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Dolores Albarracin

Professor of Business Administration

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Articles in Journals

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

Albarracin, D. Forthcoming. Neuroticism and attitudes toward action in 19 countries. Journal of Personality

Albarracin, D. Forthcoming. Selection and transmission processes for information in the emerging media environment: Psychological motives and message characteristics. Media Psychology

Albarracin, D. Forthcoming. Future-oriented tweets predict lower county-level HIV prevalence in the United States. Health Psychology

Albarracin, D. Forthcoming. 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

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

Albarracin, D. 2014. 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. 2013. When is retention in health promotion interventions intentional? Predicting return to health promotion interventions as a function of busyness. Acta de investigacion psicologica, 1311-1321

Albarracin, D. 2013. Feasibility of school-based ADHD interventions: A mixed methods study of perceptions of adolescents and adults. Journal of Attention Disorders

Albarracin, D. 2013. Attitudes without objects: Evidence for a dispositional attitudes, its measurement, and its consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1060-1076

Albarracin, D. 2013. Complete unconscious control: Using (in)action primes to demonstrate completely unconscious activation of inhibitory control mechanisms.. COGNITION, 128: 271-279

Albarracin, D. 2013. Reducing cultural and psychological barriers to Latino enrollment in HIV-prevention counseling: Initial data on an enrollment meta-intervention.. AIDSCARE, 25: 881-887

Albarracin, D. 2013. Cultural differences in attitudes toward action and inaction: The role of dialecticism. Social Psychological and Personality Science

Albarracin, D. 2012. Contraponiendose al stigma para aumentar la participacion en intervenciones de HIV: Un analisis de disparidades de salud. En Molero, F. Temas actuals en prevencion del VIH

Albarracin, D. 2012. How judgments change following comparison of prior and current information. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34: 44-55

Albarracin, D. 2012. Men and women have specific needs that facilitate enrollment in HIV-prevention counseling. AIDSCARE, 1197-1203

Albarracin, D. 2012. Do confident people behave differently? The role of defensive confidence on the political behaviors of party defection, attention to politics, and participation. Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Albarracin, D. 2012. The present projects past behavior into the future while the past projects attitudes into the future: How verb tense moderates predictors of drinking intentions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48: 1196-1200

Albarracin, D. 2012. Craving activity and losing objectivity: Effects of general action concepts on approach to decision-consistent information. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 55-62

Albarracin, D. 2012. Motivating exercise: The interactive effect of general action goals and past behavior on physical activity.. Motivation and Emotion, 365-370

Albarracin, D. 2012. Naïve definitions of action and inaction: The continuum, spread, and valence of behaviors.. European Journal of Social Psychology, 227-234

Albarracin, D. 2012. AIDS Impact: More than a virus. AIDSCARE, 24: 943

Albarracin, D. 2011. The time for doing is not the time for change: Effects of general action and inaction goals on attitude retrieval and attitude change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100: 983-988

Albarracin, D. 2011. Positive mood + action = negative mood + inaction: Effects of general action and inaction concepts on decisions and performance as a function of affect. Econometrica

Albarracin, D. 2011. Positive mood + action = negative mood + inaction: Effects of general action and inaction concepts on decisions and performance as a function of affect. Emotion, 11: 951-957

Albarracin, D. 2011. General action and inaction goals: Their behavioral, cognitive, and affective origins and influences.. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20: 119-123

Albarracin, D. 2011. The syntax of defection and cooperation: The effects of the implicit sentences Nice Act versus Act Nice on behavior change. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2: 298-305

Albarracin, D. 2011. Learning about what others are doing: Verb aspect and attributions of mundane and criminal intent for past actions. Psychological Science, 22: 261-266

Albarracin, D. 2011. Being active and impulsive: The role of goals for action and inaction in self-control. Motivation and Emotion

Albarracin, D. 2011. Vicarious goal satiation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47: 685-688

Albarracin, D. 2011. Participating in politics resembles physical activity: General action patterns in international archives, US archives, and experiments.. Psychological Science, 22: 235-242

Albarracin, D. 2011. General action and inaction goals: Definitions and Effects). Splitting of the mind: When the You I talk to is me and needs commands. Social Psychology and Personality Science

Albarracin, D. 2010. Wanted: A theoretical roadmap to research and practice across individual, interpersonal, and structural levels of analysis.. AIDS and Behavior, 14: 158-188

Albarracin, D. 2010. Are we going to close social gaps in HIV? Likely effects of behavioral health interventions on health disparities. Psychology, Health, & Medicine, 15: 694-719

Albarracin, D. 2010. Modeling structural, dyadic, and individual factors: The inclusion and exclusion model of HIV related behavior. AIDS and Behavior, 14: 239-249

Albarracin, D. 2010. Attitude formation and change. From biology to social responses to persuasion intent. Handbook of Social Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2010. In Memoriam Martin Fishbein. Journal of Consumer Research

Albarracin, D. 2010. The effects of source credibility in the presence or absence of prior attitudes: Implications for the design of persuasive communication campaigns. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40: 1325-1356

Albarracin, D. 2010. A dynamic social systems model for considering structural factors in HIV prevention and detection. AIDS and Behavior, 14: 222-238

Albarracin, D. 2010. Motivating goal-directed behavior through in-trospective self-talk: The role of the interrogative form of simple future tense. Psychological Science, 21: 499-504

Albarracin, D. 2009. Immediate increases in food intake following exercise messages. Obesity, 17: 1451-1452

Albarracin, D. 2009. Material and social incentives to participation in behavioral interventions: A meta-analysis of gender disparities in enrollment and retention in experimental HIV prevention interventions. Health Psychology, 28: 631-640

Albarracin, D. 2009. Participation in counseling programs: High-risk participants are reluctant to accept HIV-prevention counseling. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 77: 668-679

Albarracin, D. 2009. When the expectations from a message will not be realized: Naïve theories can eliminate expectation-congruent judgments via correction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45: 933-939

Albarracin, D. 2009. The effects of chronic achievement motivation and achievement primes on the activation of achievement and fun goals . Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97: 1129-1141

Albarracin, D. 2009. Feeling validated vs. being correct: A meta-analysis of exposure to information.. Psychological Bulletin, 135: 555-588

Albarracin, D. 2009. What I was doing vs. what I did: Verb aspect influences memory and future actions.. Psychological Science, 20: 138-244

Albarracin, D. 2009. Attitude-behavior consistency. In D. Matsumoto. The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2009. Implicit attitude. In D. Matsumoto. The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2009. Attitude. In D. Matsumoto. The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2009. Attitude object. In D. Matsumoto. The Cambridge Dictionary of Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2008. A meta-intervention to increase participation in HIV prevention intervention. Health Psychology, 27: 638-644

Albarracin, D. 2008. Increasing and decreasing motor and cognitive output: A model of general action and inaction goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95: 510-523

Albarracin, D. 2008. From brochures to videos to counseling: Exposure to HIV-prevention programs. AIDS and Behavior, 12: 354-363

Albarracin, D. 2008. Effects of HIV-prevention interventions for samples with higher and lower percents of Latinos and Latin Americans: A meta-analysis of change. AIDS and Behavior, 12: 521-543

Albarracin, D. 2008. Structure of attitudes: Judgments, memory, and implications for change.. Attitudes and persuasion. Frontiers of Social Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2008. A door to HIV prevention: How female-targeted materials can enhance female participation.. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38: 1211-1229

Albarracin, D. 2008. Dissociated responses in the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex to bottom-up and top-down components of emotional evaluation. Neuroimage, 39: 894-902

Albarracin, D. 2007. Predicting and change behavior: A reasoned action approach. Prediction and changing behavior: Applying the theory of reasoned action approach, 3-21

Albarracin, D. 2007. A tribute to Allport: Surveying the last fifty years of research on prejudice review of: On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty Years after Allport. American Journal of Psychology.

Albarracin, D. 2007. Nature, decay, and spiraling of the effects of fear-inducing arguments and HIV-counseling and testing: A meta-analysis of the short- and long-term outcomes of HIV-prevention interventions. Health Psychology, 26: 496-506

Albarracin, D. 2007. Who participates in which health promotion programs? A meta-analysis of motivations underlying enrollment and retention in HIV prevention interventions . Psychological Bulletin, 133: 955-975

Albarracin, D. 2006. Unrealistic expectations: The ironic effects of expectancy disconfirmation in persuasion. Current themes and perspectives in social psychology

Albarracin, D. 2006. Empirical and theoretical conclusions of an analysis of outcomes of HIV-prevention interventions. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15: 73-78

Albarracin, D. 2006. Associating versus proposing or associating what we propose: . Psychological Bulletin, 132: 732-735

Albarracin, D. 2006. Joyce’s Ulysses and Woolf’s Jacob’s Room as the phenomenology of reasoning: Intentions and control as emergent of language and social interaction.. Psychological Inquiry, 17: 236-245

Albarracin, D. 2006. ANES Analysis Report. Department of Psychology

Albarracin, D. 2006. Conceptualizing the influence of social agents of change: A meta-analysis of HIV prevention interventions for different groups.. Psychological Bulletin, 132: 212-248

Albarracin, D. 2006. Forming attitudes that predict future behavior: A meta-analysis of the attitude-behavior relation.. Psychological Bulletin, 132: 778-822

Albarracin, D. 2005. A test of major assumptions about behavior change: A comprehensive look at the effects of passive and active HIV-prevention interventions since the beginning of the epidemic.. Psychological Bulletin, 131: 856-897

Albarracin, D. 2005. Attitudes: Introduction and scope. Handbook of Attitudes, 3-20

Albarracin, D. 2005. Maintenance and decay of past behavior influences:Anchoring attitudes on beliefs following inconsistent actions.. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 31: 719-733

Albarracin, D. 2005. Attitudes over time: Attitude judgment and change Understanding behavior in the context of time: Theory, research, and applications.

Albarracin, D. 2005. Belief Formation, Organization, and Change: Cognitive and Motivational Influences.. Handbook of Attitudes, 273-322

Albarracin, D. 2004. The role of defensive confidence in preference for proatttitudinal information: How believing that one is strong can sometimes be a defensive weakness.. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 30: 1565-1584

Albarracin, D. 2004. Influences of social power and normative support on condom use decisions: A research synthesis. AIDSCARE, 16: 700-723

Albarracin, D. 2004. Survival and change of attitudes and other social judgments: A model of activation and comparison.. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 36: 252-315

Albarracin, D. 2004. The sleeper effect in persuasion: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 130: 143-172

Albarracin, D. 2003. When communications collide with recipients’ actions: Effects of the post-message behavior on intentions to follow the message recommendation.. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 29: 834-845

Albarracin, D. 2003. Affect as information in persuasion: A model of affect identification and discounting.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84: 453-469

Albarracin, D. 2003. Persuasive communications to change actions: An analysis of behavioral and cognitive impact in HIV prevention.. Health Psychology, 22: 166-17

Albarracin, D. 2003. Models of health-related behavior: A study of condom use in two cities in Argentina.. AIDS and Behavior, 7: 183-193

Albarracin, D. 2003. Graduate school training: Academic psychology in the United States. Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia

Albarracin, D. 2002. Cognition in persuasion: An analysis of information processing in response to persuasive communications.. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 61-130

Albarracin, D. 2002. What we think is what we feel Handbook of affect and social cognition . Contemporary Psychology:The APA Review of Books

Albarracin, D. 2002. Calculating effect sizes for designs with between-subjects and within-subjects factors: Methods for partially reported statistics in meta-analysis.. Management Accounting, 4: 273-289

Albarracin, D. 2001. Theories of reasoned action and planned behavior as models of condom use: A meta-analysis.. Psychological Bulletin, 127: 142-161


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

Albarracin, D. 2007. Prediction and change of health behavior: Applying the theory of reasoned action approach.. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Albarracin, D. 2005. Handbook of attitudes. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.

Working Papers

Jung, K., Viswanathan, M. , Wyer, R., Albarracin, D. 2013. Effects of Timing of Purchase and Perceived Proximity of Climate Change on Green Product Purchase