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Moral Arguments As A Source Of Frame Strength

This paper investigates whether moral arguments are part of what makes a political frame strong. First, I conduct a meta-analysis of previous experimental framing studies. Second, I conduct an online poll that tests strong frames from previous …

Emotional Affect and Partisan Polarization in Presidential Elections 1980-2016: An Ever-Twisting Spiral, w/ Will Jorgeson and Jan E. Leighley

While numerous studies have examined how emotions mediate different aspects of citizens' political attitudes, information-seeking and knowledge, few have focused on how campaigns might motivate or depress political behavior such as voter turnout. …