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Jon A. Krosnick

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Jon A. Krosnick

Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Communication
Professor of Political Science
Professor, by courtesy, of Psychology
Director of Stanford Summer Institute in Political Psychology
Director of Stanford Political Psychology Research Group
Ph.D., University of Michigan


Jon A. Krosnick is Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences. An expert on questionnaire design and survey research methods, he has taught courses on survey methods around the world for 30 years and has served as a methodology consultant to government agencies, commercial firms, and academic scholars. His substantive work focuses on the psychology of political attitudes and behavior. He was co-principal investigator of the American National Election Study, the nation's preeminent academic research project exploring voter decision-making and political campaign effects. Dr. Krosnick studies how the American public's political attitudes are formed, change, and shape thinking and action. His publications explore the causes of people decisions about whether to vote, for whom to vote, whether to approve of the President's performance, whether to take action to influence government policy-making on a specific issue, and more. Dr. Krosnick's scholarship has been recognized with the Phillip Brickman Memorial Prize, the Pi Sigma Alpha Award, the Erik Erikson Early Career Award for Excellence and Creativity, two fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, election as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Association for Public Opinion Research's lifetime achievement award, given for an outstanding contribution to the field of public opinion research. At Stanford Dr. Krosnick directs the Political Psychology Research Group (PPRG), a cross-disciplinary team of scholars who conduct empirical studies of the psychology of political behavior and studies seeking to optimize research methodology for studying political psychology in collaboration with leading news media organizations, including ABC News, The Associated Press, the Washington Post, and Time Magazine. Dr. Krosnick also directs the Summer Institute in Political Psychology, an annual event that brings 60 students and professionals from around the world to Stanford for intensive training in political psychology theory and methods.