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Ralf Schwarzer

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Research interests

digital interventionssocial supportself-efficacyhealth behavior

About

Ralf Schwarzer is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Freie University of Berlin, Germany, Professor of Psychology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Wroclaw, Poland, and at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney, NSW. He has received his Ph.D. in 1973 (Kiel), and was appointed Professor of Education in 1974, and Professor of Psychology in 1982 (FU Berlin). After sabbatical leaves at the University of California, Berkeley (1985), and Los Angeles (1990-1991), he was Visiting Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1994-1995), and at York University, Canada (1998) where he was appointed Adjunct Professor. He has published more than 500 papers, and has co-founded three journals: (a) Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, (b) Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, and (c) Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (currently Editor-in-Chief). He is Past-President of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Past-President of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), and Past-President of the Health Psychology Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP). His research focus lies on stress, coping, social support, self-efficacy, and health behaviours. In 2007, he received the German Psychology Award. He was one of the organizers of the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in Berlin 2008. In 2010, he received the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=w2M4elUAAAAJ&hl=en Loop profile 153552 ResearcherID C-4581-2014 Scopus Author ID 7004906485 ORCID 0000-0002-0069-3826

Co-authors (218)

Editorships

Applied Psychology: Health and well-being

Editor-in-Chief

2008 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Communication Skills Training for Practitioners to Increase Patient Adherence to Home-Based Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain: Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

    • Lonsdale C
    • Hall A
    • Murray A
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  • Translating Dental Flossing Intentions into Behavior: a Longitudinal Investigation of the Mediating Effect of Planning and Self-Efficacy on Young Adults

    • Hamilton K
    • Bonham M
    • Bishara J
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  • Validity of self-reported concentration and memory problems: Relationship with neuropsychological assessment and depression

    • Bowler R
    • Adams S
    • Schwarzer R
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  • Who benefits from a dietary online intervention? Evidence from Italy, Spain and Greece

    • Schwarzer R
    • Fleig L
    • Warner L
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  • Women with family cancer history are at risk for poorer physical quality of life and lower self-efficacy: A longitudinal study among men and women with non-small cell lung cancer

    • Banik A
    • Schwarzer R
    • Pawlowska I
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Professional experience

Professor

Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej

January 2011 - Present

Professor

Freie Universitat Berlin Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaft und Psychologie

April 1982 - Present

Professor

Freie Universität Berlin

January 1982 - Present