Professor of Psychology and Business
Education: Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Courses: PSYC 201 - Intro to Social Psych
PSYC 558 - Attitudes
PSYC 570 - Principles and Methods of Teaching Psych
BADM 590 - Attitudes in Consumer Behavior
Specific Research Areas: Attitudes and social cognition. Motivational processes in attitude and behavior change. Action goals and cognitive processes. Applications of social cognition to disease prevention programs.
Dolores Albarracín, Ph.D., received doctoral degrees in social and clinical psychology, and has been a professor of psychology at the University of Florida and professor of communication and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Albarracín specializes in attitudes and persuasion, the intention-behavior relation, goals, predicting general activity patterns, predicting and changing health risk behaviors, and reviewing the effects of behavioral and clinical treatments in various settings (e.g., through meta-analysis and clinical trials). She is the recipient of two Scientist Development Awards from the National Institute of Mental Health and has published her work in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Health Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, and Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, among others. She co-edited four books, including the Handbook of Attitudes, which has become a source of reference with national and international reach. Dr. Albarracin was a chartered member of the NIH (National Institutes of Health) review panel on Social Psychology and Individual Difference Processes, is currently a chartered member of the NIH panel on Behavioral and Social Processes in HIV, and serves on national and international committees as well as a number of editorial boards. She is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Albarracín is currently the Editor of Psychological Bulletin. She has received important awards in her field, including an Avant Garde Award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.