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Kerry L. Marsh

Kerry L. Marsh

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Kerry Marsh received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 1984, her M.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 1986, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 1991. Her undergraduate teaching is at the Greater Hartford campus of UConn; her graduate students and research labs are housed in Psychology (social division, and ecological division) and the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (virtual reality and HIV research, virtual reality and egress research) at the Storrs campus, as well as at the West Hartford campus (satellite virtual reality lab). Her current areas of research include: motivational & affective processes in persuasion (attitude functions, implicit attitudes, and HIV risk); social affordances of behavior settings and interpersonal synchrony; an ecological approach to environmental psychology, motivational influences on social cognition, action, and outcomes; dynamics of virtual and real interpersonal interactions (e.g., nonverbal communication; immersive virtual reality methods); meta-analysis of sociobehavioral HIV interventions; and individual differences in control needs.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Communication, Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology: Attitudes
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Current Issues Seminar in Social Psychology: Social Cognitio
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Interpersonal Perception and Attribution (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (Undergraduate)
  • Laboratory in Social Psychology Research Methods (undergrad)
  • Research Methods (Undergraduate)

Kerry L. Marsh
J. Ray Ryan Building
University of Connecticut
2006 Hillside Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
United States

  • Phone: (860) 486-2452
  • Fax: (530) 579-6445

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