Ginette Blackhart


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Ph.D., Social Psychology, 2006, Florida State University

Office: 408 Rogers-Stout

Phone: 423-439-4613


Curriculum Vitae


Academic Biography:

I earned a B.A. in psychology from Eastern Washington University in 1999, a M.S. in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 2001, and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Florida State University in 2006. I have been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at ETSU since August 2006, where I direct the Self & Relationships Lab. 

Research Interests:

Broadly, I am interested in the interaction between the self, individual difference factors, and social factors on mental and physical health. My primary research examines factors that impact self-regulatory resources and self-control, such as social anxiety. I also conduct research examining rejection sensitivity, predictors of online dating, the teaching of psychology, and research methodology in social psychology. 

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Blackhart, G. C. (August 9, 2022). Fostering a sense of belonging in the classroom. Talk presented at the 5th annual ETSU Conference for High-Impact Instructional Practices, Johnson City, TN

Blackhart, G. C., Hernandez, D. K., Wilson, E., & Hance, M. A. (2021). The impact of rejection sensitivity on self-disclosure within the context of online dating. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 24, 690-694.

Williamson, J., & Blackhart, G. C. (2021). Efficacy of guided versus self-induced learning of web-based self-compassionate journaling by college students. The American Journal of Psychology, 134, 45-59.

Dreves, P. A., Blackhart, G. C., & McBee, M. T. (2020). Do behavioral measures of self-control assess construct level variance? Journal of Research in Personality, 88, Article 104000.

Dreves, P. A., & Blackhart, G. C. (2019). Thinking into the future: How a future time perspective improves self-control. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 141-151.

Blackhart, G. C., & Clark, T. (2019). Suspicion probes and debriefing. In J. E. Edlund & A. L. Nichols (Eds.),  Advanced research methods for the social and behavioral sciences . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

Hance, M. A., Blackhart, G. C., & Dew, M. (2018). Free to be me: The relationship between the true self, rejection sensitivity, and use of online dating sites. The Journal of Social Psychology, 158, 421-429.

Lawson, T. J., Blackhart, G. C., & Gialopsos, B. M. (2016). Using the Power Balance Wristband to improve students’ research-design skillsTeaching of Psychology, 43, 318-322.

Blackhart, G. C., Williamson, J. R., and Nelson, L. A. (2015). Social anxiety in relation to self-control depletion following social interactionsJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 746-772.

Blackhart, G. C., Fitzpatrick, J., & Williamson, J. (2014). Dispositional factors predicting use of online dating sites and behaviors related to online datingComputers in Human Behavior, 33, 113-118.

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., 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.

Blackhart, G. C., Baumeister, R. F., & Twenge, J. M. (2006). Rejection’s impact on self-defeating, prosocial, antisocial, and self-regulatory behaviors. In K. D. Vohs & E. J. Finkel (Eds.), Self and relationships: Connecting interpersonal and intrapersonal processes(pp. 237-253). New York: Guilford.

Blackhart, G. C., Peruche, B. M., DeWall, C. N., & Joiner, T. E. (2006). Factors influencing teaching evaluations in higher education. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 37-39.

Courses Taught at ETSU:

Social Psychology (PSYC 2000)

Design & Analysis I (PSYC 3050)

Design & Analysis II (PSYC 3060)

Ecopsychology (PSYC 3500)

Topical Seminar in Social Psychology (PSYC 5620)

Teaching in the Psychological Sciences (PSYC 5800)

Meta-Analytic Research Methods (PSYC 6210)