Dr. Ginni Blackhart

Associate Professor & Assistant Chair

Department of Psychology, East Tennessee State University

Ph.D., 2006, Florida State University

Social Psychology

Office: 408 Rogers-Stout

Phone: 423-439-4613


Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Broadly, I am interested in the interaction between the self and/or individual difference factors and social factors on mental and physical health. My current primary interest is examining factors that impact self-regulatory resources and self-control. I also conduct research examining responses to various forms of social rejection as well as in the area of research methodology in social psychology. More information about my research can be found on the Self & Relationships Lab and current research pages.

Selected Publications:

Blackhart, G. C., Fitzpatrick, J., & Williamson, J. (in press). Dispositional factors predicting use of online dating sites and behaviors related to online dating. Computers in Human Behavior.

Edlund, J. E., Nichols, A. L., Okdie, B. M., Guadagno, R. E., Eno, C. A., Heider, J. D., Hansen, E., Sagarin, B. J., Blackhart, G., Cottrell, C. A., & Wilcox, K. T. (in press). The prevalence and prevention of crosstalk: A multi-institutional study. The Journal of Social Psychology.

Seehusen, J., Cordaro, F., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Routledge, C., Blackhart, G. C., Epstude, K., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2013). Individual differences in nostalgia proneness: The integrating role of the need to belong. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 904-908.

Blackhart, G. C., Brown, K. E., Clark, T., Pierce, D. L., & Shell, K. (2012). Assessing the adequacy of post-experimental inquiries in deception research and factors that promote participant honesty. Behavior Research Methods, 44, 24-40.

Blackhart, G. C., Nelson, B. C., Winter, A., Rockney, A. (2011). Self-control in relation to feelings of belonging and acceptance. Self and Identity, 10, 152-165.

Blackhart, G. C., Knowles, M. L., Nelson, B. C., & Baumeister, R. F. (2009). Rejection elicits emotional reactions but neither causes immediate distress nor lowers self-esteem: A meta-analytic review of 192 studies on social exclusion. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 269-309.

Blackhart, G. C., Eckel, L. A., & Tice, D. M. (2007). Salivary cortisol in response to acute social rejection and acceptance by peers. Biological Psychology, 75, 267-276.

Courses Taught at ETSU:

Social Psychology (PSYC 2000)

Design & Analysis I and II (PSYC 3050 and 3060)

Topical Graduate Seminar in Social Psychology (PSYC 5620)

    The Self

    The Self and Relationships

Teaching Practicum in Psychology I and II (PSYC 5801 and 6801)

Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1310)