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Searles, Kathleen. 2018. “In the Court of Public Opinion, the News Media Preside.” Public Opinion Quarterly.

Hitt, Matthew, and Searles, Kathleen. Forthcoming. “How Media Coverage Politicizes Perceptions of the U.S. Supreme Court.” Political Communication. (ungated)

Searles, Kathleen, Glen Smith, and Mingxiao Sui. Forthcoming. “The Effects of Partisan Media on Electoral Predictions.Public Opinion Quarterly Special Issue: Psychology of Elections. 

Dunaway, Johanna, Kathleen Searles, Mingxiao Sui, and Newly Paul. Forthcoming. “Left to Our Own Devices: Political News Attention and Engagement in a Mobile Era.” Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Dunaway, Johanna, Kathleen Searles, Erika Franklin Fowler, and Travis Ridout. Forthcoming. The Effects of Political Advertising: Assessing the Impact of Changing Technologies, Strategies, and Tactics. In Mediated Communication: Handbooks of Communication Science, Volume 7, ed. Phillip Napoli. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

 Dunaway, Johanna, Kathleen Searles, Mingxiao Sui, and Newly Paul. Forthcoming. “The Move to Mobile: What’s the Impact on Citizen News Engagement?” In New Directions in Media and Politics, ed. Travis Ridout.

Searles, Kathleen, Travis Ridout, Erika Franklin Fowler, Patricia Strach, and Katie Zuber.  Forthcoming.  “The Effects of Men’s and Women’s Voices in Political Advertising.” Journal of Political Marketing. (ungated)

Beaulieu, Emily, Amber Boydstun, Nadia Brown, Kim Yi Dionne, Andra Gillespie, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa R. Michelson, Kathleen Searles, Christina Wolbrecht.  Forthcoming. “Women Also Know Stuff: Meta-Level Mentoring to Battle Gender Bias in Political Science.” PS: Political Science & Politics.

Searles, Kathleen, and Travis Ridout. 2017. “The Use and Consequences of Emotions in Politics,” Emotion Researcher, ISRE’s Sourcebook for Research on Emotion and Affect, Andrea Scarantino (ed.).

Searles, Kathleen, Ginn, Martha, & Nickens, J.  2016.  “For whom the poll airs: Comparing Poll Results to Television Poll Coverage.”  Public Opinion Quarterly, 80 (4): 943-963. (ungated)

Searles, Kathleen, and Smith, Glen.  2016.  “Who’s the Boss? Setting the Agenda in a Fragmented Media Environment.” International Journal of Communication 10: 2074–2095.

Searles, Kathleen. 2016. Review of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class. By Ian Haney Lopez. The Forum, 14(1): 109-113.

Searles, Kathleen, and Kyle Mattes.  2015. “It’s a Mad, Mad World:  Using Emotion Inductions in a Survey.”  Journal of Experimental Political Science 2(02): 172-182. (ungated)

Strach, Patricia, Katherine Zuber, Erika Franklin Fowler, Travis Ridout and Kathleen Searles.  2015.  “In a Different Voice?  Explaining the Use of Men and Women as Voiceover Announcers in Political Advertising.”  Political Communication 32(2): 183-205. (ungated)

Ginn, Martha, Kathleen Searles, and Amanda Jones.  2015.  “Vouching for the Court? How High Stakes Affect Knowledge and Support of the Supreme Court.”  Justice Systems Journal 36 (2): 163-179. (ungated)

Mellen, Robert and Kathleen Searles.  2015.  “Midterm Mobilization: The President as Campaigner in Chief During Midterm House Elections, 1982-2006.”  White House Studies 13(2): 187-199. (ungated)

Smith, Glen and Kathleen Searles.  2014.  “Who Let the (Attack) Dogs Out?  New Evidence for Partisan Media Effects.”  Public Opinion Quarterly 78(1): 71-99. (ungated)

Smith, Glen and Kathleen Searles.  2013.  “Fox News Nation: Identifying Media Effects During the 2008 Presidential Election.”  Political Research Quarterly 66 (3): 671-684. (ungated)

Mellen, Robert and Kathleen Searles.  2013.  “Predicting Presidential Appearances During Midterm Elections.”  American Political Research 41 (2): 328-347. (ungated)

Ley, Aaron, Kathleen Searles, and Cornell Clayton.  2013. “The Mysterious Persistence of Non-Consensual Opinion-Writing Norms on the U.S. Supreme Court.”  Tulsa Law Review. 49 (3): 99. (ungated).

Fowler, Erika Franklin, Travis N. Ridout and Kathleen Searles.  2011. “Testing the Reliability of Electronic Newspaper Databases.”  International Journal of Social Research Methodology 15 (6): 451. (ungated)

Ridout, Travis and Kathleen Searles.  2011. “It’s my Campaign I’ll Cry if I want to: How and When Campaigns use Emotional Appeals.”  Political Psychology 32(3): 439. (ungated)

Searles, Kathleen and Austin Jenkins. 2011. Media and Politics in Washington State. In Washington State Government and Politics, Cornell W. Clayton and Nicholas P. Lovrich, eds. Pullman: Washington State University Press.

Searles, Kathleen. 2010. “Feeling Good and Doing Good for the Environment: The Use of Emotional Appeals in Pro-environmental Public Service Announcements.”  Applied Environmental Education and Communication 9 (3): 173. (ungated)


“Hearts and Minds, but for Whom?  How Individual Characteristics Affect the Experience and Likelihood of Emotion in Politics.”

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