Publications & Manuscripts Under Review

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

Smith, K. B. & Warren, C.  (2020).  Physiology predicts ideology.  Or does it?  The current state of political psychophysiology research.  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34.  88-93. https://doi-org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.01.001

Warren, C., Schneider, S., Smith, K. B., & Hibbing, J. R. (2020). Motivated viewing: Selective exposure to political images when reasoning is not involved. Personality and Individual Differences155, 109704.

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts (Under Review)

Warren, Clarisse, Gothreau, Claire, & Schneider, Stephen.  “Me Too?  How Ideology Influences Perceptions of Sexual Harassment.”  (Under Review)

Abstract:  Amid the #MeToo Movement, discussion surrounding what constitutes sexual harassment and assault became talking points on political news, information programming, and social media. Recognizing differences in the way in which sexual harassment and assault were discussed by political partisans, we conducted a series of studies in the United States to examine the degree to which ideology is associated with varying perceptions of sexual harassment. Using data from three separate studies, we find that conservatives are less likely than liberals to perceive and label ambiguous and non-ambiguous situations as sexual harassment. Furthermore, in a survey study of adult women, we find that, compared to liberal women, conservative women report significantly fewer instances of personally experienced gender discrimination and sexual harassment than liberal women. Differences in likelihood of identifying and labeling certain events as sexual harassment have broad implications for policy support and political attitudes, particularly if these differences are conditional upon political ideology.

Warren, Clarisse & Burge, Ryan.  “Conflicted Republicans:  When Political Identity is Accompanied by Discontent Toward President Trump.”  (Under Review)

Abstract: Interparty conflict has long been a source of interest for political science scholars; however, with an increasingly polarized political system, it is important to examine sources of intraparty conflict and discontentment. This article makes the distinction between consistent partisans (partisans who share party-consistent attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors) and conflicted partisans (people who identify as partisan yet fail to resemble the party which with they identify).  Using the Trump administration as a case study, we use 2018 Cooperative Congressional Election Survey (CCES) data to examine the ways in which conflicted Republicans differ from consistent Republicans.  We find that conflicted Republicans tend to share different demographic characteristics, policy positions, and voting behaviors than their consistent Republican counterparts.

Book Chapters

Haas, Ingrid. J., Warren, Clarisse., & Lauf, S. J. “Political neuroscience: Understanding how the brain makes political decisions.”  Invited chapter to appear in D. Redlawsk (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Decision Making. Oxford University Press.  (Forthcoming, 2020).  Peer Reviewed.  Preprint available:

Warren, Clarisse and Barton, Dona-Gene.  (2019). “Scandal, media effects and political candidates.” In H. Tumber and S. Waisbord (Eds.)  The Routledge Companion to Media and Scandal.  New York, NY: Routledge. 

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