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Robin Bayes

Program Area(s):  Experimental Methods; American Politics

Regional Specialization(s):  United States

Dissertation Title:

The Role of Moral Conviction in Shaping Public Science Attitudes (tentative)

Dissertation Committee:  James Druckman (Chair); Mary McGrath; Erik Nisbet

Research Interests: Science communication, climate change communication, public opinion, political communication, political psychology

Publications:

  • Forthcoming. “Moral Convictions and Threats to Science”. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
  • Forthcoming. “Studying Science Inequities: How to Use Surveys to Study Diverse Populations” (with James N. Druckman & Alauna C. Safarpour). The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
  • Forthcoming. “Moral Conviction: A Challenge in the Age of Science Politicization”. In Toby Bolsen & Risa Palm, eds., Molecular Biology and Clinical Medicine in the Age of Politicization. Academic Press.
  • 2021. “A Motivational Systems Approach to Investigating Opinions on Climate Change" (with Daniel C. Molden & James N. Druckman). Thinking and Reasoning. DOI: 10.1080/13546783.2021.1982003
  • 2021. “Motivated Reasoning and Climate Change” (with James N. Druckman). Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 42: 27-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2021.02.009
  • 2021. “Science and the Politics of Misinformation” (with Jeremy Levy, Toby Bolsen, & James N. Druckman). In Howard Tumber & Silvio Waisbord, eds., The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism. New York: Routledge. www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/10.4324/9781003004431-26
  • 2020. “A Research Agenda for Climate Change Communication and Public Opinion: The Role of Scientific Consensus Messaging and Beyond” (with Toby Bolsen & James N. Druckman). Environmental Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2020.1805343.
  • 2020. “When and How Different Motives Can Drive Motivated Political Reasoning” (with James N. Druckman, Avery Goods, & Daniel C. Molden). Political Psychology 41(5): 1031-1052. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12663
  • 2016. “Looking Beyond Fossil Fuel Divestment: Combating Climate Change in Higher Education”. In Walter Leal Filho & Michaela Zint, eds., The Contribution of Social Sciences to Sustainable Development at Universities. Switzerland: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26866-8_3

Conference Presentation(s):

  • “Moral Convictions and Science in Social and Policy Debates.” Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, November 2021.
  • “Viral Media as a Means of Closing the Knowledge Gap: TikTok and Qualified Immunity” (with S.R. Gubitz). Harvard Experimental Political Science Conference, April 2021.
  • “Viral Media as a Means of Closing the Knowledge Gap: TikTok and Qualified Immunity” (with S.R. Gubitz). Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2021.
  • “Framing, Information, & Norms: Using Motivated Reasoning to Explain Effective Science Communication” (with James N. Druckman, Avery Goods, & Daniel C. Molden). Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, November 2019.
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