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A Revisionist Perspective on Framing Effects  

Jiawei Liu and Dietram A. Scheufele

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Nov 2016
There is a dichotomy in framing research that can be traced back to its multidisciplinary origins in psychology and sociology. Definitions of framing rooted in psychology are concerned ... More

Audience Costs, News Media, and Foreign Policy  

Ross A. Miller

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May 2016
“Audience costs” represent situations where domestic audiences impose penalties on leaders for failed policies. This phenomenon has risen to a prominent position in the study of politics ... More

The Content and Effect of Political Advertising in U.S. Campaigns  

Matthew P. Motta and Erika Franklin Fowler

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Dec 2016
Political advertising, especially negative advertising, is a prominent feature of contemporary political campaigns in the United States. Campaigns use advertising strategically to persuade ... More

The Decision to Vote or to Abstain  

Elisabeth Gidengil

Why voters turn out on Election Day has eluded a straightforward explanation. Rational choice theorists have proposed a parsimonious model, but its logical implication is that hardly ... More

The Effects of Negative Advertising  

Conor M. Dowling and Yanna Krupnikov

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Nov 2016
Since the 1960s there has been an increase in the amount of negative advertising in American campaigns. Although only 10% of advertisements aired in the 1960 campaign were negative, in the ... More

Expectancy Theory and the Election of Judges: Do Judicial Campaigns Really Stink?  

Michael J. Nelson and James L. Gibson

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Jan 2017
Even though most judges in the United States stand for election in the context of strong normative objections to the practice of electing judges, political scientists have produced a ... More

Face Value: Facial Appearance and Assessments of Politicians  

Colleen M. Carpinella and Kerri L. Johnson

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Aug 2016
The facial appearance of political candidates provides information to voters that can be vital to the impression-formation process. Traditionally, psychological research in the field of ... More

From Crisis to Stasis: Media Dynamics and Issue Attention in the News  

Amber E. Boydstun and Annelise Russell

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Aug 2016
Media coverage does not ebb and flow. Rather, media coverage rapidly moves from crisis to stasis and back again. The result of these attention dynamics is news reporting that is ... More

Gatekeeping and the Negativity Bias  

Stuart N. Soroka

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Oct 2016
Research on media gatekeeping is focused on the factors leading to a distribution of information in media content that is systematically different from the “real world.” Early gatekeeping ... More

Going Public and Presidential Leadership  

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

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Nov 2016
Going public is the preeminent governing strategy of modern presidents. When presidents go public, they attempt to influence the decisions, actions, and opinions of others through ... More

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