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Jennifer Jill Harman

Jennifer Jill Harman

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I am primarily interested in understanding how dynamics within intimate relationships protect or put individuals at risk for health problems, particularly HIV and other infectious diseases. I have also been developing and testing social psychological theories relating to medication adherence and HIV risk behaviors. Currently, I am examining how life stressors, conflicts and threats influence HIV sexual risk behaviors within relationships and am extending this work to populations that have been affected by incarceration.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Amico, K. R., Harman, J. J., & Johnson, B. T. (2006). Efficacy of ART Adherence Interventions: A Research Synthesis of Trials, 1996-2004. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 41, 285-297.
  • Amico, K. R., Harman, J. J., & O’Grady, M. A. (2008). Attrition and related trends in scientific rigor: A score card for ART adherence intervention research and recommendations for future directions. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 5, 172-185.
  • Copenhaver, M. M., Johnson, B. T., Lee, I., Harman, J. J., Carey, M. P., & the SHARP Research Team. (2006). HIV Risk Reduction among Injection Drug Users: Meta-Analytic Evidence of Efficacy and Empirical Guidance for Optimizing Interventions. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31, 163-171.
  • Fisher, J. D., Fisher, W. A., Amico, K. R., & Harman, J. J. (2006). An Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy. Health Psychology, 25, 462-473.
  • Harman, J. J. & Amico, K. R. (2009). The relationship-oriented information-motivation-behavioral skills model: A multilevel structural equation model among dyads: AIDS & Behavior, 13, 173-184.
  • Harman, J. J., Amico, R. A., & Johnson, B. T. (2005). Standard of care: Promoting antiretroviral adherence in clinical care. AIDS Care, 17, 237-251.
  • Harman, J. J., & Johnson, B. T. (2003). Not all psychologists are classist [comment]. American Psychologist, 58, 144-145.
  • Harman, J. J. & O’Grady, M. A., & Wilson, K. (2009). What you think you know can hurt you: Perceptual biases about HIV-risk in intimate relationships. AIDS & Behavior, 13, 246-257.
  • Harman, J. J., Smith, V. E., & Egan, L. (2007). The impact of incarceration on intimate relationships and implications for HIV risk behaviors. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 6, 794-815.
  • O’Grady, M. A., Harman, J. J., Gleason, M. E. J., & Wilson, K. (in press). Managing an attractive impression by using alcohol: Evidence from two diary studies. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
  • O’Grady, M. A., Wilson, K., & Harman, J. J. (2009). Preliminary findings from a brief, peer-led safer sex intervention for college students living in residence halls. Journal of Primary Prevention, 30, 716-731.

Other Publications:

  • Fisher, W. A., Fisher, J. D., & Harman, J. (2003). The information - motivation - behavioral skills model: A general social psychological approach to understanding and promoting health behavior. In J. Suls & K. A. Wallston (Eds.), Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Harman, J. J., Wilson, K., & Keneski, E. (2010). Social and environmental contributors to perceived vulnerability and perception of risk for negative health consequences. In J. G. Lavino & R. B. Neumann (Eds.), Psychology of Risk Perception, pp. 1-45. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Close Relationships
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology Laboratory

Jennifer Jill Harman
Department of Psychology
Colorado State University
Behavioral Sciences Building 219
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1876
United States

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