I am a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Adjunct Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. My research focuses on political communication, political psychology, and the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. I have been particularly interested in negativity (and positivity) in news coverage, and the role of mass media in representative democracy. This site includes descriptions of these ongoing Projects, published Research, my Lab & Teaching, Data, and links to recent News & Blogs about my work.
Affiliations: Professor, Department of Communication, UCLA | Adjunct Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan | Series Editor, Cambridge Elements in Politics and Communication | Board Member, American National Election Study | Associate Member, Center for the Study of Democratic Citizenship | Fellow, Environics Institute
Quick links to some recent work:
The Increasing Viability of Good News
Cued by Culture: Political Imagery and Partisan Evaluations
The Political Phenotype of the Disgust Sensitive
Migrants, Caravans, and the Impact of News Photos on Immigration Attitudes
Freedom of the Press and Public Responsiveness