political psychology

Projecting Confidence: How the Probabilistic Horse Race Confuses and Demobilizes the Public

Horse race coverage in American elections has shifted focus from late-breaking poll numbers to sophisticated meta analytic forecasts that often emphasize candidates' probability of victory. We place this "probabilistic horeserace" in the context of …

Selling ourselves short? How abbreviated measures of personality change the way think about personality and politics

Political scientists who study the interplay between personality and politics overwhelmingly rely on short personality scales. We explore whether the length of the employed personality scales affects the criterion validity of the scales. We show that …

Are Cultural and Economic Conservatism Positively Correlated? A Large-Scale Cross-National Test

The right–left dimension is ubiquitous in politics, but prior perspectives provide conflicting accounts of whether cultural and economic attitudes are typically aligned on this dimension within mass publics around the world. Using survey data from …

Binding Moral Foundations and the Narrowing of Ideological Conflict to the Traditional Morality Domain