Geoff Der

Summary

Affiliation: University of Glasgow
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in reaction time in adulthood: results from the United Kingdom Health and Lifestyle Survey
    Geoff Der
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, Scotland, UK
    Psychol Aging 21:62-73. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint IQ and the health of nations: some critical comments on Kanazawa (2006)
    Geoff Der
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 12:315-21. 2007
  3. pmc Effect of breast feeding on intelligence in children: prospective study, sibling pairs analysis, and meta-analysis
    Geoff Der
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 333:945. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint 100 years of poverty
    Geoff Der
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:839. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Cognition and mortality from the major causes of death: the Health and Lifestyle Survey
    Beverly A Shipley
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 65:143-52. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Does IQ predict cardiovascular disease mortality as strongly as established risk factors? Comparison of effect estimates using the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:24-7. 2010
  7. pmc Does IQ explain socioeconomic inequalities in health? Evidence from a population based cohort study in the west of Scotland
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 332:580-4. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Emergence of ethnic differences in blood pressure in adolescence: the determinants of adolescent social well-being and health study
    Seeromanie Harding
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 55:1063-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Association between mortality and cognitive change over 7 years in a large representative sample of UK residents
    Beverly A Shipley
    Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7, George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychosom Med 69:640-50. 2007
  10. pmc Does IQ explain socio-economic differentials in total and cardiovascular disease mortality? Comparison with the explanatory power of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in the Vietnam Experience Study
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Eur Heart J 30:1903-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Age and sex differences in reaction time in adulthood: results from the United Kingdom Health and Lifestyle Survey
    Geoff Der
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, Scotland, UK
    Psychol Aging 21:62-73. 2006
    ..The aging of choice RT variability is a function of its mean and the error rate. There are significant sex differences, most notably for choice RT variability...
  2. ncbi request reprint IQ and the health of nations: some critical comments on Kanazawa (2006)
    Geoff Der
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 12:315-21. 2007
    ..We also argue that HIV prevalence rates are a more parsimonious explanation for differences between sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere...
  3. pmc Effect of breast feeding on intelligence in children: prospective study, sibling pairs analysis, and meta-analysis
    Geoff Der
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 333:945. 2006
    ..To assess the importance of maternal intelligence, and the effect of controlling for it and other important confounders, in the link between breast feeding and children's intelligence...
  4. ncbi request reprint 100 years of poverty
    Geoff Der
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:839. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Cognition and mortality from the major causes of death: the Health and Lifestyle Survey
    Beverly A Shipley
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ, Scotland, UK
    J Psychosom Res 65:143-52. 2008
    ..To investigate the influence of reaction time and cognition on the risk of death from cause-specific mortality and to examine whether any association found remains after adjustment for available socioeconomic, lifestyle, and health factors...
  6. doi request reprint Does IQ predict cardiovascular disease mortality as strongly as established risk factors? Comparison of effect estimates using the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:24-7. 2010
    ..To compare the strength of the association between intelligence quotient (IQ) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality with the predictive power for established risk factors...
  7. pmc Does IQ explain socioeconomic inequalities in health? Evidence from a population based cohort study in the west of Scotland
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 332:580-4. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that IQ is a fundamental cause of socioeconomic inequalities in health...
  8. doi request reprint Emergence of ethnic differences in blood pressure in adolescence: the determinants of adolescent social well-being and health study
    Seeromanie Harding
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 55:1063-9. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that ethnic divergences in blood pressure begin in adolescence and are particularly striking for boys. They signal the need for early prevention of adverse cardiovascular disease risks in later life...
  9. ncbi request reprint Association between mortality and cognitive change over 7 years in a large representative sample of UK residents
    Beverly A Shipley
    Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7, George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Psychosom Med 69:640-50. 2007
    ..To examine the association between change in reaction time and cognitive performance over 7 years and the risk of death from all causes and some specific causes after controlling for known risk factors...
  10. pmc Does IQ explain socio-economic differentials in total and cardiovascular disease mortality? Comparison with the explanatory power of traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in the Vietnam Experience Study
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Eur Heart J 30:1903-9. 2009
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  11. pmc Age-related changes in memory and fluid reasoning in a sample of healthy old people
    Geoff Der
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 17:55-70. 2010
    ..The hypothesis of differential decline was not supported, nor was a strict interpretation of the hypothesis that cognitive ageing is entirely pathology driven...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on offspring's cognitive ability: empirical evidence for complete confounding in the US national longitudinal survey of youth
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 118:943-50. 2006
    ..Numerous studies have reported that maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy is related to lower IQ scores in the offspring. Confounding is a crucial issue in interpreting this association...
  13. ncbi request reprint What features of the home and the area might help to explain observed relationships between housing tenure and health? Evidence from the west of Scotland
    Sally Macintyre
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8RZ, UK
    Health Place 9:207-18. 2003
    ..Housing improvements and urban regeneration may help to reduce the health gap between housing tenures, and more generally to reduce inequalities in health...
  14. ncbi request reprint Voice-DISC identified DSM-IV disorders among 15-year-olds in the west of Scotland
    Patrick West
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:941-9. 2003
    ..To report prevalence estimates of psychiatric disorder among Scottish adolescents using a self-administered computerized (Voice) version of the DISC...
  15. ncbi request reprint Peer victimization and depression in early-mid adolescence: a longitudinal study
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Br J Educ Psychol 76:577-94. 2006
    ..Several recent studies have examined associations between victimization and distress. The majority find evidence for both directions but do not arbitrate between them; only one prior study has attempted to do this...
  16. pmc What predicts persistent early conduct problems? Evidence from the Growing Up in Scotland cohort
    Philip Wilson
    Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Caledonia House, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow G3 8SJ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:76-80. 2013
    ..There is a strong case for early identification of factors predicting life-course-persistent conduct disorder. The authors aimed to identify factors associated with repeated parental reports of preschool conduct problems...
  17. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic position and health: what you observe depends on how you measure it
    Sally Macintyre
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Public Health Med 25:288-94. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the predictive power of different socio-economic classifications in relation to a range of health measures...
  18. pmc Can we explain increases in young people's psychological distress over time?
    Helen Sweeting
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Soc Sci Med 71:1819-30. 2010
    ..However, our results reinforce the conclusions of others in highlighting the role of family and educational factors as plausible explanations for increases in young people's psychological distress...
  19. pmc How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses
    Alice MacLean
    MRC CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    Soc Sci Med 78:96-112. 2013
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  20. ncbi request reprint Are there socioeconomic differences in responses to a commonly used self report measure of chronic illness?
    Sally Macintyre
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1284-90. 2005
    ..Participants were 858 respondents born in the early 1930s and 852 respondents born in the early 1950s (mean age at interview 59 and 40, respectively) classified by occupational social class and area deprivation...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neuroticism, extraversion, and mortality in the UK Health and Lifestyle Survey: a 21-year prospective cohort study
    Beverly A Shipley
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, 7, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, Scotland
    Psychosom Med 69:923-31. 2007
    ..To examine the influence of neuroticism and extraversion on all-cause and cause-specific mortality over 21 years after controlling for risk factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Symptoms of depression and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress: evidence from a population study
    Douglas Carroll
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychol 75:68-74. 2007
    ..The direction of association was opposite to that which would be expected if excessive reactivity were to mediate the association between depression and cardiovascular disease outcomes or if they shared common antecedents...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cognition and all-cause mortality across the entire adult age range: health and lifestyle survey
    Beverly A Shipley
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Psychosom Med 68:17-24. 2006
    ..To investigate the association of reaction time and brief measures of memory and spatial ability with all-cause mortality...
  24. ncbi request reprint Reaction time explains IQ's association with death
    Ian J Deary
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 16:64-9. 2005
    ..Finding the mechanisms that relate psychometric intelligence to mortality might help in formulating effective interventions to reduce inequalities in health...
  25. doi request reprint Body mass index, abdominal adiposity, obesity, and cardiovascular reactions to psychological stress in a large community sample
    Douglas Carroll
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, UK
    Psychosom Med 70:653-60. 2008
    ..To examine the association between adiposity and the magnitude of cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress cross-sectionally and prospectively in a large community sample...
  26. doi request reprint Caregiving is associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva
    Stephen Gallagher
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, England, United Kingdom
    Brain Behav Immun 22:565-72. 2008
    ..These findings resonate with those from other studies using different immune outcomes. Considered together, it is clear that that the chronic stress of caregiving has widespread effects on immunity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Stressful life events are associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva in the middle aged and elderly
    Anna C Phillips
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 20:191-7. 2006
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  28. pmc Sex differences in occupation may affect height associations
    Geoff Der
    BMJ 325:903. 2002