Recent Journal Articles

Strawbridge, Michael G., and Richard R. Lau. “House Republican Decision-Making Following the Capitol Riot.” Forthcoming in PS: Political Science & Politics.

Coverage: Monkey Cage (Washington Post)

Lau, Richard R., Kathleen M. Rodgers, and Jamel Love. 2021. “Media Effects in the Viewer’s Choice Era: testing Revised Agenda-Setting and Priming Hypotheses.” Political Communication, 28(3): 199 - 221. DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2020.1763526

Kleinberg, Mona S., and Richard R. Lau. 2021. “Googling Politics: How Offloading Affects Voting and Political Knowledge.” Political Psychology, 42(February): 93 - 110. DOI:10.1111/pops.12689

Bougher, Lori D., and Richard R. Lau. 2020. “The Origins of Information Processing Preferences in Politics: Examining Parental Influence.” Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 8(1).

Dassonneville, Ruth, Mary Nugent, Marc Hooghe, and Richard R. Lau. 2020. "Do Women Vote Less Correctly? The Effect of Gender on Ideological Proximity Voting and Correct Voting." Journal of Politics, 82(July): 1156 - 1160.

Pierce, Douglass R., and Richard R. Lau. 2019. “Polarization and Correct Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections.” Journal of Electoral Studies, 60(August).

Kleinberg, Mona S., and Richard R. Lau. 2019. “The Importance of Political Knowledge for Effective Citizenship: Differences between the Broadcast and Internet Generations.” Public Opinion Quarterly, 83(Summer): 338 - 362. DOI:10.1093/poq/nfz025

Andersen, David J., David P. Redlawsk, and Richard R. Lau. 2019. “The Dynamic Process Tracing Environment (DPTE) as a Tool for Studying Political Communication.” Political Communication, 36(March): 303 - 314. DOI: 10.1080/10584609.2019.1579771

Dassonneville, Ruth, Fernando Feitosa, Marc Hooghe, Richard R. Lau, and Dieter Stiers. 2019. “Compulsory Voting Rules, Reluctant Voters, and Ideological Proximity Voting.” Political Behavior, 41(March): 209 - 230. DOI: 10.1007/s11109-018-9448-6.


Lau, Richard R., and David P. Redlawsk. 2006. How Voters Decide: Information Processing During Election Campaigns. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Awarded the 2007 Alexander George Award by the International Society for

Political Psychology for the best book in political psychology published in the

previous calendar year.

Lau, Richard R., and Gerry Pomper. 2004. Negative Campaigning: An Analysis of U.S. Senate Elections. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield.

Lau, Richard R., and David O. Sears (Eds.) 1986. Political Cognition: The 19th Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition. Hillside, NJ: Erlbaum.

Recent Chapters in Edited Volumes

Lau, Richard R. Forthcoming. “Decision Strategies in Politics.” In David P. Redlawsk (Ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Oxford University Press. Online publication date April 2019. DOI: 9780190228637.013.882

Lau, Richard R. 2020. “Classic Models of Persuasion.” In Elizabeth Suhay, Bernard Grofman, and Alex Treshsel (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion (pp. 29 - 50). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190860806.013.1

Ditonto, Tessa M., and Richard R. Lau. 2018. “(Working toward) Affective Transfer in the Real World.” In Howard Lavine and Charles Taber (eds.), The Feeling, Thinking Citizen: Essays in Honor of Milton Lodge. New York: Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781351215947-12

Manuscripts in Preparation/Under Review

McCabe, Katherine T., and Richard R. Lau. Information Search and the Quality of Voter Decision Making." Under review.

Funck, Amy, and Richard R. Lau. “The Effects of Emotions on Political Information Search: A Meta-Analytic Assessment.” Under review.

Lau, Richard R., and Yalidy Matos. "(How) Did Latinx Support for Donald Trump Shift in 2020?".

Presentation: SPSA 2022

Funck, Amy, Richard R. Lau, Shang Ha, and Tessa M. Ditonto. “The Effects of Personality and Cognitive Styles on Political Information Search and Learning.” In preparation.

Lau, Richard R., Tessa M. Ditonto, and Jamel Love. “Showdown at the OK Corral: Testing Competing Theories of Political Judgment.” In preparation.

Rogers, Kathleen M., Tessa M. Ditonto, and Richard R. Lau. “Effects of Personal and Political Distractions on Correct Voting in U.S. Presidential Elections.” In preparation.

Lau, Richard R., Hector Bahamonde, and Mona S. Kleinberg. “Memory-Based Processing Reconsidered: Testing the On-line Model in a More Realistic Campaign Setting.”

Lau, Richard R., Kathleen M. Rogers, and Amy Funck. “Correct Voting in 2010-2020 U.S. House of Representatives Elections.”.

Locoman, Ecaterina, and Richard R. Lau. “Mass Media and Foreign Policy Preferences: Public Opinion in Moldova Before and After the Ukrainian Crisis.”

Locoman, Ecaterina, and Richard R. Lau. “Objectivity in the News: How did the Russian State Television Channel 1 Cover the Ukraine Crisis?”