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Researcher: Schuez, Benjamin (Dr Benjamin Schuez)

Fields of Research

Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Preventive Medicine
Health Promotion
Epidemiology
Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Public Health and Health Services
Aged Health Care
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Educational Psychology
Organisational Behaviour
Medical and Health Sciences
Mental Health
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Social and Community Psychology
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Geospatial Information Systems
Communications Technologies
Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Decision Making
Social and Cultural Geography
Health and Community Services
Public Nutrition Intervention
Human Geography
Computer-Human Interaction
Data Communications

Research Objectives

Behaviour and Health
Health Related to Ageing
Substance Abuse
Preventive Medicine
Health Education and Promotion
Dental Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Nutrition
Mental Health
Carer Health
Food Safety
Social Structure and Health
Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Child Health
Learner and Learning Achievement
Application Tools and System Utilities
Occupational Health
Cancer and Related Disorders

Career Best Publications

Action planning and coping planning for long-term lifestyle change: Theory and assessment; European Journal of Social Psychology
Contextual and Individual Predictors of Physical Activity: Interactions Between Environmental Factors and Health Cognitions; Health Psychology
Regional resources buffer the impact of functional limitations on perceived autonomy in older adults with multiple illnesses; Psychology and Aging
Situational cues and momentary food environment predict everyday eating behavior in adults with overweight and obesity; Health Psychology
Socio-economic status and theories of health behaviour: Time to upgrade a control variable; British journal of health psychology
Socioeconomic status as a moderator between social cognitions and physical activity: Systematic review and meta-analysis based on the Theory of Planned Behavior; Psychology of Sport and Exercise

Research Publications

'It was all intertwined': Illness representations and self-management in patients with cancer and anxiety/depression; Psychology & Health
Action planning and coping planning for long-term lifestyle change: Theory and assessment; European Journal of Social Psychology
Adding perspective: predicting adolescent sunscreen use with an extended health action process approach; Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being
Adherence to a daily flossing regimen in university students: effects of planning when, where, how and what to do in the face of barriers; Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Adoption and maintenance of four health behaviors: theory-guided longitudinal studies on dental flossing, seat belt use, dietary behavior, and physical activity; Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Age or illness – To what do older people attribute symptoms and does this affect functional health?; 24th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Autonomy despite multimorbidity in old age--the Berlin-based AMA research consortium; Zeitschrift fuer Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Be fond of yourself and admit that you're at risk - Self-affirmation helps accepting personalised risk feedback; 24th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Benefits of Having Friends in Older Ages: Differential Effects of Informal Social Activities on Well-Being in Middle-Aged and Older Adults; Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Beyond behavioural intentions: Planning mediates between intentions and physical activity; British Journal of Social Psychology
Caring for the carer: a systematic review of pure technology-based cognitive behavioral therapy (TB-CBT) interventions for dementia carers; Aging and Mental Health
Changes in functional health, changes in medication beliefs, and medication adherence; Health Psychology
Changes in intentions, planning, and self-efficacy predict changes in behaviors: an application of latent true change modeling; Journal of Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal
Childhood health motivation and adult cardiometabolic health in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) study; Health Psychology
Context factors in health behviour change: Cognition-environment interactions in predicting physical activity; 25th European Health Psychology Conference
Contextual and Individual Predictors of Physical Activity: Interactions Between Environmental Factors and Health Cognitions; Health Psychology
Daily stress as link between disadvantage and smoking: an ecological momentary assessment study; Bmc Public Health
Disentangling the relation between intentions, planning, and behaviour: A moderated mediation analysis; Psychology and Health: An International Journal
District-Level Primary Care Supply Buffers the Negative Impact of Functional Limitations on Illness Perceptions in Older Adults with Multiple Illnesses; Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Dynamics in Self-Regulation: Plan Execution Self-Efficacy and Mastery of Action Plans; Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Editorial: Psychosocial Factors in Healthy Ageing; Psychology & health
Effects of a short behavioural intervention for dental flossing: randomized-controlled trial on planning when, where and how; Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Emotion und Volition bei regelmäßigem Gesundheitsverhalten: Angst und Planung bei Dentalhygiene mittles Zahnseide; Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie
Evaluation of an oral health program for carers in institutions for adults with disabilities; Journal of Disability and Oral Health
Evidence for three stages of change: preintentional, intentional and actional; 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (Health Psychology Review vol 1 (Suppl 1))
Formen und Bedeutung von Prävention; Angewandte Gerontologie: Interventionen für ein gutes Altern in 100 Schlüsselbegriffen
Gender differences in preventative nutrition: An exploratory study addressing meat consumption after livestock epidemics; Irish Journal of Psychology
Giving and Taking - Differential Effects of Providing, Receiving and Anticipating Emotional Support on Quality of Life in Adults with Multiple Illnesses; Journal of Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal
Happy Days: Positive Psychology interventions effects on affect in an N-of-1 trial; International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology
Health and health pscyhology in later life: Research at the German Centre of Gerontology; Zeitschrift fuer Gesundheitspsychologie
Health and Subjective Well-Being in Later Adulthood: Different Health States - Different Needs; Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
Health care supply and illness perceptions: contextual effects on individual beliefs; 29th Conference of the EHPS: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness
Health motives and health behaviour self-regulation in older adults; Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Health warnings on plain packs do not promote quitting intention: results from two EMA studies; 29th Conference of the EHPS: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness
Health-specific optimism mediates between objective and perceived physical functioning in older adults; Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Higher BMI is associated with stronger effects of social cues on everyday snacking behaviour; Appetite
How do negative self-perceptions of aging become a self-fulfilling prophecy?; Psychology and Aging
I believe, therefore I achieve (and vice versa): a meta-analytic cross-lagged panel analysis of self-efficacy and academic performance; Learning and Individual Differences
Illness representations, coping, and illness outcomes in people with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Psycho-Oncology
Illness representations, coping, and illness outcomes in people with cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis; 29th Conference of the EHPS: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness
Immediate effects of plain packaging health warnings on quitting intention and potential mediators: Results from two ecological momentary assessment studies; Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Individual images of aging and health in old age: How does a negative view on aging become a self-fulfilling prophecy?; 25th European Health Psychology Conference
Individual stress levels, cognitive coping and temporomandibular disorders
Individual stress levels, cognitive coping and temporomandibular disorders; 21st Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (Health Psychology Review vol 1 (Suppl 1))
Interactive effects of social support and social conflict on medication adherence in multimorbid older adults; Social Science & Medicine
It’s the power of food: individual differences in food cue responsiveness and snacking in everyday life; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Leisure time activities and mental health in informal dementia caregivers; Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
Life satisfaction and feeling in control: Indicators of successful aging predict mortality in old age; Journal of Health Psychology: An Interdisciplinary, International Journal
Maintaining autonomy despite multimorbidity: self-efficacy and the two faces of social support; European Journal of Aging
Maximizing the positives: An investigation of psychological capital in relation to the satisfaction and wellbeing of SME owner-managers; Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Mobile technology interventions for Asthma self-management: systematic review and meta-analysis; JMIR mHealth and uHealth
Momentary smoking context as a mediator of the relationship between SES and smoking; Addictive Behaviors
Multiple illness perceptions in older adults: Effects on physical functioning and medication adherence; Psychology and Health: An International Journal
Personal and situational predictors of everyday snacking: An application of temporal self-regulation theory; British journal of health psychology
Planning bridges the intention-behaviour gap: Age makes a difference and strategy use explains why; Psychology and Health: An International Journal
Plurality and innovation: Health psychology in the German Psychological Society (DGPs); Zeitschrift fuer Gesundheitspsychologie
Predicting Binge-Drinking Behaviour Using an Extended TPB: Examining the Impact of Anticipated Regret and Descriptive Norms; Alcohol and Alcoholism
Predicting transitions from preintentional, intentional and actional stages of change; Health Education Research: Theory and Practice
Prediction of stage transitions in fruit and vegetable intake; Health Education Research: Theory and Practice
Preventive Health Behaviour and Adaptive Accuracy of Risk Perceptions; Risk Analysis
Primary care supply moderates the impact of diseases on self-perceptions of aging; Psychology and Aging
Psychological Theories on Health and Aging; Encyclopedia of Geropsychology
Psychosocial Factors in HealthyAgeing: a Health PsychologyPerspective; 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
Public Health as Social Science; International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition
Putting illness beliefs in context: new (uncommon) perspectives on the common-sense model; 29th Conference of the EHPS: Principles of Behaviour Change in Health and Illness
Qualitatively comparing the support needs of people with cancer based on their history of anxiety/ depression; Oncology and Therapy
Regional resources buffer the impact of functional limitations on perceived autonomy in older adults with multiple illnesses; Psychology and Aging
Resources for health: differential effects of optimistic self-beliefs and social support according to socioeconomic status; Health Psychology
Self-affirmation before exposure to health communications promotes intentions and health behavior change by increasing anticipated regret; Communication Research
Self-Affirmation Before Exposure to Health Communications Promotes Intentions and Health Behavior Change by Increasing Anticipated Regret; Communication Research
Self-affirmation facilitates adaptive cognition and behaviur changes in multimorbid elderly adults; 24th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Self-Affirmation Interventions to Change Health Behaviors; Behavior Change Research and Theory
Self-affirmation, intentions and alcohol consumption in students: a randomized exploratory trial; Alcohol and Alcoholism
Self-Affirmation: Protecting the Self and Protecting Subjective Well-Being; The Happy Mind: Cognitive Contributions to Well-Being
Self-efficacy and multiple illness representations in older adults: A multilevel approach; Psychology and Health: An International Journal
Self-monitoring interventions for health behaviour change; European Health Psychology Society
Short-term buffers, but long-term suffers? Differential effects of negative self-perceptions of aging following serious health events; Journals of Gerontology. Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
Situation-Specific Social Norms as Mediators of Social Influence on Snacking; Health Psychology
Situational cues and momentary food environment predict everyday eating behavior in adults with overweight and obesity; Health Psychology
Sleep and agitation in nursing home residents with and without dementia; International Psychogeriatrics
Smoking context as a mediator of the relationship between SES and smoking; SRNT 23rd Annual Meeting
Social support for medication adherence in old age - A double edged sword?; 25th European Health Psychology Conference
Socio-economic status and theories of health behaviour: Time to upgrade a control variable; British journal of health psychology
Socioeconomic status as a moderator between social cognitions and physical activity: Systematic review and meta-analysis based on the Theory of Planned Behavior; Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Sources of perceived self-efficacy as predictors of physical activity in older adults; Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
Sources of self-efficacy for physical activity; Health Psychology
Sources of self-efficacy for physical activity in older adults with multiple chronic conditions; 24th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Stage-specific effects of an action control intervention on dental flossing; Health Education Research: Theory and Practice
Stages of health behavior change and mindsets: a latent class approach; Health Psychology
Stages of health behaviour change and mindsets: A bottom-up approach; 25th European Health Psychology Conference
Stimulus control and affect in dietary behaviours. An intensive longitudinal study; Appetite
Stimulus control and affect in dietary behaviours: Results from two intensive longitudinal studies; Ambulatory Assessment and Intervention Symposium
Stress, Stressverarbeitung und kraniomandibuläre Dysfunktionen; Der Schmerz: Konzepte, Klinik Und Forschung
Subjective Well-Being and Mortality revisited: Differential Effects of Cognitive and Emotional Facets of Well-Being on Mortality; Health Psychology
Synergistic effect of social support and self-efficacy on physcial exercise in older adults; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Testing Stage-Specific Effects of a Stage-Matched Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial Targeting Physical Exercise and Its Predictors; Health Education and Behavior
The interplay of self-efficacy and social support as predictors of autonomy in older adults with multimorbidity; 24th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
The more the better? the number of plans predicts health behaviour change; Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being
The role of motivational and volitional factors for self-regulated running training: Associations on the between- and within- person level; British Journal of Social Psychology
The role of physical activity in the relationship between self-perceptions of ageing and self-rated health in older adults; Psychology & Health
Use of smoking cessation aids: role of perceived safety and efficacy; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Using self-affirmation to increase the effects of emotive health warnings on smoking: A randomised exploratory trial; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
UTAS psychology researcher out to pinpoint cues that trigger food cravings
Volitional factors in health behaviour regulation; International Journal of Psychology - 29th International Congress of Psychology 43 (3-4)
Web-Based Positive Psychology Interventions: a reexamination of effectiveness; Journal of Clinical Psychology
What do people include when they self-rate their health? Differential associations according to health status in community-dwelling older adults; Quality of Life Research
When risk communication backfires: randomized controlled trial on self-affirmation and reactance to personalized risk feedback in high-risk individuals; Health Psychology

Research Projects

2013: Inaugural APS health psychology conference, Cairns 5-6 April 2013; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Carers CARE (Mobile App) to assist dementia carers coping resilience; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
Integrating individual and environmental perspectives on eating to prevent obesity: Modelling food choices in real-time; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Making health messages more effective - for whom do enhanced messages work and why?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Making the best of plain packaging: Using self-efficacy messages on cigarette packages to promote smoking cessation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A social media based social marketing program to address tobacco use in young people
The ageing workforce and organisational health

Research Candidate Supervision

A Replication and Conceptual Evaluation of Commonly Used Positive Psychology Interventions
Control- What is it; Can we Measure it; Is it Distinct from Other Constructs, Does it Matter?
Emotional Disclosure Through Writing and Drawing- A Controlled Trial on Emotion Regulation, Coping, and Subjective Well-being Outcomes
Evaluating the Construct Validity of Implicit Association Tests Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis Models
Illness Perceptions in Older Adults with Multimorbidity
New Directions in Psychological Capital Research- A Critical Analysis and Theoretical and Empirical Extensions to Individual and Team Level Measurement.
Source Monitoring in Musical Tasks- Cognitive Processes Involved in the Unconscious Plagiarism of Musical Ideas
The Effect of Cognitive Enhancement Training Programmes in Older Adults- An ERP Study
Understanding Men's Coping and Support Needs and Preferences and their Implications for Health Related Intervention and Service Delivery