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Sonya Dal Cin

Sonya Dal Cin

  • SPN Mentor

I study the psychosocial antecedents of behaviour and behaviour change. Specifically, I am interested in the effects of social influences (e.g., media messages) and individual differences (e.g., transportability--the degree to which one is engaged by narratives) on implicit and explicit attitudes, norms, and self-concept. Outcomes of interest include health behaviours (e.g., smoking, drinking, safer sex), stereotyping and prejudice, and person perception.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Communication, Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity

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Courses Taught:

  • Health Communication and Health Behavior Change
  • Mass Media and Health Behavior
  • Mass Media and the Individual: Uses and Impact
  • Research Methods (Graduate)

Sonya Dal Cin
Department of Communication Studies
University of Michigan
105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1285
United States

  • Phone: (734) 615-0380
  • Fax: (734) 764-3288

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