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
- Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Princeton University - (Princeton, New Jersey, United States) 1994
- M.A. in Social Psychology, Princeton University - (Princeton, New Jersey, United States) 1992
- B.S. in Psychology, Virginia Tech - (Blacksburg, Virginia, United States) 1990
- LaCroix, J. M., Burrows, C. N., & Blanton, H. (2018). Effects of Immersive, Sexually Objectifying, and Violent Video Games on Hostile Sexism in Males. Communication Research Reports. 35(5), 413-423.
- Blanton, H., & Ikizer, E. G. (2018). Elegant Science Narratives and Unintended Influences: An Agenda for the Science of Science Communication. SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICY REVIEW. 13(1), 154-181.
- Peña, J., Khan, S., Burrows, C. N., & Blanton, H. (2018). How persuasive are health advertisements in first-person shooter games? Exploring knowledge-activation and thought-disruption mechanisms. Communication Research Reports. 35(4), 293-302.
- Burrows, C. N., & Blanton, H. (2018). In-Game Health Communication: Delivering Low-Fear Health Messages in a Low-Fear Videogame.. Games Health J. 7(3), 182-187.
- Neighbors, C., DiBello, A. M., Young, C. M., Steers, M., Rinker, D. V., Rodriguez, L. M., ... Lewis, M. A. (2018). Personalized normative feedback for heavy drinking: An application of deviance regulation theory. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 115, 73-82.
- Pelham, B., & Blanton, H. (2012). Conducting Research in Psychology: Measuring the Weight of Smoke. Cengage Learning.
- Blanton, H., & Jaccard, J. (2008). Unconscious racism: A concept in pursuit of a measure. Annual Reviews.
- Stapel, D. A., & Blanton, H. (2007). Social Comparison Theories Key Readings. Psychology Press (UK).
- Blanton, H., & Ikizer, E. G. (2017). The bullet-point bias: How diluted science communications can impede social progress. The Politics of Social Psychology. (pp. 168-190). Psychology Press.
- Burkley, M., & Blanton, H. C. (2016). The dilemmatics approach to applied research design: A case study of violent video game effects and aggression. Steg, L., Kees, K., Buunk, A. P., & Rothengatter, T. (Eds.), Applied Social Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
- Jacard, J., & Blanton, H. (2012). A theory of implicit reasoned action: The role of implicit and explicit attitudes in the prediction of behavior. Prediction and Change of Health Behavior: Applying the Reasoned Action Approach. (pp. 69-93). Routledge.
- Blanton, H. (2012). Irrational numbers: Quantifying accuracy and error. Social Judgment and Decision Making. (pp. 79-95). Psychology Press.
- Blanton, H., & Hall, D. L. (2011). Punishing difference and rewarding diversity: A Deviance regulation analysis of social structure. Psychology of Self-Regulation: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes. (pp. 273-288). Psychology Press.