Libby Jenke, Ph.D.

Duke University

City: Durham, North Carolina

Country: United States

About Me:

I am a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University, where I also received my Ph.D. in 2018.  

Research Interests

Political Psychology

Public Opinion

Political Neuroscience

My Research:

My work focuses on the integration of formal models of political behavior and empirical findings of political psychology on questions of voter choice. I use experimental methods in order to analyze longstanding questions that have engaged political scientists of all stripes – comparative scholars, game theorists, and behaviorists – and of which we have models that can be generalized to various contexts. The experimental methods I use include (computer) mouse tracking and eye tracking, which offer a key methodological advance in their ability to explicitly measure the strategy that respondents are employing when making a choice, rather than inferring the decision process based on the outcome. Secondly, I formally integrate concepts from political psychology into the models often used in the broader literature.