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Alan Strathman

Alan Strathman

Much of my current research focuses on a relatively new individual difference construct called the Consideration of Future Consequences (CFC). This construct concerns differences in the extent to which individuals are influenced by the immediate versus distant consequences of their behavior. To date CFC has been found to influence attitudes and persuasion, counterfactual reasoning, health-related behaviors such as practicing safe sex and decisions to be screened for the HIV virus, and recycling. CFC is measured by the CFC Scale. You are welcome to download a copy of the scale and use it in your research here:

http://web.missouri.edu/~psyas/cfc.html

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Social Cognition

Books:

Journal Articles:

  • Boninger, D. S., Gleicher, F., & Strathman, A. (1994). Counterfactual thinking: From what might have been to what may be. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 297-307.
  • Dorr, N., Krueckeberg, S., Strathman, A., & Wood, M. D. (1999). Psychosocial correlates of voluntary HIV antibody testing in college students. AIDS Education and Prevention, 11, 14-27.
  • Joireman, J., Anderson, J., & Strathman, A. (2003). The aggression paradox: Understanding links among aggression, sensation seeking, and the consideration of future consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1287-1302.
  • Lindsay, J. J., & Strathman, A. (1997). Predictors of recycling behavior: An application of a modified health belief model. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27, 1799-1823.
  • Petty, R. E., Schumann, D. W., Richman, S. A., & Strathman, A. (1993). Positive mood and persuasion: Different roles for affect under high and low elaboration conditions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 64, 5-20.
  • Strathman, A., Baker, S. M., & Kost, K. A. (1991). Distinguishing the psychologies of the socio-physical and the natural environment. American Psychologist, 46, 164-165.
  • Strathman, A., Gleicher, F., Boninger, D. S., & Edwards, C. S. (1994). The consideration of future consequences: Weighing immediate and distant outcomes of behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 742-752.
  • Wood, M. D., Sher, K. J., & Strathman, A. (1996). Alcohol outcome expectancies and alcohol use and problems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 57, 283-288.

Other Publications:

  • Joireman, J., Strathman, A., & Balliet, D. (in press). Considering future consequences: An integrative model. To appear in L. Sanna & E. Chang (Eds.), Judgments over time: The interplay of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Strathman, A., Boninger, D. S., Gleicher, F., & Baker, S. M. (1994). Constructing the future with present behavior: An individual difference approach. In Z. Zaleski (Ed.), The psychology of future orientation. Lublin, Poland: Catholic University of Lublin Press.
  • Gleicher, F., Boninger, D. S., Strathman, A., Armor, D., Hetts, J., & Ahn, M. (1995). With an eye toward the future: The impact of counterfactual thinking on affect, attitudes, and behavior. In N. Roese, & J. M. Olson (Eds.), What might have been: The social psychology of counterfactual thinking. Erlbaum: Hillsdale, NJ.
  • Petty, R. E., Cacioppo, J. T., Strathman, A. J., & Priester, J. (1994). To think or not to think: Exploring two routes to persuasion. In S. Shavitt & T. C. Brock (Eds.), Persuasion: Psychological insights and perspectives. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Courses Taught:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Attitude Change
  • General Experimental Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Social Issues
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology Methodology
  • Teaching of Psychology Practicum

Alan Strathman
Department of Psychological Sciences
210 McAlester Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65211
United States

  • Phone: (573) 882-1963
  • Fax: (573) 882-7710

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