REBECCA A FERRER

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Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Affective science perspectives on cancer control: strategically crafting a mutually beneficial research agenda
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
    Perspect Psychol Sci 10:328-45. 2015
  2. doi request reprint Unrealistic optimism is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 31:815-20. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Worry and risk perceptions as independent and interacting predictors of health protective behaviors
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    J Health Commun 18:397-409. 2013
  4. doi request reprint An affective booster moderates the effect of gain- and loss-framed messages on behavioral intentions for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Behav Med 35:452-61. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Projection, conformity and deviance regulation: a prospective study of alcohol use
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7326, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Psychol Health 27:688-703. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Toward an information-motivation-behavioral skills model of microbicide adherence in clinical trials
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    AIDS Care 22:997-1005. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 30:525-35. 2011
  8. pmc Exercise interventions for cancer survivors: a meta-analysis of quality of life outcomes
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:32-47. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Perceived ambiguity as a barrier to intentions to learn genome sequencing results
    Jennifer M Taber
    National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    J Behav Med 38:715-26. 2015
  10. doi request reprint Worry as a predictor of nutrition behaviors: results from a nationally representative survey
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:88-96. 2013

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Affective science perspectives on cancer control: strategically crafting a mutually beneficial research agenda
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
    Perspect Psychol Sci 10:328-45. 2015
    ..Together, these examples provide a compelling argument for fostering collaborations between affective and cancer control scientists. ..
  2. doi request reprint Unrealistic optimism is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 31:815-20. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Worry and risk perceptions as independent and interacting predictors of health protective behaviors
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    J Health Commun 18:397-409. 2013
    ..These and related findings suggest the importance of distinguishing worry from risk perception, and future research is necessary to determine the causal nature of these associations...
  4. doi request reprint An affective booster moderates the effect of gain- and loss-framed messages on behavioral intentions for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    J Behav Med 35:452-61. 2012
    ..This study indicates that in the presence of emotional boosters, loss-framed messages may lose their advantage over gain-framed messages in motivating detection behaviors, and that self-efficacy may partially explain these effects...
  5. doi request reprint Projection, conformity and deviance regulation: a prospective study of alcohol use
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7326, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Psychol Health 27:688-703. 2012
    ..In general, one must consider the role and stage of identity development when making predictions about how attitudes and perceived norms influence alcohol use and the experience of alcohol-related problems...
  6. doi request reprint Toward an information-motivation-behavioral skills model of microbicide adherence in clinical trials
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    AIDS Care 22:997-1005. 2010
    ..Empirical evidence concerning microbicide acceptability and adherence to spermicides, medication, and condom use regimens support the utility of this model for understanding and promoting microbicide adherence in clinical trials...
  7. doi request reprint Relationships among health perceptions vary depending on stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 30:525-35. 2011
    ..We explored whether relationships among health perceptions differ depending on individuals' stage of readiness for colorectal cancer screening (CRCS)...
  8. pmc Exercise interventions for cancer survivors: a meta-analysis of quality of life outcomes
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Ann Behav Med 41:32-47. 2011
    ..Exercise improves quality of life (QOL) in cancer survivors, although characteristics of efficacious exercise interventions for this population have not been identified...
  9. doi request reprint Perceived ambiguity as a barrier to intentions to learn genome sequencing results
    Jennifer M Taber
    National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    J Behav Med 38:715-26. 2015
    ..Results are consistent with the phenomenon of "ambiguity aversion" and may influence whether people learn and communicate genomic information. ..
  10. doi request reprint Worry as a predictor of nutrition behaviors: results from a nationally representative survey
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Health Educ Behav 40:88-96. 2013
    ..Similarly, worry attenuated the relationship between perceived benefits and special effort to buy produce. A complex relationship between worry and nutrition emerged, with potentially important clinical implications...
  11. doi request reprint The role of current affect, anticipated affect and spontaneous self-affirmation in decisions to receive self-threatening genetic risk information
    REBECCA A FERRER
    a Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Cogn Emot 29:1456-65. 2015
    ..These results have implications for the understanding of current and anticipated affect, self-affirmation and consequential decision-making and contribute to a growing body of evidence on the role of affect in medical decisions. ..
  12. doi request reprint Smoke-free air laws and quit attempts: Evidence for a moderating role of spontaneous self-affirmation
    Alexander Persoskie
    Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, USA Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 141:46-55. 2015
    ..However, laws may not encourage quitting if smokers feel threatened by them and react defensively...
  13. doi request reprint Information Avoidance Tendencies, Threat Management Resources, and Interest in Genetic Sequencing Feedback
    Jennifer M Taber
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 3E642, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    Ann Behav Med 49:616-21. 2015
    ..Information avoidance is a defensive strategy that undermines receipt of potentially beneficial but threatening health information and may especially occur when threat management resources are unavailable...
  14. pmc Physicians' attitudes about communicating and managing scientific uncertainty differ by perceived ambiguity aversion of their patients
    David B Portnoy
    Cancer Prevention Fellow, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDBehavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDClinician Investigator, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MEProgram Director, Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDDirector, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD andChief, Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Health Expect 16:362-72. 2013
    ..One suggested by past research is individual differences in physicians' tolerance of uncertainty. Relatedly, an unexplored explanation is physicians' beliefs about their patients' tolerance of uncertainty...
  15. doi request reprint Changing deliberative and affective responses to health risk: a meta-analysis
    David B Portnoy
    a Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    Health Psychol Rev 8:296-318. 2014
    ..Moderators of these effects are discussed. The present meta-analysis provides further evidence that perceived susceptibility and worry are distinguishable but related constructs, and that it is possible to perturb one and not the other. ..
  16. doi request reprint Association of cancer worry and perceived risk with doctor avoidance: an analysis of information avoidance in a nationally representative US sample
    Alexander Persoskie
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Floor 3 East Tower, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    J Behav Med 37:977-87. 2014
    ..Research should also assess the effectiveness of other behavioral strategies (e.g., automatic scheduling of appointments) as a means for reducing doctor avoidance. ..
  17. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism and perceived risk interact to predict intentions to learn genome sequencing results
    Jennifer M Taber
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    Health Psychol 34:718-28. 2015
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  18. doi request reprint Precancer risk perceptions predict postcancer subjective well-being
    Alexander Persoskie
    Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute
    Health Psychol 33:1023-32. 2014
    ..The present study used longitudinal data to explore whether subjective well-being in cancer survivors was related to predisease judgments of their likelihood of getting cancer...
  19. doi request reprint Pilot test of an emotional education intervention component for sexual risk reduction
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Health Psychol 30:656-60. 2011
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