Publications in Refereed Journals

Benight, C. C., Ruzek, J., & Waldrep, E. (in press).  Internet Interventions for Traumatic Stress: A Review and Theoretically-Based Example.  Journal of Traumatic Stress.

Cieslak, R., Benight, C. C., Curtin, E., Luszczynska, A., Schmidt, N., Clark, R., & Kissinger, P. (in press).  Predicting Posttraumatic Growth Among Hurricane Katrina Survivors Living With HIV: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and PTSD Symptoms.  Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.

Luszczynska, A., Benight, C. C., Cieslak, R., Kissinger, P., Reilly, K. H., & Clark, R. A. (in press). Self-efficacy mediates effects of exposure, loss of resources, and life stress on posttraumatic distress among trauma survivors. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.

Luszczynska, A., Benight, C. C., & Cieslak, R. (2009). Self-efficacy, psychological, and somatic health-related outcomes of collective trauma: A systematic review.  European Psychologist, 14, 49-60.

Benight, C. C., Cieslak, R., I. R. Molton, & L. E. Johnson (2008). Self-evaluative appraisals of coping capability and posttraumatic distress following motor vehicle accidents. Journal of Counsulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 677-685.

Cieslak, R., Benight, C. C., & Lehman V. C. (2008). Coping self-efficacy mediates the effects of negative cognitions on traumatic distress. Behaviour Research and Therapy 46(7) 788-798

Hyre, A. D., Benight, C. C., Tynes, L. L., Rice, J., DeSalvo, K. B., & Mutner, P. (2008). Psychometric Properties of the Hurricane Coping Self-Efficacy Measure Following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, 562-567

Benight, C. C., Gruntfest, E., Hayden, M., & Barnes, L. R. (2007).  Trauma and short-fuse weather warning  perceptions. Environmental Hazards,7, 220-226.

Hayden, M., Drobot, S., Radil, S., Benight, C. C., Gruntfest, E., & Barnes, L  (2007).  Information Sources for Flash Flood Warnings in Denver, CO and Austin, TX.  Environmental Hazards 7, 211-219.

Drobot, S., Benight, C. C., &  Gruntfest, E. (2007).  Risk factors for driving into flooded roads.  Environmental Hazards, 7, 227-234.

Benight, C. C., & McFarlane, A. C. (2007). Challenges for disaster research: Recommendations for planning and implementing disaster mental health studies.  Journal of Loss and Trauma, 12, 419-434.

Barnes, L. R., Gruntfest,  E. C., Hayden, M. H., Schultz, D. M.  & Benight, C. C. (2007).  False Alarms and Close Calls:  A Conceptual Model of Warning Accuracy.  Weather and Forcasting, 22, 11401147.

Benight, C. C. (2005).  Clinical implications of coping self-efficacy in early interventions for trauma.  Guidance and Counselling, 21, 6  12.

Benight, C. C.  (2004).  Collective efficacy following a series of natural disasters.  Anxiety Stress and Coping, 17, 401-420.

Benight, C. C., Harper, M., Lowery, M., Sanger, J.., & Laudenslager, M. (2004). Immunological and Neuroendocrine Implications of Repression Following a Series of Natural Disasters.  Psychology and Health, 19, 337-352.

Benight, C. C., Harding-Taylor, A., Midboe, & Durham, R. (2004). Development and psychometric validation of a domestic violence coping self-efficacy measure (DV-CSE).  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17, 505-508.

Coolidge, F. L.., Segal, D. L.,  Benight, C. C., &  Danielian, J. (2004).  The Predictive Power of Horneys Psychoanalytic Approach: An Empirical Study.  American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 64, 363-374.  

Qualls, S. H., Segal, D. L., Benight, C. C., & Kenney, M. P. (2005).  Geropsychology Training in a Specialist Geropsychology Doctoral Program.  Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 25,  21-40  

Benight, C. C. & Bandura, A. (2004).  Social cognitive theory of posttraumatic recovery:  The role of perceived self-efficacy.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 1129-1148

Johnson, L. & Benight, C. (2003).  Effects of trauma-focused research on recent domestic violence survivors.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16,  567-571.

Benight, C. C., Yamazaki, G., Gilfillian-Morton, L. A., Kawasaki, D. M., Martinez, L., Lynch, W. L., Morton, M. L., & Coolidge, F. L. (2002). Personality Dysfunction and the Management of Chronic Medical Illness:  A community health sample.  Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 9, 77-95

Benight, C. C & Harper, M. (2002).  Coping Self-Efficacy Perceptions as a Mediator Between Acute Stress Response and Long-Term Distress Following Natural Disasters Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15, 177-186.

Benight, C. C., Flores, J., & Tashiro, T. (2001).  Bereavement coping self-efficacy in cancer widows.  Death Studies, 25, 97-125.

Benight, C. C. Freyaldenhoven, R, Hughes, J., Ruiz, J. M., Zoesche, T. A., & Lovallo, W. (2000).  Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following the Oklahoma City Bombing:  A longitudinal analysis.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 30, 1331-1344. 

Benight, C. C., Swift, E., Sanger, J., Smith, A., & Zeppelin, D. (1999).  Coping self-efficacy as a prime mediator of distress following a natural disaster.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 2443-2464.

Benight, C. C., Ironson, G., & Durham, R. (1999).  Psychometric properties of a hurricane coping self-efficacy measure.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 12, 379-386.  
Benight, C.C.,  Ironson, G., Klebe, K., Carver, C., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., Burnett, K., Baum, A., &  Schneiderman, N.  (1999).  Conservation of resources and coping self-efficacy predicting distress following a natural disaster: A causal model analysis where the environment meets the mind.  Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 12, 107-126.

Benight, C. C., Segall, G. M., Ford, M.E., Goetsch, V. E., Hays, M. T., Taylor, C. B. (1997).  Psychological stress and myocardial perfusion in coronary disease patients and healthy controls.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 42,(2) 137-144.

Benight, C.C., Antoni, M. H., Kilbourn, K.,Ironson, G., Kumar, M.A., Fletcher, M.A.,Schneiderman-Redwine, L., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N. (1997).  Coping self-efficacy buffers psychological and physiological disturbances in HIV+ men following a natural disaster.  Health Psychology, 16, 248-255. 
Ironson, G., Wynings, C., Schneiderman, N., Baum, A., Rodriguez, M., Greenwood, D., Benight, C.C., Antoni, M., LaPerriere, A., Huang, H., Klimas, N., & Fletcher, M.A. (1997).  Post traumatic stress symptoms, intrusive thoughts, loss, and immune function after Hurricane Andrew.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 59, 128-141.

Burnett, K., Ironson, G., Benight, C.C., Wynings, C., Greenwood, D., , Carver, C., Baum, A., & Schneiderman, N.  (1997).  Measurement of perceived disruption during rebuilding following hurricane andrew. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 10, 673-681.

Benight, C.C., & Kinicki, A. (1988).  Interaction of Type A behavior and perceived controllability of stressors on stress outcomes.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 33, 50-62. 

Electronic & Non-Refereed Publications

Benight, C. C. & Drennan, C. (2007).  Moving Forward � The Continental Divide Disaster Behavioral Health Conference.  Stress Points, 21 (5).  Retrieved from

Benight, C. C.,  Gruntfest, E., & Sparks, K. (2004, April).  Colorado Wildfires 2002. [On-line], Available

Benight, C.C. (1996, August).  Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following the Oklahoma City Bombing.  [On-line], Available:
Benight, C. C. & Harper, M. (1997, August).  Buffalo Creek Fire and Flood Report. [On-line], Available:

Benight, C. C.,  Gruntfest, E., & Sparks, K. (2004, April).  Colorado Wildfires 2002. [On-line], Available

Benight, C. C. (2001). Traumatic stress recovery: A researcher's coping model.  American Psychosomatic Society, 12 (3), 7-8.

Benight, C. C. & Harper, M. (1997, August).  Buffalo Creek Fire and Flood Report. [On-line], Available:

Benight, C.C. (1996, August).  Coping self-efficacy and psychological distress following the Oklahoma City Bombing.  [On-line], Available:

Benight, C. C. (1994).  Geriatric Research and Cybernetics.  Health Psychologist, 17, 7. 

Book Chapters

Benight, C. C. & Cieslak, R. (in press).  Cognitive Factors and Resilience: How Self-Efficacy Contributes to Coping with Adversities.  In S. Southwick, D. Charney, M. Friedman, and B. Litz (Eds.), Biopsychosocial aspects of Resilience. Cambridge University Press.
Benight, C. C., Cieslak, R., & Waldrep, E. (in press).  Theoretical Frameworks for Understanding Mental Health Consequences of Disasters.  In Y. Neria, S. Galea and F. Norris Mental Health  Consequences of Disasters, Cambridge University  Press. 

Benight, C. C., McFarlane, A., & Norris, F.  (2006).  Formulating questions about post-disaster mental health.  In F. Norris, S. Galea, M. Friedman, P. Watson (Eds.), Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research .  New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Qualls, S. & Benight, C. C. (2006).  Role of Clinical Health GeroPsychology in the Health Care of Older Adults.  In  C. Aldwin, C. I. Park, & A. Spiro III (Eds.),  Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging : New Directions.

Benight, C. C. (1996).  Coping self-efficacy following natural and human made disasters.  In E. Gruntfest (Ed), Twenty years later: What we have learned since the Big Thompson Flood ( pp. 65-74). Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 

Benight, C.C. & Taylor, C.B.  (1994).  The effects of exercise on improving anxiety, depression, emotional well-being, and elements of Type A behavior.  In D. Elliot and L. Goldberg (Eds.), Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Illness .  pp.  319-332.