Research Interests

Self-evaluative processing: Self-affirming modes of information processing and dissonance phenomena. The role of self-evaluation and identification in the school achievement of black Americans and women in natural sciences. The role of alcohol and drug use in self-regulation processes and social behavior: Mechanisms underlying the effects of alcohol and drugs on self-control, social behavior, and affect. Compliance behavior and its mediation through self-affirming processes.

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Primary Section

Section 52: Psychological and Cognitive Sciences

Secondary Section

Section 53: Social and Political Sciences