Faculty and graduate student members of the HPPSI produce a considerable amount of research in the applied health and social psychology domains. Some of theses articles and books can be found below.

Peer-reviewed Publications since 2006

In Press

Donaldson, C. D., Handren, L. M., & Lac, A. (in press). Applying multilevel modeling to understand individual- and societal-level variations in attitudes toward homosexual people across 28 European countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Grant, F., Crano, W. D., & Hogg, M. (in press). Yes, we can: Physical activity and group identification among healthy adults. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Kenney, S. R., Lac, A., Hummer, J. F., Grimaldi, E. M., & Mirza, T., & LaBrie, J. W. (in press). Pathways of parenting style on adolescents’ college adjustment, academic achievement, and alcohol risk. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory, and Practice.

LaBrie, J. W., Napper, L. E., Grimaldi, E. M., Kenney, S. R., & Lac, A. (in press). The efficacy of a standalone protective behavioral strategies intervention for students accessing mental health services. Prevention Science.

Lienemann, B. A. & Siegel, J. T. (in press). State Psychological Reactance to Depression Public Service Announcements among People with Varying Levels of Depressive Symptomatology, Health Communication.

Siegel, J. T., Tan, C. A., Navarro, M. N., Alvaro E. A., Crano, W. D. (in press). The power of the proposition: Frequency of marijuana offers, parental monitoring, and adolescent marijuana use. Drug Use and Dependence.


Donaldson, C. D., Handren, L. M., & Crano, W. D. (2016). The enduring impact of parents’ monitoring, warmth, expectancies, and alcohol use on their children’s future binge drinking and arrests: A longitudinal analysis. Prevention Science, 17, 606-614. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0656-1

Donaldson, C. D., Siegel, J. T., & Crano, W. D. (2016). Nonmedical use of prescription stimulants in college students: Attitudes, intentions, and vested interest. Addictive Behaviors, 53, 101-107.

Handren, L. M., Donaldson, C. D., & Crano, W. D. (2016). Adolescent alcohol use: Protective and predictive parent, peer, and self-related factors. Prevention Science, 17, 862-871. doi:10.1007/s11121-016-0695-7

Lac, A. & Donaldson, C. D. (2016). Alcohol attitudes, motives, norms, and personality traits longitudinally classify nondrinkers, moderate drinkers, and binge drinkers using discriminant function analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 61, 91-98.


Donaldson, C. D., Nakawaki, B., & Crano, W. D. (2015). Variations in parental monitoring and prediction of adolescent prescription opioid and stimulant misuse. Addictive Behaviors, 45, 14-21. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.01.022

Johnson, A. R., Schoot, R. van de, Delmar, F., & Crano, W. D. (2015). Social influence interpretation of interpersonal processes and team performance over time ssing Bayesian Model Selection. Journal of Management, 41, 574-606. doi:10.1177/0149206314539351

Lac, A., & Donaldson, C. D. (2015). Higher-order and bifactor models of the drinking motives questionnaire examining competing structures using confirmatory factor analysis. Assessment, 1073191115603503

Rosenberg, B. D., Lewandowski, J. A., & Siegel, J. T. (2015). Goal disruption theory, military personnel, and the creation of merged profiles: A mixed method investigation. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. doI: 10.1177/1558689813508006

Siegel, J. T., Lienemann, B. A., & Tan, C. N. (2015). Influencing help seeking among people with elevated depressive symptomatology: Mistargeting as a persuasive technique. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 242-255. DOI: 10.1177/2167702614542846


Basáñez, T., Warren, M. T., Crano, W. D., & Unger, J. B. (2014). Perceptions of intragroup rejection and coping strategies: Malleable factors affecting Hispanic adolescents’ emotional and academic outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 1266-1280.

Basáῇez, T., Dennis, J. M., Crano, W. D., & Stacy, A. W., & Unger, J. B. (2014). Measuring acculturation gap conflicts among Hispanics: Implications for psychosocial and academic adjustment. Journal of Family Issues. Doi: 1177/0192513X13477379.

Bernard, L. C., & Lac, A. (2014). The incremental validity of motive “traits of action:” Predicting behavior longitudinally. Individual Differences Research, 12, 79-100.

Bernard, L., & Lac. A. (2014). Testing a multidimensional model of putative evolved human motives. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 47-64.

De Dominicis, S., Crano, W. D., Ganucci Cancellieri, U., Mosco, B., Bonnes, M., Hohman, Z., & Bonaiuto, M. (2014). Vested interest and environmental risk communication: Improving willingness to cope with impending disasters. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 364-374.

Himelfarb, I., Lac, A. & Baharav, H. (2014). Examining school-related delinquencies, extracurricular activities, and grades in adolescents. Educational Studies, 40, 81-97.

Hohman, Z.P., Crano, W.D., Siegel, J.T., & Alvaro, E.M. (2014). Attitude ambivalence, friend norms, and adolescent drug use. Prevention Science, 15, 65-74.

Huansuriya, T., Siegel, J. T., & Crano, W. D. (2014). Parent–child drug communication: Pathway from parents’ ad exposure to youth’s marijuana use intention. Journal of Health Communication, 19, 244-259

Hummer,J. L, LaBrie, J. W. Grant, S. Lac, A. Ehret, P. (2014). The role of assessment environment on self-reported alcohol use and perceived group norms: Comparing Web-based surveys to setting involving handheld keypads. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 21, 147-156

Johnson, I. M., Siegel, J. T., & Crano, W. D. (2014). Expanding the reach of vested interest in predicting attitude-consistent behavior. Social Influence, 9, 20-36.

Keeler, A. R., Siegel, J. T., & Alvaro, E. M. (2014). Depression and help seeking among Mexican-Americans: The mediating role of familism. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 16, 1225-1231.

Kenney, S. R., Lac, A., Hummer, J., & LaBrie, J. W. (2014). Development and validation of the Hookup Motives Questionnaire. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1127-1137.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Ghaidarov, T., Lac, A., & Kenney, S. (2014). Hooking up in the college context: The event-level effects of alcohol use and partner familiarity on hookup behaviors and contentment. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 62-73

Lac, A. (2014). A primer for using meta-analysis to consolidate research. Substance Use & Misuse. 49, 1064-1068

Lamb, C. S., & Crano, W. D. (2014). Parents’ beliefs and children’s marijuana use: Evidence for a self-fulfilling prophecy effect. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 127-132.

Lisha, N., Crano, W.D., & Delucchi, K. (2014). Participation in team sports and alcohol and marijuana use initiation trajectories. Journal of Drug Issues,44, 83-93.

Nakawaki, B., & Crano, W. D. (2014). Patterns of substance use, delinquency, and risk factors among adolescent inhalant users. Substance Use & Misuse. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2014.961611

Napper, L. E., Hummer, J. F. Lac, A., & LaBrie, J. W. (2014). What are other parents saying? Perceived parental communication norms and the relationship between alcohol specific parental communication and college student drinking. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 31-41

Napper, L. E., Kenny, S. R., Lac, & A., Lewis, L. J., & LaBrie, J. W. (2014). A cross-lagged panel model examining protective behavioral strategies: Are types of strategies differentially related to alcohol use and consequences? Addictive Behaviors, 39, 480-486.

Siegel, J. T., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E. M., Lac, A., Hackett, J. D., & Hohman, Z. P. (2014). Differentiating common predictors and outcomes of marijuana initiation: A retrospective longitudinal analysis. Substance Use & Misuse, 49, 30-40.

Siegel, J. T., Navarro, M. A., Tan, C., N., Hyde, M. K. (2014). Organ donor registration and attitude-behavior consistency: A classic innovation. Health Psychology, 33, 1084-1091.

Siegel, J. T., O’Brien, E. K., Alvaro, E. A., & Paulson, J. (2014). Barriers to living donation among First-Generation Hispanics in Downtown Los Angeles. Qualitative Health Research, 24, 1360-1367.

Siegel, J. T., Thomson, A. L., & Navarro, M. N. (2014). Experimentally distinguishing elevation from gratitude: Oh, the morality. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 414-427. doi:1080/17439760.2014.910825

Thomson, A. L., Nakamura, J. N., Siegel, J. T., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2014). Elevation and mentoring: An experimental assessment of causal relations. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 402-413. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2014.910824


Alabastro, A., Rast, D. E., III, Lac, A., Hogg, M. A., & Crano, W. D. (2013). Intergroup bias and perceived similarity: Effects of successes and failures on support for in- and outgroup political leaders. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 16, 58-67.

Alabastro, A., Rast, D. E., Lac, A., Hogg, M. A., & Crano, W. D. (2013). Intergroup bias and perceived similarity: Political victory or failure on in- and outgroup leader support. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 58-67.

Alvaro, E. M., Crano, W. D., Siegel, J. T., Hohman, Z., Johnson, I., & Nakawaki, B. (2013). Adolescents’ attitudes toward antimarijuana ads, usage intentions, and actual marijuana usage. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 1027-1035.

Basáñez, T., Blanco, L., Collazo, J. L., Berger, D. E., & Crano, W. D. (2013). Ethnic groups’ perception of physicians’ attentiveness: Implications for health and obesity. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 18, 37-46.

Basáñez, T., Unger, J. B., Soto, D., Crano, W., & Baezconde-Garbanati, L. (2013). Perceived discrimination as a risk factor for depressive symptoms and substance use among Hispanic adolescents in Los Angeles. Ethnicity & Health, 18, 244-261.

Gonzalez, A. V., Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. M., & O’Brien (2013). The Effect of Depression on Physician–Patient Communication Among Hispanic End-Stage Renal Disease Patients. Journal of Health Communication, 18, 485-97. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2012.727962

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W., Lac, & Louie, B. (2013) The influence of reflective opposite-sex norms and importance of opposite-sex approval on adjudicated student drinking: Theoretical extensions and implications. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 50, 373-392.

Kenney, S. R., LaBrie, J. W., & Lac, A. (2013). Injunctive peer misperceptions and the mediation of self-approval on risk for driving after drinking among college students. Journal of Health Communication, 18, 459-477.

Kenney, S., Lac, A., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F.. (2013). Mental health, sleep quality, drinking motives, and alcohol-related consequences: A path-analytic model. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 74, 841-851.

Kozicharow, A.G., Crano, S.L., Crano, W.D., Selnow, G., Murgor, M., & Matheka, D. (2013). Education modules to combat rheumatic heart disease in Kenya. The Journal of Southern California Clinicians, 7, 39-42.

Lac, A., & Berger, D. (2013). Development and validation of the Alcohol Myopia Scale. Psychological Assessment, 25, 738-747.

Lac, A., & Crano, W. D., Berger, D., & Alvaro, E. M. (2013). Attachment theory and theory of planned behavior: An integrative model predicting underage drinking Developmental Psychology, 49, 1579-1590.

Lac, A., Crano, W. D., Berger, D. E., & Alvaro, E. M. (2013). Attachment theory and theory of planned behavior: An integrative model predicting underage drinking. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1579-1590.

Lienemann, B. A., Siegel, J. T., & Crano, W. D. (2013). Persuading people with depression to seek help: Respect the boomerang. Health Communication, 28, 718-728.

Lienemann, B.A., & Lamb, C.S. (2013). Heavy episodic drinking among college females: An exploration of expectancies, consequences and self-efficacy. Substance Use & Misuse, 48, 73-81. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2012.726311

Lienemann, B.A., & Stopp, H. (2013). The association between media exposure of interracial relationships and attitudes toward interracial relationships. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43 S2, E398-E415. doi:10.1111/jasp.12037

Miller, S. M., Siegel, J. T., Hohman, Z., & Crano, W. D. (2013). Factors mediating the association of the recency of parent’s marijuana use and their adolescent children’s subsequent initiation. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 848-853.

Nydegger, L. A. , Keeler, A. R. , Hood, C. , Siegel, J. T., & Stacy, A. W. (2013). Effects of a One Hour Intervention on Condom Implementation Intentions among Drug Users in Southern California. AIDS Care, 12, 1586-1591. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2013.793271

Sperry, K. & Siegel, J. T. (2013). Victim responsibility, credibility, and verdict in a simulated rape case: Application of Weiner’s attribution model. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18, 16-29. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8333.2011.02022.x

Thomson, A. L. & Siegel, J. T. (2013). A Moral Act, Elevation, and Prosocial Behavior: Moderators of Morality. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8, 50-64. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2012.754926


Casad, B. J., Marcus-Newhall, A., Nakawaki, B., Kasabian, A. S., & LeMaster, J. (2012). Younger age at first childbirth predicts mothers’ lower economic and psychological well-being later in life. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 33, 421-435. doi: 10.1007/s10834-012-9289-0

Crano, W.D. (2012). A continuation of Politik by other means.

Grant, S., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., & Lac, A. (2012). “How drunk am I? Misperceiving one’s level of intoxication in the college drinking environment.” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 51-58.

Hummer, J. F., & LaBrie, J. W., Lac, A. Sessoms, A., & Cail, J. (2012). Estimates and influences of reflective opposite-sex norms on alcohol use among a high-risk sample of college students: Exploring Greek-affiliation and gender effects. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 596-604.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Pedersen, E. R., Lac, A., & Chithambo, T. (2012). Measuring college students’ motives behind prepartying drinking: Development and validation of the prepartying motivations inventory. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 962-969

Nakawaki, B., & Crano, W.D. (2012) Predicting adolescents’ persistence, nonpersistence, and recent onset of nonmedical use of opioids and stimulants. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 716-721.

Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. M., Crano, W. D., Lienemann, B. A., Hohman, Z. P., & O’Brien, E. (2012). Increasing social support for depressed individuals: A cross-cultural assessment of an affect-expectancy approach. Journal of Health Communication, 17, 713-732.


Alvaro, E.A., Siegel, J. T., & Pace Jones, S. (2011). Increasing organ donor registration rates by providing an Immediate and Complete Registration Opportunity: An experimental assessment of the IIFF Model. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 16, 686-694.

Grant, S., LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., & Lac, A. (2011). Underestimations of blood alcohol concentration predict event-specific negative consequences. Substance Use and Misuse, 46, 1309-1317.

Hemovich, V., Lac, A., & Crano, W.D. (2011). Understanding Early-Onset Drug and Alcohol Outcomes: The Role of Family Structure, Social Factors, and Interpersonal Perceptions of Use. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 16, 249-267.

Hogg, M. A., Siegel, J. T., & Hohman, Z. (2011). Groups can jeopardize your health: Identifying with un-healthy groups to reduce self-uncertainty. Self and Identity, 10, 326-335.

Huchting, K, Lac, A., Hummer, J. F., & LaBrie, J. W. (2011). Comparing Greek-affiliated Students and student-athletes: An examination of the behavior-intention link, reasons for drinking, and alcohol-related consequences. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 55, 61-77.

Hummer, J. F., LaBrie, J. W., & Lac, A. (2011). Warming up and staying loose: The prevalence, style, and influence of prepartying behavior and drinking games among intercollegiate athletes. Athletic Insight, 13, 1-19.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer J. F., & Lac, A. (2011). Comparing injunctive marijuana use norms of salient reference groups among college student marijuana users and nonusers. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 717-720.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Kenney, S., Lac, A., & Pedersen, E. (2011). Identifying factors that increase the likelihood for alcohol-induced blackouts in the prepartying context. Substance Use & Misuse, 46, 992-1002.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Lac, A., Ehret, P. J., & Kenney, S. R. (2011). Parents know best, but are they accurate? Parental normative misperceptions and their indirect impact on students’ alcohol-related outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72, 521-529.

LaBrie, J. W., Kenney, S. R., Mirza, T., & Lac, A. (2011). Identifying factors that increase the likelihood of driving after drinking among college students. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43, 1371-1377.

LaBrie, J. W., Kenney, S. W., Migliuri, S., & Lac, A. (2011). Sexual experience and risky alcohol consumption among incoming first-year college females. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 20, 15-33.

LaBrie, J. W., Lac, A., Kenney, S. R., & Mirza, T. (2011). Protective behavioral strategies mediate the effect of drinking motives on alcohol use among heavy drinking college students: Gender and race differences. Addictive Behaviors, 36, 354-361.

Lac, A., Unger, J. B., Basanez, T., Ritt-Olson, A., Soto, D. & Baezconde-Garbanati, L. (2011). Marijuana use among Hispanic adolescents: Gender differences in protective familial factors. Substance Use & Misuse, 46, 644-655.

Lewandowski, J. A., Rosenberg, B. D., Parks, M. J., & Siegel, J. T. (2011). The effect of informal social support: Face-to-Face versus computer-mediated communication. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 1806-1814.

Siegel, J. T. (2011). Dying for romance: Risk taking as purposive behavior. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 16, 719-726.

Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. A., Hohman, Z. A., & Mauer, D. (2011). “Can you spare an organ?” Exploring Hispanic Americans’ willingness to discuss living organ donation with loved ones. Health Communication, 26, 754-764.


Alvaro, E. M., Siegel, J. T., Crano, W. D., & Dominic, A. (2010). A mass mediated intervention on Hispanic live kidney donation. Journal of Health Communication,15, 374-387.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Grant, S., & Lac, A. (2010). Immediate reductions in misperceived social norms among high-risk college student groups. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 1094-1101.

LaBrie, J. W., Hummer, J. F., Lac, A., & Lee, C. M. (2010). Direct and indirect effects of injunctive norms on marijuana use: The role of reference groups. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 904-908.

LaBrie, J. W., Kenney, S. W., & Lac, A. (2010). The use of protective behavioral strategies is related to reduced risk in heavy drinking college students with poorer mental and physical health. Journal of Drug Education, 40, 361-378.

LaBrie, J. W., Migliuri, S., Kenney, R. & Lac, A. (2010). Family history of alcohol abuse associated with problematic drinking among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 721-725.

Lac, A., Hemovich, V., & Himelfarb, I. (2010) Predicting position on teaching creationism (instead of evolution) in public schools. Journal of Educational Research, 103, 253-261.

Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. A., Crano, W .D., Gonzalez, A., Tang, J. C., & Jones, S. P. (2010). Passive-positive organ donor registration behavior: A mixed method assessment of the IIFF model. Psychology, Health, and Medicine, 15, 109-209.


Crano, W.D. (2009). Lend me a hand. PsychCRITIQUES, 54.

Crano, W.D., & Seyranian, V. (2009). How minorities prevail: The context/comparison—leniency contract model. Journal of Social Issues [Special Issue: Michelle Marie Grossman Alexander], 65, 335-363.

Crano, W.D., Siegel, J.T., & Alvaro, E.M. (2009). Changes in adolescents’ expectancies regarding marijuana outcomes and actual marijuana usage. (Abstract). Psychology and Health, 24 (Supplement 1), 139-140.

Hemovich, V., & Crano, W. D. (2009). Family structure and adolescent drug use: Findings from a national study. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 2099-2013.

Hummer, J. LaBrie, J. W., & Lac, A. (2009) The prognostic power of normative influences among NCAA college student-athletes. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 573-580.

LaBrie, J. W. Kenney, S. R., Lac, A., & Migliuri, S. F. (2009). Differential drinking trajectories of family history positive and family history negative first semester college females. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 190-196.

LaBrie, J. W., Cail, J., Hummer, J. F. Lac, A., & Neighbors, C. (2009). What men want: The role of reflective opposite-sex normative preferences in alcohol use among college women. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23, 157-162.

LaBrie, J. W., Feres, N., Kenney, S. R., & Lac, A. (2009). Family history of alcohol abuse moderates effectiveness of a group motivational enhancement intervention in college women. Addictive Behaviors, 34, 415-420.

LaBrie, J. W., Huchting, K., Lac, A., Tawalbeh, S., Thompson, A. D., & Larimer, M., E. (2009). Preventing risky drinking in first-year college women: Further validation of a female-specific motivational-enhancement group intervention. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Supplement 16, 77-85.

LaBrie, J. W., Kenney, S. R., Lac, A., Garcia, J. A., & Ferraiolo, P. (2009) Mental and social health impacts the use of protective behavior strategies in reducing risky drinking and alcohol consequences. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 35-49.

Lac, A., & Crano, W.D. (2009). Monitoring matters: Meta-analytic review reveals the reliable linkage of parental monitoring with adolescent marijuana use. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 578-586.

Lac, A., Alvaro, E.M., Crano, W.D., & Siegel, J.T. (2009). Pathways from parental knowledge and warmth to adolescent marijuana use: An extension to the theory of planned behavior. Prevention Science, 10, 22-32.

Lecat, B., Hilton, D.J., & Crano, W.D. (2009). Group status and reciprocity norms: Can the door-in-the-face be obtained in an out-group context? Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 13, 178-189.

Siegel, J.T., Alvaro, E.A., Patel, N. Crano, W. D. (2009). “…you would probably want to do it. Cause that’s what made them popular”: Exploring perceptions of inhalant utility among young adolescent non-users and occasional users. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 597-615.


Alvaro, E. A., Siegel, J. T., Turcotte, D., Lisha, N., Crano, W. D., & Dominick, S.A. (2008). Living kidney donation among Hispanics: A qualitative examination of barriers and opportunities. Progress in Transplantation, 18, 243-250.

Crano, W. D., Gilbert, C., Alvaro, E. M., & Siegel, J. (2008). Enhancing prediction of inhalant abuse risk in samples of early adolescents: A secondary analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 895-905.

Crano, W. D., Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. M., Lac, A., & Hemovich, V. (2008). The at-risk adolescent marijuana nonuser: Expanding the standard distinction. Prevention Science, 9, 129-137.

Huchting, K., Lac, A., & LaBrie, J. W. (2008). An application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to sorority alcohol consumption. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 538-551.

Pedersen, E. R., LaBrie, J. W., & Lac, A. (2008). Assessment of perceived and actual alcohol norms in varying contexts: Exploring Social Impact Theory among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 552-564.

Seyranian, V., Atuel, H., & Crano, W. D. (2008). Dimensions of majority and minority groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 21-37.

Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. M., Crano, W. D., Lac, A., Ting, S., & Jones, S. P. (2008). A quasi-experimental investigation of message appeal variations on organ donor rates. Health Psychology, 27, 170-178.

Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E., Lac, A., Crano, W. D., Alexander, S. (2008). Intentions of becoming a living organ donor among Hispanics: A theoretical approach exploring differences between living and non-living organ donation. Journal of Health Communication, 13, 80-99.

Siegel, J.T., Alvaro, E.M., Crano, W.D., Skendarian, J., Lac, A., & Patel, N. (2008). Influencing inhalant intentions by changing socio-personal expectations. Prevention Science, 9, 153-165.

Skenderian, J., Siegel, J. T., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E., & Lac, A. (2008). Expectancy change and adolescents’ intentions to use marijuana. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22, 563-569.


Atuel, H., Seyranian, V., & Crano, W. D. (2007). Media representations of majority and minority groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 561-572.

Crano, W. D. (2007). A titanic surrender to the implausible. Review of M. Klein’s America’s war on sex: The attack on law, lust and liberty. PsyCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52.

Crano, W. D. (2007). My blog’s bigger than your blog. Review of J. Armstrong & M. M. Zuniga’s Crashing the gates: Netroots, grassroots, and the rise of people powered politics. PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 52.

Crano, W. D., & Seyranian, V. (2007). Majority and minority influence. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 572-589.

Crano, W. D., Siegel, J., Alvaro, E. M., & Patel, N. M. (2007). Overcoming adolescents’ resistance to anti-inhalant messages. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 516-524.

LaBrie, J. W., Thompson, A. D., Huchting, K., Lac, A., & Buckley, K. (2007). A group Motivational Interviewing intervention reduces drinking and alcohol-related negative consequences in adjudicated college women. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2549-2562.


Alvaro, E. M., Jones, S. P., Robles, A. S., & Siegel, J. T. (2006). Hispanic organ donation: Impact of a Spanish-language organ donation campaign. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98, 28-35.

Crano, W. D. (2006). How big was it, really? Review of M. Biernat’s Standards and Expectancies: Contrast and Assimilation in Judgments of Self and Others. PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books. June, vol 51(21).

Crano, W. D. (2006). Reading the tea leaves in models that seek to integrate implicit and explicit measures and cognitions: Is this the future of social psychology? Psychological Inquiry, 17, 205-210.

Crano, W. D. (2006). Wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then. Review of P.E. Tetlock’s Expert political judgment: How good is it? How can we know? PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books. January, vol 51(2), Article 6.

Crano, W. D., & Prislin, R. (2006). Attitudes and persuasion. Annual Review of Psychology, 57, 345-374.

Siegel, J.T., & Alvaro, E.M. (2006). An evaluation of Arizona’s Youth Tobacco Access prevention media campaign. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 30, 284-291.

Books and Book Chapters since 2006

Alvaro, E. A. & Siegel, J. T. (2010). Where have we been and where to next: A review and synthesis of organ donation media campaigns. In Siegel J. and Alvaro E. (Eds.), Understanding Organ Donation: Applied Behavioral Science Approaches (pp. 43-63). Malden: MA, Blackwell-Wiley.

Alvaro, E.M. (2013). Organ donation campaigns: Key considerations for improving campaign effectiveness. In Lauri, M.A. (Ed.) Organ donation and transplantation: An interdisciplinary approach.

Brewer, M.B., & Crano, W.D. (2014). Research design and issues of validity. In H.T. Reis & C. M. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology (2nd, pp. 11-26). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Crano, W. D. (2010). Applying established theories of persuasion to problems that matter: On becoming susceptible to our own knowledge. In J.P. Forgas, J. Cooper, and W.D. Crano (Eds.). The psychology of attitudes and attitude change. New York: Psychology Press.

Crano, W. D. (2010). Experiments as reforms: Persuasion in the nation’s service. In J.P. Forgas, J. Cooper, and W.D. Crano (Eds.). The psychology of attitudes and attitude change (pp. 231-248). New York: Psychology Press.

Crano, W. D. (2010). Leniency contract. . In J.M. Levine & Michael Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations (pp. 527-530). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crano, W. D. (2010). Majority and minority influence in attitude formation and change: Context/categorization – leniency contract theory. In R. Martin & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Minority influence and innovation: Antecedents, processes, and consequences (pp. 53-77). New York: Psychology Press

Crano, W. D. (2010). Minority influence. In J.M. Levine & Michael Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations (pp. 566-570). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Crano, W. D., Ting, S. A., & Hemovich, V. (2009). Inhalants. In L. Cohen, F.L.Collins, A. M.Young, D. E.McChargue & T. Leffingwell (Eds.). Pharmacology and treatment of substance abuse:  Evidence and outcome-based perspectives (pp. 275-292). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Crano, W.D. (2010). There’s nothing so practical…Theoretical translations and organ donation. In J.T. Siegel & E.M. Alvaro (Eds.), Understanding organ donation: Applied behavioral science perspectives (pp. 331-343). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Crano, W.D. (2012). The rules of influence: Winning when you’re in the minority. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Crano, W.D., & Alvaro, E.M. (2014). Social factors that affect the processing of minority-sourced persuasive communications. In J.P. Forgas, Vincze, O., & Laszlo, J. (Eds.), Social cognition and communication (pp. 297-312). New York: Psychology Press.

Crano, W.D., & Gardikiotis, A. (2015). Attitudes and attitude change. In J.D. Wright (Ed.). International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences (pp. 169-174, 2nd, Vol. 2). Oxford, GB: Elsevier. ISBN 9780080970868

Crano, W.D., & Hemovich, V. (2011). Intergroup relations and majority or minority group influence. In R.M. Kramer, E. Castano, & G. Leonardelli (Eds.), Social cognition, social identity, and intergroup relations: A festschrift in honor of Marilynn Brewer (pp. 221-246). New York: Psychology Press

Crano, W.D., & Lac, A. (2012). The evolution of research methodologies in (social) psychology. In A. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (Eds.), Handbook of the history of social psychology (pp. 159-174). New York: Psychology Press.

Crano, W.D., & Lyrintzis, E. (in press). Change of valance and structure of complex political attitudes. In J.P. Forgas, W.D. Crano, & K. Fiedler (Eds.), Social psychology and politics. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Crano, W.D., Alvaro, E.M., & Siegel, J.T. (in press). The media campaign as a focal prevention strategy: A guide to their design, implementation, and evaluation. In L.M. Scheier (Ed.), Handbook of drug prevention. Washington, D.C.: APA.

Crano, W.D., Siegel, J.T., & Alvaro, E.M. (2012). The Siren’s call: Mass media and drug prevention. In J.P. Dillard & L. Shen (Eds.), The Sage handbook of persuasion: Developments in theory and practice (2nd, pp. 296-313). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Donaldson, S. I., & Crano, W.D. (2012). Theory-driven evaluation science and applied social psychology: Exploring the intersection. In M. M. Mark, S. I. Donaldson, S. I., & B. Campbell (Eds.), Social psychology and evaluation (pp 141-161). New York, NY: Guilford.

Forgas, J.P., Fiedler, K., & Crano, W.D. (in press). Introduction. In J.P. Forgas, W.D. Crano, & K. Fiedler (Eds.), Social psychology and politics. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Gardikiotis, A., & Crano, W.D. (in press). Theories of attitude change. In J.D. Wright (Ed.). International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences. New York: Elsevier.

Lac, A., & Crano, W.D. (2010). Marijuana use. In R.J.R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. New York: Springer Science+Business Media.

Prislin, R., & Crano, W.D. (2012). History of social influence research. In A. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (Eds.), Handbook of the history of social psychology (321-339). New York: Psychology Press.

Siegel, J. T. (2013). Illuminating the psychological processes associated with renal failure diagnosis and living donation considerations: An application of Goal Disruption Theory. In Lauri, M. (Ed.), Organ Donation and Transplantation – An Interdisciplinary Approach (pp. 117-140).

Siegel, J. T., Alvaro, E. A., & Hohman, Z. (2010). A dawning recognition of factors for increasing donor registration: The IIFF Model. In Siegel J. and Alvaro E. (Eds.), Understanding Organ Donation: Applied Behavioral Science Approaches (pp. 313-330). Malden: MA, Blackwell-Wiley.

Siegel, J.T., & Alvaro, E.A., (Eds.). (2010). Introduction: Understanding Organ Donation: Applied Behavioral Science Approaches. Malden: MA, Blackwell-Wiley.

Siegel, J.T., Crano, W.D., Alvaro, E.M., Rast, D., & Kettering, V. (2012). Dying to be popular: A purposive explanation of adolescent willingness to endure harm. In M. Hogg & D. Blaylock (Eds.), Extremism and the psychology of uncertainty (pp. 115-130). New York.