Last Update December 13, 2022
Professor David P. Redlawsk

James R. Soles Prof. of Political Science & Chair
Dept of Pol Sci and International Relations
University of Delaware
344 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave

Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2357

New Books

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making

A Citizen's Guide to the Political Psychology of Voting

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Books and other work of note.

A Citizens Guide to the Political Psychology of Voting, by David Redlawsk and Michael Habegger, from Routlege. Using the 2016 Presidential election as its backdrop, this book explores recent political psychology research into voter decision making.



The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, by Kyle Mattes and David Redlawsk, from the University of Chicago Press. The book is available at Amazon, and you can see a preview of Ch 1 at Google Books.

Here is an
interview I did about the book for the Boston Globe. I also did a talk on the book at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. You can see it here on YouTube.
as well as an interview with WHYY radio which is much shorter than the book talk! You might also like the radio interview I did with Canadian Broadcasting. Also, check out the podcast Kyle Mattes and I did about the book.

In Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, my co-authors Caroline Tolbert and Todd Donovan and I explore the place of Iowa in a sequential system. We conclude that despite its problems and limitations, the Iowa Caucuses provide significant benefits in the existing presidential nominating system. The book can be ordered on Amazon and you can see a preview of it on Google Books. It's published by the University of Chicago Press. My co-author Caroline Tolbert and I published a piece in the New York Times online "Room for Debate" late in 2011 about what Iowans wanted from their caucus candidates.


The American Governor: Power, Constraint, and Leadership in the States. 2015, Palgrave Macmillan.

Oldies but goodies:
Re-upping a revised version of a blog post I wrote in Dec 2015 after attending a Trump event in Burlington, IA. My take: It's about Trump as Superman.

Why is it hard for voters to make decisions in a primary? AP science writer Malcolm Ritter has a story about this, quoting me, as well as my colleague and co-author Rick Lau.

A short piece I published in the New York Times online edition about how motivated reasoning can help explain resistance to facts showing President Obama was born in Hawai'i.

Research, Vita, and Personal Stuff
Updated 4/27/22

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My Previous Iowa & Rutgers Courses

Some Recent Research (See my Google Scholar profile for the most up to date list)

The Effects of Politician’s Moral Violations on Voters' Moral Emotions (2021, Political Behavior) Open Access.
Academic Freedom Under Attack in Turkey: 2019 Presidential Address, International Society of Political Psychology (2021, Political Psychology)
Voluntary Exposure to Political Fact Checks (2020, Journalism & Mass Comm Q)
Reprehensible, Laughable: The Role of Contempt in Negative Campaigning (2019, American Politics Research)
Voters’ Partisan Responses to Politicians’ Immoral Behavior
(2019, Political Psychology.) Open Access
Bringing the Heat Home: Television Spots about Local Impacts Reduce Global Warming Denialism. (2018, Environmental Communication.)

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