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Rothman, Alexander J.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 297 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: RA418, 613.019
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexander J Rothman
Social psychology of health : key readings by Peter Salovey( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides classic and contemporary theory and research in social psychology that sheds light on how people think about health and illness as well as their willingness to engage in health-relevant behaviors. People can react to new health information in different ways - with acceptance, defensiveness, or downright ignorance - and this volume turns to research that can help us to understand these varied reactions." "Several sections of the volume consider the utility of classic social psychological theories and perspectives in understanding behavior relevant to health and illness. These include social influence, social comparison, pluralistic ignorance, social support, cognitive dissonance, message framing, and fear communication. A final section concludes with articles considering the broader social environment - including race, gender, and class - and its role in health and illness." "The volume also contains an introductory chapter by the editors providing a history of personality and social psychology's interest in health and illness. Together with overviews for each section, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, the volume is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on health psychology."--Jacket
SELF- AND IDENTITY-REGULATION AND HEALTH by James A Shepperd( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Improving Medical Decision Making and Health Promotion through Culture-Sensitive Health Communication : an Agenda for Science and Practice by Cornelia Betsch( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hale and Hearty Policies : How Psychological Science Can Create and Maintain Healthy Habits by Alexander J Rothman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the Effects of Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Behavior Change Strategies on Physical Activity in Older Adults: a Factorial Experiment by Siobhan K McMahon( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision making in eating behavior : interacting perspectives from the individual, family, and environment( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The relationship power inventory: Development and validation( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Power is a central concept in relationships, yet existing self-report measures of relationship power are not well validated and do not assess all aspects of power. To address this, we developed the Relationship Power Inventory (RPI), a self-report measure of power for romantic partners. In Study 1, we identified the most important decision-making domains in romantic relationships. In Study 2, we generated an item pool assessing relationship power, selected the best performing items for inclusion, and tested the convergent and divergent validity properties of the RPI. Study 3 revealed RPI scores predict observer ratings of power during decision-making discussions and showed the RPI has good test-retest reliability. We discuss how the RPI can advance research on power in close relationships
Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict Obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures: Psychosocial Domain( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Background: Within the Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures Project, the psychosocial domain addresses how psychosocial processes underlie the influence of obesity treatment strategies on weight loss and weight maintenance. The subgroup for the psychosocial domain identified an initial list of high-priority constructs and measures that ranged from relatively stable characteristics about the person (cognitive function, personality) to dynamic characteristics that may change over time (motivation, affect). Objectives: This paper describes (a) how the psychosocial domain fits into the broader model of weight loss and weight maintenance as conceptualized by ADOPT; (b) the guiding principles used to select constructs and measures for recommendation; (c) the high-priority constructs recommended for inclusion; (d) domain-specific issues for advancing the science; and (e) recommendations for future research. Significance: The inclusion of similar measures across trials will help to better identify how psychosocial factors mediate and moderate the weight loss and weight maintenance process, facilitate research into dynamic interactions with factors in the other ADOPT domains, and ultimately improve the design and delivery of effective interventions
Shaping perceptions to motivate healthy beahvior : the role of messafe framing by Alexander J Rothman( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Health Message Framing: Moderators, Mediators, and Mysteries( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: Health message framing is an important aspect of health communication. Over the past 20 years, researchers have sought to identify the contexts in which gain-framed and loss-framed health messages are most likely to motivate healthy behavior. Two major approaches have emerged: One approach focusing on matching the frame of the message to how people perceive the risks and uncertainties of the advocated health behavior and the other approach focusing on matching the frame of the message to the motivational orientation of the recipient. In this review, we describe these two major approaches to health message framing, identify the most likely psychological mediators that explain why these approaches motivate behavior, suggest a way to integrate these two approaches, and outline several key future directions for both basic and applied research in health message framing
Changes in perceived vulnerability following natural disaster by Neil D Weinstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Increasing Vaccination: Putting Psychological Science Into Action( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vaccination is one of the great achievements of the 20th century, yet persistent public-health problems include inadequate, delayed, and unstable vaccination uptake. Psychology offers three general propositions for understanding and intervening to increase uptake where vaccines are available and affordable. The first proposition is that thoughts and feelings can motivate getting vaccinated. Hundreds of studies have shown that risk beliefs and anticipated regret about infectious disease correlate reliably with getting vaccinated; low confidence in vaccine effectiveness and concern about safety correlate reliably with not getting vaccinated. We were surprised to find that few randomized trials have successfully changed what people think and feel about vaccines, and those few that succeeded were minimally effective in increasing uptake. The second proposition is that social processes can motivate getting vaccinated. Substantial research has shown that social norms are associated with vaccination, but few interventions examined whether normative messages increase vaccination uptake. Many experimental studies have relied on hypothetical scenarios to demonstrate that altruism and free riding (i.e., taking advantage of the protection provided by others) can affect intended behavior, but few randomized trials have tested strategies to change social processes to increase vaccination uptake. The third proposition is that interventions can facilitate vaccination directly by leveraging, but not trying to change, what people think and feel. These interventions are by far the most plentiful and effective in the literature. To increase vaccine uptake, these interventions build on existing favorable intentions by facilitating action (through reminders, prompts, and primes) and reducing barriers (through logistics and healthy defaults); these interventions also shape behavior (through incentives, sanctions, and requirements). Although identification of principles for changing thoughts and feelings to motivate vaccination is a work in progress, psychological principles can now inform the design of systems and policies to directly facilitate action
Understanding the prevalence and correlates of implicit theories of weight in the United States: Insights from a nationally representative sample( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Objectives: The primary aim of this research is to understand how mindsets about weight controllability in the United States relate to population health. We examined the distribution of people's implicit theories of weight, from an incremental (controllable) to an entity (not controllable) mindset, in a nationally representative sample, as well as their relation to: sociodemographic factors, beliefs about behaviour and genetics as causes of obesity and engagement in weight management-relevant behaviours. Methods: We report data from the National Cancer Institute's Health Information National Trends Survey 4. Results: A majority of respondents endorsed an incremental mindset of body weight, but endorsement of this mindset was stronger among younger, white respondents, and those with a higher income and more educational attainment. A stronger incremental mindset was related to stronger behaviour and weaker genetic causal beliefs about obesity, as well as a tendency to report increased engagement in weight management-relevant behaviours. Conclusions: Our research provides evidence that although incremental mindsets are more common overall and associated with engagement in health behaviours that can contribute to or detract from population health, incremental mindsets are less common among individuals from more marginalised groups
Initiation and Maintenance of Fitness Center Utilization in an Incentive-Based Employer Wellness Program( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Objective: To investigate the initiation and maintenance of participation in an employer-based wellness program that provides financial incentives for fitness center utilization. Methods: Using multivariate analysis, we investigated how employees' demographics, health status, exercise-related factors, and lifestyle change preferences affect program participation. Results: Forty-two percent of eligible employees participated in the program, and 24% earned a $20 incentive at least once by utilizing a gym eight times or more in a month. On average, participants utilized fitness centers 7.0 months each year and earned credit 4.5 months. Participants' utilization diminished after their first year in the program. Conclusions: Factors associated with initiation and maintenance of fitness center utilization were similar. Declining utilization over time raises concern about the long-run effectiveness of fitness-focused wellness programs. Employers may want to consider additional levers to positively reinforce participation. Abstract : Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text
The strategic use of Gain- and Loss-framed messages to promote healthy behavior how theory can inform practice by Alexander J Rothman( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Self and identity self- and identity- regulation and health by James A Shepperd( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preoccupation and affect as predictors of protective action following natural disaster by Neil D Weinstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict Obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures Project: Rationale and Approach( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Background: Individual variability in response to multiple modalities of obesity treatment is well documented, yet our understanding of why some individuals respond while others do not is limited. The etiology of this variability is multifactorial; however, at present, we lack a comprehensive evidence base to identify which factors or combination of factors influence treatment response. Objectives: This paper provides an overview and rationale of the Accumulating Data to Optimally Predict obesity Treatment (ADOPT) Core Measures Project, which aims to advance the understanding of individual variability in response to adult obesity treatment. This project provides an integrated model for how factors in the behavioral, biological, environmental, and psychosocial domains may influence obesity treatment responses and identify a core set of measures to be used consistently across adult weight-loss trials. This paper provides the foundation for four companion papers that describe the core measures in detail. Significance: The accumulation of data on factors across the four ADOPT domains can inform the design and delivery of effective, tailored obesity treatments. ADOPT provides a framework for how obesity researchers can collectively generate this evidence base and is a first step in an ongoing process that can be refined as the science advances
 
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