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Monster wildfires and metaphor in risk communication
ABSTRACT This work examines the use and understanding of metaphor in wildfire discourse. We focus on the framing of wildfires as monsters, seen in statements such as “Monster wildfire rages inExpand
The Politics of Beauty: The Effects of Partisan Bias on Physical Attractiveness
Does politics cause people to be perceived as more or less attractive? As a type of social identity, party identifiers often exhibit in-group bias, positively evaluating members of their own partyExpand
Linguistic Complexity, Information Processing, and Public Acceptance of Supreme Court Decisions
August 28-31. We are grateful for the comments provided by Lisa Holmes. Scholars suggest that judges have an incentive to use complex language to increase support for their decisions. Research on theExpand
Tell Me Lies: Fake News, Source Cues, and Partisan Motivated Reasoning
Author(s): Coe, Chelsea Mariko | Advisor(s): Nicholson, Stephen P | Abstract: With the rise of social media and fast-paced news, the American electorate is inundated with information now more thanExpand
The Physiology of Framing Effects: Threat Sensitivity and the Persuasiveness of Political Arguments
Framing effects are among the most commonly studied type of political information that shapes public opinion. We advance research on differences in susceptibility to framing effects by exploringExpand
Political psychophysiologyA primer for interested researchers and consumers
Clear, step-by-step instructions for how physiological research should be conducted are developed and a discussion of the issues commonly faced by scholars working with these measures are provided. Expand
The Nature of Party Categories in Two‐Party and Multiparty Systems
Categories are one of the primary ways by which people make sense of complex environments. For political environments, parties are especially useful categories. By simplifying political life, partyExpand
Violence Metaphors in Presidential Debates
The results indicate that participants perceive candidates differently depending on degree of violence in descriptions of their performance in presidential debates, which sheds new light on how framing works in election messages. Expand