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Lab Publications

Note: Lab members in bold.

Health Psychology Textbook


Brannon, Updegraff, & Feist Health Psychology (9th ed) textbook, available now; more info here.

Health Behavior

Godinho, C.A., Updegraff, J. A., & Alvarez, M-J. (in press). When is congruency helpful? Interactive effects of frame, motivational orientation and perceived message quality on fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Health Communication.

Kelly, S. M., & Updegraff, J. A. (in press). Substituting activities mediates the effect of cognitive flexibility on physical activity: A daily diary study. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. [link]

Berzins, T., Gere, J., Kelly, S. M., & Updegraff, J. A (in press).  Associations between social control, motivation, and exercise: how romantic partners influence exercise during young adulthood. Journal of Health Psychology.

Strong, C., Lin, C-Y., Jalilolghadr, S., Updegraff, J. A., Brostrom, A., & Pakpour, A. H. (in press). Sleep hygiene behaviors in Iranian adolescents: An application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Sleep Research.

Emanuel, A. S., Godinho, C. A., Steinman, C. T., & Updegraff, J. A. (in press). Education differences in cancer fatalism: The role of information-seeking experiences. Journal of Health Psychology

McCully, S. N., & Updegraff, J. A. (in press). Health message framing. In The Wiley Encyclopedia of Health Psychology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Anderson, J. R., Hawkins, M. A. W., Updegraff, J., Gunstad, J., & Spitznagel, M. B. (in press). Baseline glucoregulatory function moderates the effect of dairy milk and fruit juice on postprandial cognition in healthy young adults. European Journal of Nutrition.

Updegraff, J. A. (2017). Tailoring health behavior interventions. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Betsch, C., Böhm, R., (remaining authors in alphabetical order) Airhihenbuwa, C., Butler, R., Chapman, G., Haase, N., Herrmann, B., Igarashi, T., Kitayama, S., Korn, L., Nurm, Ü-K., Rohrmann, B., Rothman, A., Shavitt, S., Updegraff, J. A., & Uskul, A. (2016). Improving medical and health decision-making through culture-sensitive health communication: An agenda for science and practice. Medical Decision Making, 36, 811-833.

Brick, C., McCully, S. N.Updegraff, J. A., Ehret, P. J., Areguin, M. A., & Sherman, D. K. (2016). Impact of cultural exposure and message framing on oral health behavior: Exploring the role of message memory. Medical Decision Making, 36, 834-843. [preprint pdf]

Pakpour, A. H., Lin, C-Y, & Updegraff, J. A. (2016). The relationship between the theory of planned behavior and medication adherence in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior, 61, 231-236.

Pakpour, A. H., Gholami, M., Esmaeili, R., Abolhasan Naghibi, S., Updegraff, J. A., Molloy, G. J., & Dombrowski, S. U. (2015). A randomized controlled multimodal behavioural intervention trial for improving antiepileptic drug adherence. Epilepsy and Behavior, 51, 133-142.

Updegraff, J. A., Brick, C., Emanuel, A. S., Mintzer, R. E., & Sherman, D. K. (2015). Message framing for health: Moderation by perceived susceptibility and motivational orientation in a diverse sample of Americans. Health Psychology, 34, 20-29. [PDF]

Mowle, E. N., Doss, B. D., Georgia, E. J., & Updegraff, J. A. (2014). Application of regulatory focus theory to Google search advertising. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 31, 494 - 502.

Pakpour, A., Gellert, P., Asefzadeh, S., Updegraff, J. A., Molloy, G. J., & Sniehotta, F. F. (2014). Motivation and planning predict medication adherence following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 77, 287-295. 

Pakpour, A. H., Yekaninejad, M. S., Sniehotta, F. F., Updegraff, J. A., & Dombrowski, S. U. (2014). The effectiveness of gain- versus loss-framed health messages to improve oral health in Iranian secondary schools: A cluster-randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47, 376-387.

McCully, S. N., Don, B. P., & Updegraff, J. A. (2013). Using the internet to help with diet, weight and physical activity: Results from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). Journal of Medical Internet Research. doi:10.2196/jmir.2612. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., & Rothman, A. J. (2013). Health message framing: Moderators, mediators, and mysteries. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7/9, 668-679. [PDF]

Emanuel, A. S., McCully, S. N., Gallagher, K. M., & Updegraff, J. A. (2012). Theory of planned behavior explains gender difference in fruit and vegetable consumption. Appetite, 59, 693-697. [PDF]

Segar, M. L., Updegraff, J. A., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., & Richardson, C. R. (2012). Physical activity advertisements that feature daily well-being improve autonomy and body image in overweight women but not men. Journal of Obesity. doi:10.1155/2012/354721 [PDF]

Gallagher, K. M., & Updegraff, J. A. (2012). Health message framing effects on attitudes, intentions, and behavior: A meta-analytic review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 43, 101-116[PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., Emanuel, A. S., Gallagher, K. M., & Steinman, C. (2011). Framing flu prevention - An experimental field test of signs promoting hand hygiene during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic. Health Psychology, 30, 295-299. [PDF]

Gallagher, K.M.Updegraff, J. A., Rothman, A. J., & Sims, L. (2011). Perceived susceptibility to breast cancer moderates the effect of gain- and loss-framed messages on use of screening mammography. Health Psychology, 30, 145-152[PDF]

Sherman, D. K., Uskul, A.K., & Updegraff, J. A. (2011). The role of the self in responses to health communications: A cultural perspective. Self and Identity, 10, 284-294. [PDF]

Gallagher, K. M., & Updegraff, J. A. (2011). When “fit” leads to fit and when “fit” leads to fat: How message framing and intrinsic v. extrinsic exercise outcomes interact in promoting physical activity. Psychology and Health, 26, 819-834. [PDF]

Rothman, A. J., & Updegraff, J. A. (2010). Specifying when and how gain- and loss-framed messages motivate healthy behavior: An integrated approach. To appear in G. Keren (Ed.), Perspectives on Framing (pp. 257-278). London: Psychology Press / Taylor & Francis. [PDF]

Sherman, D. K., Updegraff, J. A., & Mann, T. L. (2008). Improving oral health behavior: A social psychological approach. Journal of the American Dental Association, 139, 1382-1387. [Request Paper]

Updegraff, J. A., Sherman, D. K., Luyster, F. S., & Mann, T. L. (2007). The effects of message quality and congruency on perceptions of tailored health communications. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 248-256. [PDF]

Sherman, D. K., Mann, T. L., & Updegraff, J. A. (2006). Approach/avoidance orientation, message framing, and health behavior: Understanding the congruency effect. Motivation and Emotion, 30, 164-168. [PDF]

Mann, T. L., Sherman, D. S., & Updegraff, J. A. (2004). Dispositional motivations and message framing: A test of the congruency hypothesis. Health Psychology, 23, 330-334. [PDF]

Self, Emotion and Well-Being

Ciesla, J.A., Reilly, L.C., Dickson, K.S., Emanuel, A.S., Updegraff, J.A. (2012). Dispositional mindfulness moderates the effects of stress among adolescents: Rumination as a mediator. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 760-770.

Hill, C. L., & Updegraff, J. A. (2012). Mindfulness and its relationship to emotional regulation. Emotion, 21, 81-90. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., Emanuel, A. S., Suh, E. M., & Gallagher, K. M. (2010). Sheltering the self from the storm: Self-construal abstractness and the stability of self-esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 97-108. [PDF]

Emanuel, A. S., Updegraff, J. A.Kalmbach, D. A. & Ciesla, J. A. (2010). The role of mindfulness facets in affective forecasting.Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 815-818. [PDF]

Suh, E. M., Diener, E., & Updegraff, J. A. (2008). From culture to priming conditions: How self-construal influences life satisfaction judgments. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, 3-15. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., & Suh, E. M. (2007). Happiness is a warm abstract thought: Self-construal abstractness and subjective well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 18-28. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., Gable, S. L., & Taylor, S. E. (2004). What makes experiences satisfying? The interaction of approach-avoidance motivations and emotions in well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 496-504. [PDF]

Stress, Growth and Meaning

Kim, H., Sherman, D. K., & Updegraff, J. A. (2016). Fear of Ebola: The Influence of Collectivism on Xenophobic Threat Responses. Psychological Science, 27(7), 935–944 [PDF].

Rife, S., Kerns, K., & Updegraff, J. A. (2016). Seeking support in response to social and achievement stressors: a multi-venue analysis. Personal Relationships, 23, 364–379.

Steinman, C. T., & Updegraff, J. A. (2015). Delay and death-thought accessibility: A meta-analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1682–1696. [Preprint PDF]

Silver, R. C., & Updegraff, J. A. (2013). Searching for and finding meaning following personal and collective traumas. In K. Markman, T. Proulx, and M. Lindberg (Eds.) Psychology of Meaning. Washington: American Psychological Association. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., Silver, R. C., & Holman, E. A. (2008). Searching for and finding meaning in a collective trauma: Results from a national longitudinal study of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 709-722. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A. & Marshall, G. N. (2005). Predictors of perceived growth following direct exposure to community violence.Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24, 538-560. [PDF]

Taylor, S. E., Lewis, B., Gruenwald, T., Gurung, R. A. R., Updegraff, J. A. & Klein, L. C. (2002). Sex differences in biobehavioral responses to threat: Reply to Geary and Flinn. Psychological Review, 109, 751-753. [PDF]

Updegraff, J. A., Taylor, S. E., Kemeny, M. E., & Wyatt, G. E. (2002). Positive and negative effects of HIV-infection in women with low socioeconomic resources. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 382-394. [PDF]
Updegraff, J. A., & Taylor, S. E. (2000). From vulnerability to growth: Positive and negative effects of stressful life events. In J. H. Harvey & E. Miller (Eds.), Loss and Trauma: General and Close Relationship Perspectives (pp. 3-28). Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge. [PDF]

Taylor, S. E., Klein, L. C., Lewis, B. L., Gruenewald, T. L., Gurung, R. A. R., & Updegraff, J. A. (2000). Biobehavioral responses to stress in females: Tend-and-befriend, not fight-or-flight. Psychological Review, 107, 411-429. [PDF]

Other Collaborations

Muller, M. D., Gunstad, J., Alosco, M. L., Miller, L. A., Updegraff, J. A., Spitznagel, M. B., & Glickman, E. L. (2012). Effects of acute cold exposure on cognitive function: Evidence for sustained impairment. Ergonomics, 55, 792-798.

Spitznagel, M.B., Updegraff, J.A., Pierce, K., Walter, K., Collinsworth, T., Glickman, E., Gunstad, J., (2009). Cognitive function during acute cold exposure with or without sleep deprivation lasting 53 h. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 80, 703-708.