REBECCA A FERRER

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Tripartite Model of Risk Perception (TRIRISK): Distinguishing Deliberative, Affective, and Experiential Components of Perceived Risk
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    Ann Behav Med 50:653-663. 2016
  2. pmc 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. pmc Optimism and Spontaneous Self-affirmation are Associated with Lower Likelihood of Cognitive Impairment and Greater Positive Affect among Cancer Survivors
    Jennifer M Taber
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 3E642, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    Ann Behav Med 50:198-209. 2016

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint The Tripartite Model of Risk Perception (TRIRISK): Distinguishing Deliberative, Affective, and Experiential Components of Perceived Risk
    REBECCA A FERRER
    Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    Ann Behav Med 50:653-663. 2016
    ..Although risk perception is a key predictor in health behavior theories, current conceptions of risk comprise only one (deliberative) or two (deliberative vs. affective/experiential) dimensions...
  2. pmc 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. ..
  3. 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
    ....
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. 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...
  10. pmc Optimism and Spontaneous Self-affirmation are Associated with Lower Likelihood of Cognitive Impairment and Greater Positive Affect among Cancer Survivors
    Jennifer M Taber
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 3E642, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    Ann Behav Med 50:198-209. 2016
    ..Optimism and self-affirmation promote adaptive coping, goal achievement, and better health...
  11. pmc 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. ..
  12. 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...
  13. pmc 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. ..
  14. 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...
  15. pmc 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...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Associations of spontaneous self-affirmation with health care experiences and health information seeking in a national survey of US adults
    Jennifer M Taber
    a National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychol Health 31:292-309. 2016
    ..These outcomes may promote physical health, highlighting a need to examine the role of self-affirmation in medical and health contexts...
  18. 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. ..
  19. ncbi request reprint Lay Awareness of the Relationship between Age and Cancer Risk
    Jennifer M Taber
    Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20892 9761, USA
    Ann Behav Med . 2016
    ..Cross-sectional studies suggest many people are unaware that cancer risk increases with age, but this misbelief has rarely been studied prospectively, nor are its moderators known...
  20. pmc Mode Effects in Assessing Cancer Worry and Risk Perceptions: Is Social Desirability Bias at Play?
    Alexander Persoskie
    Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD AP, BL, RAF
    Med Decis Making 34:583-9. 2014
    ..Despite extensive research on these constructs, it is unknown whether people's self-reports of perceived risk and worry are biased by their concerns about being viewed negatively by others (social desirability)...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc Genomic Information may Inhibit Weight-Related Behavior Change Inclinations Among Individuals in a Fear State
    Susan Persky
    Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, 31 Center Drive, B1B36, Bethesda, MD, 20892, USA
    Ann Behav Med 50:452-9. 2016
    ..As evidence mounts regarding associations between genetics and body weight, it is essential to understand how to communicate this information, and factors like emotion that could moderate the effectiveness of messages...
  23. pmc A Pilot Test of Self-Affirmations to Promote Smoking Cessation in a National Smoking Cessation Text Messaging Program
    Jennifer M Taber
    Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD, United States
    JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 4:e71. 2016
    ..Self-affirmation, a process through which individuals focus on their strengths and behaviors, has been shown to reduce negative effects of self-threats and to promote engagement in healthier behavior...
  24. pmc Factor Structure and Stability of Smoking-Related Health Beliefs in the National Lung Screening Trial
    Annette R Kaufman
    Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
    Nicotine Tob Res 18:321-9. 2016
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  25. 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. ..
  26. doi request reprint Perceptions of harm and addiction of snus: An exploratory study
    Annette R Kaufman
    Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    Psychol Addict Behav 30:895-903. 2016
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  27. pmc Nonverbal and paraverbal behavior in (simulated) medical visits related to genomics and weight: a role for emotion and race
    Susan Persky
    Social and Behavioral Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Building 31, Rm B1B36, 31 Center Dr, MSC 2073, Bethesda, MD, 20892 2073, USA
    J Behav Med 39:804-14. 2016
    ..By studying non-conscious nonverbal behavior, we can better understand the nuances of these interactions. Trial registry clinicaltrials.gov NCT01888913. ..
  28. pmc 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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  29. 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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