Dane G. Wendell

Dane G. Wendell
Illinois College · Political Science

Political Science

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Introduction
Dane G. Wendell is an assistant professor of political science at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Dane focuses his research on political psychology, working on topics like political belief bias in syllogistic reasoning, morality and public policy, and the politics of disgust.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
Illinois College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2015 - present
Rhodes College
Position
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
Education
August 2009 - December 2016
Loyola University Chicago
Field of study
  • Political Science
August 2007 - May 2009
Loyola University Chicago
Field of study
  • Political Science

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Publications (10)
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Recently, there has been renewed interest in the question of party ownership of economic prosperity, which Petrocik argued was a performance issue subject to the flow of events over which administrations have no control. Using Gallup Polls administered between 1955 and 2013, we investigate public opinion on whether Republicans or Democrats would do...
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Food and health regulations are increasingly being pushed onto the political agenda, with rising concerns about genetically modified foods, obesity rates, and vaccination. Public beliefs and attitudes on these issues often conflict with the scientific evidence, yet we know relatively little about what influences opinion on these issues. The public...
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Objectives This analysis of referenda voting on same-sex marriage from 1998 until Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) focuses on the impact of turnout, which has been neglected in previous research on gay marriage referendum. Methods We employ OLS regression analysis with clustered standard errors by state to analyze voting on same-sex marriage referend...
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Scholars have not precisely defined morality policy, and Smith (Policy Stud J 30(3):379–395, 2002) urged an empirical taxonomy be used to identify those policies. We argue that Moral Foundations Theory offers a methodology for empirically identifying issues with moral content. We inventory 15 issues in parliamentary studies of “conscience” voting,...
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A bstract Immigration has become a focal debate in politics across the world. Recent research suggests that anti-immigration attitudes may have deep psychological roots in implicit disease avoidance motivations. A key implication of this theory is that individual differences in disease avoidance should be related to opposition to immigration across...
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Morality policy researchers have long grappled with the difficulty of determining objective or empirical criteria for classifying policies with moral content. A newer, but related, critique has suggested that we cannot classify morality policies by their substantive content, because policy debates employ moral frames for strategic purposes. This pa...
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I explore how political ideology is related to several related dispositional measures of behavioral avoidance, behavioral inhibition, and negative affectivity. My explorations include survey data, behavioral experiments, and electroencephalography (reading electrical signals off the scalp). Overall, and in contrast to literature expectations, my ev...
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Cognitive neuroscience methods have contributed greatly to our understanding of distinct fast and slow processing systems useful for higher-level cognition. We believe these dual-processes can help explain why political beliefs can make it difficult for politicians to agree on significant policy decisions. While recent research suggests that people...
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New research in political psychology increasingly suggests that political orientation may have a psychological and biological component. We seek to contribute to this research by exploring the role of inhibition in political orientation. Our project has two stages. First, we look for correlation between self-reported measures of political orientati...
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Conventional wisdom holds that domestic issues give the political advantage to Democrats while national security issues shift the political advantage to the Republicans. The mix of domestic issues varies greatly over time, such that the urban riots of the 1960s brought lawlessness to the forefront during the 1968 presidential election and the Water...

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Explore physiological and neurocognitive differences between liberals and conservatives.