Hart Blanton

Degree: Ph.D., 1994, Princeton University
Webpages: SPN | Research Gate | Academia
Research Interests:
Social Influence: Social marketing, health communication, peer influence
Social Cognition: Social comparison and categorization, unconscious mental processes, meta-cognition
Research Methodology: Attitude measurement, implicit psychometrics, ethics in science and communication
Research Synopsis: Prof. Blanton’s interests include social influence and social communication, including marketing, health communication, and peer influence. Dr. Blanton is also interested in social comparison and categorization. Another focus is research methodology including attitude measurement, implicit psychometrics, and ethics in science and communication.
Students in Research: Of primary interest are applicants with interests and experience relevant to studying social psychological processes (persuasion and influence) in virtual reality and virtual gaming environments.
Recent publications: Publications since 2010, indexed on Google Scholar; all publications on Google Scholar
Representative Publications:
  1. Blanton, H., Jaccard, J. & Burrows, C. (in press). Implications of the IAT D-transformation for psychological assessment. Assessment.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Oswald, F.L., Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., & Tetlock, P.E. (2013). Predicting ethnic and racial discrimination: A meta-analysis of IAT criterion studies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology105(2), 171 – 192.
  5. Blanton, H., Strauts, E., & Perez, M. (2012). Partisan identification as a predictor of cortisol response to election news. Political Communication29(4), 447 – 460.
  6. Buhrmester, M.D., Blanton, H., & Swann, W.B., Jr. (2011). Implicit self-esteem: Nature, measurement, and a new way forward. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology100(2), 365 – 385.
  7. Blanton, H. & Jaccard J. (2006). Arbitrary metrics in psychology. American Psychologist61(1), 27-41.
  8. Blanton, H. & Jaccard, J. (2006). Tests of multiplicative models in psychology: A case study using the unified theory of implicit attitudes, stereotypes, self-esteem, and self-concept. Psychological Review113(1),155 – 165.
  9. Blanton, H., & Jaccard, J., Gonzales, P.M. & Christie, C. (2006). Decoding the implicit association test: Perspectives on criterion prediction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42(2), 192 – 212.
  10. Blanton, H., & Christie, C. (2003). Deviance regulation: A theory of identity and action. Review of General Psychology, 7(2), 115 – 149.