John Hibbing’s Recommendations

Posted By Matt on Dec 9, 2016 | 0 comments

Dr. John Hibbing is an author and Foundation Regents Professor of Political Science and Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Hibbing is in the Dana College Athletic Hall of Fame, and collaborated with graduate students to create the course “Genes, Behavior, and Politics.” He has been a NATO fellow in Science, a Senior Fulbright Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and was recently elected a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His work have also won hi awards for the Velux Senior Research Fellow, from the University of Southern Denmark, became a distinguished Visiting Research Fellow from Sage Center for the Study of the Mind, received a Fenno Prize for Best Book on Legislative Politics, has 9 National Science Foundation Grants, and has had his work featured on

Working with Professor Kevin B. Smith and John R. Alford for the past decade, Hibbing has been investigating the biological and deep psychological bases of political orientations, creating the book, Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences. Their research has appeared in leading academic journals, including Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and the American Political Science Review, and has been featured in hundreds of stories and segments in popular media outlets including The Daily Show.

Hibbing is also the author of the books Congress as Public Enemy, Stealth Democracy,Congressional Careers, and Choosing to Leave.

Here are five books Dr. John Hibbing recommends:

  1. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
  2. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
  3. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  4. A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
  5. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr



*Information on Dr. Hibbing was found online on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s website, the Huffington post, and from the Biographical Statement in his book Predisposed

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