Full CV


Clifford, Scott, Vijeth Iyengar, Roberto Cabeza, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. “Moral Foundations Vignettes: A Standardized Stimulus Database of Scenarios Based on Moral Foundations Theory.” Accepted for publication at Behavior Research Methods. [PDF] [Recommended Vignettes]

Clifford, Scott and Jennifer Jerit. “Do Attempts to Increase Respondent Attention Increase Socially Desirability Bias?” Forthcoming at Public Opinion Quarterly. [PDF]

Clifford, Scott, Jennifer Jerit, Carlisle Rainey, and Matt Motyl. “Moral Concerns and Policy Attitudes: Investigating the Influence of Elite Rhetoric.” Forthcoming at Political Communication. [PDF]

Clifford, Scott and Jennifer Jerit. 2014. “Is There a Cost to Convenience? An Experimental Comparison of Data Quality in Laboratory and Online Studies.” Journal of Experimental Political Science 1(2): 120-131. [PDF]

Clifford, Scott. 2014. “Linking Issue Stances and Trait Inferences: A Theory of Moral Exemplification.” Journal of Politics 76(3): 698-710. [PDF] [Online Appendix]

Clifford, Scott and Jennifer Jerit. 2013. “How Words Do the Work of Politics: Moral Foundations Theory and the Debate over Stem Cell Research.” Journal of Politics 75(3). [PDF]

Jerit, Jennifer, Jason Barabas and Scott Clifford. 2013. “Comparing Contemporaneous Laboratory and Field Experiments on Media Effects.” Public Opinion Quarterly 77(1): 256-282. [PDF]

  • Best Paper presented on an Experimental Politics panel at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, 2011.
  • Roberta Sigel Award for Best Paper by a Junior Scholar at the annual meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology Meeting, 2011.

Clifford, Scott. 2012. “Reassessing the Unequal Representation of Latinos and African Americans.” Journal of Politics 74 (3): 903-916. [PDF]

  • American Political Science Association Lawrence Longley Award for the Best Article on Representation and Electoral Systems, 2012.

Working Papers

“How Disgust Influences Food and Health Policy Attitudes.” With Dane Wendell. Revise and resubmit at Political Behavior.

“Trust Me, I Believe in God: Candidate Religiosity as a Signal of Trustworthiness.” With Ben Gaskins. Revise and resubmit at American Politics Research.

“Cheating on Knowledge Questions in Online Surveys: An Assessment of the Problem and Solutions.” With Jennifer Jerit.

“Validating a Short Form of the Moral Foundations Vignettes.” With Vijeth Iyengar and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.

“The Morality of Redistribution: How Fairness Concerns Motivate Support and Opposition to Redistributive Policies.” With Spencer Piston.

“Confirming the Worst: Candidate Rumors and Character Trait Perceptions.”

“Food Politics: The Making of a (Conservative) Moral Issue?”

“Manipulating Trait Perceptions with Moral Justifications.”