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Christopher Johnston, Assistant Professor

Christopher Johnston
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Office Phone:  (919) 660-4345
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Web Page:   http://sites.duke.edu/chrisjohnston/

Teaching (Spring 2018):

    Old Chem 003, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    Old Chem 003, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00-2:00 (Polisci 512S),
Tuesday & Thursday 2:00-3:00 (Polisci 240)

Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2011
B.A., Wake Forest University, 2005

Behavior & Identities
American Politics
Research Interests: Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Political Ideology

Professor Johnston teaches courses in public opinion, political behavior, and political methodology, with an emphasis on the application of psychological theory and methods to mass politics. His teaching and research examines the motivational underpinnings of political judgment and decision making. His articles appear in a wide range of journals in political science, public opinion, and human behavior. He is the co-author of The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (2012, Oxford University Press), which won book of the year in mass politics from the International Society of Political Psychology, and book of the year in political psychology from the American Political Science Association. Professor Johnston is a member of the editorial board for Advances in Political Psychology.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Newman, BJ; Johnston, CD; Lown, PL, False Consciousness or Class Awareness? Local Income Inequality, Personal Economic Position, and Belief in American Meritocracy (vol 59, pg 326, 2015), American Journal of Political Science, vol. 60 no. 3 (July, 2016), pp. 805-806 [doi] .
  2. Johnston, CD; Mak, M; Sidman, AH, On the Measurement of Judicial Ideology, Justice System Journal, vol. 37 no. 2 (April, 2016), pp. 169-188 [doi] .
  3. Johnston, CD; Ballard, AO, Economists and Public Opinion: Expert Consensus and Economic Policy Judgments, The journal of politics, vol. 78 no. 2 (April, 2016), pp. 443-456 [doi] .
  4. Johnston, CD; Newman, BJ, Economic Inequality and U.S. Public Policy Mood Across Space and Time, American Politics Research, vol. 44 no. 1 (January, 2016), pp. 164-191 [doi] .
  5. Johnston, CD; Lavine, H; Woodson, B, Emotion and Political Judgment, Political Research Quarterly, vol. 68 no. 3 (September, 2015), pp. 474-492 [doi] .

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