Articles by Robert Johns

December 21, 2020

Brexit and depression: the politics of mental health

Robert Johns
Luca Bernardi and Robert Johns explore whether clinical depression may have contributed to Brexit. The striking evidence of depression influencing political attitudes suggests that connections between the two should be more thoroughly explored, especially as they show the potential to breed political alienation
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Robert Johns
Professor of Politics in the Department of Government at the University of Essex

Rob teaches and researches in public opinion, political psychology and questionnaire design.

His recent projects examine mental health and political attitudes, the psychology of acceptance of 'fake news', and the impact of ideological representation on populist sentiment.

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