1. Leader Influence and Reputation Formation in World Politics (accepted at American Journal of Political Science)

        [Jonathan Renshon, Allan Dafoe & Paul Huth]

  1. Emotions and the Micro-Foundations of Commitment Problems (2017) International Organization 71/S1: S189-S218.

        [Jonathan Renshon, Julia LeeDustin Tingley]

  1. Status Deficits and War (2016) International Organization 70/3: 513-550.

        - recipient of 2011 Alexander George Graduate Student Paper Award (ISA)

  1. The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol is Associated with Attained Status in Male Executives (2016) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 110/6: 921-929.

        [Gary Sherman, Jennifer Lerner, Robert A. Josephs, Jonathan Renshon & James Gross]

  1. -Some press coverage: Forbes, Boston Globe, Business Insider

  1. Physiological Arousal and Political Beliefs (2015) Political Psychology 36/5: 569-585.

        [Jonathan Renshon, Julia Lee & Dustin Tingley]

  1. - Supporting information

  2. - Replication data and code

  1. Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders (2015) International Organization 69/3: 659- 695.

              - recipient of IO’s Robert O. Keohane award for best research article

                    published by an untenured scholar

              - Supporting Information

              - Replication data and code

  1. Perceiving Others’ Feelings: The Importance of Personality and Social Structure (2015), Social Psychological and Personality Science 6/5: 559-569.

        [Gary Sherman, Jennifer Lerner, Jonathan Renshon, Christine Ma-Kellams & Samantha Joel]

  1. Modeling “Effectiveness” in International Relations (2015), Journal of Conflict Resolution 59/2: 207-238.  

       [Jonathan Renshon & Arthur Spirling]

  1. - Replication data and code        


  1. Reputation and Status as Motives for War (2014), Annual Review of Political Science 17: 371-393.

       [Allan Dafoe, Jonathan Renshon & Paul Huth]


  1. Leadership is Associated with Lower Levels of Stress (2012), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109/44: 17903-17907.

       [Gary Sherman, Julia Lee, Amy Cuddy, Jonathan Renshon, Chris Oveis, James Gross & Jennifer Lerner]   

  1. - Commentary/Companion article by Robert Sapolsky

  2. - Some press coverage: Financial Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, Psychology Today, Forbes


  1. When Public Statements Reveal Private Beliefs: Assessing Operational Codes at a Distance (2009), Political Psychology 30/4: 649-661.

  2. - Reprinted in:

  3. Political Psychology virtual issue on ‘The Psychology of Political Leadership’ (October 2010).

  1. Mirroring Risk: The Cuban Missile Estimation (2009), Intelligence & National Security 24/3: 315-338.

  1. Assessing Capabilities in International Politics: Biased Overestimation and the Case of the Imaginary `Missile Gap’ (2009), Journal of Strategic Studies 32/1: 115-147.


  1. Stability and Change in Belief Systems: The Operational Code of George W. Bush (2008), Journal of Conflict Resolution 52/8: 820-849.

  2. - Replication data and code

  3. - Reprinted in:

  4. Rethinking Foreign Policy Analysis: States, Leaders and the Microfoundations of Behavioral International Relations, Stephen G. Walker, Akan Malici and Mark Schafer, eds. (New York: Routledge Press, 2010), 169-188.


  1. The Theory and Practice of Foreign Policy Decision-Making (2006), Political Psychology 29/4: 509-536.

    [Jonathan Renshon & Stanley Renshon]