Heidi A. Wayment, PhD
Social and Health Psychology
Blg 60 Rm #313
MA USC, 1987, UCLA 1989
PhD UCLA 1992
Post-Doc Fellowship (NIMH; UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences)
Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
Fellow, Association of Psychological Sciences
Fellow, Western Psychological Association
Lininger, M., Wayment, H.A., Craig, D., & Huffman, A.H., & Lane, T. (in press). Improving Concussion-Reporting Behavior in Division I Football: Evidence for the Applicability of the Socio Ecological Model for Athletic Trainers. Journal of Athletic Training.
Eiler, B., Al-Kire, R., Doyle, P., & Wayment, H.A. (in press). Power and trust dynamics of sexual violence: A textual analysis of Nassar victim impact statements and #MeToo disclosures on Twitter. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
Wayment, H.A., Huffman, A.H., & Irving, L.H. (in press). Self-reported health among unemployed adults: The role of quiet ego, self-compassion, and post-traumatic growth. Occupational Health Science.
Wayment, H.A., & Silver, R.C. (2018). Grief and solidarity reactions one week after a campus shooting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
James, N.M. & Wayment, H.A. (2018). Testing the dyadic-withdrawal hypothesis in single and dating college students. Journal of Interpersonal and Intergroup Relationships (JIRIRI), 11, 20-30.
Wayment, H.A., Al-Kire, R., & Brookshire, K. (2018). Challenged and changed: Quiet ego and post-traumatic growth in mothers raising children with ASD. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice.
Wayment, H.A. & Cavolo, K.M. (2018). Quiet ego, self-regulatory skills, and perceived stress in college students. Journal of American College Health.
Wayment, H.A. & Brookshire, K. (2018). Predictors of grief and distress reactions in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 48(4),1147-1158.
Wayment, H.A. & McDonald, R. (2017). Sharing a personal trainer: Individual and social benefits of individualized small group training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31(11), 3137-3145.
Clark, T., & Wayment, H.A. (2017). Integrating online career-development skills in a management course: Increased career confidence and adult identity. Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 18, 68-81.
Lininger, M.R., Wayment, H.A., Huffman, A. H., Irving, L. H., & Craig, D.I. (2017). An exploratory study on concussion-reporting behaviors from collegiate student athletes’ perspectives. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 9, 71-80.
Collier, A.D. & Wayment, H.A. (2017) Psychosocial benefits of the “maker” or do-it-yourself movement in young adults: A pathway towards subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies.
Wayment, H.A., & Bauer, J.J. (2017). The quiet ego: Motives and values for the balance and growth of the self and others in relation to well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19(3), 881-896.
Wayment, H.A. & Bauer, J.J. (2017). The Quiet Ego: Concept, Measurement, and Well-Being. In M.D. Robinson and M. Eid (Eds.), The Happy Mind: Cognitive Contributions to Well-Being. Springer Publishing.
Wayment, H.A. & Piering, J.A. (2017). Interdisciplinary Course on “The Good Life”: Combining Psychological Inquiry and Philosophical Ethics for Psychological Science and Philosophy Majors (pp. 169-172). In R. L. Miller & T. Collette (Eds.) Teaching Tips: A Compendium of Conference Presentations on Teaching, 2015-16. http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/
Wayment, H.A., West, T., & Craddock, E. (2016). Compassionate values as a resource during the transition to college: Quiet ego, compassionate goals, and self-compassion. Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 28(2), 93–114.
Wayment, H.A., & Walters, A.S. (2016). Goal orientation and well being in college athletes: The importance of athletic social connectedness. Journal of Sport Sciences,
Collier, A.F., Wayment, H.A., Birkett, M. (2016). Impact of making textile handcrafts on mood enhancement and inflammatory immune changes. Art Therapy: Journal of the
American Art Therapy Association, 33 (4), 178-185.
Huffman, A. H., Irving, L., & Wayment, H A. (2015). The quiet ego: Assuaging organizational concerns about mindfulness. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 661-667.
Wayment, H.A., Collier, A., Birkett, M., Traustadottir, T., & Till, R.(2015) Brief quiet ego contemplation reduces oxidative stress and mind wandering. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01481
Huffman, A. H., Culbertson, S. S., Wayment, H. A., & Irving, L. (2015). Resource replacement and psychological well-being during unemployment: The Role of Family Support. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 89, 74-82.
Wayment, H.A., Bauer, J. J., & Sylaska, K. (2015). The quiet ego scale: Measuring the compassionate self-identity. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16, 999-1033.
Psychological Health and Resilience through Values Affirmation: Effectiveness of a Brief Intervention among Military Personnel
Funding Agency: Department of Defense, $1.4 million, Huffman & Wayment
Military personnel face ongoing stressors such as separation from family and frequent relocation and day-to-day work and family stressors. When coping resources fall short, military personnel are at risk for negative personal and occupational health outcomes such as behavioral and psychological health outcomes (e.g., sleep disturbance, health behaviors, anxiety). Their work adapts previous research on the “quiet ego”, a concept developed by Wayment and Bauer in 2008 that borrows heavily from humanistic, organismic, and eudemonic perspectives on the self. The quiet ego reflects growth and balance values, as reflected in an identity that is not excessively self-focused but also not excessively other-focused—an identity that incorporates others without losing the self. Unlike other popular interventions (e.g., mindfulness), this approach may be more amenable to work-related stressors. Previous research has demonstrated numerous benefits of a quiet ego, including personal growth and a greater compassion for the self and others. Huffman and Wayment will develop a brief self-management app-based intervention that reminds individuals of the characteristics of a self-identity rooted in balance and growth. The long-range goal of their work is to improve the quality of life for military personnel.
Changing the Culture of Concussion Reporting: A Cultural Analysis and Implementation Model
Funding Agency: NCAA/Department of Defense, $399,377, Huffman, Wayment, Craig, & Lininger
Dr. Huffman is also interested in how organizational culture affects health-related behavior. Dr. Wayment (with Dr. Huffman from Psychological Sciences, and Debbie Craig and Monica Lininger, Athletic Training) have been awarded a multi-year grant from the NCAA/Department of Defense. Their study utilizes innovative as well as time-tested approaches to study the impact of athletic culture on concussion-related reporting behavior.