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Dr. Carl Palmer

Associate Professor
Politics and Government
Office
Schroeder Hall - SCH 433
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

138.004Quantitative Reasoning In Political Science

412.001Topics In American Politics

310.001Voting And Elections

138.005Quantitative Reasoning In Political Science

305.001Topics in American Government

310.001Voting And Elections

Teaching Interests & Areas

Political Psychology, Public Opinion, Research Methods

Research Interests & Areas

Political Psychology, Public Opinion, and Experimental Methodology

Ph D Political Science

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

BA Political Science and Communications

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Hibbert R. Roberts Teaching Excellence Award

Department of Politics and Government
2016

Journal of Politics Best Paper Award

Southern Political Science Association
2009

Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Best Paper

Midwest Political Science Association
2006

Journal Article

Peterson, R., & Palmer, C. The Dark is Rising: Contrasting the Dark Triad and Light Triad on Measures of Political Ambition and Participation. Frontiers in Political Science 3 (2021): 657750.
Clemons, R., McBeth, M., Peterson, R., & Palmer, C. The Narrative Policy Framework and Sticky Beliefs: An Experiment Studying Islamophobia. International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 27.3 (2020): 472-500.
Palmer, C., & Peterson, R. Physical Attractiveness, Halo Effects, and Social Joining. Social Science Quarterly 102.1 (2020): 552-66.
Palmer, C., & Peterson, R. Toxic Mask-ulinity: The Link Between Masculine Toughness and Affective Reactions to Mask-Wearing in the COVID-19 Era. Politics & Gender 16.4 (2020): 1044-51.
Peterson, R., & Palmer, C. The Dark Triad and Nascent Political Ambition. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties (2019)

Presentations

Too Close for Discomfort? An Explanation of Perceived Institutional Legitimacy. Department of Politics and Government. (2015)
Palmer, C. L., & Wesselmann, E. D. (organizers). (2015, May). The psychology of political information processing and decision-making. Symposium at the meeting for the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Palmer, C. L., & Wesselmann, E. D. (organizers). (2014, May). What can psychology say about politics? Symposium at the meeting for the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Caught in the Crossfire: The Competing Influence of Outcomes and Beneficiaries on Perceptions of Antipoverty Spending. I/O-Social Psychology Workshop. (2012)
Which Cues Matter? The Implications of Stereotypes Appeals and Explicit Predispositions for Group Centric Issue Opinion. Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy Workshop. (2010)
Pushing Buttons: The Effects of Implicit and Explicit Stereotype Manipulations of Political Behavior.. UC Davis Economics, Justice and Society Workshop. UC Davis. (2006)

Grants & Contracts

Personality and Resistance to Persuasion. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2012)
The Intersection of Group and Outcome Frames in Shaping Opinion. National Science Foundation. Federal. (2010)
Large Bi-Annual Spring Research grant. Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.