hit counter

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

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.

Kelly, S. N., & 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]

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.

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.