Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 0008 Office & Labs
Phone Number: 515-294-9270
Laboratory: Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab
Ph.D., Social Psychology
Purdue University, 2006
M.A., Social and Cognitive Processes
Ball State University, 2001
Ball State University, 1998
My research focuses on three primary areas in attitudes and social cognition: (1) the role one's values play in the formation and strength-related consequences of one's attitudes; (2) the possible contributions of attitude theory in judgment and decision-making, particularly in understanding numerical anchoring effects; (3) and the effects of characteristics of persuasive messages on attitude structure and change.
Dr. Blankenship is also affiliated with the Communication Studies program.