Dolores Albarracín

Dolores Albarracín
  • Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor
  • Professor of Communication
  • Professor of Nursing
  • Professor of Psychology
  • Professor of Health Care Management
  • Director of the Science of Science Communication Division at the Annenberg Public Policy Center

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • COMM577 - ATTITUDE & BEHAV PREDICT

    This course surveys classic and contemporary theory and research in the area of attitude formation and change and examines the principles of social information processing that underlie attitudes. We cover some of the basic concepts of the psychology of attitudes, including attitude structure and measurement at both conscious and unconscious levels. After this introduction, we will review persuasion approaches, the role of affect and fear in communication, influences of past behavior, to finally turn to models that explain behavioral change and allow researchers and practitioners to design ways of modifying recipients' actions.

  • COMM799 - INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

    Proposal written in specified form and approved by both the student's project supervisor and academic advisor or another member of the faculty must be submitted with registration.

  • PSYC399 - MENTORED RESEARCH

    Individual research involving data collection. Students do independent empirical work under the supervision of a faculty member, leading to a written paper. Normally taken in the junior or senior year.

  • PSYC699 - INDIV RES FOR 1ST YR GRD

Knowledge@Wharton

Facebook Whistleblower: Why It Takes a Village

Wharton management professor Samir Nurmohamed explains what compels whistleblowers like Facebook’s Frances Haugen to come forward in an organization.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 10/12/2021
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Whether teams or individuals are better at accomplishing tasks depends on the complexity of the work, according to a new study co-authored by Wharton’s Duncan Watts.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 10/12/2021
Why the U.S. Housing Boom Isn’t a Bubble

Wharton’s Benjamin Keys explains why the red-hot U.S. real estate market isn’t a bubble that’s ready to burst. Home prices are likely to stay high for years to come.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 10/12/2021