Sonya Dal Cin

RCGD
Research Associate Professor, RCGD
Adjunct Assoc Professor, Psychology
Associate Professor, LSA Communication Studies
Sonya Dal Cin

BIO

Sonya Dal Cin's major research interest is the impact of stories on attitudes, beliefs, self-concept and behaviors. Her work examines the processes of story-based belief change, the role of identification with characters, the impact that stories have on behavior, and how these effects might occur outside viewers' conscious awareness. Primarily interested in health-related outcomes, Dr. Dal Cin's current research includes studies on how watching smoking and drinking in movies might influence viewers' own smoking and drinking behavior.

  • Self-Control as a Moderator for Effects of Mass Media on Adolescent Substance Use. Sonya Dal Cin. 2010-2016.