Allison N. Earl

Faculty Associate, RCGD
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Allison N. Earl

BIO

Allison Earl's research interests include understanding the causes and consequences of biased selection and attention to persuasive information, particularly in the context of health promotion. Her 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. Dr. Earl is 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, she is 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.