Steven Barger, PhD
BA 1987 Southern Methodist University
MA 1988 Southern Methodist University
PhD 1995 University of Utah
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, 1996-1998 University of Pittsburgh.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Barger's interests involve factors that influence health perceptions, i.e., physical symptoms and global health appraisals. These factors include positive and negative emotions, diagnostic labels (e.g., you have hypertension) and socioeconomic status. I am also interested in quantifying chronic disease risk and psychological distress among US Hispanic national origin groups (Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, etc.), as well as the relative contribution of socioeconomic factors to health within these ethnic groups.
- Croyle, R.T., Loftus, E.F., Barger, S.D., Sun, Y-C., Hart, M., & Getting, J. (2006). How well do people recall risk factor test results? Accuracy and bias among cholesterol screening participants. Health Psychology, 25, 425-432.
- Barger, S.D. (2006). Do psychological characteristics explain socioeconomic stratification of self-rated health? Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 21-35.
- Barger, S.D., & Sydeman, S.J. (2005). Does generalized anxiety disorder predict coronary heart disease risk factors independently of major depressive disorder? Journal of Affective Disorders, 88, 87-91.
- Barger, S.D., Burke, S.M., & Limbert, M.J. (2007). Do induced moods really influence health perceptions? Health Psychology, 26, 85-95.
- Barger, S.D., & Muldoon, M.F. (2006). Hypertension labelling was associated with poorer self-rated health in the Third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Journal of Human Hypertension. 20, 117-123.
Dr. Barger teaches undergraduate courses in social psychology and statistics and graduate courses in research methods and social and behavioral epidemiology.