Prof. Barry Collins
Prof. Collins is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at UCLA.
numerous publications cover social psychology, applied social psychology, research methods, attitude change, persuasion, and social influence, Dissonance Theory, the design and evaluation of questionnaire measures, interviewing, health education, and community-based participatory research.
These publications use a wide variety of statistical analyses.
He served as Director of Research at Healthy African American Families II.
He has taught at Yale and Stanford and was a Prof. of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin.
has written a textbooks on social psychology and research methods.
coauthored a book on Theories of Attitude Change.
has served and chair and vice chair of the human subjects protection committee (IRB).
He has been an advisor for over a hundred undergraduate honors theses and MA and PhD theses.
He has served as a social-psychology expert witness in court cases.
His BS and MA were in communication at Northwestern University.
He has focuses on one-on-one mentoring on activities ranging from: (a) the choice of a research topic that is relevant to the interests and skills of a particular student, (b) the identification of the most relevant theories, (c) the development of hypotheses, (d) research design, (e) the organization of research writing, (f) methods sections, (g) data analyses and the presentation results, and (h) the interpretation of results.
Brewer, M. B., & Collins
, B. E. (Eds.). (1981).
, B. E. (1970).
Social psychology: Social influence, attitude change, small groups, and prejudice.
Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley
Kiesler, C., Collins
, B. E., & Miller, N. (1969).
Attitude change: A critical analysis of theoretical approaches.
New York: Wiley
Carlsmith, J. M., Collins
, B. E., & Helmreich, R. L. (1966).
Studies in forced compliance: I. The effect of pressure for compliance on attitudes change produced by face-to-face role playing and anonymous essay writing.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
, 4, 1-13.
Chung, B., Corbett, C. E., Boulet, B., Cummings, J. R., Paxton, K., McDaniel, S., Mercier, S. O., Franklin, C., Mercier, E., Jones, Collins
, B. E., Koegel, P., Duan, Wells, K., & Glik, D. (2006).
A description of a community-academic partnered project to engage an African-American community around depression through the use of poetry, film, and photography.
Ethnicity and Disease,16(1), S1-67-S1-78.
Collins, B.E. (1974).
Four components of the Rotter internal-external scale: Belief in a difficult world, a just world, a predictable world, and a politically responsive world.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
, 29, 381-391.
, B. E., & Hoyt, M. F. (1972).
Personal responsibility-for consequences: An integration and extension of the "forced compliance" literature.
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
, 8, 558-593.
, B. E., & Reed, G. M. (1994).
Ten principles proposed as policy guidelines for mental health intervention research and mental health services among persons living with HIV/AIDS.
Social Rehabilitation, 17, 83-95.
Collins, Barry E. (2001).
Two treks through the same trauma, with and without social support.
Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology
, 20 341-353.
Helweg-Larsen, M., & Collins
, B. E. (1994).
multidimensional condom attitudes scale: documenting the complex determinants of condom use in college students.
Health Psychology, 13, 224-237.
Jones, L. & Collins, B.E. (2010).
Participation in Action: The Healthy African American Families Community Conference Model.
Ethnicity and Disease, 20, s2-15-s2-20.
Miller, A. G., Collins
, B. E., & Brief, D. E. (1995).
Perspectives on obedience to authority: The legacy of the Milgram experiments.
Journal of Social Issues
, 51, 1-19.
Mintz, L. I., & Collins
, B. E. (1985).
Qualitative influence on the perception movement: An experimental study.
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
, 13, 143-153.
Savell, J. M., Woefel, J. C., Collins
, B. E., & Bentler, P. M. (1979).
A study of male and female soldiers' beliefs about the "appropriateness" of various jobs for women in the army.
Sex Roles, 41-50.
Chung, B., Jones, L., Jones, L., Corbett C. E., Booker, T., Wells, K. B., & Collins
, B. E. (2009).
Using community arts events to enhance collective efficacy and community engagement to address depression in an african american community.
American Journal of Public Health
, 99, 237-244.
, B. E. (2004).
What is beautiful is exciting and socially attractive.
Poster presented at the American Psychological Society Annual Meetings May, 2004.
, B. E., Whalen, C. K., Henker, B. (1980).
Ecological and pharmacological influences of behaviors in the classroom: The hyperkinetic syndrome.
was very helpful.
answered questions and emails promptly.
was thorough and detailed in his
(On file with network coordinator)
"I was extremely satisfied by Prof. Collins
I send him my draft and he
helped me to structure the thesis and gave me very pertinent advices.
reviewed what I have written until that moment and coached me in writing what was left.
From the moment I was in contact with the professor I had a great feeling of being supported by a very competent professional.
Before knowing Prof Collins
, writing the dissertation was a stressful process and made me feel very anxious; after starting to collaborate with Prof. Collins
, writing the dissertation became a pleasant adventure.
We had regular contact by e-mail (I live in Europe) and I was impressed how available he
was, answering to all my questions very promptly, helping me to advance.
I really needed a frequent contact because it was an ongoing process; I appreciated a lot he
was following my tempo in order to respect the deadline.
I got an A with distinction for my Master Dissertation.
I am so thankful to Prof. Collins