Natalie Shook

Associate Professor of Nursing


Degree: Ph.D., 2007, Ohio State University
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Contact information:
natalie.shook @ (omit spaces)

860- 486-0913

Research Interests:
Mindfulness, Health and well-being, Health Disparities, Aging
Prospective Graduate Students:
Students in Research: Holly Fitzgerald, Baris Sevi
Recent News:
Recent Publications: Shook, N. J., Fitzgerald, H., Boggs, S., Ford, C. G., Hopkins, P. D., & Silva, N. M. (in press). Sexism, racism, or nationalism: Factors associated with the 2016 U.S. presidential election results? PLOS ONE.

Terrizzi, J. A., & Shook, N. J. (in press). On the origin of shame: Does shame emerge from an evolved disease-avoidance architecture? Frontiers.

*Sevi, B., †Altman, N., *Ford, C. G., & Shook, N. J. (2019). To kneel or not to kneel: Right- wing authoritarianism predicts attitudes toward NFL kneeling protests. Current Psychology.

Shook, N. J., *Delaney, R. K., Strough, J., *Wilson, J., *Sevi, B., & †Altman, N. (2019). Playing it safe: Dispositional mindfulness partially accounts for age differences in health and safety risk-taking propensity. Current Psychology.

Oosterhoff, B., Shook, N. J., & Iyer, R. (2018). Disease avoidance and personality: A meta- analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 77, 47-56.

Hernandez, P. R., *Hopkins, P. D., †Masters, K., Holland, L., Mei, B. M., Richards-Babb, M., Quedado, K., & Shook, N. J. (2018). Student integration into STEM careers and culture: A longitudinal examination of summer faculty mentors and project ownership. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 17, 1-14.

*Ford, C. G., & Shook, N. J. (2018). Negative cognitive bias and perceived stress: Independent mediators of the relation between mindfulness and emotional distress. Mindfulness.

*Kiken, L. G., Shook, N. J., Robins, J. L., & Clore, J. N. (2018). Association between mindfulness and interoceptive accuracy in patients with diabetes: Preliminary evidence from blood glucose estimates. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 36, 90-92.

*Oosterhoff, B., Shook, N. J., & Metzger, A. (2018). A Matter of fact? Adolescents’ informational assumptions about crime, laws, and authority and their domain-specific beliefs about punishment. Journal of Adolescence, 62, 87-95.

*Costello, A. H., Shook, N. J., *Wallace, N., & McNeil, C. B. (2018). Examining factors associated with elevated Lie Scale responding on the Child Abuse Potential Inventory. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 56-64.

*Oosterhoff, B., Shook, N. J., & *Ford, C. G. (2018). Is that disgust I see? Political ideology and biased visual attention. Behavioural Brain Research, 336, 227-235.

Shook, N. J., *Ford, C. G., Strough, J., *Delaney, R., & *Barker, D. (2017). In the moment and feeling good: Age differences in mindfulness and positive affect. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3, 338-347.

*Hopkins, P. D., & Shook, N. J. (2017). Development of an intergroup anxiety toward Muslims scale. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 61, 7-20.

Shook, N. J., *Ford, C. G., & †Boggs, S. (2017). Dangerous worldview: A mediator of the relation between disgust and social conservatism. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 252-261.

*Oosterhoff, B., Shook, N. J., Clay, R., & Metzger, A. (2017). Differential and domain-specific associations among right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance, and adolescent delinquency. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 1296-1310.

Shook, N. J., *Oosterhoff, B., *Terrizzi, J. A., & †Brady, K. M. (2017). “Dirty politics”: The role of disgust sensitivity in voting. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3, 284-297.

*Hopkins, P. D., & Shook, N. J. (2017). A review of sociocultural factors that may underlie differences in African American and European American anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 49, 104-113.

*Oosterhoff, B., & Shook, N. J. (2017). From drug laws to recreational substance use: The adaptationist role of disgust sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 544- 553.

*Hood, K. B., Shook, N. J., & Belgrave, F. (2017). “Jimmy cap before you tap”: Memorable condom use messages for African American women. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 651- 664.

Shook, N. J., *Hopkins, P. D., & †Koech, J. (2016). The effect of intergroup contact on secondary group attitudes and social dominance orientation. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 328-342.

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Contact Information
Phone+1 860 486 0913
Fax1 860 486-0001
Mailing AddressDept of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Road
Office LocationStorrs Hall, Room 113B