With S. Ting. (2012). Avoidance denial vs. optimistic denial in reaction to the threat of future cardiovascular disease. Health, Education, and Behavior 39(5),620-629; 2012.
With M. M. Schlehofer, A. Gonzalez, & E. Denison. Reactions to a health threat: Dispositional threat orientations and message characteristics. British Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 344-358, 2011.
With T. Robbins, R. Payne, & C. Castillo, C. Message derogation and self-distancing denial: Situational and dispositional influences on the use of denial to protect against a threatening message. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2816-2836, 2011.
With M. M. Schlehofer. Control, denial, and heightened sensitivity reactions to personal threat: Testing the generalizability of the threat orientation approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1070-1083, 2008.
With M. Schlehofer, and M. Bovin, "The Measurement of Threat Orientations", American Journal of Health Behaviors, 30, 147-157, 2006.
With D. Kyle, A. Osgood, R. Quist, D. Phillips, and M. McClure, "Illusory Control and Motives for Control: The Role of Connection and Intentionality", Motivation and Emotion, 28, 315-330, 2004.
"Illusions of Control", in Cognitive Illusions (R. F. Pohl, ed., Psychology Press, 2004).
Awards & Honors
Awards & Honors
National Science Foundation Research Grant, 2006-2009
National Science Foundation Research Grant, 2002-2003
John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, Research Grant, 1991 and 1997
Hewlett Foundation, Grant, 1993
American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), Grant, 1992
Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research, Grant, 1992 and 1989
Irvine Foundation, Grant, 1992