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Shelley E. Taylor (1248)

Health psychology, social psychology
1946, Mount Kisco, New York, USA
Short Biography
Shelley Elizabeth Taylor (born 1946) is a distinguished professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University, and was formerly on the faculty at Harvard University. A prolific author of books ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • AB Connecticut College, 1968
  • PhD Yale University, 1972
Appointments & Honors
  • Fellow, APA Divisions 8, 9, 38
  • Co- Director, Health Psychology Programme, 1979-
  • Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1980
  • Professor of Psychology, University of California, 1981-
  • Senior Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award, Division 38, Health Psychology, APA, 1994
  • Donald Campbell Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution to the Field of Social Psychology, 1995
Principal Publications
  • 1978 Salience, attention, and attribution: Top of the head phenomena. In L. Berkowitz (ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Academic Press (with S. T. Fiske).
  • 1979 Hospital patient behaviour: Helplessness, reactance or control? Journal of Social Issues, 35, 156-81.
  • 1982 Stalking the elusive vividness effect. Psychological Review, 89, 155-81 (with S. C. Thompson).
  • 1983 Adjustment to threatening events: A theory of cognitive adaptation. American Psychologist, 38, 1161-73.
  • 1984 Social Cognition. Random House (with S. T. Fiske). Second edition, 1991, McGraw-Hill.
  • 1986 Health Psychology (1st, 2nd and 3rd edns). Random House (also 1991, 1995).
  • 1988 Illusion and well-being: A social psychological perspective on mental health. Psychological Bulletin, 103, 193-210 (with S. E. Brown).
  • 1989 Social comparison activity under threat: Downward evaluation and upward contacts. Psychological Review, 96, 569-75 (with M. Lobel).
  • 1989 Positive Illusions: Creative Self-Deception and the Healthy Mind. Basic Books.
  • 1991 The asymmetrical impact of positive and negative events: The mobilization-minimization hypothesis. Psychological Bulletin, 110, 67-85.
  • 1994 'Realistic acceptance' as a predictor of decreased survival time in gay men with AIDS. Health Psychology, 13, 299-307 (with G. M. Kemeny, H.-Y. J. Wang and B. R. Visscher).
  • 1995 The effects of mindset on positive illusions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 213-26 (with P. M. Gollwitzer).