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Tanya L. Chartrand

Tanya L. Chartrand

Tanya Chartrand is the Roy J. Bostock Marketing Professor and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Her research interests focus on the nonconscious processes influencing emotion, cognition, and behavior. Tanya has published in numerous psychology and consumer behavior journals, including American Psychologist, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Social Cognition. Tanya is co-chairing the 2011 North American Association for Consumer Research Conference and is co-editor of a special issue of Journal of Consumer Psychology on Nonconscious Processes that appeared in 2011. She is also on the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, chairing the dissertation award, career trajectory award, and membership committees. She received her PhD from New York University in social psychology, and was on the psychology faculty at Ohio State University before joining Duke University. Tanya teaches Market Intelligence and Consumer Behavior to the MBAs, Social Cognition and Automaticity to the PhDs, and Psychology of Consumers to the undergraduates at Duke

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Bargh, J. A., & Chartrand, T. L. (1999). The unbearable automaticity of being. American Psychologist, 54, 462-479.
  • Chartrand, T. L. (2005). The role of conscious awareness in consumer behavior. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 15, 203-210.
  • Chartrand, T. L., & Bargh, J. A. (1999). The chameleon effect: The perception-behavior link and social interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 893-910.
  • Chartrand, T. L. & Bargh, J. A. (1996). Automatic activation of impression formation and memorization goals: Nonconscious goal priming reproduces effects of explicit task instructions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 464-478.
  • Chartrand, T. L., van Baaren, R., & Bargh, J. A. (2006). Linking automatic evaluation to mood and information processing style: Consequences for experienced affect, information processing, and stereotyping. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 135, 70-77.
  • Cheng, C. M., & Chartrand, T. L. (2003). Self-monitoring without awareness: Using mimicry as a nonconscious affiliation strategy. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 1170-1179.
  • Finkel, E. J., Campbell, W. K., Brunell, A. B., Dalton, A. N., Scarbeck, S. J., & Chartrand, T. L. (2006). High maintenance interaction: Inefficient social coordination impairs self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 456-475.
  • Lakin, J., & Chartrand, T. L. (2003). Using nonconscious behavioral mimicry to create affiliation and rapport. Psychological Science, 14, 334-339.
  • Lakin, J. L., Jefferis, V. E., Cheng, C. M., & Chartrand, T. L. (2003). The Chameleon Effect as social glue: Evidence for the evolutionary significance of nonconscious mimicry. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 27, 145-162.
  • Smith, N. K., Cacioppo, J., Larsen, J., & Chartrand, T. L. (2003). May I have your attention, please: Electrocortical responses to positive and negative stimuli. Neuropsychologia (41), 171-183.
  • Smith, N. K., Larsen, J., Chartrand, T. L., Cacioppo, J. T., Savage, H. J., & Moran, K. E. (2006). Being bad isn't always good: Evaluative context moderates the attention bias toward negative information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 210-220.
  • van Baaren, R., Horgan, T., Chartrand, T. L., & Dijkmans, M. (2004). The forest, the trees, and the chameleon: Context dependency and nonconscious mimicry. Journal of Tanya L. Chartrand 4 Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 453-459.
  • van Baaren, R., Maddux, W. W., Chartrand, T. L., de Bouter, C., & van Knippenberg, A. (2003). It takes two to mimic: Behavioral consequences of self-construals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1093-1102.

Other Publications:

  • Bargh, J. A., & Chartrand, T. L. (2000). The mind in the middle: A practical guide to priming and automaticity research. In H. T. Reis & C. M. Judd (Eds.), Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology (pp. 253-285). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chartrand, T. L., Maddux, W., & Lakin, J. (2005). Beyond the perception-behavior link: The ubiquitous utility and motivational moderators of nonconscious mimicry. In R. Hassin, J. Uleman, & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), The New Unconscious (pp. 334-361). New York: Oxford University Press.

Tanya L. Chartrand
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University
Box 90120, 134 Towerview Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
United States of America

  • Phone: (919) 660-2904
  • Fax: (919) 681-6245

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