Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab

 

Welcome!

 

The Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab is part of the Department of Psychology and Communication Studies Program at Iowa State University.  Much of the lab members' research interests address revolve around the formation and change of attitudes in a variety of social contexts, including  social policies, health communication, and stereotyping and prejudice.  

 

The lab space consists of three adjoining rooms: one room that serves as a control room and two rooms for data collection and lab meetings.  Both rooms are equipped with cubicles, computers, and programs such as Medialab and DirectRT.

 

We have been fortunate to have a number of students use the lab as a means of pursuing their independent study and honors projects.

 

Recent lab presentations (*student author):

*Idema, C. L. Blankenship, K. L., & Wegener, D. T. (2012).  Value-Relatedness as a Source of Attitude Confidence. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

*Murray, R. A., Blankenship, K. L., & Wegener, D. T. (2012).  Message Consideration in Light of Close Others Increases Information Processing. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Blankenship, K. L. & *Murray, R. A. (2012).  Value Strength Moderates the Relation between Implicit and Explicit Measures of Prejudice. Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

Dove, N. L., Blankenship, K. L., & *Murray, R. A. (2012).  Measuring Individual Differences in How Values Influence Attitudes, Information Processing, and Behavior: The Values as a Guide Scale. Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

*Murray, R. A., Kirzan, Z., & Blankenship, K. L. (2012). The Role of Intellect and Orderliness in Understanding Overlap among Measures of Motivated Cognition.  Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

Nesbit, S. M., & Blankenship, K. L., & *Murray, R. A. (2012).  Seeing the Road through Angry Glasses: The Role of Trait Driving Anger on the Misattribution of Anger. Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

*McCleary, K., & Blankenship, K. L. (2011, May).  The effect of nondiagnostic information on credibility and persuasion.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Blankenship, K. L., Nesbit, S. M., & *Murray, R. A. (2011, February).  Hot metacognition and anger: The role of thought confidence on anger in a driving context.  Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

 

*Murray, R. & Blankenship, K. L. (2011, February). Protestant ethic endorsement moderates the effect of applicant race and resume quality on impressions.  Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

 

Barry, J. J., *Murray, R. A., & Blankenship, K. L. (2011, February).  Beliefs that sexuality is a choice moderates infection type and sexuality effects on discrimination.  Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

 

Blankenship, K. L., Wegener, D. T. & *Murray, R. (2010, February).  Values and attitude change: Value accessibility can increase a related attitudes resistance to change.  Presented at the annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.