Kenji Noguchi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
My research concerns how people process social information, and how this affects their attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Specifically, I am interested in how subtle situational and social cues influence people's motivations and attitudes. My past studies indicated that introspective self-talk, general goals to be active, confirmation bias, and other persuasion attempts have influences on motivations and attitudes. Health promotion behavior is important because Mississippi has serious problems on this regard. Our lab contributes to the basic understanding of motivational processes and tries to apply the knowledge to the community. Undergraduate students have an opportunity to work as a research assistant to gain research experience. They can also work on their own research under my supervision as a senior thesis or an independent study.