Political Behaviour Reading Group

2022-23 Readings

2021-22 Readings

2020-21 Readings


French Bourgeois, Laura, Harell, Allison, Stephenson, Laura, Guay, Philippe and Lysy, Martin. “Always a Bridesmaid: A Machine Learning Approach to Minor Party Identity in Multi-Party Systems.”

Friesen, Amanda, Cozza, Joseph Francesco, and Blake, William D. “Social Capital and the ERA: Analyzing Support for the Substantive and Procedural Dimension of Constitutional Reform.”

Armstrong, Dave, Stephenson, Laura and Alcantara, Christopher. "Understanding Party Competition: Perspectives, Different Views?"


Chan Ka Ming and Stephenson, Laura B. “Acquiesce to authoritarianism in a multi-party system: in-party love or out-party hate?”

Halali, Eliran, Dorfman, Anna, Jun, Sora and Halvey, Nir. (2018). More for Us or More for Me? Social Dominance as Parochial Egoism.” Social Psychological and Personality Science 9(2): 254 – 262.

Friesen, Amanda. “Context and Methods.”

Uscinski, J.E., Enders, A.M., Seelig, M.I., Klofstad, C.A., Funchion, J.R., Everett, C., Wuchty, S., Premaratne, K. and Murthi, M.N. (2021). American politics in two dimensions: Partisan and ideological identities versus anti‐establishment orientations. American Journal of Political Science 65(4): 877-895.

Bos, Angela L., Greenlee, Jill S., Holman, Mirya R., Oxley, Zoe M., and Lay, J. Celeste. (2022). “This One’s for the Boys: How Gendered Political Socialization Limits Girls’ Political Ambition and Interest.” American Political Science Review 116 (2): 484–501. doi:10.1017/S0003055421001027.


Sirin, Cigdem V., Valentino, Nicholas A., and Villalobos, José D. (2021) Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Graham, Matthew H., and Svolik, Milan W. (2020). Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the United States. American Political Science Review 114 (2). Cambridge University Press: 392–409. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003055420000052

Bakker, Bert N., Lelkes, Yphtach and Malka, Ariel. (2020). Understanding Partisan Cue Receptivity: Tests of Predictions from the Bounded Rationality and Expressive Utility Perspectives. The Journal of Politics 82:3, 1061-1077.  https://doi.org/10.1086/707616

Pickup, M., Kimbrough, E.O. & de Rooij, E.A. (2022) Expressive Politics as (Costly) Norm Following. Polit Behav 44, 1611–1631 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-020-09667-6

Ehrlinger, J., Plant, E.A., Eibach, R.P., Columb, C.J., Goplen, J.L., Kunstman, J.W. and Butz, D.A. (2011), How Exposure to the Confederate Flag Affects Willingness to Vote for Barack Obama. Political Psychology, 32: 131-146. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2010.00797.x

David E. Campbell and Christina Wolbrecht. 2020. “The Resistance as Role Model: Disillusionment and Protest Among American Adolescents After 2016.” Political Behavior 42: 1143-1168.

Huddy, L., & Yair, O. Reducing Affective Polarization: Warm Group Relations or Policy Compromise?

Mansell, J. (2020). Causation and Behavior: The Necessity and Benefits of Incorporating Evolutionary Thinking into Political Science. Social Science Quarterly101(5), 1677-1698.

Dobber, T., Metoui, N., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. (2019). Do (Microtargeted) Deepfakes Have Real Effects on Political Attitudes?. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 1940161220944364.

Bisgaard, M. (2019). How getting the facts right can fuel partisan‐motivated reasoning. American Journal of Political Science63(4), 824-839.