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Allen R McConnell Ph.D.


Allen R. McConnell, Ph.D., is University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Miami University. His research examines (1) how relationships with family and pets affect health and well-being, (2) how people decode others’ nonverbal displays, (3) how self-nature representations influence pro-environmental action, and (4) how nonconscious and conscious feelings and beliefs affect judgment and behavior, with this work supported over the years by National Institutes of Health (NICHD and NIMH) and National Science Foundation grants. He has served as President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and of the Midwestern Psychological Association. His professional contributions include editorial board memberships on a number of scientific journals, serving as Editor in Chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science, serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, serving on the National Science Foundation as a grant panelist, and serving as a trial and legal consultant (where his research has been presented in briefs before the US Supreme Court). In the classroom, he teaches courses in social psychology, the self, positive emotions, the psychology of conservation, attitudes, and intergroup relations at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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