NOTE: As of August 1, 2016, I have moved to the University of Delaware. For information on the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, go to the Poll's website.

Last Update February 16, 2017
Professor David P. Redlawsk
Twitter: @DavidRedlawsk

James R. Soles Prof. of Political Science & Chair
Dept of Pol Sci and International Relations
University of Delaware
344 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave

Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2357

Spring 2017 Classes

POSC 421: Political Psychology

Syllabus is here. Click here to read the official "blurb" about this coming semester.

More details about the direction of the course for Spring 2017 can be found here in the POSC course book. Scroll down to POSC 421. (PDF File)

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ELECTION 2016 Re-upping a version of a blog post I wrote in December 2015 after attending a Trump event in Burlington, IA. My take: It's about Trump as Superman.

The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, by Kyle Mattes and David Redlawsk from the University of Chicago Press. The book is available at Amazon, and you can see a preview of Ch 1 at Google Books. A nice positive review of the book has just been put online by Public Opinion Quarterly.

Here is an
interview I did about the book for the Boston Globe. I also did a talk on the book at Eagleton. You can see it here on YouTube.
as well as a recent interview with WHYY radio which is much shorter than the book talk! You might also like the radio interview I did with Canadian Broadcasting. Also, check out the podcast Kyle and I did about the book.

In Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process, my co-authors Caroline Tolbert and Todd Donovan and I explore the place of Iowa in a sequential system. We conclude that despite its problems and limitations, the Iowa Caucuses provide significant benefits in the existing presidential nominating system. The book can be ordered on Amazon and you can see a preview of it on Google Books. It's published by the University of Chicago Press. My co-author Caroline Tolbert and I published a piece in the New York Times online "Room for Debate" late in 2011 about what Iowans wanted from their caucus candidates.

Why is it hard for voters to make decisions in a primary?
AP science writer Malcolm Ritter has a story about this, quoting me, as well as my colleague and co-author Rick Lau.

A short piece I published in the New York Times online edition about how motivated reasoning can help explain resistance to facts showing President Obama was born in Hawai'i.

Research, Vita, and Personal Stuff
Updated 8/1/2016

Looking for the Lau/Redlawsk Dynamic Process Tracing System? CLICK HERE!

My Previous Iowa & Rutgers Courses

Recent Research

Social Influences on Online Political Information Search and Evaluation (forthcoming, Political Behavior)
Effect of Media Environment Diversity and Advertising Tone on Information Search, Selective Exposure, and Affective Polarization (2017, Political Behavior)
Public Perceptions of Whistleblowers.
(2016, Public Integrity, 18:1. 6-24)
The American Governor: Power, Constraint, and Leadership in the States. 2015, Palgrave Macmillan.
The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning. 2014, University of Chicago Press.

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