Eamonn Ferguson

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Memory bias in health anxiety is related to the emotional valence of health-related words
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health RASPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:263-74. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Health anxiety moderates the daytime cortisol slope
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health RASPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    J Psychosom Res 64:487-94. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Blood donors' helping behavior is driven by warm glow: more evidence for the blood donor benevolence hypothesis
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, and the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economic, Cedex, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Transfusion 52:2189-200. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Exploring the pattern of blood donor beliefs in first-time, novice, and experienced donors: differentiating reluctant altruism, pure altruism, impure altruism, and warm glow
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Transfusion 52:343-55. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Predicting who applies to study medicine: implication for diversity in UK medical schools
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    Med Teach 34:382-91. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Smoking, mood regulation, and personality: an event-sampling exploration of potential models and moderation
    Nima G Moghaddam
    University of Nottingham, UK
    J Pers 75:451-78. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Blood donation is an act of benevolence rather than altruism
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 27:327-36. 2008
  8. doi request reprint The role of context stability and behavioural stability in the mere measurement effect: an examination across six behaviours
    Claire Lawrence
    University of Nottingham, UK
    J Health Psychol 17:1041-52. 2012
  9. pmc Individual differences in behavioural inhibition explain free riding in public good games when punishment is expected but not implemented
    Anya Skatova
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Behav Brain Funct 9:3. 2013
  10. pmc The 'dark side' and 'bright side' of personality: when too much conscientiousness and too little anxiety are detrimental with respect to the acquisition of medical knowledge and skill
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e88606. 2014

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Memory bias in health anxiety is related to the emotional valence of health-related words
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health RASPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:263-74. 2007
    ..A model based on the associative strength of object evaluations is tested to explain why those who score higher on health anxiety have a better memory for health-related words...
  2. doi request reprint Health anxiety moderates the daytime cortisol slope
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health RASPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    J Psychosom Res 64:487-94. 2008
    ..Therefore, this study tests the hypothesis that higher levels of HA are associated with a steeper daytime cortisol slope and is the first to examine the daytime diurnal cortisol slope for HA...
  3. doi request reprint Blood donors' helping behavior is driven by warm glow: more evidence for the blood donor benevolence hypothesis
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, and the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economic, Cedex, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Transfusion 52:2189-200. 2012
    ..The prediction that blood donors will be motivated in general by warm glow was compared to predictions from other theoretical models: strong reciprocity and empathy...
  4. doi request reprint Exploring the pattern of blood donor beliefs in first-time, novice, and experienced donors: differentiating reluctant altruism, pure altruism, impure altruism, and warm glow
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Transfusion 52:343-55. 2012
    ..In so doing important distinctions, for blood donation, between impure altruism, pure altruism, and warm glow are explored...
  5. doi request reprint Predicting who applies to study medicine: implication for diversity in UK medical schools
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    Med Teach 34:382-91. 2012
    ..To date, no studies have examined factors that predict who chooses to apply to medicine and if socio-demographics influence the profile of those who apply to study medicine...
  6. ncbi request reprint Smoking, mood regulation, and personality: an event-sampling exploration of potential models and moderation
    Nima G Moghaddam
    University of Nottingham, UK
    J Pers 75:451-78. 2007
    ..Further multilevel analyses indicated that significant variability in hedonic tone was moderated by the behavioral activation system...
  7. doi request reprint Blood donation is an act of benevolence rather than altruism
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 27:327-36. 2008
    ..Here, a benevolence hypothesis for blood donation (both the donor and recipient benefit) rather than the altruism hypothesis (only the recipient gains) is proposed...
  8. doi request reprint The role of context stability and behavioural stability in the mere measurement effect: an examination across six behaviours
    Claire Lawrence
    University of Nottingham, UK
    J Health Psychol 17:1041-52. 2012
    ..The context stability hypothesis was supported...
  9. pmc Individual differences in behavioural inhibition explain free riding in public good games when punishment is expected but not implemented
    Anya Skatova
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Behav Brain Funct 9:3. 2013
    ..The paper, therefore, examines if individual differences in BIS-anxiety and FFFS can explain some of the variability in free riding in the face of implemented and non-implemented punishment...
  10. pmc The 'dark side' and 'bright side' of personality: when too much conscientiousness and too little anxiety are detrimental with respect to the acquisition of medical knowledge and skill
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e88606. 2014
    ..For medical selection, this suggests that selecting students high on conscientiousness may be problematic, as it may be excluding those with some degree of moderate anxiety. ..
  11. doi request reprint Incentives, expertise, and medical decisions: testing the robustness of natural frequency framing
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health group, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 32:967-77. 2013
    ..The study examines if incentive effects are moderated by task complexity and expertise and also explores the extent to which NF frames improve diagnostic understanding...
  12. pmc Using hormones to manage dairy cow fertility: the clinical and ethical beliefs of veterinary practitioners
    Helen M Higgins
    Population Health and Welfare Group, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e62993. 2013
    ..This research fosters debate and critical appraisal, contributes to veterinary ethics, and encourages the pro-active development of professional codes of conduct...
  13. pmc Can the 12-item General Health Questionnaire be used to identify medical students who might 'struggle' on the medical course? A prospective study on two cohorts
    David James
    Medical Education Unit, B94 Medical School, Queen s Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK
    BMC Med Educ 13:48. 2013
    ..Early detection of vulnerable students might direct pastoral care and remedial support to where it is needed. We investigated the use of the short-form General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) as a possible screening tool...
  14. doi request reprint What type of information is trusted by whom? A multilevel analysis of the stability of the information source-trust association for blood transfusion
    Eamonn Ferguson
    RASPH Risk, Analysis, Social Processes and Health Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
    Transfusion 49:1637-48. 2009
    ..A large-scale field-based study examining the importance of sociodemographics and psychological characteristics on the source-trust link was conducted...
  15. pmc Fast to forgive, slow to retaliate: intuitive responses in the ultimatum game depend on the degree of unfairness
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e96344. 2014
    ..However, for severely unfair offers (90:10) the intuitive and fast response is to always reject. ..
  16. doi request reprint Normative and counter-normative stress messages and symptom reporting: implications for health promotion and a methodological artefact for stress research
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 18:279-95. 2013
    ..The current studies examine the effect of normative and counter-normative messages about stress on levels of symptom reporting. Predictions are derived from reactance, social comparison, and self-enhancement theories...
  17. doi request reprint Openness to experience and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis and r(equivalent) from risk ratios and odds ratios
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality, Social Psychology and Health PSPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 17:85-102. 2012
    ..To provide a method of calculating a standard effect size estimate (r(equivalent) ) from relative risk (RR) and odds ratios (OR)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Improving blood donor recruitment and retention: integrating theoretical advances from social and behavioral science research agendas
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health RASPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Transfusion 47:1999-2010. 2007
    ..This article aims to review both of these types of literature, examine theoretical developments, identify commonalities, and offer a means to integrate these within a single intervention approach...
  19. doi request reprint Orbitofrontal cortex and drug use during adolescence: role of prenatal exposure to maternal smoking and BDNF genotype
    Shahrdad Lotfipour
    Brain and Body Centre, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:1244-52. 2009
    ..Prenatal exposure to maternal cigarette smoking (PEMCS) may affect brain development and behavior in adolescent offspring...
  20. pmc Graduate entry to medicine: widening psychological diversity
    David James
    University of Nottingham, UK
    BMC Med Educ 9:67. 2009
    ..This study explored whether GEM students also bring psychological diversity and whether this could be beneficial...
  21. ncbi request reprint Conscientiousness, emotional stability, perceived control and the frequency, recency, rate and years of blood donor behaviour
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 9:293-314. 2004
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  22. doi request reprint A link between altruism and sexual selection: genetic influence on altruistic behaviour and mate preference towards it
    Tim Phillips
    School of Biology, University of Nottingham, UK
    Br J Psychol 101:809-19. 2010
    ..We discuss how this study contributes to our understanding of altruistic behaviour and how further work might extend this understanding...
  23. doi request reprint Randomized test of an implementation intention-based tool to reduce stress-induced eating
    Daryl B O'Connor
    School of Psychology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Ann Behav Med 49:331-43. 2015
    ..Stress may indirectly contribute to disease (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer) by producing deleterious changes to diet...
  24. pmc The temporal rating of emergency non-technical skills (TRENT) index for self and others: psychometric properties and emotional responses
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Personality and Social Psychology PSPH group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
    BMC Med Educ 14:240. 2014
    ..The paper aims to document (1) the psychometric properties of the TRENT index (e.g., reliability, idiosyncrasy biases) and (2) its validity in terms of performance-emotional associations in the high fidelity simulated ward environment...
  25. doi request reprint Lost in translation? Psychometric properties and construct validity of the English Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) social climate questionnaire
    Matthew Tonkin
    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
    Psychol Assess 24:573-80. 2012
    ..Future validation work and potential practical applications of the EssenCES are discussed...
  26. doi request reprint Alexithymia, cumulative feedback, and differential response patterns on the Iowa Gambling Task
    Eamonn Ferguson
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
    J Pers 77:883-902. 2009
    ..It is argued that this is due to an inability to fully consolidate earlier learning and reduced sensitivity to losses. The absence of cumulative feedback independently resulted in reduced performance...
  27. doi request reprint A taxometric analysis of type-D personality
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health RASPH Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
    Psychosom Med 71:981-6. 2009
    ..However, at present, there is no direct evidence to support the assumption that Type D is categorical and able to differentiate true cases from noncases...
  28. doi request reprint Do humans prefer altruistic mates? Testing a link between sexual selection and altruism towards non-relatives
    Tim Phillips
    School of Biology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
    Br J Psychol 99:555-72. 2008
    ..Both sets of results are consistent with the hypothesized link between human altruism towards non-relatives and sexual selection...
  29. ncbi request reprint Message framing with respect to decisions about vaccination: the roles of frame valence, frame method and perceived risk
    Eamonn Ferguson
    Risk Analysis, Social Processes and Health Group, School of Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
    Br J Psychol 98:667-80. 2007
    ..Procedural risk moderates the relationship between valence and method in a manner consistent with predictions from Levin et al.. Partial support for the model proposed by Rothman and Salovey are observed for goal frames only...
  30. ncbi request reprint Perceptions in transfusion medicine: a pilot field study on risk and ethics for blood and blood substitutes
    Piers Fleming
    University of Nottingham, UK
    Artif Cells Blood Substit Immobil Biotechnol 35:149-56. 2007
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  31. ncbi request reprint Negatively oriented personality and perceived negative job characteristics as predictors of future psychological and physical symptoms: a meta-analytic structural modelling approach
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
    J Psychosom Res 60:45-52. 2006
    ..g., negative affect) both predict symptom reporting. However, the relative contribution of these factors is rarely examined. This paper uses meta-analytic structural equation modelling (MA-SEM) to explore their relative contribution...
  32. ncbi request reprint A stage model of blood donor behaviour: assessing volunteer behaviour
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK
    J Health Psychol 10:359-72. 2005
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  33. ncbi request reprint Odors and sounds as triggers for medically unexplained symptoms: a fixed-occasion diary study of Gulf War veterans
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Ann Behav Med 27:205-14. 2004
    ..Both laboratory studies on healthy volunteers and epidemiological evidence from patient samples indicate that odor can act as a trigger for the reporting of medically unexplained symptoms (MUSs)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Personality as a predictor of hypochondriacal concerns: results from two longitudinal studies
    Eamonn Ferguson
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD UK
    J Psychosom Res 56:307-12. 2004
    ..To explore the extent to which the domains of the Big 5 are risk factors for hypochondriacal concerns (HCs)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Public perception of the risk of HIV infection associated with blood donation: the role of contextual cues
    Kathleen Farrell
    School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Transfusion 42:679-83. 2002
    ..This study was therefore designed to test the hypothesis that providing contextual cues specific to HIV would cause respondents to express an increased belief that the virus can be contracted by donating blood...
  36. ncbi request reprint Type-D personality mechanisms of effect: the role of health-related behavior and social support
    Lynn Williams
    Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 64:63-9. 2008
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