Recent Submissions

  • Financial strain and cancer risk behaviors among African Americans 

    Advani, Pragati S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga T.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Savoy, Elaine J.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    BACKGROUND: African Americans suffer disproportionately from the adverse consequences of behavioral risk factors for cancer relative to other ethnic groups. Recent studies have assessed how financial strain might uniquely ...
  • Discrimination, Affect, and Cancer Risk Factors among African Americans 

    Cuevas, Adolfo G.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Adams, Claire E.; Cao, Yumei; Nguyen, Nga; Wetter, David W.; Watkins, Kellie L.; Regan, Seann D.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives: To examine whether stress or depressive symptoms mediated associations between perceived discrimination and multiple modifiable behavioral risk factors for cancer among 1363 African American adults. Methods: ...
  • Financial Strain and Self-rated Health among Black Adults 

    Savoy, Elaine J.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Nguyen, Nga; Advani, Pragati S.; Fisher, Felicia D.; Wetter, David W.; Cuevas, Adolfo G.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives: To explore associations between financial strain and self-rated health among 1341 black adults. Methods: Associations were investigated using a covariate-adjusted linear regression model. Mediation (via stress ...
  • A cross-lagged path analysis of five intrapersonal determinants of smoking cessation 

    Castro, Yessenia; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Businelle, Michael S.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Heppner, Whitney L.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Background: Prominent theories of drug use underscore the importance of considering the inter-relationships (e.g., reciprocal relations, indirect effects) of determinants of drug use behavior. In the area of smoking, few ...
  • Mindfulness Predicts Lower Affective Volatility among African Americans During Smoking Cessation 

    Adams, Claire E.; Chen, Minxing; Guo, Lin; Lam, Cho Y.; Stewart, Diana W.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel A.; Heppner, Whitney L.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin; Li, Yisheng; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Recent research suggests that mindfulness benefits emotion regulation and smoking cessation. However, the mechanisms by which mindfulness affects emotional and behavioral functioning are unclear. One potential mechanism, ...
  • Positive Smoking Outcome Expectancies Mediate the Association between Negative Affect and Smoking Urge among Women During a Quit Attempt 

    Cano, Miguel Ángel; Lam, Cho Y.; Chen, Minxing; Adams, Claire E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Stewart, Diana W.; McClure, Jennifer B.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Ecological momentary assessment was used to examine associations between negative affect, positive smoking outcome expectancies, and smoking urge during the first 7 days of a smoking quit attempt. Participants were 302 ...
  • Nonjudging facet of mindfulness predicts enhanced smoking cessation in Hispanics 

    Spears, Claire Adams; Houchins, Sean C.; Stewart, Diana W.; Chen, Minxing; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Heppner, Whitney L.; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Wetter, David W. (2015)
    Although most smokers express interest in quitting, actual quit rates are low. Identifying strategies to enhance smoking cessation is critical, particularly among underserved populations, including Hispanics, for whom many ...
  • Impact of a Mobile Phone Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behavior in a Community Sample of Adults: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation 

    Kendzor, Darla E.; Shuval, Kerem; Gabriel, Kelley Pettee; Businelle, Michael S.; Ma, Ping; High, Robin R.; Cuate, Erica L.; Poonawalla, Insiya B.; Rios, Debra M.; Demark-Wahnefried, Wendy; Swartz, Michael D.; Wetter, David W. (2016)
    Background: Greater time spent sedentary is linked with increased risk of breast, colorectal, ovarian, endometrial, and prostate cancers. Given steadily increasing rates of mobile phone ownership, mobile phone interventions ...
  • A Context-Independent Situational Judgment Test to Measure Prosocial Implicit Trait Policy 

    Motowidlo, Stephan J.; Ghosh, Kamalika; Mendoza, Anjelica M.; Buchanan, Ashley E.; Lerma, Mikal N. (2016)
    Two studies developed and validated a context-independent situational judgment test (SJT) of prosocial implicit trait policy (ITP). The first study developed an SJT based on critical incidents about the prosocial behavior ...
  • The association of depression and anxiety with glycemic control among Mexican Americans with diabetes living near the U.S.-Mexico border 

    Kendzor, Darla E.; Chen, Minxing; Reininger, Belinda M.; Businelle, Michael S.; Stewart, Diana W.; Fisher-Hoch, Susan P.; Rentfro, Anne R.; Wetter, David W.; McCormick, Joseph B. (2014)
    Background: The prevalence of diabetes is alarmingly high among Mexican American adults residing near the U.S.-Mexico border. Depression is also common among Mexican Americans with diabetes, and may have a negative influence ...
  • Cognition and Craving During Smoking Cessation: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study 

    Waters, Andrew J.; Szeto, Edwin H.; Wetter, David W.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Robinson, Jason D.; Li, Yisheng (2014)
    Introduction: Some studies using ecological momentary assessment (EMA) have revealed an association between craving for cigarettes and relapse. It is therefore important to understand the correlates of craving during smoking ...
  • The influence of discrimination on smoking cessation among Latinos 

    Kendzor, Darla E.; Businelle, Michael S.; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Castro, Yessenia; Vidrine, Jennifer I.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Lam, Cho Y.; Adams, Claire E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Background: Although studies have shown a cross-sectional link between discrimination and smoking, the prospective influence of discrimination on smoking cessation has yet to be evaluated. Thus, the purpose of the current ...
  • Association of Acculturation, Nativity, and Years Living in the United States with Biobanking among Individuals of Mexican Descent 

    Lopez, David S.; Fernandez, Maria E.; Cano, Miguel Angel; Mendez, Claudia; Tsai, Chu-Lin; Wetter, David W.; Strom, Sara S. (2014)
    Background: Biobanking is the collection of human biospecimens (tissues, blood, and body fluids) and their associated clinical and outcome data. Hispanics are less likely to provide biologic specimens for biobanking. The ...
  • Promoting Tobacco Cessation and Smoke-Free Workplaces Through Community Outreach Partnerships in Puerto Rico 

    Díaz-Toro, Elba C.; Fernández, Maria E.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Calo, William A.; Ortiz, Ana Patricia; Mejía, Luz M.; Mazas, Carlos A.; Santos-Ortiz, María del Carmen; Wetter, David W. (2014)
    Background: Puerto Rico (PR) has a lower smoking prevalence than the United States (14.8% vs. 21.2%, respectively); nevertheless, the five leading causes of death are associated with smoking. There is a need to implement ...
  • Density and Proximity of Fast Food Restaurants and Body Mass Index Among African Americans 

    Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Regan, Seann D.; Nguyen, Nga; Cromley, Ellen K.; Strong, Larkin L.; Wetter, David W.; McNeill, Lorna H. (2014)
    Objectives. The purpose of this study was to address current gaps in the literature by examining the associations of fast food restaurant (FFR) density around the home and FFR proximity to the home, respectively, with body ...
  • Lower health literacy predicts smoking relapse among racially/ethnically diverse smokers with low socioeconomic status 

    Stewart, Diana W.; Cano, Miguel Ángel; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Spears, Claire Adams; Li, Yisheng; Waters, Andrew J.; Wetter, David W.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin (2014)
    Background: Nearly half of U.S. adults have difficulties with health literacy (HL), which is defined as the ability to adequately obtain, process, and understand basic health information. Lower HL is associated with negative ...
  • Cloud-based Meta-analysis to Bridge Science and Practice: Welcome to metaBUS 

    Bosco, Frank A.; Steel, Piers; Oswald, Frederick L.; Uggerslev, Krista; Field, James G. (2015)
    Although volumes have been written on spanning the science-practice gap in applied psychology, surprisingly few tangible components of that bridge have actually been constructed. We describe the metaBUS platform that ...
  • Dispositional Mindfulness Predicts Enhanced Smoking Cessation and Smoking Lapse Recovery 

    Heppner, Whitney L.; Spears, Claire Adams; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Castro, Yessenia; Li, Yisheng; Guo, Beibei; Reitzel, Lorraine R.; Vidrine, Jennifer Irvin; Mazas, Carlos A.; Cofta-Woerpel, Ludmila; Cinciripini, Paul M.; Ahluwalia, Jasjit S.; Wetter, David W. (2016)
    Background: Although mindfulness has been hypothesized to promote health behaviors, no research has examined how dispositional mindfulness might influence the process of smoking cessation. Purpose: The current study ...
  • The Role of Working Memory Capacity and Interference Resolution Mechanisms in Task Switching 

    Pettigrew, Corinne; Martin, Randi C. (2015)
    Theories of task switching have emphasized a number of control mechanisms that may support the ability to flexibly switch between tasks. The present study examined the extent to which individual differences in working ...
  • Generations at Work: Don't Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater 

    Beier, Margaret E.; Kanfer, Ruth (2015)
    Costanza and Finkelstein (2015) are correct to highlight the dangers of using generationally based stereotypes in organizations. Although popular, these stereotypes are related to a stigmatization based on group membership ...

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