Dr. Kevin Blankenship

Kevin Blankenship, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Area: Social

Office: 0008 Office & Labs

Phone Number: 515-294-9270

Email: kevinb1@iastate.edu

Homepage: http://kevinb1.public.iastate.edu/

Laboratory: Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab



Ph.D., Social Psychology
Purdue University, 2006

M.A., Social and Cognitive Processes
Ball State University, 2001

B.A., Psychology
Ball State University, 1998

Research Interests:

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.