Meg Gerrard

Degree: Ph.D., 1974, University of Texas at Austin
Webpage: SPN
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Recent publications: Publications since 2010, indexed on Google Scholar
Representative Publications (underscored names of authors are former students): Publications since 2012
Gerrard, M., Gibbons, F.X., Fleischli, M., Cutrona, C.E., & Stock, M.L. (2017). Moderation of the effect of stress-induced affective responses to discrimination on health outcomes. Psychology and Health, 32. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2017.1314479Gibbons, F.X. & Gerrard, M. (2016). Reactions to the meta-analyses of the Prototype-Willingness Model. Health Psychology Review (10), 44-46. DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2015.1116020

Gibbons, F.X., Kingsbury, J.H., Wills, T.A., Finneran, S.D., Dal Cin, S., Gerrard, M. (2016). Impulsivity Moderates the Effects of Movie Alcohol Portrayals on Adolescents’ Willingness to Drink. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30 (3), 325-334. DOI: 10.1037/adb0000178

Gibbons, F.X., Stock, M.L., Gerrard, M., & Finneran, S. (2015). The Prototype – Willingness Model. In. M Conner & P. Norman (Eds.) Predicting and changing health behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models. (3rd Ed.; pp. 189 – 224). Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.

Beach, S.R.H., Gerrard, M., Gibbons, F.X., Brody, G.H., & Philibert, R.A. (2015). A role for epigenetics in broadening the scope of pediatric care in the prevention of adolescent smoking. Epigenetic Diagnosis & Therapy, 1(2), 91-97. DOI: 10.2174/2214083201999140320153918

Stock, M. L., Gibbons, F. X., Beekman, J. B., & Gerrard, M. (2015). It only takes once: The absent-exempt heuristic and reactions to comparison-based sexual risk information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(1), 35-52. DOI:10.1037/a0039277

Kingsbury, J.H., Gibbons, F.X., & Gerrard, M. (2015). The effects of social and health consequence framing on heavy drinking intentions among college students. British Journal of Health Psychology, 20(1), 212-220. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12100

Roberts, M.E., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M., & Kingsbury, J.H. (2014). Not intending but somewhat willing: The influence of visual primes on risky sex decisions. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19(3), 553-565. DOI: 10.1111/bjhp.12055

Gibbons, F.X., Kingsbury, J.H., Weng, C.-Y., Gerrard, M., Cutrona, C.E., Wills, T.A., & Stock, M.L. (2014). Effects of perceived racial discrimination on health status and health behavior: A differential mediation hypothesis. Health Psychology, 33, 11-19 (for a special issue on racial discrimination and health). DOI: 10.1037/a0033857

Stock, M.L., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M., Houlihan, A.E., Simons, R.L. & Weng, C.-Y. (2013). Racial identification, racial composition, and substance use vulnerability among African American adolescents and young adults. Health Psychology, 32, 237-247. DOI: 10.1037/a0030149

Stock, M.L., Gibbons, F.X, Peterson, L.M., & Gerrard, M. (2013). The effects of racial discrimination on the HIV-risk cognitions and behaviors of Black adolescents and young adults. Health Psychology, 32, 543-550 (special issue on social psychology theory and health behavior). DOI:

O’Hara, R.E., Gibbons, F.X., Li, Z., Gerrard, M., & Sargent, J.D. (2013). Specificity of early movie effects on adolescent sexual behavior and alcohol use. Social Science & Medicine, 96, 200-207. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.032

Roberts, M.E., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M., Weng, C.-Y., Murry, V.M., Simons, L.G., Simons, R.L., & Lorenz, F.O. (2012). From racial discrimination to risky sex: Prospective relations involving peers and parents. Developmental Psychology, 48, 89-102. DOI: 10.1037/a0025430

O’Hara, R.E., Gibbons, F.X., Weng, C-Y., Gerrard, M., & Simons, R.L. (2012) Perceived racial discrimination as a barrier to college attendance for African Americans: Mediation by academic orientation and expectations Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 77-89. DOI: 10.1177/0146167211420732

Gibbons, F.X., Roberts, M.E., Gerrard, M., Li, Z., Beach, S.R.H., Simons, R.L., Weng, C-Y., & Philibert, R.A. (2012). The impact of stress on the life history strategies of African American adolescents: Cognitions, genetic moderation, and the role of discrimination. Developmental Psychology, 48, 722-739 (special issue on evolutionary-developmental psychology). DOI: 10.1037/a0026599

Gibbons, F.X., O’Hara, R.E., Stock, M.L., Gerrard, M., Weng, C-Y., Wills, T.A. (2012). The erosive effects of racism: Reduced self-control mediates the relation between perceived racial discrimination and substance use in African American adolescents. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1089-1104. DOI: 10.1037/a0027404

Gerrard, M., Stock, M.L., Roberts, M.E., Gibbons, F.X., O’Hara, R.E., Weng, C-Y & Wills, T.A. (2012). Coping with racial discrimination: The role of substance use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 55 -560. DOI: 10.1037/a0027711