Mary Caroline McGrath

  • 86 Citations
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Research Interests

Political behavior, using quantitative methods to investigate processes of political and economic decision-making and opinion formation. Her current focus is on how collaboration can influence group identification and shape distributive preferences. She also has research interests in methodology and epistemology, including the role of replication in the scientific process and how scientific information is incorporated into public opinion and public policy.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Yale University

… → 2016

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 86 Citations
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Experimental evidence for a pure collaboration effect

McGrath, M. C. & Gerber, A. S., Apr 1 2019, In : Nature Human Behaviour. 3, 4, p. 354-360 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Social Responsibility
Social Justice
5 Citations (Scopus)

The evidence for motivated reasoning in climate change preference formation

Druckman, J. N. & McGrath, M. C., Feb 1 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 2, p. 111-119 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

climate change
human activity
7 Citations (Scopus)

Economic behavior and the partisan perceptual screen

McGrath, M. C., Feb 20 2017, In : Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 11, 4, p. 363-383 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic behavior
presidential election
1 Citation (Scopus)

Chocolate scents and product sales: a randomized controlled trial in a Canadian bookstore and café

McGrath, M. C., Aronow, P. M. & Shotwell, V., Dec 1 2016, In : SpringerPlus. 5, 1, 670.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
3 Citations (Scopus)

Ideologically Extreme Candidates in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1948–2012

Cohen, M., McGrath, M. C., Aronow, P. & Zaller, J., Sep 1 2016, In : Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 667, 1, p. 126-142 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

presidential election