The dynamics of EU attitudes and their effects on voting

New publication by Andreas Goldberg and Claes de Vreese in Acta Politica, titled “The dynamics of EU attitudes and their effects on voting.“ Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: In referendums on issues of European integration, it is often unclear how important attitudes toward Europe are and whether these attitudes change…

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Disagreeable narcissists, extroverted psychopaths, and elections. A new dataset to measure the personality of candidates worldwide.

New publication by Alessandro Nai in European Political Science, titled “Disagreeable narcissists, extroverted psychopaths, and elections. A new dataset to measure the personality of candidates worldwide.“ Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: Scholars pay increasing attention to the personality of candidates. However, systematic and comparative data across different countries and electoral…

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Agenda-setting with satire: How political satire increased TTIP’s saliency on the public, media, and political agenda

New publication by Mark Boukes in Political Communication, titled “Agenda-setting with satire: How political satire increased TTIP’s saliency on the public, media, and political agenda“. Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: Agenda-setting has mostly been investigated as the cognitive process set in motion by the salience of political issues in the…

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Framing fast and slow.

New publication by Tom Powell, co-authored by Hajo Boomgaarden, Knut De Swert and Claes de Vreese in Media Psychology, titled “Framing fast and slow: a dual processing account of multimodal framing effects.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: Human reasoning can be characterized by a continuum anchored by two extremes: fast, automatic,…

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Selling ourselves short.

New publication by Bert Bakker and Yph Lelkes in Journal of Politics! Read the abstract of “Selling ourselves short. How abbreviated measures of personality change the way we think about personality and politics” below: Abstract: Political scientists who study the interplay between personality and politics overwhelmingly rely on short personality scales. We explore whether the length of the employed personality…

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Framing the participatory society: Measuring discrepancies between interpretation frames and media frames

New publication by Michael Hameleer and Rens Vliegenthart in International Journal of Public Opinion Research: Framing the participatory society: Measuring discrepancies between interpretation frames and media frames.Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link: Abstract: This research introduces a methodological framework for a valid and reliable analysis of both media and interpretation frames. It responds…

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Effects of issue and poll news on electoral volatility: conversion or crystallization?

New publication by Sabine Geers, Linda Bos and Claes de Vreese in Acta Politica: Effects of issue and poll news on electoral volatility: conversion or crystallization? Read the abstract here: Abstract: In the last decades, electoral volatility has been on the rise in Western democracies. Scholars have proposed several explanations for this phenomenon of floating voters. Exposure to media…

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Combined Forces: Thinking and/or Feeling?

New publication by Laura Jacobs, Mark Boukes and Rens Vliegenthart in Political studies: Combined forces: Thinking and/or feeling? How news consumption affects anti-Muslim attitudes through perceptions and emotions about the economy. Read the abstract here: Abstract: This study develops a model that contributes to our understanding of the complex relationship between economic motivations and anti-Muslim attitudes by analyzing the underexplored role…

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The economy. How do the media cover it and what are the effects? A literature review.

New publication by Alyt Damstra, Mark Boukes, and Rens Vliegenthart in Sociology Compass, titled “The economy. How do the media cover it and what are the effects? A literature review.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: This article provides an overview of key findings in the field of economic news…

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(Un)covering the Economic Crisis?

New publication by Alyt Damstra and Rens Vliegenthart in Journalism Studies, titled “(Un)covering the Economic Crisis?’ Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: This study takes crisis coverage as the dependent variable. Focusing on the Netherlands, we investigate how print media framed the economic crisis (2007–2013) and to what extent temporal…

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