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Searles, Kathleen, Ginn, Martha, & Nickens, J.  Forthcoming.  “For whom the poll airs: Comparing Poll Results to Television Poll Coverage.”  Public Opinion Quarterly. (Online First 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, and Kyle Mattes. Forthcoming. “It’s a Mad, Mad World: Using Emotion Inductions in a Survey.” Journal of Experimental Political Science. (gated, ungated)

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

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

Ginn, Martha, Kathleen Searles, and Amanda Jones. 2014. “Vouching for the Court? How High Stakes Affect Knowledge and Support of the Supreme Court.” Justice Systems Journal 0 (0): 1-17. (gated, ungated)

Smith, Glen and Kathleen Searles.  2014.  “Who Let the (Attack) Dogs Out?  New Evidence for Partisan Media Effects.”  Public Opinion Quarterly. (gatedungated)

Ley, Aaron, Kathleen Searles, and Cornell Clayton.  2014. “The Mysterious Persistence of Non-Consensual Opinion-Writing Norms on the U.S. Supreme Court.”  Tulsa Law Review. (ungated).

Smith, Glen and Kathleen Searles.  2013.  “Fair and Balanced News or a Difference of Opinion? Why Opinion Shows Matter for Media Effects.”  Political Research Quarterly (gated, ungated)

Mellen, Robert and Kathleen Searles.  2013.  “Predicting Presidential Appearances During Midterm Elections.”  American Political Research. (gated, ungated)

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

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. (gated, 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.


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

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