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Dolores Albarracin

Professor of Business Administration


Recent Publications

Albarracin, D. Forthcoming. The Formation and Change of Attitudes and Behaviors. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Albarracin, D., Jiang, D. , Sunderrajan, A., Lohmann, S., Chan, M. Forthcoming. The Psychology of Attitudes and Persuasion. In Albarracin, D., & Johnson, B.T. (Ed.), Handbook of Attitudes, Second Edition. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Albarracin, D., Johnson, B. Forthcoming. Handbook of Attitudes. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Albarracin, D., Jones, C., Chan, M. Forthcoming. Countering false beliefs: An analysis of the evidence and recommendations of best practices for the retraction and correction of scientific misinformation. In Oxford Handbook of Science Communication

Albarracin, D., Yi, J., Weingarten, E. Forthcoming. On priming action: Conclusions from a meta-analysis of the behavioral effects of incidentally-presented words. In Current Opinion in Psychology

Albarracin, D. Forthcoming. The formation and change of attitudes and behaviors.. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Albarracin, D. 2015. Barriers to accessing HIV-prevention in clinic settings: Higher alcohol use and more sex partners predict decreased exposure to HIV-prevention counseling. Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 20: 87-96

Albarracin, D. 2015. Selection and transmission processes for information in the emerging media environment: Psychological motives and message characteristics. Media Psychology, 18: 396-424

Albarracin, D. 2015. Future-oriented tweets predict lower county-level HIV prevalence in the United States. Health Psychology, 34: 1252-60

Albarracin, D. 2015. When it comes to lifestyle recommendations, more is sometimes less: A meta-analysis of theoretical assumptions underlying the effectiveness of interventions promoting multiple behavior domain change. Psychological Bulletin, 141: 474-509

Albarracin, D. 2015. Willingness to use ADHD self-management: Mixed methods study of perceptions by adolescents and parents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25: 1-12

Albarracin, D. 2015. Stigma Cues Increase Self-Conscious Emotions and Decrease Likelihood of Attention to Information about PReventing Stigmatized Health Issues. Acta de Investigacin Psicolgica, 5: 1860-1871

Albarracin, D. 2015. From primed concepts to action: A meta-analysis of the behavioral effects of incidentally-presented words. Psychological Bulletin

Albarracin, D. 2015. Appealing to fear: A meta-analysis of fear appeal effectiveness and theories. Psychological Bulletin, 141: 1178-1204

Albarracin, D. 2015. Action tweets linked to reduced county-level HIV prevalence in the United States. AIDS and Behavior

Albarracin, D. 2015. Disparities in attention to HIV-prevention communications. AIDSCARE, 28: 79-86

Albarracin, D. 2014. The inner speech of behavioral regulation: Intentions and task performance strengthen when you talk to yourself as a you. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44: 636-642

Albarracin, D. 2014. How verb tense affects the construal of action: The simple past tense leads people into an abstract mindset. Psicologica, 35: 209-233

Albarracin, D. 2014. Liking more means doing more: Dispositional attitudes predict patterns of general action. Social Psychology and Personality Science, 45: 391-398

Albarracin, D. 2014. Neuroticism and attitudes toward action in 19 countries. Journal of Personality, 83: 243-250

Albarracin, D. 2014. Motivational barriers to retention of at-risk young adults in HIV-prevention interventions: Perceived pressure and efficacy. AIDSCARE, 26: 1242-1248

Honors and Awards

Fellow, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014, 2015

Faculty Fellow, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 2014

Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2014

Martin Fishbein Chair, University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2014

Service Activities

Editor, Psychological Bulletin, 2014-2015
Training Advisory Board, Training program in Social Processes of HIV/AIDS, Center for HIV and Health Intervention Research, 2005-2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Attitudes and social cognition, self-regulation. Motivational processes in attitude and behavior change. Action goals and cognitive processes. Applications of social cognition to disease prevention programs.