Stephanie Finneran

Degrees:  B.A., Cum laude, 2009, Simmons College
 Seth Kalichman
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Research Interests:
  • Psychosocial factors underlying health disparities
  • Coping mechanisms during stressful life events
  • Health behavior
  • Mindfulness/meditation
  • Social cognition
Research Synopsis: I am currently exploring gender, sexuality, social exclusion, and health behavior. Primarily I’m interested in using social psychology models, such as social comparison and dual-processing, to examine health disparities. Additionally, I hope to look at the role of genetics in explaining the relation between psychosocial factors (such as exclusion) and health outcomes.
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Publications and Presentations:  

Gibbons, F.X., Stock, M.L., Gerrard, M., & Finneran, S. (2015). The Prototype – Willingness Model. In. M. Conner & P. Norman (Eds.) Predicting health behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models.

Finneran, S., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M. Gender-based exclusion and risky sex cognitions: Is there a link? Poster to be presented at the 2014 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Austin, TX.

Strauts, E., Finneran, S., Blanton, H., Gibbons, F.X., Gerrard, M. Obama drives Republicans to drink: effects of the 2012 election on alcohol consumption, Poster presented at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.