About Dolores AlbarracĂ­n

Communication Studies, Psychology

Dolores AlbarracĂ­n has changed the way scholars think about basic and applied psychology. Her work focuses on the impact of communication on personal behavior: from the HIV epidemic and opioid addiction to flu and covid vaccination programs, she has applied theory to practice in ways that increase the effectiveness of health messaging and help blunt our susceptibility to misinformation and conspiracy theories.

Professional positions
  • 2021–present: Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor and director of the Science of Science Communication Division, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2007–present: Professor (now emerita) of psychology, business administration, and medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 2012–2014: Martin Fishbein Professor of Communication and professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1997–2008: Assistant, associate, and R. David Thomas Professor of Psychology, University of Florida
Notable publications
  • AlbarracĂ­n, Dolores. 2020. Action and Inaction in a Social World: Prediction and Change of Attitudes and Behavior. Cambridge University Press.
  • AlbarracĂ­n, Dolores, and Blair T. Johnson. 2019. Handbook of Attitudes: Basic Principles. Routledge.
  • AlbarracĂ­n, Dolores, and Blair T. Johnson. 2019. Handbook of Attitudes: Applications. Routledge.
  • Glasman, Laura R., and Dolores AlbarracĂ­n. 2006. “Forming attitudes that predict future behavior: A meta-analysis of the attitude-behavior relation.” Psychological Bulletin 132.
  • PhD, social psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • MA, psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • PhD, clinical psychology, Universidad de Belgrano
  • BA, psychology, Universidad CatĂłlica de La Plata
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