Texas Tech University

Zachary P. Hohman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Experimental (Social)

Ph.D., 2012
Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

Phone: (806) 834-6772
Fax: (806) 742-0818
Office: 208, Lab: 211
Email: Zachary.hohman@ttu.edu

Hohman, Zachary

Research Interests

My research investigates the intersection of two broad domains of social psychology: 1) group processes and intergroup relations, and 2) attitudes and persuasion. Within these domains I investigate how social groups influence people's self-conception, attitudes, physiology, and biology as they relate to health behaviors. The goal of my research is to integrate basic cognitive processes into social interactive processes, societal processes, individual process, and internal processes that explain individual health behavior.

Research in my lab has a broad foci on: 1) the role that group processes and intergroup relations play in risk taking, attitude change, and persuasion; 2) the motivational role played by self-uncertainty in attitude change, group behavior, intergroup relations, and self-conception 3) influence processes within and between groups; 4) the structure of self-conception and identity in group and intergroup contexts; and 5) on physiological and biological processes related to attitude change and group processes.

Please see my lab website for more information: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/sith/

Selected Publications

  • Hohman, Z. P., Crano, W. D., & *Niedbala, E. M. (in press). Attitude Ambivalence, Social Norms, Attitudes, and Behavioral Intentions: Developing Effective Anti-Tobacco Persuasive Messages. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
  • Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2015). Fearing the uncertain: Self-uncertainty plays a role in mortality salience. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 31-42.doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.11.007
  • Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2015). Mortality salience, self-esteem, and defense of the group: Mediating role of ingroup identification. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 80-89doi: 10.1111/jasp.12277
  • Hohman, Z. P., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E. A., & Siegel, J. T. (2014). Attitudinal ambivalence, friend norms, and adolescent drug use. Prevention Science, 15, 65-74. 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.

* Graduate Student, ** Undergraduate Student

Teaching Activities

Graduate Courses:

  • Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Multivariate Analysis

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics

Current Graduate Students

Ethan Dahl
Elizabeth Niedbala
Joshua Brown

We will also be looking to add a graduate student for the 2018-2019 academic year, so please apply in 2017-2018!

Psychological Sciences

  • Address

    Texas Tech University, Department of Psychological Sciences, Box 42051 Lubbock, TX 79409-2051