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David MacKinnon

David MacKinnon

Professor MacKinnon's research interests in quantitative psychology include statistical methods (particularly as applied in health promotion and disease prevention research), mediation of intervention effects, and categorical data analysis. His research interests in social/cognitive psychology include the role of social influence and cognitive factors in health behavior, the effects of warnings, and tobacco and drug prevention.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Barrera, M., Jr., Toobert, D., Glasgow, R. E., Angell, K., & MacKinnon, D. P. (2006). Social support and social-ecological resources as mediators of lifestyle intervention effects for type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 483-495.
  • Fritz, M. S., & MacKinnon, D. P. (2007). Required sample size to detect the mediated effect. Psychological Science, 18(3), 233-239.
  • MacKinnon, D. P., Fairchild, A. J., & Fritz, M. S. (2007). Mediation analysis. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 593 -614.
  • MacKinnon, D. P., Goldberg, L., Clarke, G. N., Elliot, D. L., Cheong, J., Lapin, A., Moe, E. L., & Krull, J. L. (2001). Mediating mechanisms in a program to reduce intentions to use anabolic steroids and improve exercise self-efficacy and dietary behavior. Prevention Science, 2(1), 15-28.
  • MacKinnon, D. P., & Lockwood, C. M. (2003). Advances in statistical methods for substance abuse prevention research. Prevention Science, 4(3), 155-171.
  • MacKinnon, D. P., Lockwood, C. M., Hoffman, J. M., West, S. G., & Sheets, V. (2002). A comparison of methods to test mediated and other intervening variable effects. Psychological Methods, 7(1), 83-104.
  • MacKinnon, D. P., Lockwood, C. M., & Williams, J. (2004). Confidence limits for the indirect effect: Distribution of the product and resampling methods. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 39(1), 99-128.
  • MacKinnon, D. P., Nohre, L., Cheong, J., Stacy, A. W., & Pentz, M. A. (2001). Longitudinal relationship between the alcohol warning and alcohol consumption. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 62(2), 221-227.
  • Tein, J.-Y., Sandler, I. N., MacKinnon, D. P., & Wolchik, S. A. (2004). How did it work? Who did it work for? Mediation in the context of a moderated prevention effect for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(4), 617-624.

Other Publications:

  • Cheong, J., MacKinnon, D. P., & Khoo, S. T. (2001). A latent growth modeling approach to mediation analysis. In L. M. Collins & A. Sayer (Eds.), New methods for the analysis of change (pp. 390-392). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Courses Taught:

David MacKinnon
Department of Psychology
Box 871104
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1104
United States

  • Phone: (480) 727-6120
  • Fax: (480) 727-6176

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