Most of my current (forthcoming) research focuses on psychological processes occurring in immersive virtual reality environments. Of interest are processes related to persuasion, social influence and learning.
My more established lines of work relate to social influence (deviance regulation theory, health communication, social marketing, peer influence, social comparison) and research methodology (psychological assessment, attitude measurement, ethics in science and communication). My two main areas of application relate to health and prejudice.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Communication, Language
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Group Processes
- Health Psychology
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Pelham, B. W., & Blanton, H. (2012). Conducting research in psychology: Measuring the weight of smoke (4th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson Learning.
- Blanton, H., Jaccard, J. & Burrows, C. (in press). Implications of the IAT D-transformation for psychological assessment. Assessment. 2014 Oct 8. pii: 1073191114551382. [Epub ahead of print]
- Buhrmester, M. D., Blanton, H. & Swann, W. B. Jr. (in press). Implicit self-esteem: Nature, measurement, and a new way forward. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Blanton, H., & Christie, C. (2003). Deviance regulation: A theory of identity and action. Review of General Psychology, 7(2), 115-149.
- Blanton, H., Christie, C., & Dye, M. (2001). Social identity versus reference frame comparisons: The moderating role of stereotype endorsement. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38(3), 253-267.
- Blanton, H., Gerrard, M., & McClive, K. (2013). Threading the needle in health-risk communication: Increasing vulnerability salience while promoting self-worth. Journal of Health Communication, 18(11), 1279 – 1292.
- Blanton, H., & Jaccard, J. (2008). Unconscious racism: A concept in pursuit of a measure. Annual Review of Sociology, 34, 277-2097.
- Blanton, H., & Jaccard, J. (2006). Arbitrary metrics in psychology. American Psychologist, 61, 27-41.
- Blanton, H., & Jaccard, J., Gonzales, P., & Christie, C. (2006). Decoding the Implicit Association Test: Implications for criterion prediction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 192-212.
- Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., Klick, J., Mellers, B., Mitchell, G., & Tetlock, P. E. (2009). Strong claims and weak evidence: Reassessing the predictive validity of the IAT. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94(3), 567-582.
- Blanton, H., Pelham, B. W., DeHart, T., & Carvallo, M. (2001). Overconfidence as dissonance reduction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37(5), 373-385.
- Blanton, H., Snyder, L.B., Strauts, E., & Larson, J.G. (2014). Effect of graphic cigarette warnings on smoking intentions in young adults. PLOS ONE, 9(5), e96315. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096315.
- Blanton, H., Strauts, E., & Perez, M. (2012). Partisan identification as a predictor of cortisol response to election news. Political Communication, 29(4), 447 – 460.
- Blanton, H., Stuart, A. E., & VandenEijnden, R. J. J. M. (2001). An introduction to deviance-regulation theory: The effect of behavioral norms on message framing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 848-858.
- Burkley, H., & Blanton, H. (2008). Endorsing a negative in-group stereotype as a self-protective strategy: Sacrificing the group to save the self. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44(1), 37-49.
- Burkley, M., & Blanton, H. (2005). When am I my group? Self-enhancement versus self-justification accounts of perceived prototypicality. Social Justice Research, 18, 445-463.
- Jaccard, J., Blanton, H., & Dodge, T. (2005). Peer influences on risk behavior: An analysis of the effects of a close friend. Developmental Psychology, 41(1), 135-147.
- Oswald, F. Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J. & Tetlock, P. (2013). Predicting ethnic and racial discrimination: A meta-analysis of IAT research. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, (105), 171–192.
- Zabelina, D. L., Felps, D., & Blanton, H. (2012). The motivational influence of self-guides on creative pursuits. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 112-118.
- Blanton, H. (2001). Evaluating the self in the context of another: The three-selves model of social comparison assimilation and contrast. In G. B. Moskowitz (Ed.), Cognitive social psychology: The Princeton Symposium on the Legacy and Future of Social Cognition (pp. 75-87). Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Comparison and Categorization Processes (graduate)
- Research Methods in Social Psychology (graduate)
- Self and Society (undergraduate)
- Social Influence (graduate)
- Social Psychology (undergraduate)
- Social Psychology of Self-Esteem (graduate)
- The Self (graduate)
Department of Psychology, Unit 1020
University of Connecticut
406 Babbidge Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1020
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