Patrick Kraft

Assistant Professor
Political Science
 Bolton Hall 658



PhD, Political Science, Stony Brook University
MA, Political Science, University of Mannheim (Germany)
BA, Political Science, University of Mannheim (Germany)

Courses Taught

Pol Sci 473: Public Opinion
Pol Sci 701: Techniques of Political Science Research
Pol Sci 702: Advanced Techniques of Political Science
Pol Sci 935: Seminar in Advanced Political Science Methodology

Teaching Interests

Substantive: American politics, public opinion and elections, ideology, media and politics
Methods: Research methods, measurement, causal inference, text analysis, Bayesian statistics

Research Interests

Political psychology, attitudes and behavior, ideology and moral reasoning, text analysis, experimental methods

Selected Publications

Kraft, Patrick, Krupnikov, Yanna, Militia, Kerri, Ryan, John B., and Soroka, Stuart. “Social Media and the Changing Information Environment: Sentiment Differences in Read versus Re-Circulated News Content.” Public Opinion Quarterly 84.S1 (2020): 195-215.
Kline, Reuben, Bankert, Alexa, Levitan, Lindsey, and Kraft, Patrick. “Personality and Prosocial Behavior: A Multilevel Meta-Analysis.” Political Science Research and Methods 7.1 (2019): 125-142.
Kraft, Patrick. “Measuring Morality in Political Attitude Expression.” The Journal of Politics 80.3 (2018): 1028–1033.
Lebo, Matthew J., and Kraft, Patrick. “The general error correction model in practice.” Research \& Politics 4.2 (2017): 2053168017713059.
Kraft, Patrick, Lodge, Milton, and Taber, Charles S. “Why People ‘Don’t Trust the Evidence’: Motivated Reasoning and Scientific Beliefs.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 658.1 (2015): 121–133.
Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger, and Kraft, Patrick. “Political Information Flows and Consistent Voting.” Voters on the Move Or on the Run?. Ed. Wessels, Bernhard; Rattinger, Hans; Rossteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger. Oxford University Press, (2014): 193.