Professor of Psychology, Retired
Social, Cognition & Perception


Attitude Structure

Attitude structure and change, social cognition.

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PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978 (social psychology)
MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1975 (social psychology)
BS, University of Maryland, College Park, 1971 (mathematics)


- Society of Experimental Social Psychology
- American Psychological Association (Fellow, Div. 8)
- American Psychological Society


- Fellow, Society of Personality and Social Psychology
- Invited to be Fellow @ Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA (residence year to be 1997-98)
- President, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 1989-1990

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Selected Publications

Chaiken, S., Wood, W., & Eagly, A. H. (1996). Principles of persuasion. In E.T. Higgins and A. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic mechanisms and processes. New York: Guilford Press.

Pomerantz, E. M., Chaiken, S., & Tordesillas, R. (1995). Attitude strength and resistance processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 408-419.

Chaiken, S., & Maheswaran, D. (1994). Heuristic processing can bias systematic processing: Effects of source credibility, argument ambiguity, and task importance on attitude judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 460-473.

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Shelly Chaiken
Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place, Room 780
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 998-7836
Fax: (212) 995-4966

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