Health Psychology (1984 – 2013) Preliminary Citation Analysis

Health Psychology (est. 1982 by APA Div.38)

Published monthly, beginning in January

Total number of articles between January 1984 – October 2014: 2,124

Total referenced works in articles: 58,539

Total number of citations among all articles: 88,141

Early Period: 1984 – 1993

Division membership growth: 34% increase

Most cited articles from Health Psychology:

  1. Optimism, Coping, and Health – Assessment and Implications of Generalized Outcome Expectancies (Michael F. Scheier and Charles S. Carver, 1985) [2317]
  2. Psychosocial Models of the Role of Social Support in the Etiology of Physical Disease (Sheldon Cohen, 1988) [703]
  3. The Precaution Adoption Process (Neil D. Weinstein, 1988) [637]
  4. The Relative Efficacy of Avoidant and Non-Avoidant Coping Strategies – A Meta-Analysis (Jerry Suls and Barbara Fletcher, 1988) [601]
  5. Why Won’t it Happen to Me – Perceptions of Risk-Factors and Susceptibility (Neil D. Weinstein, 1984) [524]
  6. Standardized, Individualized, Interactive, and Personalized Self-Help Programs for Smoking Cessation (Prochaska, JO; Diclemente, CC; Velicer; et a., 1993) [480]
  7. Hostility and Health – Current Status of a Psychosomatic Hypothesis (Smith, TW, 1992) [447]
  8. Testing 4 Competing Theories of Health-Protective Behavior (Neil D. Weinstein, 1993) [399]
  9. The Contemplation Ladder – Validation of a Measure of Readiness to Consider Smoking Cessation (Biener, L; Abrams, DB, 1991) [395]
  10. The Stages and Processes of Exercise Adoption and Maintenance in a Worksite Sample (Marcus, BH; Rossi, JS; Selby, VA; et al., 1992) [378]

Most cited authors from Health Psychology:

  1. Neil D. Weinstein (1431)
  2. JS Rossi (1194)
  3. DB Abrams (1022)
  4. S Cohen (911)
  5. BH Marcus (883)
  6. TW Smith (870)
  7. JO Prochaska (649)
  8. WF Velicer (649)
  9. W Rakowski (624)
  10. Andrew Baum (532)

Middle Period: 1994 – 2003

Division membership growth: 16% decrease

Most cited articles from Health Psychology:

  1. Stages of Change and Decisional Balance for 12 Problem Behaviors (Prochaska, JO; Velicer, WF; Rossi, JS; et al., 1994) [1078]
  2. Relationship of subjective and objective social status with psychological and physiological functioning: Preliminary data in health white women (Adlher, NE; Epel, ES; Castellazzo, G; et al., 2000) [465]
  3. Effects of Psychosocial Interventions with Adult Cancer-Patients – A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Experiments (Meyer, TJ; Mark, MM, 1995) [446]
  4. Long-term maintenance of weight loss: Current status. (Jeffery, RW; Brewnowski, A; Epstein, LH; et al., 2000) [415]
  5. Personal and environmental factors associated with physical inactivity among different racial-ethnic groups of US middle-aged and older-aged women (King, AC; Castro, C; Wilcoz, S; et al., 2000) [408]
  6. 10-year Outcomes of Behavioral Family-based Treatment for Childhood Obesity (Epstein, LH; Valoski, A; Wing, RR; et al., 1994) [408]
  7. Patterns, correlates, and barriers to medication adherence among persons prescribed new treatments for HIV disease (Catz, SL; Kelly, JA; Bogart, LM, et al., 2000) [379]
  8. Cognitive-behavioral stress management intervention decreases the prevalence of depression and enhances benefit finding among women under treatment for early-stage breast cancer (Antoni, MH; Lehman, JM; Kilbourn, KM; et al., 2001) [376]
  9. Validation of susceptibility as a predictor of which adolescents take up smoking in the United States (Pierce, JP; Choi, WS; Cilpin, EA; et al., 1996) [373]
  10. Religious involvement and mortality: A meta-analytic review (McCullough, ME; Hoyt, WT; Larson, DB; et al., 2000) [347]

Most cited authors from Health Psychology:

  1. S Cohen (1487)
  2. AJ Rothman (1098)
  3. C Lerman (940)
  4. LH Epstein (935)
  5. NE Adler (840)
  6. JF Sallis (828)
  7. MH Antoni (825)
  8. Karen Matthews (762)
  9. ND Weinstein (745)
  10. VS Helgeson (736)

Late Period: 2004 – 2013

Division membership growth: 2% decrease

Most cited authors from Health Psychology:

  1. S Michie (698)
  2. C Abraham (670)
  3. FX Gibbons (649)
  4. M Gerrard (612)
  5. GB Chapman (402)
  6. KD McCaul (394)
  7. ND Weinstein (389)
  8. M Conner (319)
  9. AC King (298)
  10. KD Brownell

Most cited works from three periods:

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