PhD, University of Minnesota
S-715, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
P: (631) 632-9761
My research focuses on the origins of political preferences. I am particularly interested in the structure of political ideology and values, and the psychological bases of attitudes and opinions. I am currently working on projects to better understand the nature and complexity of ideology and the implications of this complexity for explanations of core political attitudes and beliefs. My work has examined the impact of personality characteristics on political attitudes, particularly authoritarianism. I am also interested in the role of emotions in politics and public responses to terrorism and threat.
|POL 561: Dyanmics of Public Opinion|
|POL 618: American Political Ideology|
|POL 676: Advanced Topics - Measurement, Scaling, and Covariance Structure Models|