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Jennifer Howell

Title: 
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifwer Howell UC Merced
Research Interests: 

Current Research Focus:

  • Factors underlying health decision-making and behavior
  • Managing bad news about health

Past research topics:

  • Intentionally avoiding health information
  • How to get people to make healthier decisions
  • Automatic and unconscious processes in health decision-making and behavior
  • Uncertainty and health
  • Responses to bad news (e.g., learning that you’re at high risk for disease; learning about automatic prejudices)
Primary Research Interest: 
General Behavioral Sciences