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Traci Mann

Traci Mann

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My research focuses on self-control processes, and I study these processes in the context of health behaviors, especially dieting.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Lambird, K. M., & Mann, T. (2006). When do ego threats lead to self-regulation failure? Negative consequences of defensive high self-esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1177-1187.
  • Lew, A., Mann, T., Myers, H., Taylor, S., & Bower, J. (2007). Thin-ideal media and women's body dissatisfaction: Prevention using downward social comparisons on non-appearance dimensions. Sex Roles, 57, 543-556.
  • Mann, T. (2001). Effects of future writing and optimism on reported health behaviors in HIV-infected females. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 26-33.
  • Mann, T. (1994). Informed consent for psychology research: Do subjects comprehend consent forms and understand their legal rights? Psychological Science, 5, 140-143.
  • Mann, T., Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Huang, K., Burgard, D., Wright, A., & Hanson, K. (1997). Are two interventions worse than none? Joint primary and secondary prevention of eating disorders in college females. Health Psychology, 16, 215-225.
  • Mann, T., Sherman, D., & Updegraff, J. (2004). Dispositional motivations and message framing: A test of the congruency hypothesis. Health Psychology, 23, 330-334.
  • Mann, T., Tomiyama, A. J., Westling, E., Lew, A., Samuels, B., & Chatman, J. (2007). Medicare's search for effective obesity treatments: Diets are not the answer. American Psychologist, 62, 220-233.
  • Mann, T., & Ward, A. (2007). Attention, self-control, and health behaviors. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 16, 280-283.
  • Mann, T., & Ward, A. (2004). To eat or not to eat: Implications of the attentional myopia model for restrained eaters. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 90-98.
  • Parent, S., Ward, A., & Mann, T. (2007). Health information processed under limited attention: Is it better to be "hot" or "cool"? Health Psychology, 26, 159-164.
  • Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., Vinas, D., Hunger, J., DeJager, J., & Taylor, S. E. (2010). Low calorie dieting increases cortisol. Psychosomatic Medicine.
  • Tomiyama, A. J., Moskovich, A., Haltom, K. B., Ju, T., & Mann, T. (2009). Consumption after a diet violation: Disinhibition or compensation? Psychological Science, 20, 1275-1281.
  • Ward, A., & Mann, T. (2000). Don't mind if I do: Disinhibited eating under cognitive load. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 753-763.
  • Ward, A., Mann, T., Westling, E., Creswell, J. D., Ebert, J. A., & Wallaert, M. (2008). Stepping up the pressure: Arousal can be associated with a reduction in male aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 584-592.
  • Westling, E., Mann, T., & Ward, A. (2006). The self-control of smoking: When does narrowed attention help? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 2115-2133.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Health Psychology
  • Principles of Social Psychology (Graduate level)
  • The Psychology of Eating and Body Image

Traci Mann
Department of Psychology
University of Minnesota
75 E. River Road, Elliott Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
United States

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