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Studying the rapidly developing field of political communication requires collaborative and multidimensional scholarship, which is at the heart of the Center for Political Communication, drawing from political science, communication, sociology, anthropology, history and psychology, among other disciplines. Several academic journals, such as Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, International Journal of CommunicationJournal of Experimental Political Science, and Social Science Quarterly, have published research by University of Delaware faculty members who study political communication.




Redlawsk, D. P. (Ed.). 2020. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making. Oxford University Press. 

Redlawsk, D. P., Habegger, M. W. 2020. A Citizen's Guide to the Political Psychology of Voting. Routledge.

Roseman, I. J., Matters, K., Redlawsk, D. P., Katz, S. (2020). Reprehensible, Laughable: The Role of Contempt in Negative Campaigning. American Politics Research.

Yanich, Danilo (Forthcoming, April 1, 2020). Buying Reality: Political Ads, Money and Local Television News. Fordham University Press.

Young, D. G. (2020). Irony and Outrage: The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the U.S. Oxford University Press.


Cassese, E. (2019). “Straying from the Flock? A Look at How Americans’ Gender and Religious Identities Cross Pressure Partisanship.” Political Research Quarterly. [FirstView]: 1-15.

Cassese, E. (2019). “Dehumanization of the Opposition in Political Campaigns.” Social Science Quarterly. [FirstView]: 1-14.

Cassese, E. (2019). “Partisan Dehumanization in American Politics.” Political Behavior [FirstView]: 1-22.

Deckman, M., Cassese, E. (2019). “Gendered Nationalism and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: How Party, Class, and Beliefs about Masculinity Shaped Voting Behavior.” Politics & Gender [FirstView]: 1-24.

Cassese, E., Barnes, T. (2019). “Reconciling Sexism and Women’s Support for Republican Candidates: A Look at Gender, Class, and Whiteness in the 2012 and 2016 Presidential Races.” Political Behavior 41(3): 677-700. 

Cassese, E., Holman, M. (2019). “Playing the ‘Woman Card’: Ambivalent Sexism in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race.” Political Psychology 40(1): 55-74.

Cassese, E., Barnes, T. (2019). “Intersectional Motherhood: Investigating Public Support for Child Care Subsidies.” Politics, Groups & Identities 7(4): 775-793.

Jones, P. E. (2019). Partisanship, political awareness, and retrospective evaluations, 1956-2016. Political Behavior.

Jones, P. E., Brewer, P. R. (2019). Gender identity as a political cue: Voter responses to transgender candidates. Journal of Politics, 81(2): 697– 701.

Gollust, S. E., Miller, J. M. (2019). Framing the Opioid Crisis: Do Racial Frames Shape Beliefs of Whites Losing Ground? Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 8004874. doi:

Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K., Walker, H. and Westfall, A. (2019). The Paradox Between Integration and Perceived Discrimination Among American MuslimsPolitical Psychology. [FirstView]

Barreto M., Collingwood, L., Garcia-Rios, S., and Oskooii, K. (2019). Estimating Candidate Support in Voting Rights Act Cases: Comparing Iterative EI & EI-RxC MethodsSociological Methods and Research. [FirstView]

Oskooii, K., Lajevardi, N. Collingwood, L. (2019). Opinion Shift and Stability: The Information Environment and Long-Lasting Opposition to Trump's Muslim BanPolitical Behavior. [FirstView]

Oskooii, K., Dana, K., Barreto, M. (2019). Beyond Generalized Ethnocentrism: Islam-Specific Beliefs and Prejudice toward Muslim AmericansPolitics, Groups, and Identities. [FirstView]

Dana, K., Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K., Walker, H. (2019). Veiled Politics: Experiences with Discrimination among Muslim AmericansPolitics and Religion, 12 (2): 629-677. 

Walter, A. S., Redlawsk, D. P. (2019). Voters? Partisan Responses to Politicians? Immoral Behavior. Political Psychology. 

Andersen, D. J., Redlawsk, D. P., Lau, R. R. (2019). The Dynamic Process Tracing Environment (DPTE) as a Tool for Studying Political Communication. Political Communication

Young, D. G., Baum, M., & Prettyman, D. (2019). vMOBilize: Gamifying Civic Learning and Engagement in a Classroom Context. Journal of  Political Science Education, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1080/15512169.2019.1609486.

Baum, M. & Young, D. G. (2019). The “Daily Them:” Hybridity, Political Polarization and Presidential Leadership in a Digital Media Age. In A. Berinsky (Ed.) New Directions in Public Opinion. (pp. 261 – 281). Routledge Press.


Jones, P.E., Brewer, P. R. (2018). Elite cues and public polarization on transgender rightsPolitics, Groups, and Identities.

Jones, P. E., Brewer, P. R., Young, D. G., Lambe, J. L., Hoffman, L. H. (2018). Explaining Public Opinion Toward Transgender People, Rights, and CandidatesPublic Opinion Quarterly.

Collingwood, L., Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K. (2018). A Change of Heart? Why Individual-Level Public Opinion Shifted Against Trump’s ‘‘Muslim Ban’’Political Behavior, 39, pp. 1–38.

Oskooii, K. (2018). Perceived Discrimination and Political Behavior." British Journal of Political Science. [FirstView]

Oskooii, K., Dreier, S., Collingwood, L. (2018). Partisan Attitudes toward Sanctuary Cities: The Asymmetrical Effects of Political KnowledgePolitics and Policy, 46 (6): 951-984. 

Collingwood, L., Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K. (2018). A Change of Heart? Why Individual-Level Public Opinion Shifted against Trump's 'Muslim Ban. Political Behavior, 40: 1035-1072. 

Lajevardi, N., Oskooii, K., (2018). Old-Fashioned Racism, Modern Islamophobia, and the Political Isolation of Muslim Americans in the Age of TrumpJournal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 3(1): 112-152. 

Collingwood, L., Jochim A., Oskooii, K., (2018). The Politics of Choice Reconsidered: Partisanship, Ideology, and Minority Politics in Washington's Charter School InitiativeState Politics and Policy Quarterly, 18(1): 61-92. 

Oskooii, K., Dana, K., 2018. Muslims in Great Britain: The Impact of Mosque Attendance on Political Behaviour and Civic EngagementJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(9): 1479-1505. 

Rubino, C., Avery, D.R., McKay, P.F., Moore, B., Wilson, D.C., VanDriel, M.S., Whitt, L.A., McDonald, D.P. (2018). And Justice for All: How Organizational Justice Climate Deters Sexual Harassment. Personnel Psychology.

Wilson, D.C. (2018). Context, Gender Framing, and Ideology Effects on Public Support for Spanking. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 30(2): 282–304.

Wilson, D. C., Davis, D. W. (2018). The Racial Double Standard: Attributing Racial Motivations in Voting Behavior. Public Opinion Quarterly, 82(1), pp. 63–86.


Lau, Richard R., Andersen, David J., Ditonto, Tessa M., Kleinberg, Mona S., Redlawsk, David P. (2017). Effect of Media Environment Diversity and Advertising Tone on Information Search, Selective Exposure, and Affective Polarization. Political Behavior, 39:231, pp. 1-25.

Young, D. G., Jamieson, K. H., Poulsen, S., & Goldring, A. (2017). Fact-checking Effectiveness as a Function of Format and Tone: Evaluating and FlackCheck.orgJournalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Young, D. G. & Anderson, K. (2017). Media Diet Homogeneity in a Fragmented Media Landscape. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 25(1), 33 - 47.

Young, D. G. & Lukk, J. M. (2017). Humor use and Policy Mentions in Candidate Interviews across Talk show Sub-genres in the 2016 Presidential Election. In D. Schill and J. Hendricks (Eds.) Media and the 2016 Election: Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy. Routledge Press.

Young, D. G. (2017). Can satire and irony constitute misinformation? In B. Southwell and E. Thorson (Eds.) Misinformation and Mass Audiences, University of Texas Press.

Poulsen, S. and Young, D. G. (2017). A history of fact-checking in U.S. political and election contexts. In B. Southwell and E. Thorson (Eds.) Misinformation and Mass Audiences, University of Texas Press.


Jones, P. E., Brewer, P. R., & Young, D. G. (2016). The effects of traditional news, partisan talk, and political satire programs on perceptions of presidential candidate viability and electability. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 24(3), 172-184.

Milton Heumann, Al Friedes, David Redlawsk, Lance Cassak, and Aniket Kesari. 2016. Public Perceptions of WhistleblowersPublic Integrity 18:1, 6-24. 

Pierce, Douglas R., Redlawsk, David P., Cohen, William W. (2016). Social Influences on Online Political Information Search and EvaluationPolitical Behavior, pp. 1-23.

Hoffman, L.H., & Schechter, A.L. (2016). Technical Skills Required: How Technological Efficacy Influences Online Political Behavior, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 60, pp. 484-502.

Brewer, P.R., Wilson, D.C., Habegger, M. (2016). Wedding Imagery and Public Support for Gay Marriage. Journal of Homosexuality, pp. 1-11.

Brewer, P. R., Habegger, M., Harrington, R., Hoffman, L. H., Jones, P. E., & Lambe, J. L. (2016). Interactivity between Candidates and Citizens on a Social Networking Site: Effects on Perceptions and Vote Intentions. Journal of Experimental Political Science, pp. 1-13.

Jones, P.E., (2016). Constituents' Responses to Descriptive and Substantive Representation in Congress. Social Science Quarterly.

Wilson, D.C., Brewer, P.R., (2016). Do Frames Emphasizing Harm to Age and Racial-Ethnic Groups Reduce Support for Voter ID Laws? Social Science Quarterly.

Young, D. G. (2016). Political Humor and Satire. In G. Mazzoleni (Ed), The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons Publishers.


Brewer, P.R., Begleiter, R.J., Anderson, D., Isaacs, M. (2015). Using Tablet Devices and Social Media in a Course about the 2012 US Election Campaign. PS: Political Science & Politics, 48:1, pp. 171-175.

Brewer, P.R., McKnight, J. (2015). Climate as Comedy: The Effects of Satirical Television News on Climate Change PerceptionsScience Communication, 37:5, 635-657.

Lefky, T., Brewer, P.R., Habegger, M. (2015). Tweets on Television News: The Nature and Effects of Campaign Coverage of Twitter. Electronic News, 9:4, 257-269.

Wilson, D. C., Owens, M. L., David, D. W. (2015). How Racial Attitudes and Ideology Affect Political Rights for Felons. Du Bois Review, 12:1, 73-93.


Brewer, P., Hoffman, L. H., Harrington, R., Jones, P. E., Lambe, J. (2014). Public Perceptions Regarding the Authenticity of the 2012 Presidential Candidates. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 44:4, pp. 742-747.

Brewer, P., Wilson, D. (2014). Racial Imagery and Support for Voter ID Laws. SpringerLink, 6:4, pp 365-371.

Hoffman, L. H., & Fang, H. (2014). Quantifying Political Behavior on Mobile Devices over Time: A User Evaluation Study. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11:4, 435-445.

Young, D. G. (2014). Theories and Effects of late-night Political Humor: Discounting Cues, Gateways, and the Impact of Incongruities. In K. Kenski and K. H. Jamieson (Eds.), Handbook of Political Communication Theories. Oxford University Press.

LaMarre, H., Landreville, K. & Young, D. G. (2014). Humor Works in Funny Ways: Examining Satirical Tone as a Key Determinant in Political Humor Message Processing. Mass Communication and Society, 17, 400 - 423.

Young, D. G., Holbert, R. L., & Jamieson, K. H. (2014).  Successful Practices for the Strategic use of Political Parody and Satire:  Lessons from the P6 Symposium and the 2012 Election Campaign. American Behavioral Scientist, Election Issue, 58, 1111 - 1130.


Brewer, P.R., Young, D.G., Jones, P.E. (2013). Campaign News Genres, Audience Characteristics, and Media Perceptions: A Field Experiment. Electronic News, 7:4, 189-203.

Brewer, P.R., Young, D.G., Morreale, M. (2013). The Impact of Real News about “Fake News”: Intertextual Processes and Political Satire. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 25:3, 323-343.

Hoffman, L. H., Jones, P. E., & Young, D. G. (2013). Does My Comment Count? Perceptions of Political Participation in an Online Environment. Computers in Human Behavior, 29:6, 2248–2256.

Hoffman, L. H. (2013). Political Interviews: Examining Perceived Media Bias and Effects across TV Entertainment Formats. International Journal of Communication, 7, 471-488.

Hoffman, L. H. (2013). When the World Outside Gets Inside Your Head: The Effects of Media Context on Perceptions of Public OpinionCommunication Research, 40(4), 463-485

Wilson, D.C., Brewer, P.R. (2013). The Foundations of Public Opinion on Voter ID Laws: Political Predispositions, Racial Resentment, and Information Effects. Public Opinion Quarterly, 77:4, 962-984.

Young, D.G., Gray, J. (2013). Breaking Boundaries: Working Across the Methodological and Epistemological Divide in the Study of Political Entertainment. International Journal of Communication, 7, 552-555.

Young, D.G. (2013). Political Satire and Occupy Wall Street: How Comics Co-opted Strategies of the Protest Paradigm to Legitimize a Movement. International Journal of Communication, 7, 371-393.


Hoffman, L. H. (2012). Participation or Communication? An Explication of Political Activity in the Internet Age. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 9:3, 217–233.

Jones, P. E., Hoffman, L. H., & Young, D. G. (2012). Online emotional appeals and political participation: The effect of candidate affect on mass behavior. New Media and Society, 15:7, 1132-1150.

Young, D. G., & Hoffman, L. H. (2012). Acquisition of Current Events Knowledge from Political Satire Programming: An Experimental Approach. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 20, 290-304.

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