Overreactions to Interpersonal Events

Participants described and answered questions about situations in which they experienced negative emotions as the result of another person’s behavior. Participants’ reactions to these situations were explained by their perceptions of social exchange rule violations, controlling for the tangible consequences of the events and effects on their self-views. Kate J. More

Articulating Oral Health Behavior Change in HIV-Positive Adults with Health Behavior Theory

At baseline, we delivered Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills (IBM) Model-informed oral health behavior change messages to HIV-infected adults with periodontal disease. At recall, subjects self-reported making specific behavior changes; more rigorous research is presently limited by the lack of a directly observed assessment instrument to measure oral hygiene skill mastery. -Lance T. More

Exploring Opportunities for Research Support in Psychology

This discussion describes current funding opportunities at NSF to support the Science of Broadening Participation. Researchers in the psychological sciences are particularly well represented within the SBP, and specific topics likely to be of interest to psychologists and this funding initiative are described. Find more information on the NSF website. More

Do Scare Tactics Work? A Meta-Analytic Test of Fear Appeal Theories

Melanie B. Tannenbaum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presents her research “Do Scare Tactics Work? A Meta-Analytic Test of Fear Appeal Theories,” at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, DC. Fear appeals evoke a polarizing reaction; proponents are confident in its efficacy, whereas opponents assert that ‘scare tactics’ often More

Cognitive Reappraisal of Emotion: A Meta-analysis of Human Neuroimaging Studies

Jason T. Buhle and Jennifer A. Silvers from Columbia University present their research on “Cognitive reappraisal of emotion: A meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies,” at the 25th APS Annual Convention in Washington, DC. In recent years, an explosion of neuroimaging studies has examined cognitive reappraisal, an emotion regulation strategy that More

Improving Oral Health Behavior and Message Memory

Cameron Brick presents his research on “Improving Oral Health Behavior and Message Memory: Matching Cultural Exposure and Message Frame” at the APS 25th Annual Convention in Washington, DC. Brick received one of the 2013 NIDCR “Building Bridges” APS Convention Travel Awards. Dental caries, gingivitis, and periodontitis are widespread health problems More