Spina’s research published in journal article and textbook chapter


April 6, 2021

Nicholas Spina, a Slippery Rock University assistant professor of political science, wrote an article that was published in The Social Science Journal, the official journal of the Western Social Science Association that publishes research on social sciences, including theoretical, speculative model, statistical and mathematical contributions. Spina’s article, titled “Partisanship and generalized trust in response to the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” explores the impact of electoral loss on how Americans view the trustworthiness of the general public. Spina also wrote a chapter in the recently published “Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry,” titled “Out-Migration and Social Capital,” which uses an example of Bulgaria to explain how people moving from one community within their home country to another has undermined social capital in the sending communities.