My current research interests include applying mindfulness theory and practices to improve intergroup and interpersonal relationships. Research categories include: Intergroup contact and cooperation, personal and couple functioning and well-being, especially among breast cancer survivors, Meta-analytic methods.
Selected publications during the most recent five years:
Bettencourt, B.A., Manning, M., Molix, L., Schlegel, R., Eidelman, S., Biernat, M., (2016). Explaining extremity in evaluation of group members: Meta-analytic tests of three theories. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 2, 49-71. doi: 10.1177/1088868315574461.
Bettencourt, A., & Manning, M. (2016). Expectancy violations in life as predictors of psychological functioning. Emotion. 16, 787-791. doi: org/10.1037/emo0000152.
Markovitz, Drysdale, & Bettencourt, B.A. (2017). Explaining Why Breast Cancer Survivors do not Comply with Medical Regimens: The role of Depression. Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.4362.
Price, M.A., Kamble, S., Sheldon, K., & Bettencourt, B. A. (2017). Mindfulness practices moderated the association between intergroup anxiety and attitudes toward outgroups. Mindfulness. doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0689-y
Pratscher, S., Rose, A., Markovitz, L. & Bettencourt, B.A. (2018) Interpersonal mindfulness and friendship quality. Mindfulness. doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0859-y
Pratscher, S., King, L., Wood, P., & Bettencourt, A. (2019). Interpersonal Mindfulness Initial Validation and Scale Development. 10, 1044–1061 (2019). https://doi-org.proxy.mul.missouri.edu/10.1007/s12671-018-1057-2
Price, M.A., Corcoran, M., Sheldon, K. & Bettencourt, B. A. (2019). Republicans Continue to Express Partisan Judgments Despite Mitigating Information. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 426-447.
Price, M.A., Pratscher, S., Oyler, D. & Bettencourt, B. A. (in press). Feasibility of internet-delivered MBSR for young breast cancer survivors and their partners. Psychosocial Oncology.
Medvedev, O., Pratscher, S., & Bettencourt, B. A. (in press). Psychometric Evaluation of the Interpersonal Mindfulness Scale Using Rasch Analysis. Mindfulness.
Oyler, D. L., Price-Blackshear, M. A., Pratscher, S. D., & Bettencourt, B.A. (resubmitted upon invitation). Mindfulness and intergroup attitudes: A systematic review. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Newland, P., Bettencourt, B. A., & Hendricks-Ferguson. V. (in press). Testing of the Use of On-line Journal-Writing for recording Symptoms experienced by Adults with Multiple Sclerosis.