Dr. Albarracin is a leading expert in the study of attitudes, communication, and behavioral change. She has been a tenured professor at the University of Illinois, the University of Florida, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has published about 180 journal articles and book chapters in the leading outlets of the psychology field and other disciplines. She is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.
Her work has been recognized with the inaugural 2018 Mid-Career Award for Outstanding Scientific Contribution on Attitudes and Social Influence from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Her research received the 2019 Avant Garde Award from the National Institute of Drug Abuse for work using computational and experimental methods. She is the author of five books, including Action and Inaction in the Social World: Predicting and Changing Attitudes and Behaviors, published by Cambridge University Press. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Psychological Bulletin (2014-2020).