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Judson Mills

Judson Mills

[Note: Professor Mills died on May 1, 2008. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Mills' work.]

Prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty in 1971, Judson Mills taught at Syracuse University, the University of Missouri, the London School of Economics, and the University of Texas.

His research is focused on the topics of attitude change, communal relationships, and experimental methodology.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition


  • Harmon-Jones, E., & Mills, J. (Eds.) (1999). Cognitive dissonance: Progress on a pivotal theory in social psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Journal Articles:

  • Clark, M.S., Dubash, P., & Mills, J. (1998). Interest in another's consideration of one's needs in communal and exchange relationships. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 34, 246-264.
  • Clark, M. S., & Mills, J. (1993). The difference between communal and exchange relationships: What it is and is not. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 19, 684-691.
  • Ford, T. E., Mills, J., & Stangor, C. (1995). Effect on mood of thinking about extreme emotional terms. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 16, 159-171.
  • Liesener, J. J., & Mills, J. (in press). An experimental study of disability spread: Talking to an adult in a wheelchair like a child. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Mills, J. (1993). The appeal of tragedy: An attitude interpretation. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 14, 255-271.
  • Mills, J., & Ford, T. E. (1995). Effects of importance of a prospective choice upon private and public evaluations of the alternatives. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 256-266.
  • Mills, J., & Harmon-Jones, E. (1997). Dissonance theory revival: A radical prescription. (Review of the book A radical dissonance theory). Contemporary Psychology, 42, 494-495.
  • Sigall, H., & Mills, J. (1998). Measures of independent variables and mediators are useful in social psychology experiments: But are they necessary? Review of Personality and Social Psychology, 2, 218-226.

Other Publications:

  • Mills, J., & Clark, M. S. (1994). Communal and exchange relationships: Controversies and research. In R. Erber and R. Gilmour (Eds.), Theoretical Frameworks for Personal Relationships, Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, Associates.

Courses Taught:

  • Attitude Change
  • Communication and Persuasion
  • Current Research in Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology Research Methodology

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