Elliot Aronson

University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 
social psychology, group processes
"Elliot Aronson"

Elliot Aronson's primary research interests are in the general area of social influence. His experiments have been aimed both at testing theory and at improving the human condition by influencing people to change their dysfunctional attitudes and behavior (e.g., prejudice, bullying, wasting of water, energy and other environmental resources). (see home page)

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Abraham Maslow research assistant 1954 Brandeis
David Clarence McClelland grad student 1956 Wesleyan
Leon Festinger grad student 1959 Stanford


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Ellen S. Berscheid grad student UMN (PsychTree)
J. Merrill Carlsmith grad student (PsychTree)
John M. Darley grad student UC Santa Cruz
Marti Gonzales grad student
William Ickes grad student
David Mettee grad student Davidson College
Ruth Thibodeau grad student UC Santa Cruz (PsychTree)
Anthony Greenwald grad student 1961 Department of Psychology - Harvard University
Darwyn E. Linder grad student 1965 UMN
Suzanne Yates grad student 1975-1981 UC Santa Cruz (PsychTree)
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Goldstein NJ, Cialdini RB. (2011) Using social norms as a lever of social influence The Science of Social Influence: Advances and Future Progress. 167-191
Macias C, Aronson E, Hargreaves W, et al. (2009) Transforming Dissatisfaction with Services into Self-Determination: A Social Psychological Perspective on Community Program Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 39: 1835-1859
Macias C, Gold PB, Hargreaves WA, et al. (2009) Preference in random assignment: implications for the interpretation of randomized trials. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. 36: 331-42
Aronson E. (2008) Fear, denial, and sensible action in the face of disasters Social Research. 75: 855-872
Macias C, Aronson E, Barreira PJ, et al. (2007) Integrating peer providers into traditional service settings: the Jigsaw strategy in action. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. 34: 494-6
Macias C, Barreira P, Hargreaves W, et al. (2005) Impact of referral source and study applicants' preference for randomly assigned service on research enrollment, service engagement, and evaluative outcomes. The American Journal of Psychiatry. 162: 781-7
Aronson E. (1999) The Power of Self-Persuasion American Psychologist. 54: 875-884
Stone J, Wiegand AW, Cooper J, et al. (1997) When exemplification fails: hypocrisy and the motive for self-integrity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 72: 54-65
Orr E, Thein RD, Aronson E. (1995) Orthopedic disability, conformity, and social support. The Journal of Psychology. 129: 203-19
Aronson E. (1992) The Return of the Repressed: Dissonance Theory Makes a Comeback Psychological Inquiry. 3: 303-311
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