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.
- 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 Communication
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4234