- Funck, Amy
- Graduate Student
- Subfield: American Politics
Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Congressional Elections
Amy, a former pollster, studies the development of emotions and how emotions impact political socialization. Current projects include updating political knowledge scales for 21st century citizens, assessing decision-making skills, and exploring the importance of issue voting in Congressional elections using a novel database.
She is the Associate Director of Undergraduate Engagement for the Research in Political Psychology Laboratory (RIPPL) and contributes to the Social Perception Lab in the Psychology Department.
In 2021 she was named a fellow for the Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and regularly presents on engaging students with disabilities for faculty and administration. She is developing training material for university-wide Teaching Assistant training regarding ADA compliance. The Rapoport Foundation awarded Amy their dissertation developing grant in 2022.
Amy has B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Italian and holds a Masters in Teaching.
790:104 American Politics
790:304 Congressional Politics
355:101 Expository Writing
Funck, Amy S. and Richard R. Lau. (2023). "A Meta-Analytic Assessment of Emotions and Information Search and Decision Making." American Journal of Political Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12819
Funck, Amy S. and Katherine T. McCabe. (2021). "Partisanship, Information, and the Conditional Effects of Scandal on Voting Decisions." Political Behavior https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-020-09670-x