PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2022

  • Goidel, Kirby, Timothy Callaghan, David Washburn, Tasmiah Nuzhath, Julia Scobee, Abigail Spiegelman, & Matt Motta. “Physician Trust in the News Media & Attitudes Toward COVID-19." Accepted at The Journal of Health Politics, Policy, & Law.

  • Sylvester, Steven., Matthew Motta, Kristin Lunz-Trujillo, & Timothy Callaghan. Vaccinating Across the Aisle: Using Co-Partisan Source Cues to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake on the Ideological Right.  Accepted at The Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

  • Callaghan, T.H., David Washburn, Kirby Goidel, Tasmiah Nuzhath,  Abigail Spiegelman, Julia Scobee, Ali Mogthaderi,  & Matthew Motta. (2022). Vaccine Confidence Among Primary Care Physicians during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the U.S. (with Tim Callaghan et al. ). Vaccine. Link.

  • Stecula, D., Matthew Motta, Ozan Kuru, & Kathleen Hall Jamieson. (2022). The Great and Powerful (Dr.) Oz? Alternative Medical Media Consumption & Anti-Vaccine Views in the United States. The Journal of Communication. Link.

  • Motta, MP. (2022). The Pre-Political Origins & Policy Consequences of Environmental Justice Concern. Forthcoming at Politics & the Life Sciences. 

2021

  •  Jansa, J, Matt Motta, & Rebekah Herrick. Finding DORI: Using Item Response Theory to Measure Difficulty of Registration in the US and Its Impact on Voters (2021). American Politics Research. Link.

  • Motta, MP., & Dominik Stecula. The Effect of Wakefield et al. (1998) on Skepticism about MMR Vaccine Safety in the U.S. With: Dom Stecula. PLOS ONE. Link.

  • Motta, MP.  Republicans, not Democrats, are More Likely to Endorse Anti-Vaccine Misinformation. (2021). American Politics Research. Link.

  • Smith, BA., Emma Knapp, & Matt Motta. Complementary or Competing Frames? The Impact of Economic and Public Health Messages on COVID-19 Attitudes. Pre-registered study conditionally accepted at Journal of Experimental Political Science. 

  • Motta, MP, Tim Callaghan, Kristin Lunz-Trujillo, & Steven Sylvester. Identifying the Prevalence, Correlates, and Policy Consequences of Anti-Vaccine Social Identity."  Politics, Groups, & Identities. Link.

  • Motta, MP & Paul Goren. Apolitical Values & Compliance with Government Recommended Prosocial Health Behavior. With: Paul Goren. Link. Forthcoming at the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, & Parties

  • Lunz-Trujillo, K. and Matt Motta. (2021) How Misinformation Access Drives Global Vaccine Skepticism .  International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Link

  • Wynes, S, Matt Motta, & S. Donner. (2021). “Understanding the Climate Responsibility Associated with Elections" One Earth (Cell Press).. Link

  • Motta, MP. (2021). Can a COVID-19 Vaccine Live up to Americans' Expectations? A Conjoint Analysis of how Vaccine Characteristics Influence Vaccination Intentions.  LinkSocial Science & Medicine

  • Callaghan, TC.,  Ali Moghtaderi, Jennifer A. Lueck, Peter J. Hotez, Ulrich Strych, Avi Dor, Erika Franklin Fowler, & Matt Motta. (2021) Correlates & Disparities of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. LinkSocial Science & Medicine.

  • Motta, Matthew P., Steven Sylvester, Timothy Callaghan, & Kristin Lunz-Trujillo. (2021) "Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Through Effective Health Communication." Special Issue: Frontiers in Political Science -- Politics of Technology. 

2020

  • Motta, MP. (2020). Could Concern about Climate Change Increase Demand for a Lyme Disease Vaccine? Vaccine.Link.

  • Motta, MP. Changing Minds or Changing Samples? (2020). Disentangling Micro-Level Stability and Macro-Level Growth in Anthropogenic Climate Change (ACC) Beliefs.  International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Link.

  • Motta, MP. Political Scientists? A profile of Congressional candidates with STEM backgrounds in 2018. (2020). PS: Political Science & Politics. Link.

  • Motta, MP., Robert Ralston, & Jennifer Spindel. (2020). A Call to Arms? The Opinion Dynamics and Policy Implications of Climate Change Concern in the US Military. Environmental Communication. Link.

  • Motta, MP, & Timothy Callaghan. (2020) The Pervasiveness and Policy Consequences of Medical Folk Wisdom in the U.S. Scientific Reports (Nature Research). Link.

  • Goren, PN. Matt Motta, & Brianna Smith. (2020) The Ideational Foundations of Symbolic Ideology. With Paul Goren and Brianna Smith. Advances in Political Psychology. Link

  • Motta, MP, Dom Stecula, & Christina Farhart. (2020) How Right-Leaning Media Coverage of COVID-19 Facilitated the Spread of Misinformation in the Early Stages of the Pandemic in the U.S. Canadian Journal of Political Science. Link.

  • Goren, PN., Brianna Smith, & Matt Motta. (2020) Basic Human Values and Sophistication Interaction Theory. Political Behavior.  Link.

  • Ralston, R. Matt Motta, & Jen Spindel. (2020) When OK is NOT OK: Public Concern About White Nationalism in the U.S. Military. Armed Forces & Society. Link

  • Motta, MP.  (2020). Applications and Critical Reflections on the VANMaN Taxonomy. Social Science & Medicine. Link

  • Lunz Trujilo, K, Matt Motta, Timothy Callaghan, & Steven Sylvester (2020). Identifying Psychological Risk Factors and Effective Communication Strategies. Political Research Quarterly. Link.

  • Motta, MP, Dan Chapman, Kathryn Haglin, and Dan Kahan. (2020) Reducing the Administrative Demands of the Science Curiosity Scale (SCS): A Validation Study. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Link.

2019

  • Motta, MP, and Andrew Rohrman. (2019) "Quaking in their Boots? Seismic Risk Perceptions and Preventative Public Policy Inaction" Behavioral Public Policy. Link

  • Callaghan, TC,  Matt Motta, Kristin Lunz-Trujilo, Steven Sylvester, and Christine Blackburn. (2019) Parent Psychology and the Decision to Delay Childhood Vaccination. Social Science & Medicine. Link.

  • Haglin, KH,  Dan Chapman, Matt Motta, and Dan Kahan. (2019) How Localized Outbreaks and Changes in Media Coverage Affect Zika Attitudes in Local & National Contexts. Health Communication. Link.

  • Motta, MP, Daniel Chapman, Dominik Stecula, & Kathryn Haglin. " (2019) An Experimental Examination of Measurement Disparities in Public Climate Change Beliefs." Climatic Change.  Link

2018

  • Motta, MP.  (2018) "The Enduring Effect of Scientific Interest on Trust in Climate Scientists in the U.S." Nature Climate Change. Link

  • Motta, MP. (2018) "The Polarizing Effects of the March for Science on Attitudes Toward Scientists." PS: Political Science & Politics. Link.

  • Motta, MP,  Tim Callaghan, & Steven Sylvester. (2018) "Knowing less but presuming more: Dunning-Kruger effects and the endorsement of anti-vaccine policy attitudes." Social Science & Medicine. Link

  • Motta, MP. (2018) Explaining Science Funding Attitudes in the U.S.: The Case for Science Interest. Public Understanding of Science. Link.

2017

  • Motta, MP. (2017) "The Dynamics and Implications of Anti-Intellectualism in the United States." American Politics Research. Link

  • Luttig, M.D., & Motta, M.P. (2017) "President Obama on the Ballot: Referendum Voting and Racial Spillover in the 2014 Midterm Elections."  Electoral Studies. Link

  • Smith, BA, Murib, Z., Motta, MP, Callaghan, TH, & Theys M. (2017) “Gay or Homosexual? The Implications of Social Category Labels for the Structure of Mass Attitudes."  American Politics Research. Link

2016

  • Motta, MP (2016). What do interviewer intelligence ratings actually measure? Research and Politics, 3(3), 1-10. Link

  • Motta, MP, Callaghan, TH, Smith BA (2016). Looking for Answers: Identifying Search Behavior and Improving Knowledge-Based Data Quality in Online Surveys. International Journal of Public Opinion ResearchLink

 

Book Chapters & Reviews

  • Motta, MP. (2020) Campaign Advertising & Political Representation in the U.S. in Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends. 

  • Goren, PN and Motta MP. (2020) “Values and Political Judgment: A New Approach," in At the Forefront of Political Psychology: Essays in Honor of John L. Sullivan

  • Motta, MP. & Fowler, EF (2016). "The Content and Effect of Political Advertising in Campaigns." Oxford Research EncyclopediaLink

  • Book Review of "Uninformed: Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It." (2016) By Arthur Lupia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.: Motta, Matthew, University of Chicago Press,  Journal of Politics, 78(4) E17-E18, 2016. Link