My main areas of research are health communication (social influence, social marketing, peer influence, social marketing in virtual reality), research methodology (attitude measurement, measurement of implicit attitude constructs, ethics in science and communication), and attitudes (attitude structure, function and persuasion). My main areas of application are in social health (predicting and influencing health-risk decisions of adolescents and young adults), prejudice and discrimination (workplace strategies for locating and addressing bias) and political behavior (psychological consequences of political conflict and engagement).
- 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.
- Stapel, D. A., & Blanton, H. (Eds.). (2006). Social comparison theories. Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.
- Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., Klick, J., Mellers, B., Mitchell, G., & Tetlock, P. E. (in press). Strong claims and weak evidence: Reassessing the predictive validity of the IAT. Journal of Applied Psychology.
- 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. (2002). Social identity versus reference frame comparisons: The moderating role of stereotype endorsement. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38(3), 253-267.
- 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., Pelham, B. W., DeHart, T., & Carvallo, M. (2001). Overconfidence as dissonance reduction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37(5), 373-385.
- 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.
- 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
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Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1020
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