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Shelly Chaiken

Shelly Chaiken

Dr. Chaiken's areas of research include attitude structure and change as well as social cognition. She is a Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and a member of both the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the American Psychological Society.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Chaiken, S., & Maheswaran, D. (1994). Heuristic processing can bias systematic processing: Effects of source credibility, argument ambiguity, and task importance on attitude judgment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 460-473.
  • Pomerantz, E. M., Chaiken, S., & Tordesillas, R. (1995). Attitude strength and resistance processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 408-419.

Other Publications:

  • Chaiken, S., Wood, W., & Eagly, A. H. (1996). Principles of persuasion. In E. T. Higgins and A. Kruglanski (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic mechanisms and processes. New York: Guilford Press.

Shelly Chaiken
Department of Psychology
New York University
6 Washington Place, Room 780
New York, New York 10003
United States

  • Phone: (212) 998-7836
  • Fax: (212) 995-4966

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