Blanton, Hart individual record

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

selected publications
Academic Articles71
  • Leary, A. V., Dvorak, R. D., Troop-Gordon, W., Blanton, H., Peterson, R., Kramer, M. P., De Leon, A. N., & Magri, T. (2022). Test of a deviance regulation theory intervention among first-year college student drinkers: Differential effects via frequency and quantity norms.. Psychol Addict Behav. 36(6), 619-634.
  • AuBuchon, K. E., Kracke-Bock, J., Dodge, T., Stock, M. L., & Blanton, H. (2021). Abstaining College Students' Motives to Use E-Cigarettes: A Brief Report.. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 82(6), 801-806.
  • Blanton, H., & Ikizer, E. G. (2019). Elegant Science Narratives and Unintended Influences: An Agenda for the Science of Science Communication. Social Issues and Policy Review. 13(1), 154-181.
  • Neighbors, C., DiBello, A. M., Young, C. M., Steers, M., Rinker, D. V., Rodriguez, L. M., ... Lewis, M. A. (2019). Personalized normative feedback for heavy drinking: An application of deviance regulation theory.. Behav Res Ther. 115, 73-82.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Stapel, D. A., & Blanton, H. (2007). Social Comparison Theories Key Readings. Psychology Press (UK).
  • Blanton, H., Burrows, C. N., & Regan, T. (2020). Call of Duty the Tobacco Wars. Applications of Social Psychology. 107-123. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Webster, G. D., Blanton, H., & Jaccard, J. (2018). From Principles to Measurement. Measurement in Social Psychology. 1-28. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Blanton, H., & Ikizer, E. G. (2017). The Politics of Social Psychology. Crawford, J. T., & Jussim, L. (Eds.), The Politics of Social Psychology. 168-190. Psychology Press.
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  • Blanton, H., & Ikizer, E. G. (2017). The Bullet-point Bias. The Politics of Social Psychology. 168-190. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Burkley, M., & Blanton, H. (2017). 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. 82-108. Cambridge University Press (CUP).
Repository Documents / Preprints3
  • Leary, A., Dvorak, R., Troop-Gordon, W., Blanton, H., Peterson, R., Matthew, .., De Leon, A., & Magri, T. (2020). Test of a Deviance Regulation Theory Intervention Among First Year College Student Drinkers: Differential Effects via Frequency and Quantity Norms.
  • Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., Strauts, E., Mitchell, G., & Tetlock, P. (2015). Toward a Meaningful Metric of Implicit Prejudice.
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  • Oswald, F. L., Mitchell, G., Blanton, H., Jaccard, J., & Tetlock, P. (2015). Using the IAT to Predict Ethnic and Racial Discrimination: Small Effect Sizes of Unknown Societal Significance.
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Communication; 4234 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4234