John Bullock Associate Professor

Research Interest(s):  partisan bias in political thinking; political knowledge; education; causal mechanisms

Program Area(s):  American Politics; Methods

Regional Specialization(s):  United States

Bullock studies the effects of partisanship on people's political views. Three questions motivate his work in this area: how can people make sensible political choices when they know so little about politics? When will partisanship dominate people's thinking about political choices? And to what extent does partisan polarization create or reflect bias in political thinking? With these questions in mind, Bullock's research speaks to concerns about "fake news," partisan response patterns in surveys, and the effects of position-taking by party leaders on the views of ordinary citizens.

Bullock's scholarly articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Politics, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

Bullock earned his doctorate in political science from Stanford in 2007. He was an assistant professor at Yale and the University of Texas at Austin before joining Northwestern as an associate professor in 2017.

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