Publications

Complete lists of Dr. Taber's publications are also available on Google Scholar and ResearchGate

2020

Simonovic, N., & Taber, J. M. (2020, May 1). PERCEPTIONS OF AMBIGUITY ABOUT CIGARETTES AND E-CIGARETTES AMONG USERS AND NON-USERS. Annals of Behavior, 54, S665. https://proxy.library.kent.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=edswss&AN=000546262401553&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

Taber, J. M., Aspinwall, L. G., Drummond, D. M., Stump, T. K., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., Cassidy, P., & Leachman, S. A. (2020, May 16). Priority of Risk (But Not Perceived Magnitude of Risk) Predicts Improved Sun-Protection Behavior Following Genetic Counseling for Familial Melanoma. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaaa028

 

Taber, J. M., Berg, C. A., Hilman, J. M., Mooney, K., & Davidson, K. W. (2020). DOES IT SPARK JOY? NOVEL STRATEGIES FOR PRODUCTIVE AND ENJOYABLE TEAM-BASED SCIENTIFIC WRITING AND CREATION. Annals Of, 54(MAY), S449. https://proxy.library.kent.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=edswss&AN=000546262401111&site=eds-live&scope=site

 

Taber, J. M., Cribbet, M. R., Cadmus-Bertram, L., Mays, D., Smith, M. E. B., Rana, B., & Paljarvi, T. (2020, May 13). Associations Among Sleep and Cancer Risk Behaviors: a Scoping Review of Experimental Studies in Healthy Adult Populations. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 15p. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-020-09892-7

 

Taber, J. M., Stacey, C. L., & Sheehan, D. K. (2020, August 10). Understanding Hospice Patients’ Beliefs About Their Life Expectancy: A Qualitative Interview Study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909120948486

 

​Thai, C. L., Rice, E. L., Taber, J. M., Kaufman, A. R., & Klein, W. M. P. (2019). Implicit theories of smoking and association with interest in quitting among current smokers. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 43(4), 544–552. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-019-00058-9

 

Thompson, C. A., Taber, J. M., Sidney, P. G., Fitzsimmons, C., Mielicki, M., Matthews, P. G., & Coifman, K. (in press). Math matters during a pandemic: A novel, brief educational intervention combats whole number bias to improve health decision-making and predicts COVID-19 risk perceptions and worry across 10 days. Math Matters during a Pandemic: A Novel, Brief Educational Intervention Combats Whole Number Bias to Improve Health Decision-Making and Predicts COVID-19 Risk Perceptions and Worry across 10 Days.

 

Choi, S.**, Taber, J.M., Thompson, C.A., Sidney, P.G. (Accepted). Math anxiety, but not induced stress, is associated with objective numeracy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Simonovic, N.*, Taber, J.M., Ferrer, R.A., Klein, W.M.P. (2020). Evidence that perceptions of and tolerance for medical ambiguity are distinct constructs: An analysis of nationally representative U.S. data. Health Expectations. Advance Online Publication, February 25, 2020.

Stump, T.K., Aspinwall, L.G., Drummond, D., Taber, J.M., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., Cassidy, P.B., Petrie, T., Liley, B., & Leachman, S.A. (2020). CDKN2A testing and genetic counseling promote reductions in objectively-measured sun exposure one year later. Genetics in Medicine, 22(1), 26-34.

2019

 

Sidney, P.G., Thompson, C.A., Fitzsimmons, C.*, Taber, J.M. (2019). Children’s and Adults’ Math Attitudes Are Differentiated by Number Type. The Journal of Experimental Education. Advance Online Publication, September 12, 2019.

 

Taber, J.M., Ellis, E., Ferrer, R.A., Reblin, M., Ellington, L. (2019). Knowledge of and beliefs about palliative care in a nationally-representative U.S. sample. PLoS One, 14(8), e0219074.   

Taber, J.M., McQueen, A. Simonovic, N., Waters, E.A. (2019). Adapting a self-affirmation intervention for use in a mobile application: Smokers who self-affirm report greater intentions to smoke. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42, 1050-1061.

Thai, C.L., Taber, J.M., Oh, A., Segar, M.L., Blake, K., & Patrick, H. (2019). “Keep it Realistic”: Recommendations for Physical Activity Promotion Messages From Focus Groups of Ethnically Diverse Women. American Journal of Health Promotion.

2018

Taber, J.M., Dickerman, B.A., Okhovat, J.P., Geller, A.C., Dwyer, L.A., Hartman, A.M., Perna, F.M. (2018). Skin Cancer Interventions Across the Cancer Control Continuum: Review of technology, environment, and theory. Preventive Medicine, 111, 451-458.

Geller, A.C., Dickerman, B.A., Taber, J.M., Dwyer, L.A., Hartman, A.M., Perna., F.A. (2018). Skin Cancer Interventions Across the Cancer Control Continuum: A Review of Experimental Evidence (1/12000-6/30/2015) and Future Research Directions. Preventive Medicine, 111, 442-450.

 

Turbitt, E., Roberts, M.C., Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J.M., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., Biesecker, B.B., & Klein, W.M.P. (2018). Intentions to share exome sequencing results with family members: Exploring spousal beliefs and attitudes. European Journal of Human Genetics, 26(5), 735-739.

 

Ellis, E.M., Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J.M., & Klein, W.M.P. (2018). Relationship of “don’t know” responses to cancer knowledge and belief questions with colorectal cancer screening behavior, Health Psychology, 37(4), 394-398. 

 

Aspinwall, L.G., Stump, T.K., Taber, J.M., Drummond, D.M., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., Leachman, S.A. (2018). Genetic test reporting of CDKN2A provides informational and motivational benefits for managing melanoma risk. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 8(1), 29-43.

 

Reid, A.E., Taber, J.M., Ferrer, R.A., Biesecker, B.B., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., & Klein, W.M.P.  (2018). Associations of perceived norms with intentions to learn genomic sequencing results: Roles for attitudes and ambivalence. Health Psychology, 37(6), 553-561.

 

Geller, A.C., Jablonski, N.G. Pagoto, S.L., Hay, J.L., Hillhouse, J., Buller, D.B. Kenney, L., Robinson, J.K., Weller, R.B., Moreno, M.A., Gilchrest, B.A., Sinclair, C., Arndt, J., Taber, J.M., Morris, K.L., Dwyer, L.A., Perna, F.M., Klein, W.M.P. & Suls, J.M. (2018). Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sun Safety. JAMA Dermatology, 154(1), 88-92.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Lewis, K.L., Johnston, J. Biesecker, L.G., & Biesecker, B.B. (2018). Reactions to clinical reinterpretation of a gene variant by participants in a sequencing study. Genetics in Medicine, 20(3), 337-345.

Roberts, M., Taber, J.M., & Klein, W.M.P. (2018). Engagement with genetic information and uptake of genetic testing: The role of trust and personal cancer history. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(4), 893-900.

 

Emanuel, A. S., Howell, J. L., Taber, J. M., Ferrer, R. A., Klein, W. M., & Harris, P. R. (2018). Spontaneous self-affirmation is associated with psychological well-being: Evidence from a US national adult survey sample. Journal of Health Psychology, 23(1), 95-102.

2017

Leyva, B., Taber, J.M., Trivedi, A. (2017). Medical Care Avoidance among Older Americans. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Published online December 18, 2017.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Persky, S., Ferrer, R.A., Kaufman, A.R., Thai, C.L., Harris, P.R. (2017). Interest in and Reactions to Genetic Risk Information: A Role for Implicit Theories and Self-Affirmation. Social Science & Medicine, 190, 101-110. 

 

Scheideler, J., Taber, J.M., Ferrer, R.A., Grenen, E., Klein, W.M.P. (2017). Heart Disease versus Cancer: Understanding Perceptions of Personal Risk and Population Prevalence. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40(5), 839-845.

 

Cameron, L.D., Biesecker, B.B., Peters, E., Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P. (2017). Self-Regulation Principles Underlying Risk Perception and Decision Making within the Context of Genomic Testing. Social and Personality Psychology Compass;11:e12315

 

Segar, M.L., Taber, J.M., Thai, C.L., Patrick, H., & Oh, A. (2017). Rethinking Physical Activity Communications: Using Focus Groups to Understand Women’s Goals, Values, and Beliefs to Improve Public Health. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 462.

 

Perna, F.M., Dwyer, L., Tesauro, G., Taber, J.M., Norton, W., Hartman, A, Geller, A. (2017). Research on Skin Cancer-Related Behaviors and Outcomes in the NIH Grant Portfolio, 2000-2014: Skin Cancer Intervention Across the Cancer Control Continuum (SCI-3C). JAMA Dermatology, 53(5), 398-405.

Klein, W.M.P., Grenen, E.G., O’Connell, M., Blanch-Hartigan, D., Chou, W.S., Hall, K.L., Taber, J.M., Vogel, A.L. (2017). Integrating Knowledge across Domains to Advance the Science of Health Behavior: Overcoming Challenges and Facilitating Success. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(1), 98-105.

Taber, J. M., Klein, W. M., Suls, J. M., & Ferrer, R. A. (2017). Lay Awareness of the Relationship between Age and Cancer Risk. Annals of Behavioral Medicine51(2), 214-225.

2016

Taber, J. M., Klein, W. M., Ferrer, R. A., Augustson, E., & Patrick, H. (2016). A Pilot Test of Self-Affirmations to Promote Smoking Cessation in a National Smoking Cessation Text Messaging Program. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 4(2) e71.

Taber, J.M. & Klein, W.M.P. (2016). The role of conviction in personal risk perceptions: What can we learn from research on attitude certainty? Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(4), 202-218.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Kent, E.E., & Harris, P.R. (2016). Optimism and spontaneous self-affirmation are associated with lower likelihood of cognitive impairment and greater positive affect among cancer survivors. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 50 (2), 198-209. 

Taber, J.M., Howell, J.L., Emanuel, A.S., Klein, W.M.P, Ferrer, R.A., & Harris, P.R. (2016). Associations of spontaneous self-affirmation with health care experiences and health information seeking in national survey of US adults. Psychology & Health, 31(3), 292-309.

2015

Persoskie, A., Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J. M., Klein, W.M.P., Parascandola, M., & Harris, P.R. (2015). Smoke-free air laws and quit attempts: Evidence for a moderating role of spontaneous self-affirmation. Social Science & Medicine, 141, 46-55.

Taber, J.M., Aspinwall, L.G., Stump, T.K., Kohlmann, W., Champine, M., & Leachman, S.A. (2015). Genetic testing enhances understanding of risk information and acceptance of prevention recommendations compared to family history-based counseling alone. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 740-753. 

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Han, P., Lewis, K.L., Biesecker, L.G., & Biesecker, B.B. (2015). Perceived ambiguity as a barrier to intentions to learn genome sequencing results. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 715-726. 

Aspinwall, L.G., Stump, T.K., Taber, J.M., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2015). Impact of melanoma genetic test reporting on perceived control over melanoma prevention. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 754-765.

Taber, J.M., & Aspinwall, L.G. (2015). Framing recommendations to promote prevention behaviors among people at high risk: A simulation study of responses to melanoma genetic test reporting. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 5, 771-782. 

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Lewis, K.L., Harris, P.R., Shepperd, J.A., & Biesecker, L.G. (2015). Information avoidance tendencies, threat management resources, and interest in genetic sequencing feedback. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49, 616-621. 

Ferrer, R.A., Grenen, E.G., & Taber, J.M. (2015). Effectiveness of internet-based affect induction procedures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Emotion, 15(6), 752-762.

Ferrer, R.A., Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Harris, P., Lewis, K., & Biesecker, L.G. (2015). The role of current affect, anticipated affect, and spontaneous self-affirmation in decisions to receive self-threatening genetic risk information. Cognition & Emotion, 29(8), 1456-1465.

Taber, J.M., Chang, C.Q., Lam, T.K., Gillanders, E.M., Hamilton, J.G., & Schully, S.D. (2015). Correlates of sharing high-penetrance cancer genetic test results with health professionals and family members: results from the Health Information National Trends Survey. Public Health Genomics, 18(2), 67-77.

Taber, J.M., Klein, W.M.P., Ferrer, R.A., Biesecker, B.B., Lewis, K.L., & Biesecker, L.G. (2015). Dispositional optimism and perceived risk interact to predict intentions to learn genome sequencing results. Health Psychology, 34(7), 718-728. 

Taber, J.M., Leyva, B., & Persoskie, A. (2015). Why do people avoid doctors?: A qualitative study using national data. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3), 290-297. 

2014

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2014). Daily routine sun-protection improves 2 years following melanoma genetic test reporting. Genetics in Medicine, 16(11), 846-853.

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Kohlmann, W., Leaf, S.L., & Leachman, S.A. (2014). Perceived risk following melanoma genetic testing: A 2-year prospective study distinguishing subjective estimates from recall. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 23(3), 421-437. 

Taber, J. M., Aspinwall, L. G., Heichman, K. A., & Kinney, A. Y. (2014). Preferences for blood-based colon cancer screening differ by race/ethnicity. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(3), 351-361.

2013

Taber, J.M., Aspinwall, L.G., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2013). Partner involvement in conduct of skin self-examinations remains low following CDKN2A/p16 genetic test reporting and counseling. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 69(5), 842-844.

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2013). Psychological aspects of hereditary cancer risk counseling and genetic testing. In B.I. Carr & J. Steel (Eds.), Psychological Aspects of Cancer: A Guide to Emotional and Psychological Consequences of Cancer, Their Causes and Their Management (pp. 31-64). New York: Springer.

Aspinwall, L. G., Taber, J. M., Leaf, S. L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S. A. (2013). Genetic testing for hereditary melanoma and pancreatic cancer: A longitudinal study of psychological outcome. Psycho-Oncology, 22(2), 276-289. 

Aspinwall, L.G., Taber, J.M., Leaf, S.L., Kohlmann, W., & Leachman, S.A. (2013). Melanoma genetic counseling and test reporting improve screening adherence among unaffected carriers 2 years later. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention, 22(10), 1687-1697.

2010

Taber, J.M., Aspinwall, L.G., Kohlmann, W., Dow, R., & Leachman, S.A. (2010). Parental preferences for CDKN2A/p16 genetic testing of minors. Genetics in Medicine, 12(12), 823-838.

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