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The Appearance and the Reality of Quid Pro Quo Corruption: An Empirical Investigation
(Oxford University Press, May 23, 20)
The Supreme Court says that campaign finance regulations are unconstitutional unless they target “quid pro quo” corruption or its appearance. To test those appearances, we fielded two studies. First, in a highly realistic ...
The Mobilizing Power Of Grievances: Applying Loss Aversion And Omission Bias To Social Movements
This study investigates how the nature of grievances can provide advantages or disadvantages to social movements. I use an experimental design to test the effects of loss aversion and omission bias on people’s reactions ...
Compensation and Community Corrosion: Perceived Inequalities, Social Comparisons, and Competition Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
(Eastern Sociological Society, 2015-06)
After disasters, victim compensation programs are typically associated with individual healing and community rebuilding. But postdisaster compensation systems also have the potential to introduce confusion and competition, ...
Negotiating the Unknown: The Role of Uncertainty in Social Exchange
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2012)
This article documents the role of uncertainty in social exchange. Specifically, it reviews how social exchange theorists incorporate uncertainty when explaining psychological processes and social behaviors. After identifying ...
It takes two: A dyadic model of recruitment to civic activity
Why are some people, but not others, asked to engage in civic activity? Rather than focus on the personal traits of either potential recruits or recruiters for this initial stage of recruitment, we develop and test a ...
Assessing the Relationship Between Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience to Hazards
(Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 2014-07)
This article contributes to the disaster literature by measuring and connecting two concepts that are highly related but whose relationship is rarely empirically evaluated: social vulnerability and community resilience. ...