Clarisse Warren Intro

Hi! I’m Clarisse Warren.  Yes, Clarisse – pronounced like on Silence of the Lambs.

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I am a Political Science Ph.D. student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   My research interests include political psychology, bio-politics, American politics, and gender and politics.  My research largely falls under the umbrella of political psychology and bio-politics, within the American states.

In my most recent studies I examine how liberals and conservatives identify and attribute differences between men and women to either genetic, environmental, or personal choice factors (with Stephen Schneider).  I also examine how ideology influences the degree to which individuals perceive instances of sexual harassment.  Additional research has been conducted on scandal effects, female electoral success in state legislative elections, and religion and politics.

Current projects examine the degree to which partisan media provokes a physiological and neuroendocrine stress response (with John Hibbing and Kevin Smith), the amount of effort partisans will expend to avoid negative political information (with Kevin Smith and John Hibbing), and visual and attentional differences between liberals and conservatives using an eyetracker (with Mike Dodd, John Hibbing, and Kevin Smith).

Through this work, I have developed an expertise with diverse literatures and methodological approaches that include implicit attitude measures, designing survey and laboratory experiments,and programming experimental studies. As psychophysiology lab manager for the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior, my extensive training in psychophysiology, political neuroscience, salivary bioscience, and research design has provided me with a unique and diverse methodological skillset. I have been responsible for the development of laboratory standardization procedures and have extensively trained undergraduate and graduate students on using these measures (e.g., physiology).

Additionally, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has afforded me the opportunity to teach courses that correspond with my research agenda. I have served as a teaching assistant for Genetics, Brains, and Politics, an undergraduate course that seeks to explain political behavior using biology and psychology.  I have also twice served as teaching assistant for Power and Policy in America, an undergraduate course that provides students with a foundational understanding of American government and politics.