Allison N. Earl
Faculty Associate, RCGD
Assistant Professor, Psychology
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.
- Derricks, Veronica, and Allison N. Earl. 2019. "Information Targeting Increases the Weight of Stigma: Leveraging Relevance Backfires When People Feel Judged." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 82: 277-293.
- Takahashi, Koji J., and Allison N. Earl. Forthcoming. "Effect of Extraneous Affect on Health Message Reception." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin : 0146167219855042.
- Hart, William, Kyle Richardson, Gregory K. Tortoriello, and Allison N. Earl. 2019. "'You Are What You Read:' Is selective exposure a way people tell us who they are?" British Journal of Psychology 0(0).
- Earl, Allison N., and Michael P. Hall. 2018. "Motivational Influences on Attitudes." in The Handbook of Attitudes, Taylor and Francis.
- Lewis Jr., Neil A., and Allison N. Earl. 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.
- Nisson, Christina, and Allison N. Earl. 2016. "Regulating food consumption: Action messages can help or hurt." Appetite 107: 280-284.
- Earl, Allison N., Candi Crause, Awais Vaid, and Dolores Albarracín. 2016. "Disparities in attention to HIV-prevention information." AIDS Care 28(1): 79-86.
- Earl, Allison N., Christina A. Nisson, and Dolores Albarracín. 2015. "Stigma Cues Increase Self-Conscious Emotions and Decrease Likelihood of Attention to Information about Preventing Stigmatized Health Issues." Acta de Investigación Psicológica 5(1): 1860-1871.