Exploring Motivations for Online Privacy Protection Behavior: Insights from Panel Data

New publication by Sophie Boerman, Sanne Kruikemeier en Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius in Communication Research, titled “Exploring Motivations for Online Privacy Protection Behavior: Insights From Panel Data”. Read the article here. Abstract: Personally managing and protecting online privacy has become an essential part of everyday life. This research draws on the protection motivation theory (PMT) to investigate privacy protective behavior online. A…

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Patterns of intra-election volatility: the impact of political knowledge

New publication by Sabine Geers and Jesper Strömbäck in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, titled “Patterns of intra-election volatility: the impact of political knowledge. Read the article here. Abstract: One key trend changing political environments across advanced industrial democracies is increasing electoral volatility. Despite extensive research, at the individual level we still know relatively little about the…

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On the Street and/or on Twitter?

New publication by Rens Vliegenthart and Mark Boukes in Digital Journalism, titled “On the street and/or on Twitter? The use of “every day” sources in economic news coverage by online and offline outlets.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: By means of a large-scale manual content analysis of Dutch economic…

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Fear and loathing in populist campaigns?

New publication by Alessandro Nai in Journal of Political Marketing, titled “Fear and loathing in populist campaigns? Comparing the communication style of populists and non-populists in elections worldwide.” Read the abstract here: Populists are often described as using a more aggressive, offensive, and anxiety-fuelled rhetoric than non-populists. Yet, little systematic evidence exists that this is the case. This article presents the…

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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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