Recent projects span a wide range of health psychology, examining:

  • the social distribution of health-predictive psychological factors (e.g., depressive symptoms, ruminative coping, self-objectification)
  • psychosocial influences on health behaviors (e.g., non-suicidal self-injury, eating, smoking)
  • links between affective states (e.g., stress, hostility) and sub-clinical disease markers (e.g., self-reported health, lung function)
  • health-related strengths and needs in under-resourced local communities

 

Underlining denotes trainee co-author

 

Selected Publications

*(joint first authors) Holsen, L., & Jackson, B. (2017). Reward capacity predicts leptin dynamics during laboratory-controlled eating as a function of body mass index. Obesity. doi: doi:10.1002/oby.21930

Jonas, K. J., Cesario, J., Alger, M., Bailey, A. H., Bombari, D., Carney, D., Dovidio, J. F., Duffy, S., Harder, J. A., van Huistee, D., Jackson, B., Johnson, D. J., Keller, V. N., Klaschinski, L., LaBelle, O., LaFrance, M., Latu, I. M., Morssinkhoff, M., Nault, K., Pardal, V., Pulfrey, C., Rohleder, N., Ronay, R., Smart Richman, L., Schmid Mast, M., Schnabel, K., Schröder-Abé, M., & Tybur, J., M. (2017). Power poses—Where do we stand? Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 2, 139-141. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1080/23743603.2017.1342447

Jackson, B., Nault, K., Richman, L. S., LaBelle, O., & Rohleder, N. (2017). Does that pose become you? Testing the effect of body postures on self-concept. Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, 2, 81-105. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1080/23743603.2017.1341178

Molina, K.M., Jackson, B., & Rivera-Olmedo, N. (2015). Discrimination, racial/ethnic identity, and substance use among Latina/os: Are they gendered? Annals of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s12160-015-9738-8

Jackson, B., Richman, L. S., LaBelle, O., Lempereur, M. S., & Twenge, J. M. (2015). Experimental evidence that low social status is most toxic to well-being when internalized. Self and Identity, 14, 157-172. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2014.965732

Jarvi, S., Jackson, B., Swenson, L, & Crawford, H. (2013). The impact of social contagion on non-suicidal self-injury: A review of the literature. Archives of Suicide Research, 17, 1-19.

Jackson, B., Twenge, J. M. Souza, C.Chiang, J., & Goodman, E. (2011). Low social status promotes ruminative coping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2434-2456.

Jackson, B. & Goodman, E., (2011). Low social status markers: Do they predict depressive symptoms in adolescence? Race and Social Problems, 3, 119-128. 

Jackson, B., Kubzansky, L. D., Cohen, S., Jacobs, D. R. & Wright, R. J. (2007). Does harboring hostility hurt? Associations between hostility and pulmonary function in the CARDIA Study. Health Psychology26, 333-340.

Jackson, B., Kubzansky, L., & Wright, R. J. (2006). Linking perceived unfairness to health: The Perceived Unfairness Model. Review of General Psychology10, 21-40.

Jackson, B., Kubzansky, L., Wright, R. J., Cohen, S., & Weiss, S. (2004). A matter of life and breath: Childhood socio-economic status is related to young adult pulmonary function in the CARDIA study. International Journal of Epidemiology33, 271-278.

Jackson, B., Cooper, M. L., Mintz, L., Albino, A. (2003). Motivations to eat: Scale development and validation. Journal of Research in Personality37, 297-318.

Jackson, B., Sellers, R., & Peterson, C. (2002). Pessimistic explanatory style moderates the effect of stress on physical illness. Personality & Individual Differences32, 567-573.

 

Selected Presentations

Jackson, B., Regan, A., & Woolf, N. (2019, June). Strengthening and diversifying women’s voices in the college classroom. Conference poster, Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, Boston MA.

Jackson, B. (2018, August). The BLISS Program: Building Leadership for an Inclusive, Sustainable Smith. Invited data blitz presentation (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues: Division 9), American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Jackson, B., Nault, K., Smart Richman, L., LaBelle, O., & Rohleder, N. (2017). Expand your body, expand your mind: Perceived expanded body postures increase psychological flexibility. Conference poster, Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Nault, K., Jackson, B., Rohleder, N. (2017, January). Does that posture become you? Effect of body postures on self-concept. Conference flash-talk for an invited panel on power posing, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Nault, K., Jackson, B., Rohleder, N. (2017, January). So you think you can pose? Experimental evidence that holding contracted postures—while perceiving them as expanded—boosts cortisol. Conference poster, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Sattar, S., Jackson, B., Grabe, S., & Twenge, J. M. (2016, June). Meta-analysis of self-objectification and non-body-specific negative affect. Conference paper, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Minneapolis, MN.

Jackson, B. (2015, May). Innovative psychological approaches linking social status and health. Discussant remarks, Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. Part of the panel entitled “Innovative Psychological Approaches Linking Social Status and Health,” co-chaired by L. Richman & B. Jackson.

Richman, L. R., Jackson, B., LaBelle, O., Lempereur, M. S., & Twenge, J. M. (2015, May). Low social status, internalization, and well-being. Conference paper, Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. Part of the panel entitled “Innovative Psychological Approaches Linking Social Status and Health,” co-chaired by L. Richman & B. Jackson.

Beck, L. A., Jackson, B., Power, S. I., & Pietromonaco, P. R. (2015, May). Spouses’ socioeconomic status pairings predict cortisol responses marital conflict. Conference paper, Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. Part of the panel entitled “Innovative Psychological Approaches Linking Social Status and Health,” co-chaired by L. Richman & B. Jackson.

Austin, S. B., Calzo, J. P., Gordon, A. R., Jackson, B., Ziyadeh, N. J., Samnaliev, M. (2015, April). Eating disorders linked with reduced quality of life in young adult women and men. Conference paper, International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), Boston MA.

Calzo, J., Sonneville, K. R., Scherer, E. A., Jackson, B., Austin, S. B. (2015, April). Childhood gender conformity and use of laxatives and muscle-building products in heterosexual and sexual minority females and males. Conference paper, International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED), Boston MA.

Katz-Wise, S., Blood, E., Calzo, J., Sarda, V., Jackson, B., Haines, J., & Austin, S. B. (2015, March). Sexual minority stressors, internalizing symptoms, and unhealthy eating behaviors in sexual minority youth. Conference paper, Society for Research in Child Development B

iennial Meeting, Philadelphia PA.

Chenji, V., Jackson, B., & Sattar, S. (2015, March). Association between major life events and risk for breast cancer: A systematic review. Conference poster, American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting, Savannah GA.

Hassen, H., Jackson, B., Sattar., S. (2015, February). Ruminative coping mediates the association between greater self-objectification and less fulfillment of basic psychological needs. Conference poster, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Olmedo-Rivera, N., Molina, K. M., Guzman, D., & Jackson, B. (2014, November). The association between everyday and racial discrimination and negative health behaviors among Latina/os: The moderating effects of ethnic identity. Conference poster, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX.

Guzman, D., Molina, K. M., Olmedo-Rivera, N., & Jackson, B. (2014, November). Do the effects of acculturative stress on self-rated mental and physical health differ by age at migration to the U.S. among Latino immigrants? Conference poster, Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX.

Jackson, B., Simmons, R., Bacal, J., Sattar, S., & Hassen, H. (2014, May). Speaking up in the classroom: Young women’s mindsets. Conference poster, Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco CA.

Jackson, B., Peake, P., Mule, L., Pabon, V., Peotter, R., LaBelle, O., Aftab, A., Sattar, S., & Lempereur, M. (2013). Power of narrative: Self-determination boosts vitality in community-based digital storytelling workshop. Conference poster, Association for Psychological Science Conference, Washington DC.

Jackson, B., Gibbs, A., Dechen, T., Labelle, O., & Parson, J. (2010). Social status, self-determination, and vitality: Testing a new conceptual model in the North End of Springfield, MA. Conference poster, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (American Psychological Association Division 45 Conference), Ann Arbor, MI.

Jackson, B., Kiernan, L., Magyar, J., Crawford, H., Kim, L., & Ryan, M. (2010). Low social status thwarts self-determination: Evidence from three experiments. Conference poster, Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Jackson, B., Twenge, J. M.,Chiang, J., Souza, C., & Goodman, E. (2007). Internalizing social status: An experimental test of ruminative coping among college women. Conference paper, Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA. Part of the panel entitled “Embodying Social Status: Psychological Processes Implicated in Women’s Health,” chaired by B. Jackson.

Jackson, B. (2005). Interrupting the health-damaging effects of perceiving oppression. Conference paper, World Psychiatric Congress, Cairo, Egypt. Speaker on a panel entitled “Creativity, Dissidence, and Mental Health.” Chair, Nawal El Saadawi.

 

Our research has been funded by supporters including the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program, the National Institutes of Health, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Consortium on High Achievement and Success.