Helen C. Harton, Ph.D.


Professor of Psychology

Graduate Coordinator

Social Area Coordinator

Associate Director, Center for Academic Ethics

University of Northern Iowa


Office: Bartlett 2080

E-mail: harton@uni.edu

Phone: 319-273-2235

Office hours: M 3-4; WF 11-11:50; by appointment

I received my Ph.D. in social psychology from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, in 1998. I teach research methods, the graduate professional issues course (readings), graduate level social psychology, and special topics in social psychology (e.g., attitudes, social influence, interpersonal relationships, prejudice). My research is primarily in the area of attitude change and social influence, broadly defined. Current projects investigate attitudes toward immigrants and other stigmatized groups, the relationship between political orientation and expressions of prejudice, and research ethics (e.g., proper presentation of consent forms, participant views on “big data”). I am co-PI on a grant with Anita Gordon to study faculty views on questionable research practices. 

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·         Spring 2018 Classes

·          Research Interests

·          My lab website

·          Research Opportunities

·          Hints for making good poster presentations

·          Department of Psychology

·          Graduate Program website

·          University of Northern Iowa

·          Links to relevant websites

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Spring 2018 Classes

PSYCH 6202 Research Design

PSYCH 6205 Advances and Developments in Social Psychology

Lab syllabus

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Research Interests

            Political psychology

            Social influence and culture

            Research ethics

            Prejudice and stereotyping

Attitude change

Interpersonal relationships

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