Charles Carver

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi On the continuous calibration of happiness
    C S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 105:336-41. 2000
  2. doi Stress management intervention reduces serum cortisol and increases relaxation during treatment for nonmetastatic breast cancer
    Kristin M Phillips
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:1044-9. 2008
  3. pmc Cognitive behavioral stress management effects on psychosocial and physiological adaptation in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer
    Michael H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:580-91. 2009
  4. pmc Promoting recovery of sexual functioning after radical prostatectomy with group-based stress management: the role of interpersonal sensitivity
    Ivan R Molton
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 64:527-36. 2008
  5. doi Adult attachment and psychological well-being in cancer caregivers: the mediational role of spouses' motives for caregiving
    Youngmee Kim
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S144-54. 2008
  6. pmc Major depressive disorder and impulsive reactivity to emotion: toward a dual-process view of depression
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Br J Clin Psychol 52:285-99. 2013
  7. ncbi Scaling back goals and recalibration of the affect system are processes in normal adaptive self-regulation: understanding 'response shift' phenomena
    C S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Soc Sci Med 50:1715-22. 2000
  8. ncbi Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis
    Charles S Carver
    University of Miami, Department of Psychology, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Health Psychol 23:595-8. 2004
  9. doi Personality and coping
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 61:679-704. 2010
  10. ncbi Optimistic personality and psychosocial well-being during treatment predict psychosocial well-being among long-term survivors of breast cancer
    Charles S Carver
    Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami, Miami, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Health Psychol 24:508-16. 2005

Research Grants

  1. QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS
    Charles Carver; Fiscal Year: 2002

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. ncbi On the continuous calibration of happiness
    C S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Am J Ment Retard 105:336-41. 2000
    ..Each results in a re-balancing of the system. As objective circumstances vary, the person still experiences both happiness and unhappiness. Implications are considered for large life changes and for individuals with disabilities...
  2. doi Stress management intervention reduces serum cortisol and increases relaxation during treatment for nonmetastatic breast cancer
    Kristin M Phillips
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:1044-9. 2008
    ....
  3. pmc Cognitive behavioral stress management effects on psychosocial and physiological adaptation in women undergoing treatment for breast cancer
    Michael H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:580-91. 2009
    ..Psychosocial interventions that promote psychosocial adaptation to these challenges may modulate physiological processes (neuroendocrine and immune) that are relevant for health outcomes in breast cancer patients...
  4. pmc Promoting recovery of sexual functioning after radical prostatectomy with group-based stress management: the role of interpersonal sensitivity
    Ivan R Molton
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 64:527-36. 2008
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of interpersonal sensitivity on several treatment indicators, including response to a group-based psychosocial intervention...
  5. doi Adult attachment and psychological well-being in cancer caregivers: the mediational role of spouses' motives for caregiving
    Youngmee Kim
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S144-54. 2008
    ..In this study we examined the prediction of caregiver well-being from the relationship qualities specified by attachment theory and from motives specified by self-determination theory...
  6. pmc Major depressive disorder and impulsive reactivity to emotion: toward a dual-process view of depression
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Br J Clin Psychol 52:285-99. 2013
    ..Dual-process theories of behaviour have been used to suggest that vulnerability to depression involves elevated reactivity to emotions. This study tests that idea, examining self-reported reactivity...
  7. ncbi Scaling back goals and recalibration of the affect system are processes in normal adaptive self-regulation: understanding 'response shift' phenomena
    C S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Soc Sci Med 50:1715-22. 2000
    ..Other such phenomena are accounted for by the principle of hierarchical organization among the self-regulatory goals that comprise the self...
  8. ncbi Finding benefit in breast cancer during the year after diagnosis predicts better adjustment 5 to 8 years after diagnosis
    Charles S Carver
    University of Miami, Department of Psychology, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Health Psychol 23:595-8. 2004
    ..Four to 7 years later, 96 of them again completed measures of well-being. Controlling for initial distress and depression, initial benefit finding in this sample predicted lower distress and depression at follow-up...
  9. doi Personality and coping
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, USA
    Annu Rev Psychol 61:679-704. 2010
    ..Recommendations are presented for ways future research can expand on the growing understanding of how personality and coping shape adjustment to stress...
  10. ncbi Optimistic personality and psychosocial well-being during treatment predict psychosocial well-being among long-term survivors of breast cancer
    Charles S Carver
    Department of PsychologyUniversity of Miami, Miami, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Health Psychol 24:508-16. 2005
    ..In contrast, initial medical variables played virtually no predictive role. There is substantial continuity of subjective well-being across many years among survivors of breast cancer, rooted partly in personality and social connection...
  11. ncbi Impulse and constraint: perspectives from personality psychology, convergence with theory in other areas, and potential for integration
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Rev 9:312-33. 2005
    ..The article closes by addressing questions raised by these ideas, including whether the issue of impulse versus constraint applies to avoidance as well as to approach...
  12. ncbi Enhancing adaptation during treatment and the role of individual differences
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 0751, USA
    Cancer 104:2602-7. 2005
    ..Ongoing work is examining well being in longer term survivors, including the effects of this intervention and the possibility that the intervention will have positive consequences for physical health...
  13. ncbi Quality of life among long-term survivors of breast cancer: Different types of antecedents predict different classes of outcomes
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Psychooncology 15:749-58. 2006
    ..Financial outcomes, in contrast, were predicted by medical variables, which otherwise predicted little about long-term QOL. This divergence among aspects of QOL should receive closer attention in future work...
  14. doi Threat sensitivity, incentive sensitivity, and the experience of relief
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33125 0751, USA
    J Pers 77:125-38. 2009
    ..Fun seeking related inversely to relief. Discussion centers on theoretical implications of the findings for viewing effects of threat sensitivity, and on relations between dimensional and appraisal-based views of affective experience...
  15. ncbi Relations of serotonin function to personality: current views and a key methodological issue
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, United States
    Psychiatry Res 144:1-15. 2006
    ..Indeed, it is highly desirable to examine facets of each of these qualities separately...
  16. pmc Serotonergic function, two-mode models of self-regulation, and vulnerability to depression: what depression has in common with impulsive aggression
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Psychol Bull 134:912-43. 2008
    ..The article closes with brief consideration of the idea that low serotonergic function relates to even more diverse phenomena, whose natures depend in part on sensitivities of other systems...
  17. ncbi Negative affects deriving from the behavioral approach system
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    Emotion 4:3-22. 2004
    ..Discussion focuses on the role of frustration and anger in effortful pursuit of goals and depressed affect in disengagement from goals...
  18. doi Optimism
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 30:879-89. 2010
    ..In sum, the behavioral patterns of optimists appear to provide models of living for others to learn from...
  19. ncbi Responsiveness to threats and incentives, expectancy of recurrence, and distress and disengagement: moderator effects in women with early stage breast cancer
    C S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables 33124 2070, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:965-75. 2000
    ..In contrast, high BAS sensitivity (fun seeking) interacted with recurrence expectancy to predict elevated distress. Discussion centers on theoretical implications and possible applications...
  20. doi Anger is an approach-related affect: evidence and implications
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Psychol Bull 135:183-204. 2009
    ..The evidence reviewed does not support that view. The evidence is, however, consistent with a discrete-emotions view (which does not rely on dimensionality) and with an alternative dimensional approach...
  21. ncbi Dispositional pessimism predicts illness-related disruption of social and recreational activities among breast cancer patients
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124 2070, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 84:813-21. 2003
    ..These associations appeared partially mediated by distress. The authors conclude that pessimism places patients at risk for adverse outcomes in several respects rather than solely with regard to emotional distress...
  22. doi Serotonin transporter polymorphism interacts with childhood adversity to predict aspects of impulsivity
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Psychol Sci 22:589-95. 2011
    ..Interactions between genotype and adversity emerged for both emotion-related aspects of impulsivity. Theoretical implications of the findings are discussed...
  23. doi Childhood adversity interacts separately with 5-HTTLPR and BDNF to predict lifetime depression diagnosis
    Charles S Carver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL 33124, United States
    J Affect Disord 132:89-93. 2011
    ..BDNF interacted with Risk such that Risk predicted greater likelihood of MDD among met carriers and did not influence val/val carriers. These two interactions were additive: both were significant in a combined model...
  24. pmc Psychosocial adaptation and cellular immunity in breast cancer patients in the weeks after surgery: An exploratory study
    Bonnie B Blomberg
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    J Psychosom Res 67:369-76. 2009
    ....
  25. pmc Sleep dysfunction and psychosocial adaptation among women undergoing treatment for non-metastatic breast cancer
    Sara Vargas
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
    Psychooncology 19:669-73. 2010
    ..The current study aimed to determine the frequency of sleep disturbances in women prior to adjuvant therapy for breast cancer (BCa), and whether greater sleep dysfunction uniquely predicts poorer functional outcomes...
  26. pmc Elevated expectancies among persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder
    Sheri L Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Br J Clin Psychol 48:217-22. 2009
    ..This study examined expectations for the future among people with actual bipolar disorder, versus people with no history of mood disorder and persons with history of unipolar depression...
  27. pmc Three studies on self-report scales to detect bipolar disorder
    Christopher J Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
    J Affect Disord 128:199-210. 2011
    ..This study investigated the usefulness of self-report scales for detecting bipolar disorder in several settings...
  28. pmc Positive affect regulation in anxiety disorders
    Lori R Eisner
    University of Miami, Department of Psychology, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 23:645-9. 2009
    ..Clinical implications and areas for future research are discussed...
  29. pmc Pushing and coasting in dynamic goal pursuit: coasting is attenuated in bipolar disorder
    Daniel Fulford
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
    Psychol Sci 21:1021-7. 2010
    ....
  30. ncbi Stress as a predictor of symptomatic genital herpes virus recurrence in women with human immunodeficiency virus
    Deidre Byrnes Pereira
    University of Miami, Department of Psychology, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
    J Psychosom Res 54:237-44. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether stress was associated with symptomatic genital herpes recurrences in women seropositive for HIV and HSV-2...
  31. pmc Cognitive responses to failure and success relate uniquely to bipolar depression versus mania
    Lori R Eisner
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:154-63. 2008
    ..Implications for future research and clinical work are discussed...
  32. ncbi How stress management improves quality of life after treatment for breast cancer
    Michael H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33146, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:1143-52. 2006
    ..Thus, this intervention had beneficial effects on diverse aspects of quality of life after treatment for breast cancer, which appear linked to a specific stress management skill taught in the intervention...
  33. ncbi Two distinct emotional experiences in romantic relationships: effects of perceptions regarding approach of intimacy and avoidance of conflict
    Jean Philippe Laurenceau
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:1123-33. 2005
    ..Findings support a dual-process view of these feelings in romantic relationships and suggest that increases in positive feelings in close relationships depend on enhancing intimacy rather than on decreasing conflict...
  34. ncbi Facing a prostate cancer diagnosis: who is at risk for increased distress?
    Ruben E Perczek
    University of Miami School of Medicine and Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida 33125, USA
    Cancer 94:2923-9. 2002
    ..This study's purpose was to determine whether differences in distress levels can be attributed to differences in diagnostic status, optimism, and/or coping strategies...
  35. ncbi Perceived stress management skill mediates the relationship between optimism and positive mood following radical prostatectomy
    Frank J Penedo
    Department of Psychology and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, USA
    Health Psychol 22:220-2. 2003
    ..Results suggest that the relationship between optimism and positive mood may be mediated by belief in being able to use stress management techniques effectively...
  36. ncbi Cognitive-behavioral stress management improves stress-management skills and quality of life in men recovering from treatment of prostate carcinoma
    Frank J Penedo
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, USA
    Cancer 100:192-200. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi Anger suppression mediates the relationship between optimism and natural killer cell cytotoxicity in men treated for localized prostate cancer
    Frank J Penedo
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, P O Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    J Psychosom Res 60:423-7. 2006
    ..This study evaluated relations among optimism, depression, anger suppression and natural killer cell cytotoxicity (NKCC) in 61 men treated for localized prostate cancer (PC)...
  38. ncbi Curvilinear associations between benefit finding and psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer
    Suzanne C Lechner
    Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Control Program, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:828-40. 2006
    ..Discussion highlights the need to examine nonlinear as well as linear relationships...
  39. ncbi Reduction of cancer-specific thought intrusions and anxiety symptoms with a stress management intervention among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer
    Michael H Antoni
    Department of Psychology, 5665 Ponce DeLeon Blvd, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 0751, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:1791-7. 2006
    ..Symptoms such as intrusive thoughts may be ameliorated during this period with a structured, group-based cognitive behavior intervention...
  40. ncbi Life stress and cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions in women with human papillomavirus and human immunodeficiency virus
    Deidre Byrnes Pereira
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 32610 0165, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:427-34. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi Psychosocial responses to treatment for breast cancer among lesbian and heterosexual women
    Patricia L Arena
    University of Miami, USA
    Women Health 44:81-102. 2006
    ..Better understanding of the similarities and differences between groups will help address the relevant clinical issues appropriately, in order to optimize psychosocial adjustment to breast cancer. ...
  42. ncbi Coping and distress among women under treatment for early stage breast cancer: comparing African Americans, Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites
    Jenifer L Culver
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    Psychooncology 11:495-504. 2002
    ..The data also provided evidence of a maladaptive spiral of distress and avoidant coping over time. Although some ethnic differences were identified, findings also point to a great many similarities across groups...
  43. doi Assessment of relationship-specific incentive and threat sensitivities: predicting satisfaction and affect in adult intimate relationships
    Jean Philippe Laurenceau
    Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, 108 Wolf Hall, Newark, DE 19716 2577, USA
    Psychol Assess 22:407-19. 2010
    ..Relationship threat sensitivity predicted greater anxiety in response to the threat laboratory task for wives only. Implications of approach and avoidance motivations in close relationship processes and outcomes are discussed...
  44. ncbi Perceived partner reactions to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer: impact on psychosocial and psychosexual adjustment
    Sarah R Wimberly
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 2070, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:300-11. 2005
    ..The pattern suggests that women's impressions of their partners' emotional involvement after surgery for breast cancer forecast their adjustment in sexual, marital, and emotional arenas over the following year...
  45. ncbi Self-regulation processes and health: the importance of optimism and goal adjustment
    Heather N Rasmussen
    University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Pers 74:1721-47. 2006
    ..Second, we present an overview of the process of disengagement from unattainable goals, focusing on recent research. We close by making recommendations for future research...
  46. ncbi Benefit-finding in the cancer caregiving experience
    Youngmee Kim
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:283-91. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi Frequency and difficulty in caregiving among spouses of individuals with cancer: effects of adult attachment and gender
    Youngmee Kim
    Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Psychooncology 16:714-23. 2007
    ....
  48. doi Negative affect and barriers to exercise among early stage breast cancer patients
    Frank M Perna
    Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry, USA
    Health Psychol 27:275-9. 2008
    ..To assess the relative frequency of and barriers to exercise among women with breast cancer while controlling for cancer-relevant and demographic factors...
  49. ncbi Cognitive-behavioral stress management increases benefit finding and immune function among women with early-stage breast cancer
    Bonnie A McGregor
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Psychosom Res 56:1-8. 2004
    ..This study examined the effect of a cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) intervention on emotional well-being and immune function among women in the months following surgery for early-stage breast cancer...
  50. ncbi Adaptive self-regulation of unattainable goals: goal disengagement, goal reengagement, and subjective well-being
    Carsten Wrosch
    Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 29:1494-508. 2003
    ..In addition, the results showed that goal disengagement and goal reengagement can have interactive effects on subjective well-being. The importance of the findings for effective self-regulation and successful development are discussed...
  51. ncbi A qualitative exploration of the cancer experience among long-term survivors: comparisons by cancer type, ethnicity, gender, and age
    Kristie Long Foley
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Psychooncology 15:248-58. 2006
    ..To elucidate meanings ascribed to the cancer experience by long-term survivors...
  52. ncbi Assessing quality of life in adult cancer survivors (QLACS)
    Nancy E Avis
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1063, USA
    Qual Life Res 14:1007-23. 2005
    ..The new multidimensional measure has good internal consistency and validity and is appropriate for comparisons between cancer and non-cancer populations, as well as long-term follow-up of cancer patients...
  53. ncbi The role of optimism in social network development, coping, and psychological adjustment during a life transition
    Ian Brissette
    Insititute for Health Health Care Policy and Aging, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick 08901, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 82:102-11. 2002
    ..Mediational analyses were consistent with a model in which increases in social support and greater use of positive reinterpretation and growth contributed to the superior adjustment that optimists experienced...

Research Grants5

  1. QUALITY OF LIFE IN ADULT CANCER SURVIVORS
    Charles Carver; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These people can continue providing important information about the experience of cancer survivorship and what qualities make the process easier or harder. ..