Mark R. Joslyn

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Political Science
Professor
Department of Political Science
Primary office:
785.864.9046
Blake Hall
Room 313
1541 Lilac Lane, Rm 313
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-3129


Summary

American Politics, Voting Behavior, Public Opinion, Research Methods

 

 

 

Research

Broadly, I study attitude formation and change. How are political attitudes formed and under what conditions may we expect change? I draw from cognitive and motivational theories, recognizing the value of both to understanding the complexities of the political mind. Recently, I have devoted considerable time to examining the determinants of causal attributions. Specifically, what are the individual and contextual factors that influence the public's causal attributions? Hotly debated attributions such as the causes of mass shootings, obesity, homosexuality, wealth and success are the present focus of my research.

Selected Publications

Haider-Markel, Donald P., and Mark R. Joslyn. “Nanny State Politics. Causal Attributions about Obesity and Support for Regulation.” Journal Articles. American Politics Research, February 2017, 1–8.
Joslyn, Mark R., Donald P. Haider-Markel, Michael Baggs, and Andrew Bilbo. “An Emerging Political Identity? Gun Ownership and Voting in Presidential Elections.” Journal Articles. Special Issue: Gun Politics. Social Science Quarterly 98, no. 2 (2017): 382–96.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel. “Gun Ownership and Self-Serving Attributions for Mass Shooting Tragedies.” Journal Articles. Special Issue: Gun Politics. Social Science Quarterly 98, no. 2 (2017): 429–42.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel. “Genetic Attributions, Immutability, and Stereotypical Judgments: An Analysis of Homosexuality.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly 97, no. 2 (March 9, 2016): 377–90. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12263.
Lowry, William, and Mark Joslyn. “The Determinants of Salience of Energy Issues.” Journal Articles. Review of Policy Research 31, no. 3 (2014): 153–72.
Haider-Markel, Donald, and Mark Joslyn. “Politicizing Biology: Social Movements, Parties, and the Case of Homosexuality.” Journal Articles. The Social Science Journal 50 (2013): 603–15.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “The Politics of Causes: Mass Shootings and the Cases of Virginia Tech and Tucson Tragedies.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly, 2013.
Joslyn, Mark R. U.S. American Politics Reader. Books. Kendall Hall Publishing, 2010.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Elaine Sharp. “Culture, Segregation, and Tolerance in Urban America.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly, August 2008.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “Pulpits versus Ivory Towers: Socializing Agents and Evolution Attitudes.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly, August 2008.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “Beliefs about Homosexuality and Support for Gay Rights: An Empirical Test of Attribution Theory.” Journal Articles. Public Opinion Quarterly, 2008.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Morgen Johansen. “Political Persuasion during Times of Crisis: The Effects of Education and News Media of Citizens’ Factual Information about Iraq.” Journal Articles. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2008.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “Sociotropic Concerns and Support for Counterterrorism Policies.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly 88, no. 2 (2007).
Joslyn, Mark R., Donald Haider-Markel, and Mohammad Tarek Al-Baghal. “Can We Frame the Terrorist Threat? Issue Frames, the Perception of Threat, and Opinions on Counterterrorism Policies.” Journal Articles. Terrorism and Political Violence 18 (2006): 545–59.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “Should We Really ‘Kill’ the Messenger: Framing Physician Assisted Suicide and the Ambiguous Role of Messengers.” Journal Articles. Political Communication, 2006.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “Attributions and the Regulation of Marriage: Considering the Parallels Between Race and Homosexuality.” Journal Articles. Political Science and Politics, 2005.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald Haider-Markel. “Just How Important Is the Messenger Versus the Message? The Case of Framing Physician-Assisted Suicide.” Journal Articles. Death Studies 28 (2004): 1–20.
Joslyn, Mark R. “Remembering Past Preferences: The Political Antecedents and Consequences of Autobiographical Memories of the Gulf War.” Journal Articles. American Journal of Political Science 47, no. 3 (June 2003): 440–52.
Joslyn, Mark R. “Framing the Lewinsky Affair: The Likelihood of Third-Person Perception by Scandal Frame.” Journal Articles. Political Psychology, 2003.
Joslyn, Mark R., Thomas Heilke, and Alex Aguado. “The Changing Readability of Introductory Political Science Textbooks: A Case Study of Burns and Peltason, Government by the People.” Journal Articles. PS: Political Science and Politics, 2003.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel. “Framing Effects on Personal Opinion and Perception of Public Opinion: The Cases of Physician-Assisted Suicide and Social Security.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly, 2002.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Allan J. Cigler. “Groups, Social Capital, and Democratic Orientations.” Book Chapters. In Interest Group Politics, edited by Allan J. Cigler and Burdett A. Loomis. CQ Press, 2002.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Allan J. Cigler. “The Extensiveness of Group Membership and Social Capital: The Impact on Political Tolerance Attitudes.” Journal Articles. Political Research Quarterly, 2002.
Joslyn, Mark R., William Mayer, Emmett Buell, and James Campbell. “The Implications for Campaigns.” Book Chapters. In Choosing a President: The Electoral College and Beyond, edited by Paul D. Schumaker and Burdett A. Loomis. New York: Chatham House, 2002.
Joslyn, Mark R., Allan J. Cigler, and Burdett A. Loomis. “The Kansas Christian Right and the Evolution of Republican Politics.” Book Chapters. In Marching Toward the Millennium: The Christian Right in the States 1980-2000, edited by John Green, Mark Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox. Georgetown University Press, 2002.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Amy Linimon. “Trickle Up Political Socialization: The Impact of Kids Voting USA on Voter Turnout in Kansas.” Journal Articles. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 2002.
Joslyn, Mark R. “Review of Affective Intelligence and Political Judgment by George E. Markus, W. Russel Neuman & Michael MacKuen.” Book Reviews. American Political Science Review, November 2001.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Ryan K. Beasley. “Cognitive Dissonance and Post-Decision Attitude Change in Six Presidential Elections.” Journal Articles. Political Psychology, 2001.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Allan J. Cigler. “Group Involvement and Democratic Orientations: Social Capital in the Post-Election Context.” Journal Articles. Social Science Quarterly, 2001.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel. “Gun Policy, Opinion, and Blame Attribution: The Conditional Influence of Issue Frames.” Journal Articles. The Journal of Politics, 2001.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Elaine Sharp. “Individual and Contextual Effects on Attributions about Pornography.” Journal Articles. The Journal of Politics, 2001.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Donald P. Haider-Markel. “Guns in the Ballot Box: Information, Groups, and Opinion in Ballot Initiative Campaigns.” Journal Articles. American Politics Quarterly, 2000.
Joslyn, Mark R., Donald P. Haider-Markel, and Chad J. Kniss. “Minority Group Interests and Political Representation: Gay Elected Officials in the Policy Process.” Journal Articles. The Journal of Politics, 2000.
Joslyn, Mark R., and Kara Lindaman. “Motor Voter: A License for Roll-Off.” Journal Articles. The American Review of Politics, 2000.
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