With mixed methods & new measures, I study political psychology, communication, and history. My book with Don Kinder on the scarcity of mass ideology is forthcoming (Univ. of Chicago Press), and my articles appear in Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Communication, Political Psychology, and Political Behavior.
Several of my projects investigate how violent metaphors and the public’s aggressive traits shape political behavior, including partisan polarization & voter turnout. Others focus on flag imagery effects, news-seeking during wartime, and race in election news. My next book, on partisanship & violence in the American Civil War, will be completed in 2017.