Reactions to Advice

With her lab, Lyn M. Van Swol has been studying how people react to advice.  Current projects include working with Dr. Bret Shaw examining how to give advice to private landowners about land management practices.

Another project examines if people make more accurate decisions when they receive advice from someone who is an “opponent”- whether that means supporting another sports team or political candidate.

Finally, a series of studies have examined factors that increase utilization of advice, including attachment style, level of power in the relationship, level of secrecy, or self concept clarity.