Research

Peer-Reviewed Articles

McDonald, Jared. “Who Cares? Exploring Candidate Compassion in the Eyes of Voters.” (Forthcoming in Political Behavior).

McDonald, Jared and Melissa Deckman. “New Voters, New Attitudes: Exploring Gen Z Views toward Women and Minority Candidates.” (Forthcoming in Politics, Groups, & Identities).

McDonald, Jared and Jaclyn Piatak. “Penalties for Going Against Type: How Candidate Gender Shapes Leadership Perceptions.” (Forthcoming in Behavioral Science and Policy).

Croco, Sarah E., Jared McDonald, and Candace Turitto. “The Face of the Problem: How Subordinates Shield Executives from Blame.” (Forthcoming in the Journal of Experimental Political Science).

Piatak, Jaclyn, Zachary Mohr, and Jared McDonald. “Rule Formalization and Gender Congruence: Examining Prosocial Rule Breaking for Internal and External Stakeholders.” (Forthcoming in the International Public Management Journal)

Bryant, Lisa, Michael Hanmer, Alauna Safarpour and Jared McDonald. “The Power of the State: How Postcards from the State Increased Registration and Turnout in Pennsylvania.” (Forthcoming in Political Behavior).

Croco, Sarah, Michael Hanmer, and Jared McDonald. 2021. “At What Cost? Reexamining Audience Costs in Realistic Settings.” The Journal of Politics, 83(1): 8-22.

McDonald, Jared and James Igoe Walsh. 2021. “The Costs of Conflict and Support for the Use of Force: Accounting for Information Equivalence in Survey Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(2): 195-202.

Croco, Sarah, Jared McDonald, and Candace Turitto. 2021. “Making them Pay: Using the Norm of Honesty to Generate Costs for Political Lies.” Electoral Studies, 69: 1-12.

Deckman, Melissa, Jared McDonald, Stella Rouse, and Mileah Kromer. 2020. “Gen Z, Gender, and COVID-19.” Gender and Politics, 16(4): 1019-1027.

McDonald, Jared, David Karol, and Lilliana Mason. 2020. “‘An Inherited Money Dude from Queens County’: How Unseen Candidate Characteristics Affect Voter Perceptions.” Political Behavior, 42(3): 915-938.

McDonald, Jared. 2020. “Avoiding the Hypothetical: Why ‘Mirror Experiments’ are an Essential Part of Survey Research.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research 32(2): 266-283.

McDonald, Jared, Sarah Croco, and Candace Turitto. 2019. “Teflon Don? Or Politics as Usual? An Examination of Foreign Policy Flip-Flops in the Age of Trump.” The Journal of Politics 81(2): 757-766.

McDonald, Jared, Zachary Scott, and Michael Hanmer. 2017. “Using Self-Prophecy to Combat Vote Overreporting on Public Opinion Surveys.” Electoral Studies 50: 137-141.

Book Projects

McDonald, Jared. Feeling their Pain: Why Voters Want a Leader Who Cares. (Under review).

Rouse, Stella, Jared McDonald, Richard Engstrom, Michael Hanmer, Christopher Carman, Roberto Gonzalez, Siugmin Lay, and Daniel Miranda. Citizens of the World: Political Engagement and Policy Attitudes of Millennials across the Globe (Under contract with Oxford University Press).

Working Papers

Melissa, Deckman and Jared McDonald. “Uninspired by the Old: The Mobilizing Factor of Younger, More Diverse Candidates for Gen Z Women.” (Revise and resubmit at Politics & Gender)

Piatak, Jaclyn, Zachary Mohr, and Jared McDonald. “Who Abides by Workplace Rules? An Examination of Gender and Gender Congruence in Rule Following” (Revise and resubmit at Public Administration Review).

McDonald, Jared, Bo MacInnis, and Jon Krosnick. “Testing Democratic Representation on Global Warming Using a New Method for Gauging Public Opinion in Small Population Subgroups: The Aggregation-Disaggregation Technique” (Under review).

Mohr, Zach, Jared McDonald, Suzanne Leland, and Jaclyn Piatak. “Escaping Blame? The Effect of Victim Characteristics in a Prison Transportation Contracting Experiment.” (Under review)

Scott, Zachary and Jared McDonald. “Tell Us How You Feel: Emotional Appeals for Votes in Presidential Primaries” (Under review).

McDonald, Jared, Sebastian Lundmark, Adina Abeles, Jon Krosnick, and Bo MacInnis. “Testing the Effect and Causal Pathway of Elite Cues on Global Warming Attitudes.”

McLean, Amanda, Jon Krosnick, Alex Tahk, and Jared McDonald. “Accuracy of National and State Polls in the 2016 Election.”

Data Collections

Survey programming and data analysis on “Advanced Meta-Experimental Protocol (AMP)” (with Jan Walleczek and Jon Krosnick). Funded through the Fetzer Franklin Fund. 2020-2021.

Survey programming and data analysis on “Political Violence in the U.S. & Beyond: Measures, Benchmarks, and Interventions” (with Lilliana Mason and Nathan Kalmoe). Funded through the Facebook Research Grant program. Spring 2019.

Data collection and analysis on field experiments aimed to increase registration rates in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Summer 2017.

Survey programming and data analysis on “The Role of Self-Esteem in Driving American Partisanship and Partisan Sorting” (with Lilliana Mason). Funded through a grant from the University of Maryland, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s Research Initiative. Summer 2016.

Data collection and analysis on state compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (with Michael Hanmer, Doug Hess, and David Nickerson). Funded through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fall 2015.

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