Category Archives: Member Contributions

Healthcare Reform and the Avoidance of Moral Hazards

Daniel Bruns, PsyD, FAPA In Homer’s poem “The Odyssey,” Odysseus must sail between two mortal perils, Scylla (a six-headed monster) and Charybdis (a giant whirlpool). Odysseus makes the difficult moral choice to sail closer to Scylla and accept the loss of a few crewmembers, rather than sail too close to Charybdis and risk the loss of […]
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The Daily Burdens of Managing Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers

Nicole M. Bereolos, PhD, MPH, CDE Managing diabetes is a vast undertaking for people living with the disease, as well as their loved-ones (commonly referred to as “type 3’s”). There are many components to diabetes self-management, including monitoring blood sugars and dietary intake, engaging in exercise, taking medications, attending numerous appointments, and monitoring and treating […]
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Early Career Professionals Corner: National Health Service Corps

Monica Johnson, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist and Behavioral Health Consultant Cherokee Health Systems  If there is one thing that nearly all ECPs have in common, it is student debt. Many of us will spend several years trying to unload the financial burden of higher education. The good news is that there are programs to ease the […]
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Using Social Media in a Professional Manner: A Primer for Health Psychologists

Allyson S. Hughes , M.A. You may be wondering whether or not to take the plunge into the world of social media. For a health psychologist, the benefits of social media can be multifaceted. Social media platforms provide a diverse environment for sharing and responding to information.  Potential benefits can include promoting your research interests, getting […]
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From the Student Council Representatives

Jennifer Warnick, Chair KayLoni Olson, Chair-Elect Lisa Auster-Gussman, Past Chair The Student Council is looking forward to many upcoming Society events and opportunities this year. The SfHP Student Council is co-hosting a breakfast session at this year’s Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) 38th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 […]
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38th Anniversary Celebration

38 Years Long and Still Going Strong: SfHP Division 38 Celebrates their 38th Anniversary Valeria Martinez-Kaigi, M.S. The Annual APA Convention is always an event to look forward to and this year was extra special as we celebrated our division’s 38th anniversary. Dr. Shawna Ehlers, the 2016 SfHP program chair, worked alongside our president, administrative […]
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Early Career Professionals Corner: Support, Collaboration, and Impact: The Early Career Professionals Council Looks Forward

Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Early Career Professionals (ECPs) have been hard at work making significant contributions to the Society for Health Psychology. ECPs are providing valuable contributions on every committee and taskforce within the Society for Health Psychology, representation which is vital to the ongoing health of the […]
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From the Student Council Representatives

Jennifer Warnick, Chair KayLoni Olson, Chair-Elect Lisa Auster-Gussman, Past Chair The  Student Council is already off to a great start this year! At the 2016 APA Convention in Denver, Colorado, we co-sponsored a workshop with Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology), Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), and Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology) to help prepare […]
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In Memory: Across The Decades with Alex Zautra, PhD

Authors (in order): John Reich PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University Laurence A. Bradley PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham Mary C. Davis PhD, Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University John Reich: In the late 1970s, I sent a copy of the now-classic Brickman and Campbell paper, Hedonic Relativism and […]
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Mentoring Spotlight

Editor’s note: The Mentoring Spotlight is a recurring feature that highlights the Society for Health Psychology’s Health Psych Connections program with experiences from mentor-mentee pairs and occasional articles on effective mentoring. The Health Psych Connections program is open to all SfHP members at any career stage post-doctorate; for more information visit http://www.health-psych.org/Connections.cfm. Denise Gretchen-Doorly, PhD […]
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