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Published: 04 Jul 2014

Making good theory practical: Five lessons for an Applied Social Identity Approach to challenges of organizational, health, and clinical psychology Journal Article

Edited by: S. Alexander Haslam

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12061
  • Published Date: March 14, 2014

Social identity research was pioneered as a distinctive theoretical approach to the analysis of intergroup relations but over the last two decades it has increasingly been used to shed light on applied issues. One early application of insights from social identity and self‐categorization theories was to the organizational domain (with a particular focus on leadership), but more recently there has been a surge of interest in applications...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 53 Issue 1 (March 2014)

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Comparing social contact and group identification as predictors of mental health Journal Article

Edited by: Fabio Sani, Marina Herrera, Juliet R. H. Wakefield, Olga Boroch, Csilla Gulyas

  • DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8309.2012.02101.x
  • Published Date: May 2, 2012

Current research on social integration and mental health operationalizes social integration as frequency of interactions and participation in social activities (i.e., social contact). This neglects the subjective dimension of social integration, namely group identification. We present two studies comparing the effect exerted by social contact and group identification on mental health (e.g., depression, stress) across two different groups...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 51 Issue 4 (December 2012)

Effects of self‐categorization on orientation towards health Journal Article

Edited by: Mark Tarrant, Kathyrn Butler

  • DOI: 10.1348/014466610X511645
  • Published Date: March 2, 2011

Two studies examined the effects of self‐categorization on people's orientation towards health. In Study 1, making salient a social identity which did not advocate a positive orientation towards health led group members to report weaker intentions to engage in health promotion behaviours in the future than did making salient a social identity which had a more positive health orientation. Study 2 showed that orientation towards health is...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 50 Issue 1 (March 2011)

Smoking in the lived world: How young people make sense of the social role cigarettes play in their lives Journal Article

Edited by: Gary Fry, Sarah Grogan, Brendan Gough, Mark Conner

  • DOI: 10.1348/014466608X288818
  • Published Date: December 24, 2010

This qualitative study explored how young people (16‐ to 24‐year olds), both smokers and non‐smokers, talk about the social role of smoking in their everyday lives. In 22 focus group interviews, 47 high school children and 40 university undergraduates participated. On the basis of analyses, it is proposed that the perceived need to smoke cannot be reduced to addiction; cigarettes appear to play a complex social role in young people's...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 47 Issue 4 (December 2008)

Enhanced wound healing after emotional disclosure intervention Journal Article

Edited by: John Weinman, Marcel Ebrecht, Suzanne Scott, Jessica Walburn, Mary Dyson

  • DOI: 10.1348/135910707X251207
  • Published Date: December 24, 2010

Objectives. Psychological stress is believed to impair wound healing via a down‐regulation of the immune system. Since previous research suggests that disclosure of tra‐umatic experiences can result in an up‐regulation of immune function, the present study aimed to investigate the impact of a disclosure intervention on the progress of wound healing. Design. The study used a prospective, longitudinal design with...

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 13 Issue 1 (February 2008)

Efficacy of the Theory of Planned Behaviour: A meta‐analytic review Journal Article

Edited by: Christopher J. Armitage, Mark Conner

  • DOI: 10.1348/014466601164939
  • Published Date: December 16, 2010

The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) has received considerable attention in the literature. The present study is a quantitative integration and review of that research. From a database of 185 independent studies published up to the end of 1997, the TPB accounted for 27% and 39% of the variance in behaviour and intention, respectively. The perceived behavioural control (PBC) construct accounted for significant amounts of variance in...

Published in: British Journal of Social Psychology - Volume 40 Issue 4 (December 2001)

Health Psychology interventions Journal Article

Edited by: Ronan E. O'Carroll

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12082
  • Published Date: December 18, 2013

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 19 Issue 2 (May 2014)

Partner‐ and planning‐based interventions to reduce fat consumption: Randomized controlled trial Journal Article

Edited by: Andrew Prestwich, Mark T. Conner, Rebecca J. Lawton, Jane K. Ward, Karen Ayres, Rosemary R. C. McEachan

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12047
  • Published Date: May 10, 2013

Objective The research tested the efficacy of partner‐ and planning‐based interventions to reduce dietary fat intake over a 6‐month period. Design Randomized controlled, blinded, parallel trial. Methods A computer randomization feature was used to allocate council employees (N = 427, of which 393 completed...

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 19 Issue 1 (February 2014)

Adherence to medication in stroke survivors: A qualitative comparison of low and high adherers Journal Article

Edited by: Julie A. Chambers, Ronan E. O’Carroll, Barbara Hamilton, Jennifer Whittaker, Marie Johnston, Cathie Sudlow, Martin Dennis

  • DOI: 10.1348/2044-8287.002000
  • Published Date: November 19, 2010

Objectives. The aim of this study was to investigate factors that may explain variance in adherence to medication in stroke patients. Design. A qualitative comparison of high and low adherers to medication. Methods. Thirteen participants, selected from a sample of 180 stroke survivors because they self‐reported the lowest adherence to medication regimes, were matched with 13 reporting maximal...

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 16 Issue 3 (September 2011)

Investigating the effects of conscientiousness on daily stress, affect and physical symptom processes: A daily diary study Journal Article

Edited by: Nicola Gartland, Daryl B. O'Connor, Rebecca Lawton, Eamonn Ferguson

  • DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12077
  • Published Date: November 15, 2013

Objectives Higher conscientiousness (C) predicts better health outcomes. Recent research suggests that stress may play an important role in explaining this relationship. The current study aimed to establish whether C moderates the relationship between daily hassle appraisals, daily affect, and physical symptoms. Design and Methods A daily diary design was...

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 19 Issue 2 (May 2014)

Openness to experience and all‐cause mortality: A meta‐analysis and r equivalent from risk ratios and odds ratios Journal Article

Edited by: Eamonn Ferguson, Peter A. Bibby

  • DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2011.02055.x
  • Published Date: October 31, 2011

Objectives. To test the prediction that Openness to Experience (O) is a protective factor with respect to all‐cause mortality. To provide a method of calculating a standard effect size estimate (requivalent) from relative risk (RR) and odds ratios (OR). Methods. A meta‐analysis of 11 (N= 19, 941) studies linking O to all‐cause mortality is reported. Analyses are conducted on the total sample and on sub‐samples with...

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 17 Issue 1 (February 2012)

Effects of written emotional disclosure on implicit self‐esteem and body image Journal Article

Edited by: Daryl B. O'Connor, Robert Hurling, Hilde Hendrickx, Gabrielle Osborne, Josephine Hall, Elaine Walklet, Ann Whaley, Helen Wood

  • DOI: 10.1348/135910710X523210
  • Published Date: March 8, 2011

Objectives.  Negative body image has a significant impact on self‐esteem, disordered eating, and general health. Writing about distressing events and experiences has been found to have beneficial effects on psychological and physical health outcomes. This study investigated whether a written self‐disclosure intervention, compared to a writing about body image success stories (WSS) intervention, had beneficial effects on self‐esteem and...

Published in: British Journal of Health Psychology - Volume 16 Issue 3 (September 2011)

The role of clinical and social cognitive variables in parasuicide Journal Article

Edited by: Rory C. O'Connor, Christopher J. Armitage, Lorna Gray

  • DOI: 10.1348/014466505X82315
  • Published Date: December 24, 2010

Objectives The central aim of the present study was to investigate the extent to which social cognitive variables could mediate the effects of past self‐harm behaviour and clinical variables on intentions to engage in deliberate self‐harm (DSH) and suicidality in the next three months. In addition, we aimed to extend the application of the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) beyond distal health outcomes to a behaviour that is proximal and...

Published in: British Journal of Clinical Psychology - Volume 45 Issue 4 (November 2006)

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