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Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

Andrew H. Hales

Andrew H. Hales
Experimental Faculty
Assistant Professor

Area: Social Psychology

Postdoc, University of Virginia
Ph.D., Purdue University (2017)
M.S., Purdue University (2014)
B.A., University of Nevada, Reno (2011)

Dr. Hales’s research focuses on the causes and consequences of social ostracism, and social influence more generally. Why does it hurt to be left out? What can people do to feel better if they are ostracized? Dr. Hales uses experimental methods to answer these and related questions.

Research Areas

  • Social Ostracism: Precipitating factors, consequences, and coping strategies
  • Social Influence: Compliance and image maintenance
  • Decision-Making: Strategies that people employ when improving things
  • Replicability: Best research practices

 Dr. Hales plans to accept a graduate student for the 2021-2022 academic year.