Author Archives: Josh Pasek

It’s not my consensus: Motivated reasoning and the sources of scientific illiteracy

Public Understanding of Science. In Press.

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Negativity and Positivity Biases in Economic News Coverage: Traditional vs. Social Media

with Stuart N. Soroka, Mark Daku, Dan Hiaeshutter-Rice, and Lauren Guggenheim. In Press. Communication Research.

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Perceptions of health risks of cigarette smoking: A new measure reveals widespread misunderstanding

with Jon A. Krosnick, Neil Malhotra, Cecilia H. Mo, Edward F. Bruera, LinChiat Chang, and Randall K. Thomas. 2017. PLoS One 12(8). e0182063.

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Motivated Reasoning in Perceived Credibility of Public Opinion Polls

with Ozan Kuru and Michael W. Traugott. 2017. Public Opinion Quarterly. 81(2) 422-446.

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Real-World Use and Self-Reported Health Outcomes of a Patient-Designed Do-it-Yourself Mobile Technology System for Diabetes: Lessons for Mobile Health

with Joyce M. Lee, Mark W. Newman, Achamyeleh Gebremariam, Preciosa Choi, Dana Lewis, Weston Nordgren, John Costik, James Wedding, Benjamin West, Nancy Benovich Gilby, Christopher Hannemann, Ashley Garrity, and Emily Hirschfeld. 2017. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. 19(4). doi:10.1089/dia.2016.0312.

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Understanding and measuring mobile Facebook use: Who, why, and how?

with Ozan Kuru, Joseph Bayer, and Scott W. Campbell. Forthcoming. Mobile Media and Communication. doi: 10.1177/2050157916678269.

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Another Reason Clinton Lost Michigan: Trump Was Listed First on the Ballot

Trump’s margin of victory in Michigan in 2016 was so small that he probably wouldn’t have won the state if he hadn’t been listed first on the ballot. I discuss the effect in a recent Center for Political Studies Blog Post http://cpsblog.isr.umich.edu/?p=1792.

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Biased Perceptions of Polls in the 2016 Election

When Democrats and Republicans see polls that suggest that their favored candidate is losing, they regard those polls as lower quality than polls that suggest a favored candidate is winning. Read more in the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington … Continue reading

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Improving social media measurement in surveys: Avoiding acquiescence bias in Facebook research

with Ozan Kuru. Computers in Human Behavior 57, 82-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.008

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