 16802
Tuesdays and Thursdays- 9:00-10:00 am and by appointment
Pete Hatemi

Professional Bio

I am Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Co Fund in Microbiology and Biochemistry at Penn State. My research currently focuses on explicating individual differences in preferences, decision-making, and social behaviors on a wide range of topics, including: political behaviors and attitudes, addiction, political violence and terrorism, public health, gender identification, religion, mate selection, and the nature of interpersonal relationships. In so doing I advocate theoretical and methodological pluralism, including but not limited to behavioral experiments, endocrinology, genetics, physiology, neuroscience, and social learning approaches.

Areas of Interest

  • American Politics
  • International Relations
  • Methodology


How Political Decisions Are Made: Social Conformity and Political Opinions

Mallinson, D.*, & Hatemi, P. How Political Decisions Are Made: Social Conformity and Political Opinions. PLoS ONE, 30.

Narcissism and Political Orientations

Hatemi, P.  & Fazekas, Z. Narcissism and Political Orientations. American Journal of Political Science, 43.