My primary research areas are (1) social communication (health communication, social marketing, peer influence, scientific communication), (2) social cognition (attitudes, self and person perception, judgment and decision making, unconscious mental processes) and (3) research methodology (assessment, psychometrics, regression methodology). Much of my current and forthcoming research focuses on social influence occurring within immersive virtual reality environments. This work is focused (a) formal social influence (social and consumer marketing in virtual environments), (b) informal social influence (effects of online peer networks on health-related decisions, behaviors and outcomes) and (c) use of virtual environments to simulate real-world judgments and decisions (primarily in the field of emergency evacuation).
- 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., & 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. & Burrows, C. (in press). Implications of the IAT D-transformation for psychological assessment. Assessment. 2014 Oct 8. pii: 1073191114551382. [Epub ahead of print]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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