Department of Political Science, Rutgers University | 89 George Street | New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Professor of Political Science
Recent Journal Articles
Lau, Richard, R., and Caroline Heldman. 2009. "Self-Interest, Symbolic Attitudes, and Support for Public Policy: A Multilevel Analysis." Political Psychology 30(August): 513-537.
Lau, Richard R., and Ivy Brown Rovner. 2009. "Negative Campaigning." Annual Review of Political Science, 12: 285-306.
Lau, Richard R., David J, Andersen, and David P. Redlawsk. 2008. "An Exploration of Correct Voting in Recent U.S. Presidential Elections." American Journal of Political Science 52(April): 395-411.
Lau, Richard R., and David P. Redlawsk. 2008. "Older but Wiser? The Effects of Age on Political Cognition." Journal of Politics, 70(February): 168-185.
Lau, Richard R., Lee Sigelman, and Ivy Brown Rovner. 2007. "The Effects of Negative Political Campaigns: A Meta Analytic Reassessment." Journal of Politics, 69(November): 1176-1209.
Lau, Richard R., and David P. Redlawsk. 2006. How Voters Decide: Information Processing During Election Campaigns. New York: Cambridge University Press. [Awarded the 2007 Alexander George Award by the International Society of Political Psychology for the best book in political psychology published in the previous calendar year.]fdff
Lau, Richard R., and Gerry Pomper. 2004. Negative Campaigning: An Analysis of U.S. Senate Elections. Lanham, MD: Rowman Littlefield.
Lau, Richard R., and David O. Sears (Eds.) 1986. Political Cognition: The 19th Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition. Hillside, NJ: Erlbaum.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Gadarian, Shana K., and Richard R. Lau. In press. "Candidate Advertisements." In James Druckman, Donald Green, James Kuklinski, and Arthur Lupia (Eds.) Handbook of Experimental Political Science.
Redlawsk, David P., Andrew Civettinin, and Richard R. Lau. 2007. "Affective Intelligence and Voter Information." In W. Russell Neuman, George Marcus, Michael MacKuen, and Ann Crigler (Eds.) The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior (pp. 152-179). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Redlawsk, David P. and Richard R. Lau. 2006. "I Like Him, But...:Vote Choice When Candidate Likeability and Closeness on Issues Clash." In David P. Redlawsk (Ed.), Feeling Politics: Affect and Emotion in Political Information Processing (pp. 187-208). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lau, Richard R. 2003. "Models of Decision Making." In David O. Sears, Leonie Huddy, and Robert Jervis (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology (pp. 19-59). New York: Oxford University Press.
Manuscripts in Preparation/Under Review
Lau, Richard R., and David J. Andersen. "Comparting Strategies for Missing Values Imputation (or not) in Structural Equations Models with Latent Variables." In progress.
Lau, Richard R., and David J. Andersen. "Changing Patterns of the Presidential Vote Choicem 1980-2008: A Structural Equations Analysis." In progress.
Lau, Richard R., Parina Patel, Dalia Fahmy, and Robert Kaufman. "Correct Voting Across 33 Democracies." Under review.
Lau, Richard R., and David P. Redlawsk. "Models of Decision Making." In progress. To appear in Leonie Huddy, David O. Sears and Jack S. Levy (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.