My interests lie in how personal and interpersonal processes influence health and illness and vice versa; specifically how the self-concept changes in the process of coping with health and illness and how illness and health behaviors play themselves out in interpersonal relations. Currently, I participate as a member of the Fibromyalgia Research Group at Oregon Health & Sciences University.
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Bediako, S. M., & Friend, R. (2004). Illness-specific and general perceptions of social relationships in adjustment to Rheumatoid Arthritis: The role of interpersonal expectations. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 28, 203-210.
- Bennett, R. M., Friend, R., & Jones, K.D. et al. (2009). The Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR): Validation and psychometric properties. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 11, R 120.
- Bramel, D., & Friend, R. (1981). Hawthorne, the myth of the docile worker, and class bias in psychology. American Psychologist, 26, 867-878.
- Chiaramonte, G. R., & Friend, R. (2006). Medical students' and residents' gender bias in the diagnosis, treatment, and interpretation of coronary heart disease symptoms. Health Psychology, 25, 255-266.
- Eitel, P., & Friend, R. (1999). Reducing denial of STD and HIV risk in college students: A comparison of a cognitive and motivational approach. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 12-19.
- Friend, R., & Bennett, R. M. (2011). Distinguishing fibromyalgia from rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus in clinical questionnaires: An analysis of the revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) and its variant, the Symptom Impact Questionnaire (SIQR), along with pain locations. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 13:R58.
- Friend, R., Rafferty, Y., & Bramel, D. (1990). A puzzling misinterpretation of the Asch "conformity" study. Journal of European Social Psychology, 20, 29-44.
- Griffin, K., Friend, R., Kaell, A. T., & Bennett, R. S. (2001). Distress and disease status among patients with rheumatoid arthritis: Roles of coping styles and perceived responses from support providers. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 133-138.
- Hatchett, L., Friend, R., Symister, P., & Wadhwa, N. K. (1997). Interpersonal expectations, social support and adjustment to chronic illness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 560-573.
- Leake, R., Friend, R., & Wadhwa, N. K. (1999). Improving coping and adjustment to chronic illness through strategic self-presentation: An experiment on a renal dialysis unit. Health Psychology, 18, 54-62.
- Morea, J. M., Friend, R., & Bennett, R. M. (2008). Conceptualizing and measuring illness self-concept: A comparison with self-esteem and optimism in predicting fibromyalgia adjustment. Research in Nursing and Health, 31, 563-575.
- Symister, P., & Friend, R. (2003). The influence of social support and problematic support on optimism and depression in chronic illness: A prospective study evaluating the role of self-esteem as a mediator. Health Psychology, 22, 123-129.
- Wilson, D., Friend, R., Teasdale, N., Green, S., Reeves, L., & Sica, D. (2002). Motivational versus social cognitive interventions for promoting fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity in African-American adolescents. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24, 310-319.
- Leake, R., & Friend, R. (1998). Chronic illness. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (Vol. 1, pp. 449-459). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
- Symister, P., & Friend, R. (1996). Quality of life and adjustment in renal disease: A health psychology perspective. In R. J. Resnick & R. H. Rozensky (Eds.), Health Psychology Through the Life Span: Practice and Research Opportunities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Health Psychology
- Laboratory Research in Social/Health
- Social Psychology of Health and Illness
2347 NW Overton Street
Portland, Oregon 97210
- Phone: (503) 241-1881
- Email: Ronald.Friend@sunysb.edu