Sumner J. Sydeman, PhD
University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, 1998-2000
NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florida Health Sciences Center, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, 1997-1998
Clinical Psychology Internship
PhD Clinical Psychology, University of South Florida, 1999
MA Psychology, University of South Florida, 1995
BA Psychology, University of Virginia, 1990
E-mail: sumner dot sydeman at nau dot edu
Dr. Sydeman’s research is in cardiac psychology, a growing subspecialty of health psychology and behavioral medicine. Dr. Sydeman’s current research focuses on the impact of negative emotions (depression, anxiety, anger) on patient quality of life and the impact of these emotions on patients with coronary heart disease.
He is currently conducting research at Flagstaff Medical Center with patients in the cardiac rehabilitation program. Further, he supervises graduate students conducting thesis research in the clinical psychology program [link to 1.2], as well as supervises undergraduate research assistants. His publications and presentations are listed below.
To learn more about how research is done in psychology and to prepare for graduate school, undergraduate students can sign up for 1-3 units per semester of independent research (PSY 485; each unit equals about 3 hours a week) for a total of 6 units over two or more semesters. If you are interested in taking part in undergraduate research, the Psychology Department now has a formal application process to apply for PSY485. You can contact Dr. Sydeman directly to find out if he has openings on his team.
- Steil, M.A., Lorenzo, L., & Sydeman, S.J. (2010). Demographic variables are associated with knowledge, attitudes, and preventive behaviors related to environmental tobacco smoke. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 12(6), 674-678.
- Sydeman, S.J. (2008). Self-report inventories. In G.L. Fisher & N.A. Roget (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (pp. 816-820). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
- Donoho, C.J., Stalls, D.W., & Sydeman, S.J. (2008). Depression in phase II, III, and IV patients with coronary heart disease. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 40, 86-90.
- Garnaat, S.L., Gwinn, J.E., Riley, S.L., Winslow, L.A., Hansbourgh, M.C., Zielinski, A.L., Gorter, E.L., Blevins, J., Sydeman, S.J. (2008). Relationship between trait anxiety and health-related factors. Modern Psychological Studies, (3-9).
- Barger, S.B., & Sydeman, S.J. (2005). Generalized Anxiety Disorder Predicts Coronary Heart Disease Risk Independently of Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 88, 87-91.
- Duncan, G.E., Anton, S.D., Sydeman, S.J., Newton, R.L., Corsica, J.A., Durning, P.E., Ketterson, T.U., Martin, A.D., Limacher, M.C., & Perri, M.G. (2005). Prescribing exercise at varied levels of intensity and frequency: A randomized trial. Archives of Internal Medicine, 165, 2362-2369.
- Gorter, E. L., & Sydeman, S. J. (2005). Ordinary People: A Look at Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 10, 55-58.
- Richardson, C. L., Guthrie, J. A., & Sydeman, S. J. (2005). Diagnostic Analysis of the Feature Film 28 Days. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 10, 49-51.
- Spielberger, C.D., Reheiser, E.C., Owern, A.E., & Sydeman, S.J. (2004). Measuring the psychological vital signs of anxiety, anger, depression, and curiosity in treatment planning and outcome assessment. In M.E. Maruish (Ed.), The Use of Psychological Tests for Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment, 3rd Edition. (pp. 421-447). Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Smith, B. A. & Sydeman, S. J. (2004). Girl, Interrupted: A diagnostic evaluation of mental disorders. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 9 (2), 120-122.
- Perri, M.G., Anton, S.D., Durning, P.E., Ketterson, T.U., Sydeman, S.J., Berlant, N., Kanasky, W.F., Newton, R.L., Limacher, M.C., & Martin, A.D. (2002). Effects of exercise prescription on exercise adherence. Health Psychology, 21, 452-458.
- Duncan, G.E., Sydeman, S.J., Perri, M.G., Limacher, M.C. & Martin A.D. (2001). Can sedentary adults accurately recall the intensity of their physical activity? Preventive Medicine, 3, 18-26.
- Sydeman, S.J., Cascardi, M., & Poythress, N.G., & Ritterband, L. (1997). Procedural justice in the context of civil commitment: A critique of Tyler's analysis. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 3, 1-15.
- Spielberger, C.D., Reheiser, E.C., & Sydeman, S.J. (1995a). Measuring the experience, expression, and control of anger. In H. Kassinove (Ed.), Anger disorders: Definitions, diagnosis, and treatment. (pp. 49-67). Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.
- Spielberger, C.D., Reheiser, E.C., & Sydeman, S.J. (1995b). Measuring the experience, expression, and control of anger. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 18, 207-232.
- Spielberger, C.D., Ritterband, L.M., Sydeman, S.J., Reheiser, E.C., & Unger, K.K. (1995). Assessment of emotional states and personality traits: Measuring psychological vital signs. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.), Series on Clinical Psychology: Vol. 1. Practical Considerations in Clinical Personality Assessment. (pp. 42-58). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Spielberger, C.D., & Sydeman, S.J. (1993). Anxiety and intelligence. In R.J. Sternberg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Intelligence (pp. 102-105). New York: MacMillan Publishing Company.
PSY 405 Clinical Psychology
PSY 415 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 575 Substance Abuse Screening and Assessment
PSY 640 Health Psychology Assessment 1
PSY 645 Health Psychology Practicum