Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Mark Manning, Ph.D.

Mark Manning

Assistant Professor
Office: 202 Pryale Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2343
E-mail: markmanning@oakland.edu
Personal Website: markmanningphd.com

Dr. Manning received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst under the mentorship of Icek Ajzen, where he focused on understanding the influence of perceived norms on behaviors. Prior to being at Oakland University, Dr. Manning was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology at Wayne State University and a Scientist in the Population Studies and Disparities Program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Among other things, he has examined effects of variations in behavior, behavioral appraisals and disposition on the relations between norms and behaviors; and processes involved in the relation between depression and medication adherence among breast cancer survivors. He particularly focuses on between-race differences in how/which information promotes health behaviors, and on the contribution of these differences to racial health and health care disparities. His current research focuses on predicting health behaviors from cognitive (e.g., social norms, attitudes, etc.) and social (e.g., racial group) determinants, with a particular interest in racial differences in preventive health behaviors (e.g., cancer screening) and related health outcomes. He is transitioning his research program to focus more on lay perspectives on the effects of racism n health-related behaviors, and effects of context and measurement on the effects of racism and medical mistrust. He has expertise in various statistical methods including structural regression modeling and multi-level modeling. He and his wife live in a relatively old house in Michigan with their two children, and their dogs and cats.