Our Publications

  • 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 Consulting 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, 788-798.
  • Cieslak, R., Benight, C.C., Schmidt, N., Luszczynska, A., Cutrin, E., Clark, R. A., & Kissinger, P. (in press). Posttraumatic Growth Among Hurricane Katrina Survivors Living With HIV: The Role of Self-Efficacy, Social Support, and PTSD Symptoms. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. An International Journal.
  • Luszczynska, A., Benight, C. C., & Cieslak, R. (in press). Self-efficacy, psychological, and somatic health-related outcomes of collective trauma: A systematic review. European Psychologist.
  • Cieslak, R., Korczynska, J., Strelau, J., & Kaczmarek, M. (in press). Burnout predictors among prison officers: The moderating effect of temperamental endurance. Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Dombrowski, S., & Luszczynska, A. (in press). The interplay between conscious and automatic self-regulation and adolescents’ physical activity: the role of planning, intentions, and lack of awareness. Applied Psychology.
  • Hyre, A. D., Benight, C. C., Tynes, L. L., Rice, J., DeSalvo, K. B., & Butner, P. (in press). Psychometric Properties of the Hurricane Coping Self-Efficacy Measure Following Hurricane Katrina.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.
  • Luszczynska, A., & Tryburcy, M. (in press). Effects of a self-efficacy intervention on exercise: The moderating role of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Applied Psychology.
  • Scholz, U., Nagy, G., Goehner, W., Luszczynska, A., & Kliegel, M. (in press). Changes in self-regulatory cognitions as predictors of changes in smoking and low-fat diet. Psychology and Health
  • Schwarzer, R., & Luszczynska, A. (in press). How to overcome health-compromising behaviors: The Health Action Process Approach. European Psychologist.
  • Schwarzer, R., Luszczynska, A., Ziegelmann, J. P., Scholz, U., & Lippke, S. (2008). Social cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: Three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation. Health Psychology, 27 (1, Suppl), S54-S63.

  • 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, 1140-1147.
  • 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.
  • Benight, C. C., Gruntfest, E., Hayden, M., & Barnes, L. R. (2007).  Trauma and short-fuse weather warning  perceptions. Environmental Hazards,7, 220-226.
  • Boehmer, S., Luszczynska, A., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Coping and quality of life after tumor surgery: Personal and social resources promote different domains of quality of life Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 20, 61-75.
  • Cieslak, R., Knoll, N., & Luszczynska, A. (2007). Reciprocal Relations among Job Demands, Job Control and Social Support Moderated by Neuroticism: A Crossed-Lagged Analysis. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 84-96.
  • Drobot, S., Benight, C. C., &  Gruntfest, E. (2007).  Risk factors for driving into flooded roads.  Environmental Hazards, 7, 227-234.
  • 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.
  • Knoll, N., Kleinle, R., Bauer, K., Pfuller, B., & Luszczynska, A. (2007). Affect and enacted support in couples undergoing in-vitro fertilization: When providing is better than receiving. Social Science and Medicine, 64, 1789-1801.
  • Luszczynska, A., & Gunson, K. S. E. (2007). Predictors of asking medical personnel about hand washing: The moderating role of patients’ age and MRSA infection status. Patient Education and Counseling, 68, 79-85.
  • Luszczynska, A., Boehmer, S., Knoll, N., Schulz, U., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Emotional Support for Men and Women with Cancer: Do Patients Receive What Their Partners Provide? International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 14, 156-163.
  • Luszczynska, A., Gerstorf, D., Knoll, N., Boehmer, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Patients’ coping profiles and partners’ support provision. Psychology and Health, 22, 749-764.
  • Luszczynska, A., Gregajtys, A., & Abraham, C. (2007). Effects of a Self-Efficacy Intervention on Initiation of Recommended Exercises in Patients With Spondylosis . Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 15, 26-40
  • Luszczynska, A., Mazurkiewicz, M., Ziegelman J. P., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Recovery self-efficacy and intention as predictors of running: A cross-lagged panel analysis over a two-year period. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 8, 247-260.
  • Luszczynska, A., Sarkar, Y., & Knoll, N. (2007). Received social support, self-efficacy, and finding benefits in disease as predictors of physical functioning and adherence to antiretroviral therapy. Patient Education and Counseling, 66, 37-42
  • Luszczynska, A., Scholz, U., & Sutton, S. (2007). Planning to change diet: A controlled trial of an implementation intentions training intervention to reduce saturated fat intake among patients after myocardial infarction. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63, 491-497.
  • Luszczynska, A., Sobczyk, A., & Abraham, C. (2007). Planning to reduce weight: Implementation intentions intervention helps to reduce body weight among overweight or obese women by prompting action planning. Health Psychology, 26, 507-512
  • Luszczynska, A., Tryburcy, M., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Improving Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: A Self-Efficacy Intervention Compared to a Combined Self-Efficacy and Planning Intervention. Health Education Research, 22, 630-638.
  • Schwarzer, R., Shuez, B., Ziegelmann, J. P., Lippke, S., Luszczynska, A., & Scholz, U., (2007). 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, 33, 156-166.
  • Ziegelmann, J., Luszczynska, A., Lippke, S., & Schwarzer, R. (2007). Are goal intentions or implementation intentions better predictors of behavior? Rehabilitation Psychology, 52, 97-102.

  • Boehmer, S., & Luszczynska, A. (2006). Two kinds of items in quality of life instruments: ?indicator? and ?causal? variables. Quality of Life Research, 15, 131-141.
  • Cieslak, R. (2006). Work stress and social support. Does personality matter? In P. Buchwald (Ed.), Stress and anxiety - Application to health, community, work place and education (pp. 170-185). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholar Press.
  • Klonowicz, T. i Cieslak, R. (2006). Coping may help: Neuroticism, exposure to threat, and coping effectiveness. In J. Strelau i T. Klonowicz (Eds.), People under extreme stress (pp. 149-167). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Luszczynska, A. (2006). An implementation intentions intervention, the use of planning strategy, and physical activity after myocardial infarction. Social Science and Medicine, 62, 900-908.
  • Luszczynska, A., & Sutton, S. (2006). Physical activity after cardiac rehabilitation: Evidence that different types of self-efficacy are important in maintainers and relapsers. Rehabilitation Psychology, 51, 314-321.
  • Schwarzer, R., Luszczynska, A., Boehmer, S., Taubert, S., & Knoll, N. (2006). Changes in finding benefit after cancer surgery and the prediction of well-being one year later. Social Science and Medicine, 63, 1614-1624.

  • Benight, C. C. (2005).  Clinical implications of coping self-efficacy in early interventions for trauma.  Guidance and Counselling, 21, 6 ? 12.
  • Luszczynska, A., & Cieslak, R. (2005). Protective, promotive, and buffering effects of perceived social support in managerial stress: The moderating role of personality. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 18, 227-244.
  • Luszczynska, A., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control: Critical comments on construct and its measure. Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 633-642.
  • Luszczynska, A., Gutierrez-Dona, B., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). General self-efficacy in various domains of human functioning: evidence from five countries. International Journal of Psychology, 40, 80-89.
  • Luszczynska, A., Mohamed, N. E., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). Self-efficacy and social support predict benefit finding 12 months after cancer surgery: The mediating role of coping. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 10, 365-375.
  • Luszczynska, A., Scholz, U., & Schwarzer, R. (2005). The general self-efficacy scale: Multicultural validation studies. Journal of Psychology, 139, 439-457.
  • Piko, B. F., Luszczynska, A., Gibbons, F. X., & Tekozel, M. (2005) A culture-based study of personal and social influences of adolescent smoking. The European Journal of Public Health, 15, 393-398.
  • 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
  • Schwarzer, R., Boehmer, S., Luszczynska, A., Mohamed, N. E., & Knoll, N. (2005). Dispositional Self-Efficacy as a Personal Resource Factor in Coping after Surgery. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 807-818.
  • Sniehotta, F. F., Luszczynska, A., Scholz, U., & Lippke, S. (2005). Discontinuity Patterns in the Precaution Adoption Process Model: Meat Consumption during a Livestock Epidemic. British Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 221-235.

  • Benight, C. C.  (2004).  Collective efficacy following a series of natural disasters.  Anxiety Stress and Coping, 17, 401-420.
  • 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
  • Benight, C. C., Harding-Taylor, A., Midboe, & Durham, R. (2004). Psychometric Validation of a Domestic Violence Coping Self-Efficacy Measure.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17, 505-508.
  • 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.
  • Coolidge, F. L.., Segal, D. L.,  Benight, C. C., &  Danielian, J. (2004).  The Predictive Power of Horney’s Psychoanalytic Approach: An Empirical Study.  American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 64, 363-374.
  • Klonowicz, T., Cieslak, R., & Eliasz, A. (2004). Subjective well-being in a Polish national sample: The roles of demographic factors, Type A, and goals. Polish Psychological Bulletin, 35, 1, 35-43.
  • Luszczynska, A. (2004). Change of breast self-examination: The effects of intervention on enhancing self-efficacy. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 11, 95-103.
  • Luszczynska, A., Gibbons, F. X., Piko, B. F., & Tekozel, M. (2004). Self-Regulatory Cognitions, Social Comparison, Perceived Peers Behaviors as Predictors of Nutrition and Physical Activity? Psychology and Health, 19, 577-593.
  • Luszczynska, A., Gutierrez-Dona, B., Diehl, M., Kuusinen, P., & Schwarzer, R. (2004). Measuring one component of dispositional self-regulation: Attention control in goal pursuit. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 555-566.

  • Johnson, L. & Benight, C. (2003).  Effects of trauma-focused research on recent domestic violence survivors.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16,  567-571.
  • Luszczynska, A., & Schwarzer, R. (2003). Planning and self-efficacy in the adoption and maintenance of breast self-examination: A longitudinal study on self-regulatory cognitions. Psychology & Health, 18, 93-108.

  • Benight, C. C & Harper, M. (2002).  Coping self-efficacy as a mediator for distress following multiple natural disasters.  Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15, 177-186.
  • 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
  • Luszczynska, A. (2002). Sense of coherence and smoking in a sample of abused women. Psychological Reports, 90, 1123-1128.

  • Benight, C. C., Flores, J., & Tashiro, T. (2001).  Bereavement coping self-efficacy in cancer widows.  Death Studies, 25, 97-125.
  • Zolnierczyk-Zreda, D., & Cieslak, R. (2001). Modifying Type A in a Nonclinical Population of Polish Managers. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 3, 309-332.
  • 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.

  • Cieslak, R., Widerszal-Bazyl, M., & Luszczynska, A. (2000). The Moderating Role of Hardiness and Social Support in the Relation Between Job Stressors and Well-Being. The Lesson From Clerical Women Sample. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 2, 257-292.
  • Widerszal-Bazyl, M, & Cieslak, R. (2000). Monitoring Psychosocial Stress at Work: Development of the Psychosocial Working Conditions Questionnaire. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Special Issue, 59-70.