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Emotional, Sensitive, and Unfit for Office? Gender Stereotype Activation and Support Female Candidates
Women are underrepresented at all levels of elected office. It is suspected that gender stereotypes hinder the electoral success of female candidates, but empirical evidence is inconclusive onExpand
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The Effects of Counterstereotypic Gender Strategies on Candidate Evaluations
Voters do not associate female candidates with feminine stereotypes, but voters also do not associate female candidates with the qualities most valued in political leaders such as experience andExpand
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The Relationship Between Campaign Negativity, Gender and Campaign Context
Are female candidates disproportionately punished for relying on negative campaign ads? While scholars agree that sponsoring negativity works against traditional gender stereotypes, it is less clearExpand
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Rethinking stereotype reliance
Abstract Increasing numbers of female candidates are running for Congress in American national elections. Despite the rise in female candidates running for office, women are not significantlyExpand
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Who stereotypes female candidates? Identifying individual differences in feminine stereotype reliance
Increasing numbers of women are running for political office at the local, state, and national levels. Existing research offers unclear conclusions about whether feminine stereotypes are an electoralExpand
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Who is Punished? Conditions Affecting Voter Evaluations of Legislators Who Do Not Compromise
In American politics, legislative compromise is often seen as a necessary and desirable aspect of policymaking, yet people also value politicians who stick to their positions. In this article, weExpand
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Towards consilience
Scholars, scientists, and policymakers converged last fall at the annual meeting of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences (APLS) held on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington fromExpand
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Saving Face: Identifying Voter Responses to Black Candidates and Female Candidates
Much of what we know about the responses of voters to Black candidates and female candidates comes from experimental research. Yet the accuracy of experimental data can be threatened by theExpand
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Untangling the Relationship between Partisanship, Gender Stereotypes, and Support for Female Candidates
ABSTRACT Existing literature debates whether gender stereotypes or partisanship has a greater effect on evaluations of female candidates. Feminine stereotypes are considered incongruent withExpand
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Visual Information and Candidate Evaluations: The Influence of Feminine and Masculine Images on Support for Female Candidates
Existing research debates the extent to which feminine and masculine stereotypes affect voters’ impressions of female candidates. Current approaches identify how descriptions of female candidates asExpand
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