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Faculty Member - Experimental Psychology

Zachary Hohman, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor


Ph.D., 2012

Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University


Phone: (806) 834-6772

Fax: (806) 742-0818


Research Interests:

I am a social psychologist whose research focuses on group processes, intergroup relations and the self-concept. I am also interested in the role that attitudes and persuasion plays in group processes and intergroup relations. I investigate these interests on phenomena that have a significant impact in society, specifically health behaviors.

Research in my lab has a broad focus on: (1) influence processes within and between groups; (2) the motivational role played by self-uncertainty in group behavior, intergroup relations and self-conception; and (3) the structure of self-conception and identity in group and intergroup contexts.

Selected Research:

  • Hohman, Z. P., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E. A., & Siegel, J. T. (2013). Attitudinal ambivalence, friend norms, and adolescent drug use. Journal of Prevention Science. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11121-013-0368-8
  • Miller, S. M., Siegel, J. T., Hohman, Z. P., & Crano, W. D. (2013). Factors Mediating the Association of Parent’s Marijuana Use and their Adolescent Children’s Subsequent Initiation. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0032201
  • Alvaro, E. A., Crano, W. D., Siegel, J. T., Hohman, Z. P., Johnson, I., Nakawaki, B. (2013). Adolescent attitudes toward anti-marijuana ads, use intentions, and actual marijuana usage. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0031960.
  • Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2011). Fear and uncertainty in the face of death: The role of life after death in group identification. European Journal of Social Psychology 41, 751-760.
  • Hogg, M. A., Siegel, J. T., & Hohman, Z. P. (2011). Groups can jeopardize your health: Identifying with un-healthy groups to reduce self-uncertainty. Self and Identity, 10, 326-335.
  • Hohman, Z. P., Hogg, M.A., & Bligh, M. C. (2010). Identity and intergroup leadership: Asymmetrical political and national identification in response to uncertainty. Self and Identity, 9, 113-128.
  • Hogg, M. A., Hohman, Z. P., & Rivera, J. E. (2008). Why do people join groups: Three motivational accounts from social psychology. Social Psychology and Personality Compass, 2/3, 1269-1280.

Teaching Interests and Activities:

Graduate Courses:

  • Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
  • Attitudes and Persuasion

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Research methods