Francis Stephen Bridges

Summary

Affiliation: University of West Florida
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Abortion affiliation, urban size, and geographic bias of responses to lost letters
    F S Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure and Sports, University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 83:1107-12. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of the same and a longer time series to replicate David Lester's study of suicide and birth rates in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 98:1090-2. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Gun control law (Bill C-17), suicide, and homicide in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:819-26. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Legalized gambling and crime in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 95:747-53. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Suicide and homicide in rural areas of California
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 95:905-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Correlations for alcohol use, abuse, and treatment with suicide and homicide across 21 nations
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 96:783-6. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Seasonal changes in suicide in the United States, 1971 to 2000
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 100:920-4. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Premature mortality due to suicide, homicide, and motor vehicle accidents in health service delivery areas: comparison of status Indians in British Columbia, Canada, with all other residents
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 97:739-49. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Body Mass Index, suicide, and homicide among inhabitants of the Caribbean Islands
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 106:650-2. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Social integration and suicide in the Western Pacific Islands
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:683-6. 2008

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Abortion affiliation, urban size, and geographic bias of responses to lost letters
    F S Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure and Sports, University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 83:1107-12. 1998
    ..These findings seem to indicate the possibility that there may be some geographic bias in the willingness of people to help a stranger in need by returning a lost letter...
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of the same and a longer time series to replicate David Lester's study of suicide and birth rates in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 98:1090-2. 2004
    ..This is a replication of Lester's work (2000) using the time series 1970-1990 to study associations between age-standardized rates of suicide and crude birth rates in the 10 Canadian provinces were also examined between 1961 and 1999...
  3. ncbi request reprint Gun control law (Bill C-17), suicide, and homicide in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:819-26. 2004
    ..The analysis provides support for the position that restricting the availability of firearms as a lethal means of committing suicide and homicide may help reduce the numbers of suicides and homicides...
  4. ncbi request reprint Legalized gambling and crime in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 95:747-53. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Suicide and homicide in rural areas of California
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 95:905-6. 2004
    ..No urban vs rural differences in rates of personal violence were noted; however, numerically there were more rural than urban suicides and homicides...
  6. ncbi request reprint Correlations for alcohol use, abuse, and treatment with suicide and homicide across 21 nations
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 96:783-6. 2005
    ..Changes in Alcoholics Anonymous membership were not associated with changes in age-adjusted rates of homicide or suicide...
  7. ncbi request reprint Seasonal changes in suicide in the United States, 1971 to 2000
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 100:920-4. 2005
    ..Noted increments in seasonal rhythms in the latter part of the 1980s and 1990s seem to support those of Warren, et al. but contradict the conclusions of diminishing drawn by Hakko, et al., Rhimer, et al., and Yip, et al...
  8. ncbi request reprint Premature mortality due to suicide, homicide, and motor vehicle accidents in health service delivery areas: comparison of status Indians in British Columbia, Canada, with all other residents
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 97:739-49. 2005
    ..For suicide, Status Indian men ranked first and all other male residents of British Columbia ranked second...
  9. ncbi request reprint Body Mass Index, suicide, and homicide among inhabitants of the Caribbean Islands
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 106:650-2. 2008
    ..e., when controlling for gross domestic product per capita, mean Body Mass Indices for males were significantly and negatively associated with male rate of homicide...
  10. ncbi request reprint Social integration and suicide in the Western Pacific Islands
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:683-6. 2008
    ..This offers partial support for some of the propositions of Durkheim and Lester...
  11. ncbi request reprint Comment on Zekeri (2007)
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 104:418-20. 2009
    ..How the "rates of PYLL" were calculated, i.e., by the Canadian government is misinterpreted, although Allard, et al. (2004) provided justification for the use of age-standardized rates of PYLL in their 2005 study...
  12. pmc Relationship between dietary beef, fat, and pork and alcoholic cirrhosis
    Francis Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2417-25. 2009
    ..Limitations of the study design are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Use of age-adjusted rates of suicide in time series studies in Israel
    F Stephen Bridges
    The University of West Florida, Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, 11, 000 University Parkway, Pensacola, Florida 32514, USA
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 46:182-8. 2009
    ..Thus, using age-adjusted rates of suicide had an influence on the prediction of the Israeli rate of suicide during this period...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mean ages of homicide victims and victims of homicide-suicide
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11, 000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 106:163-9. 2010
    ..When both sex and race were considered, the mean age for those killed in homicide-suicides relative to those killed in homicides not followed by suicides may represent subpopulations with different mean ages of victims...
  15. ncbi request reprint Rates of homicide and suicide on major national holidays
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:723-4. 2004
    ..Rates of U.S. homicides and suicides during 1972-1979 were higher on 7 major national holidays except one for homicides and were lower for suicides, except New Year's Day as Lester noted for 1972-1979...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gun availability and use of guns for suicide, homicide, and murder in Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 98:594-8. 2004
    ..There was a decrease over time of total suicide and homicide rates and firearm suicide and homicide rates, and with a slight indication of substitution of other methods for suicide...
  17. ncbi request reprint Lost letter returns on five topics from urban waterfront, and smaller rural communities
    F S Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 86:1097-100. 2000
    ..The similarities of our findings with other measures of public response were discussed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Affiliation, community size, and person-positivity effect in return of lost letters
    F S Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 87:1003-10. 2000
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Gay marriage affiliation and location in return of lost letters: reply to Waugh, Plake, and Rienzi (2000)
    F S Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 88:316-8. 2001
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Y2K affiliation, immediate pedestrian density, and helping responses to lost letters
    F S Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 88:1091-5. 2001
    ..Variables such as sex, race, and estimated age of subjects were not associated with helping to return a lost letter. The rate of return of lost letters is not the only important measure to be examined in studies using lost letters...
  21. ncbi request reprint Differences in lost letter responses from a seaside city
    F S Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 88:1194-8. 2001
    ..e., 80, for the likely effect sizes. Statistical power was .83, and the effect was medium in size at .34...
  22. ncbi request reprint Extensions of the lost letter technique to divisive issues of creationism, darwinism, sex education, and gay and lesbian affiliations
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 90:391-400. 2002
    ..The present findings appear to show that applications of the lost letter technique to other divisive social issues are useful in assessing public opinion...
  23. ncbi request reprint Reliability of estimates of return rates as a measure of public attitudes to violence
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 90:677-8. 2002
    ..An analysis of letters placed in Mobile, Alabama and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (ns = 500 and 600) showed return rates among the several addresses were essentially uncorrelated (rs = -.11 to .08) so interpoll reliability is lacking...
  24. ncbi request reprint Reliability of estimates of return of lost letters as a measure of public attitudes to taking human life
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 90:947-8. 2002
    ..10 and .10) so very small interpoll agreement is present...
  25. ncbi request reprint Gun availability and use of guns for murder and suicide in Canada: a replication
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola, 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 90:1257-8. 2002
    ..Following Lester, the rate of accidental death from firearms was associated with the percentage of firearms used in suicides and on homicide victims except for persons aged 55+ yr...
  26. ncbi request reprint Responses to lost letters about a 2000 General Election amendment to abolish prohibition of interracial marriages in Alabama
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 91:1148-50. 2002
    ..Community size seemed associated with return of lost letters...
  27. ncbi request reprint Membership in voluntary associations and rates of suicide in the provinces of Canada
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 93:225-6. 2003
    ..Applying Lester's method to data from 10 Canadian provinces, the 1997 and 1999 age-standardized rates of suicide were not associated with the extent (%) to which Canadians participated in voluntary associations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association of national cancer mortality and suicide rates
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, Pensacola 32514 5750, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 97:424-6. 2003
    ..Like their study, our total rates of cancer mortality and suicide in a similar sample of 37 European nations of the world were estimated to be positively associated...
  29. ncbi request reprint Age-adjusted rates of suicide and homicide and fluoride
    F Stephen Bridges
    Division of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:221-4. 2004
    ..25 and -.25, respectively). Crude and age-adjusted rates of homicide in 1992 and 2000 did not change with the fluoridation of public water. Effective interpretation requires more study...
  30. doi request reprint Homicide-suicide in the United States, 1968-1975
    F Stephen Bridges
    Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science, The University of West Florida, 11, 000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514 5750, USA
    Forensic Sci Int 206:185-9. 2011
    ..Details of the characteristics of this population may be valuable for understanding the circumstances of homicide-suicide events and planning preventive measures...