Allison Nancy Earl
My primary research interests are understanding the causes and consequences of biased selection and attention to persuasive information, particularly in the context of health promotion. Simply stated, I am interested in what we pay attention to and why, and how this attention (or inattention) influences attitudinal and behavioral outcomes, such as persuasion and healthy behavior. In particular, my work has addressed disparities in attention to information about HIV prevention for African-Americans compared to European-Americans as a predictor of disparities in health outcomes. I am also exploring barriers to attention to health information by African-Americans, including the roles of stigma, shame, fear, and perceptions of irrelevance. At a more basic attitudes and persuasion level, I am currently pursuing work relevant to how we select information for liked versus disliked others, and how the role of choice influences how we process information we agree versus disagree with.
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Derricks, Veronica . 2019. Information Targeting Increases the Weight of Stigma: Leveraging Relevance Backfires When People Feel Judged. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 82:277-293.
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Takahashi, Koji J. 2019. Effect of Extraneous Affect on Health Message Reception. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin :0146167219855042.
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Hart, William , Richardson, Kyle , Tortoriello, Gregory K. 2019. 'You Are What You Read:' Is selective exposure a way people tell us who they are?. British Journal of Psychology
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Hall, Michael P. 2018. Motivational Influences on Attitudes. The Handbook of Attitudes
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Lewis Jr., Neil A. 2018. Seeing more and eating less: Effects of portion size granularity on the perception and regulation of food consumption. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 114(5):786-803.
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Nisson, Christina . 2016. Regulating food consumption: Action messages can help or hurt. Appetite 107:280-284.
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Crause, Candi , Vaid, Awais , Albarracín, Dolores . 2016. Disparities in attention to HIV-prevention information. AIDS Care 28(1):79-86.
- Earl, Allison Nancy, Nisson, Christina A, Albarracín, Dolores . 2015. Stigma Cues Increase Self-Conscious Emotions and Decrease Likelihood of Attention to Information about Preventing Stigmatized Health Issues. Acta de Investigacion Psicologica 5(1):1860-1871.