Dolores Albarracín, PhD is a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, and a renowned scholar in the fields of attitudes, communication, and behavior. Dr. Albarracín has published close to 200 journal articles and book chapters in leading scientific outlets, including the leading outlets of psychology, health, and science, and has had an important impact on national health communication policy. Her research is an unusual combination of basic and applied psychology.
Albarracín was the 2018 inaugural recipient of the Award for Outstanding Scientific Contributions to Research on Attitudes and Social Influence and the 2020 Diener Award to Outstanding Mid-Career Contributions in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She has been elected President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Health Psychology. She was Editor-in-chief of Psychological Bulletin between 2014 and 2020. She is the author of six books, including Action and Inaction in a Social World: Prediction and Change of Attitudes and Behaviors (Cambridge University Press, 2021) and The Handbook of Attitudes (Routledge, 2018).
She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was previously a tenured professor there and at the University of Florida.