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
J. Merrill Carlsmith grad student
John M. Darley grad student UC Santa Cruz
Marti Gonzales grad student (Neurotree)
William Ickes grad student (Neurotree)
David Mettee grad student Davidson College (Neurotree)
Ruth Thibodeau grad student UC Santa Cruz
Anthony Greenwald grad student 1961 Department of Psychology - Harvard University
Darwyn E. Linder grad student 1965 UMN (Neurotree)
Suzanne Yates grad student 1975-1981 UC Santa Cruz
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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
Aronson E, Festinger L. (1997) Back to the Future: Retrospective Review of Leon Festinger's "A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance" The American Journal of Psychology. 110: 127
Fried CB, Aronson E. (1995) Hypocrisy, Misattribution, and Dissonance Reduction Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 21: 925-933
Stone J, Aronson E, Crain AL, et al. (1994) Inducing Hypocrisy as a Means of Encouraging Young Adults to Use Condoms Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 20: 116-128
Thibodeau R, Aronson E. (1992) Taking a Closer Look: Reasserting the Role of the Self-Concept in Dissonance Theory Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 18: 591-602
DICKERSON CA, Thibodeau R, Aronson E, et al. (1992) Using Cognitive Dissonance to Encourage Water Conservation1 Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 22: 841-854
Aronson E. (1990) Applying Social Psychology to Desegregation and Energy Conservation Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 16: 118-132
Gonzales MH, Aronson E, Costanzo MA. (1988) Using Social Cognition and Persuasion to Promote Energy Conservation: A Quasi-Experiment1 Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 18: 1049-1066
Stern PC, Aronson E, Darley JM, et al. (1987) Answering behavioral questions about energy efficiency in buildings Energy. 12: 339-353
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