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Nicholas Valentino

Research Professor


Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1998 University of California, Los Angeles (Political Science)


Nicholas Valentino’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Nicholas Valentino’s Google Scholar Profile



Professor Valentino currently serves as a PI of the American National Election Studies (ANES). He is a student of political communication, political psychology, and electoral behavior. His work focuses on political campaigns, racial attitudes, emotions, and social group cues in news and political advertising. His current work examines the intersection between racial attitudes and emotion in predicting political participation and vote choice. He formerly served as president of the International Society of Political Psychology.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4440, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–647–4302
Fax: 734–764–3341
Email: [email protected]

University of Michigan Online Directory listing

Selected Publications

Please also see Nicholas Valentino’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Nicholas Valentino’s Google Scholar Profile

Sirin, C., N.A. Valentino, and J. Villalobos, Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy (Cambridge University Press 2021)

APSA Best Book (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award) 2022

David Sears Best Book in Political Psychology, ISPP, 2022

Robert Lane Award, Political Psychology Section, APSA, 2022

Best Book in Experimental Political Science, APSA, 2022

Mintz, A., N.A. Valentino, and C. Wayne, Beyond Rationality: Behavioral Political Science in the 21st Century (Cambridge University Press 2021)

Valentino, N.A., et al., Is a worried citizen a good citizen? Emotions, political information seeking, and learning via the Internet. Political psychology, 2008. 29(2): p. 247.

Brader, T., N.A. Valentino, and E. Suhay, What triggers public opposition to immigration? Anxiety, group cues, and immigration threat. American Journal of Political Science, 2008. 52(4): p. 959.

Valentino, N.A., Crime News and the Priming of Racial Attitudes During Evaluations of the President. The Public Opinion Quarterly, 1999. 63(3): p. 293-320.

Sears, D.O. and N.A. Valentino, Politics Matters: Political Events as Catalysts for Preadult Socialization. The American Political Science Review, 1997. 91(1): p. 45-65.

Ansolabehere, S., et al., Does Attack Advertising Demobilize the Electorate? The American Political Science Review, 1994. 88(4): p. 829-838.