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Dolores Albarracín Elected Fellow of American Academy of Political and Social Science

Penn PIK Professor Dolores Albarracín, who directs the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Science of Science Communication Division, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS).

Albaraccín, the Alexandra Heyman Nash Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor, was among seven scholars elected by the AAPSS to its 2022 cohort and was named the academy’s 2022 Harold Lasswell Fellow.

Photo of Dolores Albarracín, elected a fellow of the AAPSS
Dolores Albarracín

In its announcement, the AAPSS described Albarracín as “a scholar of communications and behavior who focuses on persuasion, especially in interventions aimed at promoting public health… [whose] research focuses on the formation of beliefs, attitudes, and goals, particularly those that are socially beneficial.”

Albaraccín holds appointments at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, School of Nursing, School of Arts & Sciences, and Wharton School. She also is Director of the Social Action Lab.


Founded in 1889, the AAPSS is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States and is dedicated to promoting the use of social science in the public sphere and in policy making. The Academy inducts a new cohort of Fellows each year, in recognition of contributions that advance science and enhance public understanding of human behavior and social dynamics.

The AAPSS will induct Albarracín and six other distinguished scholars as its newest cohort of Fellows at an event to be held in Philadelphia later this year.