The Group for Attitudes and Persuasion (GAP)

GAP was founded at Ohio State University in 1987. It consists of faculty and students who are interested in investigating basic and applied issues related to attitudes, persuasion, choice, making decisions, influence, and evaluative processes in social judgment more generally. The group meets weekly during the academic year to plan research, discuss completed research, and hear both formal and informal talks from internal and external speakers. On this web page you can find the current GAP schedule and information about both resident GAP members and alumni.



Current GAP Schedule

Click here to access the current GAP Schedule


Resident GAP Members

Below are the current resident members of GAP.  Some members have their own page containing a brief biography, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and link to a personal page.  Click on any underlined member to learn more.

Faculty: Students and Postdocs:

Pablo Briñol

Jenn Belding Dominik Mischkowski
Brad Bushman Steven Bengall Nick O'Dell
Patrick Carroll Elise Bui Kathleen Patton
Russell Fazio Jessica Carnevale Janet Rha
Ken Fujita Maureen Craig Ian Roberts
Curt Haugtvedt Geoff Durso Matt Rocklage
Phil Mazzocco Abagail Evans Wil Schiavone
Bradley Okdie Stephanie Freis Paul Stillman
Ellen Peters Michah Golfarb Jacob Teeny
Richard Petty Jeremy Gretton Pin-ya Tseng
Vanessa Sawicki Aaron Hatchett Laura Wallace
Baldwin Way Luke Hinsenkamp Dewayne Williams
Duane Wegener Andy Luttrell Peter Zunick
Jim Wirth Kathleen McHale  

GAP Graduates

These former GAP graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are investigating evaluative processes in many locations around the country.  Click on the underlined name link for more information (*Ph.D. or postdoctoral advisor in parentheses).

JAMIE BARDEN  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

GEORGE BIZER  (*Petty) 
Department of Psychology, Union College, Schenectady, NY

PABLO BRIÑOL  (*Petty) 
Department of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

STEVE CRITES  (*Cacioppo)
Department of Psychology, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX

KENNETH DEMARREE  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

DAVID DESTENO  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

LISA EVANS (*Petty)
Lisa Evans Consulting, Columbus, OH (lisa@lifenavigationcoaching.com)

LEANDRE FABRIGAR  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

MONIQUE FLEMING  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

MELANIE GREEN  (*Brock)
Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

INGRID HAAS  (*Cunningham)
Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

H. ANNA HAN  (*Fazio)
Department of Psychology, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's City, MD

CURTIS HAUGTVEDT  (*Petty)
Department of Marketing, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

MARTIN HEESACKER  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

TONY HERMANN (*Arkin)
Department of Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

ALLYSON HOLBROOK (*Krosnick)
Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

W. BLAIR G. JARVIS (*Petty)
Empirisoft Research Software, New York, NY

INDIA JOHNSON (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, Elon University, Elon, NC

CHRISTOPHER JONES (*Fazio)
Department of Psychology, University of Illinios, Urbana-Champaign, IL

BRANDON KOPP (*Petty)
Research Analyst, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC

JEFF T. LARSEN (*Cacioppo & Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

CHRIS LOERSCH (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

PHIL MAZZOCCO (*Brock)
Department of Psychology, Ohio State University-Mansfield, Mansfield, OH

MICHAEL MCCASLIN (*Petty)
Consumer Research Analyst, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH

MICHAEL OLSON  (*Fazio)
Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

JOSEPH PRIESTER  (*Petty)
Department of Marketing, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

KYLE RATNER  (*Way)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California-Santa Barbara

DEREK RUCKER  (*Petty) 
Department of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

DAVID SCHUMANN  (*Petty)
Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

YA HUI MICHELLE SEE  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, Singapore

NATALIE SHOOK  (*Fazio)
Department of Psychology, West Virginia University

STEPHEN SMITH  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

ALAN STRATHMAN  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

STEPHANIE TOBIN  (*Weary)
Department of Psychology, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia

ZAKARY L. TORMALA  (*Petty)
Department of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

JAY VAN BAVEL  (*Cunningham)
Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY

PATRICK VARGAS  (*von Hippel & Petty)
Department of Advertising, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

PENNY VISSER  (*Krosnick)
Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

BENJAMIN WAGNER  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkhill, NY

DUANE WEGENER  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

AARON L. WICHMAN  (*Weary)
Department of Psychological Sciences, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

S. CHRISTIAN WHEELER  (*Petty)
Department of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

PAUL WHITE  (*Petty)
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

NICHOLAS WRIGHT  (*Petty)
Captain/Behavioral Scientist, USAF, McDill AFB, Tampa, FL

ALISON YOUNG  (*Fazio)
Department of Psychology, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL


Former GAP Faculty:

WIL CUNNINGHAM
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada

ROLAND DEUTSCH
Department of Psychology, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany

KEITH PAYNE
Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC