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Paul N Goren

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Paul Goren is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Political Psychology Ph.D. Minor. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on American politics, public opinion and voting behavior, political parties, applied statistics and econometrics. He is the author of the book On Voter Competence and multiple research articles. To date, his research has focused on the political competence of ordinary citizens in the areas of public opinion and electoral choice, and on the power of partisanship to shape political views. His current research includes a book project entitled The Myths of Racialization: Racial Animosity, Core Values, and Welfare State Opposition and a collaborative project on personality, human values, and public opinion.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1998.
  • M. A., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh , 1994: .
  • B. S., Industrial Management with University Honors, Carnegie Mellon University , 1989: .

Curriculum Vitae


  • Public Opinion
  • Voting Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Political Parties
Courses Taught
  • 3766: Political Psychology of Mass Behavior
  • 3769: Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
  • 4737: American Political Parties
  • 8123: Introduction to Quantitative Political Analysis (Regression Analysis)
  • 8160: Probability and Basic Statistics
  • 8302: Public Opinion and Political Participation
  • 8360: Campaigns, Elections, and Voters
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