Political Psychology

Shana K. Gadarian Ph.D.

Cohort 16 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Dr. Gadarian received a Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University in 2008. Her primary research interests include American politics, political psychology, and political communication. She is currently at work on a project entitled, Anxious Politics: Anxiety’s Role in Information Seeking, Trust, and Attitudes, joint with Bethany Albertson. The project explores how worries over public health, immigration, and terrorism shape how Americans seek political information, who they turn to in crises, and their political attitudes. As a Scholar, she explored how anxiety about health crises affects trust in government as well as how individuals deal with genetic risk.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Monique L. Lyle Ph.D.

Cohort 15 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
Executive Director of the Survey Research Laboratory in the Institute for Public Service and Policy Research
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Dr. Lyle received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University. She has expertise in the areas of public opinion, political psychology, and race in American politics. Her research examines the influence of political elites on attitudes about marginalized groups, as well as the interface between politics and health attitudes and behaviors (especially in the areas of mental health and obesity). Dr. Lyle is also a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research (University of Michigan, 2008-2010). Some of her research publications appear in the Journal of Politics, Du Bois Review, Politics, Groups, & Identities, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Discipline: Political Science
		

C. Daniel Myers Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Myers received his PhD in Political Science from Princeton University in 2011 and started working as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota in 2013. He is interested in political psychology, political communication, and experimental methods. His research focuses on democratic deliberation as a form of civic engagement. This work draws on political psychology, political communication and game theory to examine what happens when citizens deliberate and how to design deliberative institutions. His second line of research examines the role of storytelling in political communication. He has also worked on projects examining how narratives in political communication can change attitudes, how the pre-discussion distribution of information affects the quality of deliberation, and how to optimally structure deliberative forums that are used in health policy-making.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Michael A. Neblo Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dr. Nelbo received both his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Neblo's research focuses on deliberative democracy and political psychology. His book, Deliberative Democracy between Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2015), cuts across the deadlock between supporters of deliberative theory and their empirical critics by focusing on the core goals of the larger deliberative political system. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in a wide range of academic journals, including The American Political Science Review, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Analysis, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, Political Communication, Acta Politica, The Journal of Medicine & Law, Social Science & Medicine, as well as in edited volumes.

Discipline: Political Science
		

Brendan Nyhan Ph.D.

Cohort 16 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Government
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dr. Nyhan received his PhD in Political Science from Duke University. His research focuses on misperceptions about politics and health care, has been published in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Medical Care, Pediatrics, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Social Networks, and Vaccine. He is a contributor to The Upshot at The New York Times (March 2014-) and a co-founder of Bright Line Watch (January 2017-). I previously served as a media critic for Columbia Journalism Review (November 2011-February 2014). He blogs on brendan-nyhan.com and tweet at @BrendanNyhan. He's called "one of the most thought-provoking writers about politics on the web", "[o]ne of the smartest sources on 2016, the media, and electoral trends", one of "a new breed of conscientious political science bloggers" who are "creating reputational hazards to seat-of-the-pants punditry," and a "political science shaolin warrior". From 2001-2004, Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer, and he edited Spinsanity, a non-partisan watchdog of political spin that was syndicated in Salon (2002) and the Philadelphia Inquirer (2004). In 2004, we published All the President's Spin, a New York Times bestseller that Amazon.com named one of the ten best political books of the year. Previously, he was a marketing and fundraising consultant for Benetech, a Silicon Valley technology nonprofit, and Deputy Communications Director of the Bernstein for US Senate campaign in Nevada. His peer-reviewed publications forthcoming and/or are:

Fighting the Past: Perceptions of Control, Historical Misperceptions, and Corrective Information in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Forthcoming, Political Psychology. Redefine Statistical Significance. Forthcoming, Nature Human Behavior. (with 71 co-authors), The Effects of Congressional Staff Networks in the U.S. House of Representatives (pre-publication version). 2017. Journal of Politics 79(3): 745-761. (with Jacob Montgomery) -Replication data and code (R/Matlab/Stata), Differential Registration Bias in Voter File Data: A Sensitivity Analysis Approach (pre-publication version). 2017. American Journal of Political Science 61(3): 744-760 (with Chris Skovron and Rocío Titiunik), -Replication data and code (R), Media Scandals Are Political Events: How contextual factors affect public controversies over alleged misconduct by U.S. governors (pre-publication version). 2017. Political Research Quarterly 70(1): 223-236, -Online appendix -Replication data and code (Stata),  The Nature and Origins of Misperceptions: Understanding False and Unsupported Beliefs about Politics (pre-publication version). 2017. Advances in Political Psychology 38(S1): 127-150. (with D.J. Flynn and Jason Reifler).

Discipline: Political Science
		

Christopher S. Parker Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science, Department of Political Science
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Dr. Parker received his PhD from University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Parker's research takes a behavioral approach to historical events. More specifically, he brings survey data to bear on questions of historical import. His first book, Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the
Postwar South (Princeton University Press, 2009), takes a fresh approach to the civil rights movement by gauging the extent to which black veterans contributed to social change. A second book, now underway and using data collected in 1968, examines the ideological and sociological origins of what has come to be known as the urban crisis of the 1960s. In short, it examines the micro-foundations of the disturbances that swept America in the late 1960s. A Robert Wood Johnson Scholar (2005-07), he has published in the Journal of Politics, International Security, Political Research Quarterly, and the Du Bois Review.  

His publications include: "Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in Contemporary America. Princeton University Press, 2013, "Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009, “A Subjective Assessment of Veterans Health Care: From the Veteran's Point of View,” in The Politics of Veterans’ Policy: Federal Policy in the Modern United States, edited by Stephen Ortiz. University of Florida Press, 2012,“War and African American Citizenship, 1865-1965: The Role of Military Service,” In The Handbook of African American Citizenship 1865-Present, edited by Henry Louis Gates, jr., Claude Steele, Lawrence D. Bobo, Michael C. Dawson, Gerald Jaynes, Lisa Crooms-Robinson, and Linda Darling. Oxford University Press, 2012, “The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),” and In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Blackwell Press, 2012.

Discipline: Political Science