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Publications

Chu, J., Voelkel, J. G., Stagnaro, M. N., Kang, S., Druckman, J., Rand, D., & Willer, R. 2024. Academics Are More Specific, and Practitioners More Sensitive, in Forecasting Interventions to Strengthen Democratic AttitudesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Ruggeri, K., Stock, F., Haslam, S.A., Capraro, V., Boggio, P., Ellemers, N., Cichocka, A., Douglas, K. M., Rand, D. G., van der Linden, S., Cikara, M., Finkel, E. J., Druckman, J. N., Wohl, M. J. A., Petty, R. E., Tucker, J. A., Shariff, A., Gelfand, M., Packer, D., Jetten, J., Van Lange, P. A. M., Pennycook, G., Peters, E., Baicker, K., Crum, A., Weeden, K. A., Napper, L. E., Tabri, N., Zaki, J., Skitka, L., Kitayama, S., Mobbs, D., Sunstein, C., Ashcroft-Jones, S., Todsen, A. L., Hajian, A., Verra, S. E., Buehler, V., Friedemann, M., Hecht, M., Mobarak, R. S., Karakasheva, R., Tünte, M., T., Yeung, S. K., Rosenbaum, R. S., Lep, Ž., Yamada, Y., Hudson, S. T. J., Macchia, L., Soboleva, I., Dimant, E., Geiger, S. J., Jarke, H., Wingen, T., Berkessel, J. B., Mareva, S., McGill, L., Papa, F., Većkalov, B., Afif, Z., Buabang, E. K., Landman, M., Tavera, F., Andrews, J. L., Bursalıoğlu, A., Zupan, Z., Wagner, L., Navajas, J., Vranka, M., Kasdan, D. O., Chen, P., Hudson, K. R., Novak, L. M., Teas, P. E., Rachev, N. R., Galizzi, M.M., Milkman, K. L., Petrović, M.B., Van Bavel, J. J., & Willer, R. 2024. A synthesis of evidence for policy from behavioural science during COVID-19Nature, 625, 134–147.

Hasan-Aslih, S., Idan, O., Willer, R., & Halperin, E. 2023. Disadvantaged Group Members are Prouder of Their Group When Using the Language of the Dominant Group Compared to Their Native Language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Druckman, J., Kang, S., Chu, J., Stagnaro, M. N., Voelkel, J. G., Mernyk, J., Pink, S., Redekopp, C., Rand, D., & Willer, R. 2023. Correcting Misperceptions of Out-partisans Decreases American Legislators’ Support for Undemocratic PracticesProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Goldenberg, A. & Willer, R. 2023. Amplification of emotion on social mediaNature Human Behaviour.

Gainsburg, I., & Lee Cunningham, J. 2023. Compassion Fatigue as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Believing Compassion Is Limited Increases Fatigue and Decreases Compassion. Psychological Science, 34(11), 1206-1219.

Stagnaro, M. N., Pink, S., Rand, D., & Willer, R. 2023. Increasing accuracy motivations using moral reframing does not reduce Republicans’ belief in false news. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review.

Voelkel, J. G., Mernyk, J. S., & Willer, R. 2023.  Moral Reframing Increases Support for Economically Progressive Candidates. PNAS Nexus.

Clayton, K. & Willer, R. 2023. Endorsements from Republican Politicians Can Increase Confidence in U.S. Elections. Research and Politics.

Pink, S. L., Stagnaro, M. N., Chu, J., Mernyk, J. S., Voelkel, J. G., & Willer, R. 2023. The effects of short messages encouraging prevention behaviors early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Plos one, 18(4), e0284354.

Baumgartner, H. A., Alessandroni, N., Byers-Heinlein, K., Frank, M. C., Hamlin, K., Soderstrom, M., Voelkel, J.G., Willer, R., Yuen, F., Coles, N. A. 2023. How to build up big team science: A practical guide for large-scale collaborations. Royal Society Open Science.

Lang, D., Esbenshade, L., Willer, R. 2023. Did Ohio's Vaccine Lottery Increase Vaccination Rates? A Pre-Registered, Synthetic Control Study. Journal of Experimental Political Science.

Mernyk, J. S., Pink, S. L., Druckman, J., & Willer, R. 2022. Correcting Inaccurate Metaperceptions Reduces Americans’ Support for Partisan Violence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Corbett, C.*, Voelkel, J.*, Cooper, M., Willer, R., 2022. Pragmatic Bias Impedes Women's Access to Political Leadership. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Voelkel, J.G., Chu, J., Stagnaro, M. N., Mernyk, J. S., Redekopp, C., Pink, S., Druckman, J., Rand, D., Willer, R. 2022. Interventions Reducing Affective Polarization Do Not Necessarily Improve Anti-Democratic Attitudes. Nature Human Behaviour.

Hartman, R., Blakey, W., Womick, J., Bail, C. A., Finkel, E., Han, H., Sarrouf, J., Schroeder, J., Sheeran, P., Van Bavel, J., Willer, R., Gray, K. 2022. Interventions to Reduce Partisan Animosity​. Nature Human Behaviour.

Santos, L. A., Voelkel, J. G., Willer, R., & Zaki, J. 2022. Belief in the Utility of Cross-Partisan Empathy Reduces Partisan Animosity and Facilitates Political Persuasion. Psychological Science.

Frimer, J., Aujla, H., Feinberg, M., Skitka, L., Eichstaedt, J., & Willer, R. 2022. Incivility is Rising Among American Politicians on Twitter. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Landry, A., Schooler, J., Willer, R., & Seli, P. 2022. Reducing Explicit Blatant Dehumanization by Correcting  Exaggerated Meta-Perceptions. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Simpson, B., Feinberg, M., & Willer, R. 2022. Radical Flanks of Social Movements Can Increase Support for Moderate FactionsPNAS Nexus.

Voelkel, J. G., Malik, M., Redekopp, C., & Willer, R. 2022. Changing Americans’ Attitudes about Immigration: Using Moral Framing to Bolster Factual Arguments. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Chu, J., Pink, S. L., & Willer, R. 2021. Religious Identity Cues Increase Vaccination Intentions and Trust in Medical Experts among American Christians. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Pink, S., Chu, J., Druckman, J., Rand, D., & Willer, R. 2021. Elite party cues increase vaccination intentions among Republicans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Leong, Y. C., Chen, J., Willer, R., & Zaki, J. 2020. Conservative and liberal attitudes drive polarized neural responses to political content. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(44), 27731-27739.

Van Bavel, J. J., Baicker, K., Boggio, P. S., Capraro, V., Cichocka, A., Cikara, M., Crockett, M. J., Crum, A. J., Douglas, K. M.,  Druckman, J. N., Drury, J., Dube, O., Ellemers, N., Finkel, E. J., Fowler, J. H., Gelfand, M., Han, S., Haslam  S. A., Jetten, J.,  Kitayama, S., Mobbs, D.,  Napper, L. E., Packer, D. J., Pennycook, G., Peters, E., Petty, R. E., Rand, D. G., Reicher, S. D., Schnall, S.,  Shariff, A.,  Skitka, L. J., Smith, S. S., Sunstein, C. R.,  Tabri, N., Tucker, J. A., van der Linden, S.,  van Lange, P.,  Weeden , K. A., Wohl, M. J. A., Zaki, J., Zion, S. R.,  and Willer, R. 2020. Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response. Nature Human Behaviour.

Feinberg, M., Willer, R., & Kovacheff, C . 2020. The activist’s dilemma: Extreme protest actions reduce popular support for social movements. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Côté, S., Stellar, J. E., Willer, R., Forbes, R. C., Martin, S. R., & Bianchi, E. C. 2020. The psychology of entrenched privilege: High socioeconomic status individuals from affluent backgrounds are uniquely high in entitlement. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 47(1), 70-88.

Feinberg, M., & Willer, R. 2019. Moral reframing: A technique for effective and persuasive communication across political divides. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13(12), e12501.

Voelkel, J. G., & Brandt, M. J. 2019. The effect of ideological identification on the endorsement of moral values depends on the target group. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(6), 851-863.

Wetts, R., & Willer, R. 2018. Privilege on the precipice: Perceived racial status threats lead white Americans to oppose welfare programs. Social Forces, 97(2), 793-822.

Stellar, J. E., & Willer, R. 2018. Unethical and inept? The influence of moral information on perceptions of competence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(2), 195.

Voelkel, J. G., Brandt, M. J., & Colombo, M. 2018. I know that I know nothing: Can puncturing the illusion of explanatory depth overcome the relationship between attitudinal dissimilarity and prejudice?. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 3(1), 56-78.

Simpson, B., Willer, R., & Feinberg, M. 2018. Does violent protest backfire? Testing a theory of public reactions to activist violence. Socius, 4, 2378023118803189.

Voelkel, J. G., & Feinberg, M. 2018. Morally reframed arguments can affect support for political candidates. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 9 (8), 917-924.

Boutyline, A., & Willer, R. 2017. The social structure of political echo chambers: Variation in ideological homophily in online networks. Political Psychology, 38(3), 551-569.

Feinberg, M., & Willer, R. 2015. From gulf to bridge: When do moral arguments facilitate political influence? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(12), 1665-1681. Supplementary Material.

Feinberg, M., Antonenko, O., Willer, R., Horberg, E. J., & John, O. P. 2014. Gut check: Reappraisal of disgust helps explain liberal–conservative differences on issues of purity. Emotion, 14(3), 513.

Willer, R., Rogalin, C. L., Conlon, B., & Wojnowicz, M. T. 2013. Overdoing gender: A test of the masculine overcompensation thesis. American Journal of Sociology, 118(4), 980-1022. Press Release.

Côté, S., Piff, P. K., & Willer, R. 2013. For whom do the ends justify the means? Social class and utilitarian moral judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(3), 490.

Feinberg, M., & Willer, R. 2013. The moral roots of environmental attitudes. Psychological Science, 24(1), 56-62. Supplementary Material.

Simpson, B., Harrell, A., & Willer, R. 2013. Hidden paths from morality to cooperation: Moral judgments promote trust and trustworthiness. Social Forces, 91(4), 1529-1548.

Feinberg, M., & Willer, R. 2011. Apocalypse soon? Dire messages reduce belief in global warming by contradicting just-world beliefs. Psychological Science, 22(1), 34-38.

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