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Daniel Hrubes
Daniel Hrubes Chairperson
Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
M.S.,  University of Massachusetts
B.G.S., University of Michigan

Areas of Interest
  • 'White lies' the motivation behind deceptions to control emotions
  • The influence of attitudes and opinions on behaviors Persuasion

  • PSYC 204: Introduction to Psychology I
  • PSYC 305: Consumer Psychology
  • PSYC 315: Research Methods
  • PSYC 321: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 323: Advanced Research Methods in Social Psychology
  • PSYC 329 Research in Psychology
  • PSYC 333: Motivation and Emotion
  • PSYC 450 Capstone: Psychology
Research Interests
Deception.  Deception is a part of our daily lives and it is engaged in for a variety of reasons.  I'm interested in how people use deception to achieve goals such as controlling their own emotions and influencing the emotions of those around them.  My investigations include assessing the frequency with which individuals use these different types of deception as well as developing a reliable measure to assess people's attitudes toward these types of deceptions.

Impression Formation.  Our impressions of others influence a variety of decisions including hiring decisions, personal relationship decisions, judicial sentencing decisions, and voting decisions.  Understanding how people use the information available to them when forming these impressions is of considerable importance.  I am interested in how factors such as nonverbal behavior and motivation influence these judgments.  I investigate these questions by combining theory from social cognition with practical information about the nonverbal displays that occur in real world settings.

Attitudes and Persuasion.  Persuasion is a central part of our professional, political, economic, and social lives.  I am interested in how variables such as nonverbal delivery style affect the success of persuasive appeals.  Using a theoretical approach informed by current dual-process models of persuasion, I examine how the nonverbal behavior associated with persuasive appeals influences the mechanisms that underline attitude change.  I am also interested in the interplay between values and attitudes in directing behavior.  Understanding the relationship between general value orientations and specific attitudes and behaviors can help explain and predict a variety of important individual behaviors.

Recent Publications
Hrubes, D., Feldman, R.S., & Tyler, J. (2004).  Emotion-Focused Deception:  The Role of Deception in the Regulation of Emotion.  In P. Phiulippot & R.S. Feldman (Eds.), The Regulation of Emotion.  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Brown, T.C., Ajzen, I., & Hrubes, D. (2003).  Further tests of entreaties to avoid hypothetical bias in referendum contingent valuation.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Daigle, J.J., Hrubes, D., & Ajzen, I. (2002).  A comparative study of beliefs, attitudes, and values among hunters, wildlife viewers, and other outdoor recreationists.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 7, 1-19.

Hrubes, D. & Felderman, R.S. (2001).  Nonverbal displays as indicants of task difficulty.  Contemporary Educational Psychology, 26, 267-276.

Hrubes, D., Ajzen, I., & Daigle, J.J. (2001).  Predicting Hunting Intentions and Behavior:  An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior.  Leisure Sciences, 23, 165-178.

Recent Presentations
Dwyer, J., Hrubes, D. & Signorile, E. (2004).  Gender differences in the use of emotion-focused deception.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Signorile, E., Hrubes, D., & Dwyer, J. (2004).  Investigating the relationship between the use of emotion-focused deception, self-monitoring, and self-consciousness.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.