Persuasion and Affect Lab

Left to Right: Dan, Paul, Lynsey, Abby, Ashley, Sang, Holly, Amy, Brett, and Ian

 

The Persuasion and Affect Lab conducts research on a wide variety of topics within social cognition, although primary research foci pertain to 1) attitude formation and change as influenced by mood, nonconscious affect and other nonconscious processes, goals, thinking styles, personality characteristics, and other factors, and 2) the influence individuals’ mood state has on information processing, activity choice, and behavior. Additional topics studied by members of our lab include the self-serving bias, law and social cognition, the mere exposure effect, counterfactual thinking, and evolutionary psychology, to name a few. To learn more about members of the lab and their individual research interests and background, click their links below.

 

 

Faculty

 

 

 

Ian M. Handley, Ph. D.

 

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MSU Faculty Affiliates

 

 

 

Jessi L. Smith, Ph. D.

 

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Dan Gigone, Ph. D.

 

more

 

Collaborators at other Universities

 

Dolores Albarracin:     University of IllinoisUrbana Champagne

Andrew L. Geers:         University of Toledo

G. Daniel Lassiter:       Ohio University

Keith D. Markman:      Ohio University

Audrey K. Miller:         Sam Houston State University

 

Current Graduate Students

 

 

 

Brett Runnion

more to come

 

 

 

 

Mark Sollars

more to come

 

 

 

 

Mark Wojda

more to come

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Graduate Students

 

 

2005-2007

Tiffany Dood, M.S.

 – Now at Zoot

 

 

2005-2006

Justin Goss, M.S.

– University of Texas – San Antonio, PhD. Program in marketing.

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Undergraduate Research Assistants

(Contact Dr. Handley via Email if you are interested in becoming a research assistant.)

 

Fall 2005 (Image)

Tessa Andrews (UPS)*

Autumn DeVries

Valerie Dowbenko

Holly Krings

Molly McTighe

Phil Schatzka

Andrew St. Pierre

 

Spring 2006

Tessa Andrews (USP)*

Chris Bushard*

Amber Erhart

Holly Krings

Deanna Mairs*

Lena May-Frasier*

Brett Runnion*

Amy Vaira

Fall 2006

Chris Bushard*

Paul Bussi*

Holly Krings

Deanna Mairs*

Lena May-Frasier*

Brett Runnion*

Amy Vaira

Spring 2007

Laura Barney

Chris Bushard*

Paul Bussi*

Holly Krings

Lena May-Frasier*

Brett Runnion*

Amy Vaira

Fall 2007

Ashley Hildred (USP)

Holly Krings

Abby Kirschbaum

Amy Vaira

Lynsey Evans

Spring 2008

Mariah Donohue

Jesse Ehli

Lynsey Evans

Rikki Evans

Abby Kirschbaum

Matt Mitchel

Beca Richard

 

Fall 2008

Mike Broom

Mariah Donohue

Lauren Gates

Abby Kirschbaum

Brian Maksym

Scott McFarlanr

Beca Richard

 

Spring 2009

 

Fall 2009

 

Spring 2010

 

* Currently attending or accepted to graduate programs.