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:
Talley, A.E. & Bettencourt, B.A. (2008). Evaluations and aggression directed at a gay male target: The role of threat and antigay prejudice. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 647-683.
Bettencourt, B.A., Talley, A.E., Molix, L.A., & Schlegel, R.J. (2008). Rural and urban breast cancer patients: Health locus of control and psychological adjustment. Psycho-Oncology, 17, 932-939.
Schlegel, R.J., Talley, A.E., Molix, L.A., & Bettencourt, B.A. (2009). Rural breast cancer patients, coping and depression: A prospective comparison study. Psychology and Health, 24, 933-948.
Talley, A.E., & Bettencourt, B.A. (2010). A Relationship-Oriented Model of HIV-Related Stigma Derived from a Review of the HIV-Affected Couples Literature. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 72-86.
Talley, A.E., Molix, L., Schlegel, R. & Bettencourt, B.A. (2010). The influence of breast cancer survivors’ perceived partner social support and need satisfaction on depressive symptoms: A longitudinal analysis. Psychology and Health, 25, 433-449.
Henry, E., Schlegel, R., Talley, A., Molix, L., & Bettencourt, A (2010). The feasibility and effectiveness of expressive-writing for rural and urban breast cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37,749-757. DOI: 10.1188/10.ONF.749-757. PMID: 21059586.
Molix, L. & Bettencourt, B. A. (2010). Predicting well-being among ethnic minorities: Psychological empowerment and ethnic group identity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 3, 513-533.
Talley, A. & Bettencourt, A. (2011). The moderator roles of coping style and identity disclosure in the relationship between perceived stigma and psychological distress. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Schlegel, R., Manning, M., Molix, L., Talley, A., & Bettencourt, A. (2012). Predictors of depressive symptoms among breast cancer patients during the first year post diagnosis. Psychology and Health.
Manning, M. & Bettencourt, B (2012). Depression and medication adherence among Breast Cancer Survivors: Bridging the Gap with the Theory of Planned Behavior. Psychology and Health.
Talley, A., Kocum, L., Schlegel, R., Molix, L., & Bettencourt, A. (2012). Social Roles, Basic Need Satisfaction, and Psychological Health: The Central Role of Competence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.