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Dissertations and Theses Supervised - (Richard E. Petty)


Doctoral Dissertations:

1. Heesacker, Martin (1983). Counseling pretreatment and the Elaboration Likelihood Model of attitude change.  [*published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology] [currently on the faculty at the University of Florida; previously on the faculties of Southern Illinois University and Ohio State University]

2. Schumann, David W. (1986). The effects of mood on processing commercials: An ELM analysis.  [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at the University of Tennessee]

3. Rennier, Greg A. (1988). The strength of the object-evaluation association, the attitude-behavior relationship, and the Elaboration Likelihood Model of persuasion. [currently in private industry]

4. Haugtvedt, Curtis P. (1988). Persistence and resistance of attitude change: Individual and situational approaches. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at Ohio State University]

5. Strathman, Alan J. (1992). Investigation of the influence of need for cognition on attitude-behavior consistency. [currently on the faculty at the University of Missouri]

6. Baker, Sara M. (1992). Majority and minority sources as determinants of message processing.  [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; *SESP dissertation award finalist] [currently in private industry; previously on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma]

7. Priester, Joseph R. (1994). The threshold model of ambivalence: An examination of the bases of attitudinal ambivalence through tests of competing models.  [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at the University of Southern California; previously on the faculties of Fordham University and the University of Michigan]

8. Wegener, Duane T. (1994). The flexible correction model: Using naive theories of bias to correct assessments of targets. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; *SESP dissertation award finalist] [currently on the faculty at Ohio State University; previously on the faculties of Yale University and Purdue University]

9. Fabrigar, Leandre R. (1995). The role of the affective and cognitive bases of attitudes in susceptibility to affectively and cognitively based persuasion. [*published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin] [currently on the faculty at Queen's University]

10. Vargas, Patrick T. (1997). It's not just what you think, it's also how you think: Using measures of biased processing to predict behavior. (Co-advisor with Prof. William von Hippel).  [*published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; *SESP dissertation award finalist] [currently on the faculty at the University of Illinois]

11. Jarvis, W. Blair G. (1998). Do attitudes really change?  [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; *SESP dissertation award recipient] [currently in private industry]

12. Evans, Lisa M. (1998). An exploration of the effects of self-guide matching and self-discrepancy matching on the processing of persuasive messages: Does matching increase or decrease thoughtful processing? [*published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin] [currently in private practice; previously on the faculty of Hope College]

13. Fleming, Monique A. (1999). Identity and persuasion: An elaboration likelihood approach. [currently on the faculty at the University of Southern California; previously on the faculty at the University of Michigan]

14. Pablo Briñol. (1999). El efecto del la auto-validación del las respuestas cognitivas sobre el cambio de actitud (The effects of self-validation of cognitive responses on attitude change; Co-advisor with Prof. Alberto Becerra). [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid]

15. George Bizer (2001). The effect of attitude framing on attitude strength: Opposition leads to more resistance than support.  [*published in Political Psychology] [currently on the faculty at Union College; previously on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University]

16. S. Christian Wheeler (2001). Personality schemata and attitude change: Self-schema matching can increase elaboration of persuasive messages. [*published in the Journal of Consumer Research] [currently on the faculty at Stanford University]

17.  Jeff T. Larsen (2001).  Emotions in evaluative space:  Can pleasure and displeasure co-occur? (Co-advisor with Prof. John T. Cacioppo). [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]. [currently on the faculty at the University of Tennessee; previously on the faculty at Texas Tech University]

18. Zakary L. Tormala (2003). What doesn't kill me makes me stronger: A meta-cognitive analysis of resistance and attitude certainty. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; *SESP dissertation award finalist] [currently on the faculty at Stanford University; previously on the faculty of Indiana University]

19.  Rucker, Derek D. (2005).  It's the type of thinking that counts:  A metacognitive analysis of the effects of processing strategies on attitude certainty.  [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at Northwestern University]

20.  Barden, Jamie (2005).  A comprehensive process from antecedents of elaboration to strength consequences:  Mediation by the perception of the extent of elaboration. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at Howard University]

21.  See, Ya Hui Michelle (2007).  Affective and cognitive meta-bases of attitudes:  Unique effects on information interest and persuasion.  [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology] [currently on the faculty at the National University of Singapore]

22.  DeMarree, Kenneth G. (2008).  In search of individual differences in the use of mental contents. [currently on the faculty at the University at Buffalo; previously on the faculty at Texas Tech University]

23.  Christopher Loersch (2009).  The attributional model of priming:  A single mechanism account of construal, behavior, and goal priming. [*published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Perspectives in Psychological Science ]   [currently a faculty member at the University of Colorado - Boulder]

24.  Brandon Kopp (2010).  A non-elaborative path to attitude confidence:  Attitude certainty via actual and perceived accessibility. [currently a Research Psychologist at the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC]

25.  Michael McCaslin (2010).  Is outgroup prejudice fundamental?  Exploring intergroup bias in the minimal group paradigm.   [currently a consumer research analyst at Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH]

26.  Brittany Shoots-Reinhard (2012).  Personality Certainty:  Increasing the predictive utility of personality inventories. [*published in Political Psychology]   [currently an Instructor at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH]

27.  Johnson, India R. (2012).  Race and information processing:  Message scrutiny as a function of automatic-deliberative discrepancies in racial attitudes. [*published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology]   [currently on the faculty at Elon University, Elon, NC]

28.  Wagner, Benjamin C. (2012).  The effects of disgust on social judgment:  A thought-validation perspective.   [currently on the faculty at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY]

29.  Wright, Nicholas (2014).  Identifying and measuring aspects of need to evaluate:  Expressing versus learning   [currently a Captain/Behavioral Scientist in the USAF, McDill AFB, Tampa, FL]

30.  Belding, Jennifer (2015).  The role of elaboration in self-control conflicts.   [currently a lecturer at the University of California - San Diego, San Diego, CA]

31. Andrew Luttrell (2016).  Judgment certainty:  Perceptions of its origins and why they matter. [currently on the faculty at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana]

 

Masters Theses:

1. Goldman, Rachel (1980). Effects of involvement, argument quality, and source credibility on attitude change. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

2. Heesacker, Martin (1981). The effect of field dependence, message quality and source credibility on persuasion. [*published in the Journal of Personality]

3. Schumann, David W, (1984). Explaining advertising repetition effects on attitudes: The influence of consumer involvement and advertising variation. [*published in the Journal of Consumer Research]

4. Christensen, Cheri (1984). The effects of prior knowledge on central and peripheral routes to persuasion.

5. Rennier, Gregory A. (1986). The effects of cognitive elaboration on attitude accessibility.

6. Haugtvedt, Curtis P. (1986). Creating resistant attitudes: An examination of the Elaboration Likelihood Model of persuasion.

7. Strathman, Alan J. (1988). The effects of scrutiny on the social and nonsocial judgments of high and low self-monitors.

8. Richman, Steven (1989). Affect and persuasion under high, moderate, and low elaboration likelihood conditions. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

9. Gleicher, Faith H. (1989). The effects of fear on the processing of persuasive messages.  [*published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology]

10. Priester, Joseph R. (1991). Attributions and persuasion: An examination of expectancy and outcome. [*published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin]

11. Wegener, Duane T. (1991). Mood and activity choice: Comparisons of mood management across affective states. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

12. McMichael, Stacey (1992). Knowledge can both increase and decrease persuasion: An analysis within the Elaboration Likelihood Model.

13. Jarvis, W. Blair G. (1993). The need to evaluate. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

14. Fleming, Monique (1995). The effects of race of source, race of target, and prejudice of message recipients on persuasion processes. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

15. Evans, Lisa (1996). Need for cognition and source trustworthiness moderate knowledge use in persuasion situations. [*published in the Journal of Research in Personality]

16. Tormala, Zakary L. (1999). On-line and memory based processes in attitude formation. The role of need to evaluate. [*published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin]

17. Rucker, Derek D. (2000). Producing contrast with trait concepts. The role of extremity.

18. Barden, Jamie (2001). Contextual moderation of implicit racial attitudes. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

19. DeMarree, Kenneth (2003). The self, self-monitoring, and stereotype activation: Stereotype priming can alter self-perceptions. [*published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology]

20. Michelle See (2003). Effects of mortality salience on evaluation of ingroup and outgroup sources who take pro-and counter-attitudinal positions. [*published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin]

21.  McCaslin, Michael (2005).  Manipulating perceived bias in the Flexible Correction Model. [*published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology]

22.  Kopp, Brandon M. (2006).  Creating a false context:  Challenging the Spinozan model.

23.  Wagner, Benjamin C. (2007).  Are morally based attitudes particularly strong?  The impact of moral attitudinal basis on attitude strength indicators and consequences.   [*published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology]

24.  Shoots-Reinhard, Brittany (2008).  Not all contrast effects are created equal: The effect of extent of processing on contrastive judgments. [*published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology]

25.  Johnson, India R. (2009).  Just say "no"(and mean it):  Meaningful negation as a tool to modify automatic racial prejudice.  [*published in Group Processes and Intergroup Relations]

26.  Belding, Jennifer N. (2011).  The embodiment of external objects:  A self-validation perspective. [*published in the British Journal of Social Psychology]

27.  Luttrell, Andrew L. (2012).  Perceived bases for attitude certainty and resistance to persuasive communication.

28.  Wright, Nicholas (2013).  Persuasive effects of matching messages to individual differences in need to evaluate.

 

29. Geoffrey Durso (2013).  Expectancy confirmation as a moderator of subjective attitudinal ambivalence.

 

30. Teeny, Jacob (2015).  Perceived affect and cognition as antecedents to advocacy.

 

31.  Hinsenkamp, Lucas D.(2015).  Compensatory bolstering:  Uncertainty or threat?

 

32.  Nancy Mengram Xu (2017).  Investigation of the differential predictive abilities of the need to evaluate subscales.