Full CV


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. “Is There a Cost to Convenience? An Experimental Comparison of Data Quality in Laboratory and Online Studies.” Forthcoming at the Journal of Experimental Political Science. [PDF]

Clifford, Scott. “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

“Moral Foundations Vignettes: A Standardized Stimulus Database of Scenarios Based on Moral Foundations Theory.” With Vijeth Iyengar, Roberto Cabeza, and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Revise and resubmit at Behavior Research Methods.

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

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

“Manipulating Trait Perceptions with Moral Justifications.”

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