Dr. Kevin Blankenship

Associate Professor


Office:W112 Lagomarcino
901 Stange Rd
Ames IA
Links: Website

Area of expertise: Social Psychology

Topics of interest: Attitude change, Resistance to persuasion, Values

Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 9:00-10:00

Laboratory: Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab


Publications and External Links:


Ph.D., Social Psychology
Purdue University, 2006

M.A., Social and Cognitive Processes
Ball State University, 2001

B.A., Psychology
Ball State University, 1998

Research Interests:

My research focuses on three primary areas in attitudes and social cognition: (1) the role one's values play in the formation and strength-related consequences of one's attitudes; (2) the possible contributions of attitude theory in judgment and decision-making, particularly in understanding numerical anchoring effects; (3) and the effects of characteristics of persuasive messages on attitude structure and change.