Donald O. Granberg

Donald O. Granberg
Professor Emeritus
Education: 

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Research and Teaching: 

My research interests focus on social psychological aspects of decision-making in different contexts. These include strategies for inducing cooperation in the prisoners' dilemma, two-stage decision making in The Monty Hall Dilemma, and testing directional and proximity theories of attraction. I also have a continuing interest in political perception, wishful thinking, and more generally in the social psychology of voting behavior. The abortion controversy, and the associated "pro-choice" movement and "pro-life" counter movement have also been analyzed extensively in my research. Involvement in this research had led to methodological analyses pertaining to issues of the validity and reliability of survey research.

Teaching

  • Public Opinion
  • Social Interaction Research
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Statistics
Select Publications: 

Granberg, Donald and Nacy Dorr, "Further Exploration of Two- Stage Decision Making in the Monty Hall Dilemma," American Journal of Psychology, 1998, 111, 561-579.