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Hart Blanton

Hart Blanton

My primary emphases are (a) health psychology & health communication, (b) social, normative and media influence, (c) attitude change and attitude-behavior modeling, and (d) psychometrics, assessment and research methodology. Much of my current and forthcoming research focuses on social influence processes occurring within immersive virtual reality environments, with a particular emphasis on utilizing virtual gaming worlds to deliver health communications. My applied areas are health-risk prevention, science communication, and implicit and explicit bias assessment and modeling.

Primary Interests:

  • 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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Courses Taught:

  • Comparison and Categorization Processes (graduate)
  • Health Communication
  • Message Design
  • Persuasion
  • Research Methods in Social Psychology (graduate)
  • Self and Society (undergraduate)
  • Social Influence (graduate)
  • Social Psychology (undergraduate)
  • Social Psychology of Self-Esteem (graduate)
  • Social Science Methods in Communication Research
  • Survey of Health Communication
  • The Self (graduate)

Hart Blanton
Department of Communication
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4234
United States of America

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