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View Dr. Pereira’s profile on the CHP website.
Diego is from Northern California (Oakland) and attended Pomona College in Claremont. As an undergraduate, he worked with preschool children from low-income/underserved families through Jumpstart/Head Start programs. After graduating, he […]
Shan attended the University of Florida as an undergraduate (Go Gators!), earning a B.S. in Psychology while on the Pre-health track. She enjoys working with cancer patients and learning about […]
Laura Telepak, M.S., is a graduate student in Clinical and Health Psychology focusing in health psychology. Laura obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Italian studies from Miami University in […]
How dynamic are exercise group dynamics? Examining changes in cohesion within class-based exercise programs.
Objective: Within exercise class settings, group cohesion has consistently been found to predict adherence behaviors, and has been identified as a salient target for intervention-based initiatives....
Objective: It is important to identify factors that predict who will benefit the most from psychosocial interventions in cancer populations. Methods: This study examines the moderating effect of...
Do you want the good news or the bad news? Gain- versus loss-framed messages following health risk information: The effects on leisure time physical activity beliefs and cognitions.
Objective: The primary purpose was to examine the relative effectiveness of chronic disease and psychological health risk information combined with gain- versus loss-framed leisure time physical...
Pain acceptance, psychological functioning, and self-regulatory fatigue in temporomandibular disorder.
Objective: A growing body of evidence suggests that chronic pain patients suffer from chronic self-regulatory fatigue: difficulty controlling thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Pain acceptance, which...
Examining causal components and a mediating process underlying self-generated health arguments for exercise and smoking cessation.
Objective: Self-persuasion—generating one’s own arguments for engaging in a specific behavior—can be an effective strategy to promote health behavior change, yet the causal processes that...
American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 Enrolls over 300,000 People to Help Finish the Fight against Cancer
Trends among whites and African Americans go in opposite directions
Statement on a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that about 1 in 3 adults aged 50 to 75 have not received any of the recommended screening tests for colorectal...
2013 Honor Brings Number of Society Funded Laureates to 47