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Dr. David P. Redlawsk
Chair of Department
James R. Soles Professor
University of Delaware
344 Smith Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Office Hours: Email for an appointment.


‚ÄčDavid P. Redlawsk, PHD (Rutgers University, 1997) is the James R. Soles Professor and Chair of Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. In addition to the PhD, he holds an M.A. degrees from Rutgers University,an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Duke University.   Dr. Redlawsk is President of the International Society of Political Psychology for 2018-2019. He previously served as a Vice President and as an elected Governing Council member. He was a co-editor of the journal Political Psychology from 2010 through 2015.   Dr. Redlawsk is author or editor of 7 books and has published more than 40 articles and book chapters. He is currently editing the new Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making, which will appear both online and in print. His newest book with Kyle Mattes, The Positive Case for Negative Campaigning, was published in 2015 by the University of Chicago Press. His research focuses on campaigns, elections, the role of information in voter decision making, and on emotional responses to campaign information. Dr. Redlawsk has received several grants from the National Science Foundation, and served on the Board of Overseers for the American National Election Studies from 2009-2013. Typically, he teaches courses that include Political Campaigning, Voting Behavior, Political Psychology, Decision Making, and Experimental Methods.

Twitter: @davidredlawsk

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Recent Publications

Anderson, David J., David P. Redlawsk, and Richard R. Lau. Forthcoming. The Dynamic Process Tracing Environment (DPTE) as a tool for studying political communication. Political Communication.

Romero-Canyas, Rainer, Dylan Larson-Konar, David P. Redlawsk, Deborah Borie-Holtz, Keith Gaby, Shira Langer, and Ben Schneider. 2018. Bringing the Heat Home: Television Spots about Local Impacts Reduce Global Warming Denialism. Environmental Communication.

Redlawsk, David P., Ira J. Roseman, Kyle Mattes, and Steven Katz. 2018. Donald Trump, Contempt, and the 2016 GOP Iowa Caucuses. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 28(2): 173-189. DOI:10.1080/17457289.2018.1441848.

Donovan, Todd, and David P. Redlawsk. 2018. Donald Trump and right-wing populists in comparative perspective.  Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 28(2): 190-207. DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2018.1441844.

Tolbert, Caroline J., David P. Redlawsk, and Kellen Gracey. 2018. Racial Attitudes and Emotional Responses to the 2016 Republican Candidates. Journalof Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 28(2): 245-262. DOI:10.1080/17457289.2018.1441846.

Cengiz Erisen, David P. Redlawsk, and Elif Erisen. 2017. Complex Thinking as a Result of Incongruent Information Exposure. American Politics Research. 

David P. Redlawsk, Douglas R. Pierce and William Cohen. 2017. Social Influences on Online Political Information Search and Evaluation. Political Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s11109-016-9374-4.

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