Dr. Blair's research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. Dr. Blair works with several multi-disciplinary groups to examine ethnic/racial disparities in health care and health outcomes, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Blair's primary project examines the contribution of racial discrimination and related stressors to the burden of cardiovascular disease among urban American Indians. Another field study is investigating values affirmation as an intervention to promote more positive patient-provider communication and patient activation, specifically to benefit African Americans. Additional work in Dr. Blair's psychology lab focuses on factors that affect the relation between implicit attitudes and behavior.
stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, implicit and automatic social process, health disparities, patient-provider communication, perceived discrimination
PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
PSYC 4606 - Advanced Topics in Social Psychology
In-depth study of selected topics in social psychology. Particular section content each semester is determined by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours, provided the topics vary.
PSYC 5606 - Proseminar: Social-Personality Psychology
Provides a thorough introduction to methods and theories in social psychology concerned with topics such as the self, social cognition, judgment and decision making, attitude formation and change, small group processes, inter-group relations, health and social psychology, and others. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Instructor consent required.
PSYC 6606 - Professional Issues in Social Psychology
Covers a range of topics important for professional development in social psychology, including preparation and delivery of research presentations, preparation of grant proposals and manuscripts, and peer review of manuscripts. Intended to prepare students for careers as research scientists. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.