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Resolving the Progressive Paradox: Conservative Value Framing of Progressive Economic Policies Increases Candidate Support

Jan Voelkel and Robb Willer. “Resolving the Progressive Paradox: Conservative Value Framing of Progressive Economic Policies Increases Candidate Support.” SSRN Working Paper.

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Threats to Racial Status Promote Tea Party Support Among White Americans

Robb Willer, Matthew Feinberg, and Rachel Wetts. “Threats to Racial Status Promote Tea Party Support Among White Americans.” SSRN Working Paper.

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Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements

Matthew Feinberg, Robb Willer, and Chloe Kovacheff. “Extreme Protest Tactics Reduce Popular Support for Social Movements.” SSRN Working Paper.

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Does Violent Protest Backfire? Testing a Theory of Public Reactions to Activist Violence

Brent Simpson, Robb Willer, and Matthew Feinberg. 2018. “Does Violent Protest Backfire? Testing a Theory of Public Reactions to Activist Violence.” Socius.

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Privilege on the Precipice: Perceived Racial Status Threats Lead White Americans to Oppose Welfare Programs

Rachel Wetts and Robb Willer. 2018. “Privilege on the Precipice: Perceived Racial Status Threats Lead White Americans to Oppose Welfare Programs.” Social Forces.

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Unethical and Inept? The Influence of Moral Information on Perceived Competence

Jennifer Stellar and Robb Willer. 2018 “Unethical and Inept? The Influence of Moral Information on Perceived Competence.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 114: 195-210.

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The Social Structure of Political Echo Chambers: Variation in Ideological Homophily in Online Networks.

Andrei Boutyline and Robb Willer. 2016. “The Social Structure of Political Echo Chambers: Variation in Ideological Homophily in Online Networks.” Political Psychology.

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From Gulf to Bridge: When Moral Arguments Facilitate Political Influence

Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer. 2015. “From Gulf to Bridge: When Moral Arguments Facilitate Political Influence.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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The Moral Roots of Environmental Attitudes

Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer. 2013. “The Moral Roots of Environmental Attitudes.” Psychological Science. 24:56-62.

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For Whom Do the Ends Justify the Means? Social Class and Utilitarian Moral Judgment

Stéphane Côté, Paul Piff, and Robb Willer. 2013. “For Whom Do the Ends Justify the Means? Social Class and Utilitarian Moral Judgment.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 104:490-503.

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Hidden Paths from Morality to Social Order: Moral Judgments Promote Prosocial Behavior

Brent Simpson, Ashley Harrell, and Robb Willer. 2013. “Hidden Paths from Morality to Social Order: Moral Judgments Promote Prosocial Behavior.” Social Forces. 91:1529-1548.

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Overdoing Gender: A Test of the Masculine Overcompensation Thesis

Robb Willer, Christabel Rogalin, Bridget Conlon, and Michael T. Wojnowicz. 2013. “Overdoing Gender: A Test of the Masculine Overcompensation Thesis.” American Journal of Sociology. 118:980-1022. PRESS RELEASE.

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Gut Check: Reappraisal of Disgust Helps Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences on Issues of Purity

Matthew Feinberg, Olga Antonenko, Robb Willer, E.J. Horberg, and Oliver P. John. 2013. “Gut Check: Reappraisal of Disgust Helps Explain Liberal-Conservative Differences on Issues of Purity.” Emotion. 14(3):513-521.

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Apocalypse Soon? Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming by Contradicting Just World Beliefs

Matthew Feinberg and Robb Willer. 2011. “Apocalypse Soon? Dire Messages Reduce Belief in Global Warming by Contradicting Just World Beliefs.” Psychological Science. 22:34-38.