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Program Area(s): Experimental Methods; American Politics
Regional Specialization(s): United States
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
- 2022. “Moral Convictions and Threats to Science”. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 700(1): 86-96.
- 2022. “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 700(1): 220-233.
- 2022. “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
- 2022. “The Role of Moral Conviction in Shaping Public Science Attitudes.” Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Montreal, QC, Canada. September 15-18.
- 2022. “Moral Framing and the Development of Moral Conviction: A Pilot” (poster). Chicago Area Political and Social Behavior Workshop, Evanston, IL. May 6.
- 2021. “Moral Convictions and Science in Social and Policy Debates.” Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL. November 19-20.
- 2021. “Moral Conviction and Science Attitudes: A Pilot Survey” (poster). Annual Conference of the American Political Science Association, Virtual. September 30-October 3.
2021. “Viral Media as a Means of Closing the Knowledge Gap: TikTok and Qualified Immunity” (co-author S.R. Gubitz). Harvard Experimental Political Science Conference, Virtual. April 22-24.
- 2021. “Viral Media as a Means of Closing the Knowledge Gap: TikTok and Qualified Immunity” (co-author S.R. Gubitz). Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Virtual. April 14-18.
- 2019. “Framing, Information, & Norms: Using Motivated Reasoning to Explain Effective Science Communication” (co-authors James N. Druckman, Avery Goods, & Daniel C. Molden). Annual Conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL. November 23-24.
- 2019. “Framing Values, Explaining Information, and Revealing Norms: How Motivated Reasoning Influences Effective Communication” (co-authors James N. Druckman, Avery Goods, & Daniel C. Molden). The Social Cognition of Social Justice Laboratory, Purdue University. August 26.