Will Hobbs

Lois and Mel Tukman Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University


I study politics and health, focusing on the social spillover effects of government actions and how small groups of people adapt to sudden changes in their lives.



Working Papers


Lab opportunities


email: [lastname]@cornell.edu
bluesky: willrhobbs.bsky.social



William Hobbs, Nazita Lajevardi, Xinyi Li, and Caleb Lucas. (forthcoming).
Political Behavior. 1-22.

William Hobbs and Anthony Ong. 2023.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 120(12): e2212867120.

Alexandra Cirone and William Hobbs. 2023.
Political Science Research and Methods. 11(1): 160-171.

Jon Green, William Hobbs, Stefan McCabe, and David Lazer. 2022.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119(34): e2115900119.

Keng-Chi Chang, William Hobbs, Margaret Roberts, and Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld. 2022.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119(4): e2102818119.

William Hobbs and Daniel Hopkins. 2021.
Journal of Politics. 83(4): 1800-1817.

Adam Hughes, Stefan McCabe, William Hobbs, Emma Remy, Sono Shah, and David Lazer. 2021.
Public Opinion Quarterly. 85(S1): 323-346.

William Hobbs and Nazita Lajevardi. 2019.
American Political Science Review. 113(1): 270-276.

William Hobbs. 2019.
Political Behavior. 41(3): 791-814.

William Hobbs and Margaret Roberts. 2018.
American Political Science Review. 112(3): 621-636.

William Hobbs and Moira Burke. 2017.
Nature: Human Behaviour. 1: 92.

Kenneth Joseph, Lisa Friedland, William Hobbs, David Lazer, and Oren Tsur. 2017.
EMNLP. 1115–1124.

William Hobbs, Lisa Friedland, Kenneth Joseph, Oren Tsur, Stefan Wojcik, and David Lazer. 2017.
ICWSM. 544-547.

William Hobbs, Moira Burke, Nicholas Christakis, and James Fowler. 2016.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(46): 12980-12984.

David Lindsey and William Hobbs. 2015.
Journal of Politics. 77(4): 1089-1102.

William Hobbs, Nicholas Christakis, and James Fowler. 2014.
American Journal of Political Science. 58(1): 1-16.

William Hobbs and James Fowler. 2014.
PLoS One. 9(1): e86385.

Genia Kostka and William Hobbs. 2013.
Journal of Contemporary China. 22(80): 204-218.

Genia Kostka and William Hobbs. 2012.
China Quarterly. 211: 765-785.


Working papers

Attitudes in Open-ended Survey Responses
William Hobbs and Jon Green. 2023.