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Kranzler, E. C., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M. B., Pei, R., & Falk, E. B.. (2019). Adolescent neural responses to antismoking messages, perceived effectiveness, and sharing intentionMedia Psychology, 22(2), 323–349.

Kranzler, E. C., Schmälzle, R., O’Donnell, M. B., Pei, R., & Falk, E. B.. (2019). Message-elicited brain response moderates the relationship between opportunities for exposure to anti-smoking messages and message recallJournal of Communication, jqz035, 1-23.

Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F., Barth, A., Imhof, M. A., Kenter, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2019). Visual cues that predict intuitive risk perception in the case of HIVPLoS One, 14(2), e0211770.

Pei, R., Schmälzle, R., Kranzler, E. C., O’Donnell, M. B., & Falk, E. B.. (2019). Adolescents’ neural response to tobacco prevention messages and sharing engagement. America Journal of Preventive Medicine, 56(2S1), S40–S48.

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Kenter, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2019). Impressions of HIV risk online: Brain potentials while viewing online dating profiles. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(2), e1.

Turner M, Johnson AC, Lantz P. Impact of self-efficacy on risk aversion in the context of surgical weight loss decision scenarios. Clin Obes. 2019;9:e12311.

Turner, M. M., Richards, A., Bessarabova, E., & Magid, Y. (2019). The effects of anger appeals on systematic processing:  The moderating role of efficacy. Communication Reports, online version only. DOI: 10.1080/08934215.2019.1682175

Turner M.M., Johnson AC, Lantz P. (in press) The impact of self-efficacy on risk aversion in the context of surgical weight loss decision scenarios. Clinical Obesity.


Schlicht-Schmälzle, R., Chykina, V., & Schmälzle, R.. (2018). An attitude network analysis of post-national citizenship identitiesPLoS One, 13(12), e0208241.

Kryston, K., Novotny, E., Schmälzle, R., & Tamborini, R.. (2018). Video games: A medium that demands our attention. In Bowman, N. (Ed.), .

Ilakkuvan V, Johnson A, Villanti AC, Evans WD, Turner M. (2018). Patterns of social media use and their relationship to health risks among young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health. Published online September 2018.

Turner, M.M., *Jannah, N., Kahan, S., Gallagher, C., & Dietz, W. (2018). Current knowledge of obesity treatment guidelines by health care professionals. Obesity, 26(4), 665-671. DOI 10.1002/oby.22142

Schindler-Ruwisch, J. M., *Leavitt, L. E., Macherelli, L. E., Turner, M. M., & Abroms, L. C. (2018). Motivating smoking cessation text messages: Perspectives from pregnant smokers. Maternal and child health journal, 22(6), 822-829. DOI 10.1007/s10995-018-2452-y

Sutton, J., Vos, S. C., Wood, M. M., & Turner, M.M. (2018). Designing effective tsunami messages: Examining the role of short messages and fear in warning response. Weather, climate, and society, 10(1), 75-87. DOI 10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0032.1

Turner, M. M., *Mabry-Flynn, A., *Shen, H., *Jiang, H., *Boudewyns, V., & *Payne, D. (2018). The effects of guilt-appeal intensity on persuasive and emotional outcomes: The moderating role of sponsor motive. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 30(2), 134-150. DOI 10.1080/10495142.2017.1326345


Imhof, M. A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2017). How real-life health messages engage our brains: Shared processing of effective anti-alcohol videosSocial, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 12(7), 1188-1196.

Schmälzle, R., Brook O’Donnell, M., Garcia, J. O., Cascio, C. N. C., Bayer, J., Vettel Jean, Bassett Danielle, & Falk, E. B.. (2017). Brain connectivity dynamics during social interaction reflect social network structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(20), 5153-5158.

Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Grall, C., Flaisch, T., & Schupp, H. T.. (2017). Reliability of fMRI time series: Similarity of neural processing during movie viewing. biorxiv.

Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2017). Health risk perception and risk communication. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Landry, M., Turner, M.M, Vyas, A., & Wood, S. (2017). Social media and sexual behavior among adolescents: Is there a link? JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 3(2). DOI  10.2196/publichealth.7149 PMID 28526670


Schupp, H. T., Kirmse, U., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., & Renner, B.. (2016). Newly-formed emotional memories guide selective attention processes: Evidence from event-related potentials. Scientific Reports, 6, 28091.

Petrin, C., Kahan, S., Turner, M. M., Gallagher, C., & Dietz, W. H. (2016). Current attitudes and practices of obesity counseling by health care providers. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2016.08.005

Petrin, C., Kahan, S., Turner, M.M., Gallagher, C., & Dietz, W. H. (2016). Current practices of obesity pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery referral, and coding for counseling by health care professionals. Obesity Science & Practice, 2(3), 266-271. DOI 10.1002/osp4.53 PMID 27708843

Allen, S., Ruiz, M., Jones, J., Turner, M. M., (2016). Legal space for syringe exchange programs in hot spots of injection drug use-related crime, Harm Reduction Journal, 16, 1-7. DOI 10.1186/s12954-016-0104-3 PMID 27112328

Turner, M. M., Rimal, R. N., *Lumby, E., Cohen, J., Surette, A., *Roundy, V., ... & Shah, V. (2016). Compliance with tobacco control policies in India: An examination of facilitators and barriers. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 20(3), 411-416. DOI 10.5588/ijtld.15.0376

Borsky A, McDonnell K, Turner M.M., & Rimal R. (2016). Raising a red flag on dating violence: Evaluation of a low-resource, college-based bystander behavior intervention program. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-22. DOI: 10.1177/0886260516635322


Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F., Britta Renner, & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). How target and perceiver gender affect impressions of HIV risk. Frontiers in Public Health, section HIV and AIDS, 3(1), 223.

Becker, C., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). Thirst and the state-dependent representation of incentive stimulus value in human motive circuitry. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neurosciences, 10(12), 1722-1729.

Flaisch, T., Imhof, M., Schmälzle, R., Wentz, K., Ibach, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). Implicit and explicit attention to pictures and words: An fMRI-study of concurrent emotional stimulus processingFrontiers in Psychology, 6(1), 1861.

Renner, B., Gamp, M., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T.. (2015). Health risk perception. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 10, 702-709.

Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Honey Christopher J, & Hasson, U.. (2015). Engaged listeners: Shared neural processing of powerful political speechesSocial, Cognitive, and Affective Neurosciences, 1, 168-169.

Mead E.L., Rimal R.N., Cohen J.E., Turner M.M., Lumby E., Feighery E., & Shah V. (2015) A two-wave observational study of compliance with youth access and tobacco advertising provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act in India. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 1-8. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntv263 PMID 26610937.

Bessarabova, E., Turner, M. M., Fink, E. L., & Blustein, N. B. (2015). “You ain’t guiltin’ me into nothin’”:  Extending the theory of reactance to guilt appeals. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223(4), 215 – 224. DOI: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000223.

Mabry, A. & Turner, M. M. (2015). Do sexual assault bystander interventions change men’s intentions?  Applying the theory of normative social behavior to predicting bystander outcomes. Journal of Health Communication21(3), 276-292. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1058437.

Borsky, A., McDonnell, K., Turner, M. M., & Rimal, R. N. (2015). Assessing bystander behavior intentions (BBI) towards friends to prevent dating violence: Development of the BBI-Friends scale through concept mapping and exploratory factor analysis, Violence and Victims, DOI: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-13-00196.

Landry, M., Vyas, A., Turner M. M., Glick, S., & Wood, S. (2015). Latino adolescents’ social media utilization: Implications for mobile health interventions. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 3(3), e89. DOI:10.2196/mhealth.4374. PMID 26420553


Häcker, F., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2014). Neural correlates of HIV risk feelings. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, doi:10.1093/scan/nsu093(nsu093), 1-6.

Schupp, H. T., Schmälzle, R., & Flaisch, T.. (2014). Explicit semantic stimulus categorization interferes with implicit emotion processing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1738–1745.

Turner, M. M., Skubisz, C., Silverman, M., Pandya, S., & Austin, L. (2014). Predicting visual attention to nutrition information on food products: The influence of motivation and ability. Journal of Health Communication19(9), 1017-1029. DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2013.864726.

Bessarabova, E. B., Fink, E. L. & Turner, M. M. (2014).  A multidimensional analysis of reactance, restoration, and cognitive structure. Human Communication Research 39, 339-364. DOI:10.1111/hcre.12007.


Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2013). Neural correlates of risk perception: HIV vs. leukemiaFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(1), 1.

Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Renner, B., Honey, C. J., & Schupp, H. T.. (2013). Neural correlates of risk perception during real-life risk communication. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(25), 10340–10347.

Turner, M. M., Boudewyns, V., & Kirby-Straker, R. (2013).  A double dose of fear: A theory-based content analysis of news articles surrounding the 2006 cough syrup contamination crisis in panama. Risk Management15(2), 79-99. DOI:10.1057/rm.2012.13.

Boudewyns, V., Turner, M. M., & Paquin, R. (2013). Shame-free guilt appeals: Testing the emotional and cognitive effects of shame and guilt appeals.  Psychology and Marketing, 30(9), 811-825. DOI: 10.1002/mar.20647.

Turner, M. M., Underhill, J.C., & Kaid, L. L. (2013).  Mood and reactions to political advertising: A test and extension of the hedonic contingency hypothesis. Southern Communication Journal, 17(1), 8-24.  DOI:10.1080/1041794X.2012.712194.


Renner, B., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T.. (2012). First impressions of HIV risk: it takes only milliseconds to scan a stranger. PloS One, 7(1), e30460.

Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T.. (2012). Neural correlates of perceived risk: the case of HIV. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(6), 667–676.

Schupp, H. T., Schmälzle, R., Flaisch, T., Weike, A. I., & Hamm, A. O.. (2012). Affective picture processing as a function of preceding picture valence: An ERP analysisBiological Psychology, 91(1), 81-87.

Anagondahalli, D. & Turner, M. M. (2012). Predicting psychological ripple effects:  The role of cultural identity, in-group/out-group identification and attributions of blame in crisis communication. Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 32(4), 695-712. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01727.x.

Turner, M. M. & Underhill, J. (2012). Motivating emergency preparedness behaviors: The differential effects of guilt appeals and actually anticipating guilty feelings. Communication Quarterly60(4), 545-559. DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2012.705780.

Banas, J. A., Turner, M. M., & *Shulman, H. (2012). A test of competing hypotheses of the effects of mood on persuasion. Communication Quarterly60(2), 143-164. DOI: 10.1080/01463373.2012.668845.


Schmälzle, R., Schupp, H. T., Barth, A., & Renner, B.. (2011). Implicit and explicit processes in risk perception: neural antecedents of perceived HIV risk. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5(1), 1.

Banas, J. A., & Turner, M. M. (2011). Exploring the “that’s-not-all” effect: A test of theoretical explanations. Southern Communication Journal76(4) 305-322. DOI: 10.1080/1041794x.2010.502285.

Rimal, R. N., Lapinski, M. K., Turner, M. M. & Smith, K. G. (2011). The attribute-centered approach for understanding health behaviors:  Initial ideas and future research directions. Studies in Communication Sciences11, 15-34.


Bublatzky, F., Flaisch, T., Stockburger, J., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H. T.. (2010). The interaction of anticipatory anxiety and emotional picture processing: An event-related brain potential studyPsychophysiology, 47(4), 687–696.

Turner, M.M., Yao, S., Baker, S., Goodman, J., & Materese, S. (2010). Do lay people prepare both sides of an argument? The effects of confidence, forewarning, and expected interaction on seeking out counter-attitudinal information. Argumentation and Advocacy46(4), 226-239. DOI 10.1080/00028533.2010.11821732

Turner, M. M., Banas, J. A., Rains, S. A., Jang, S., Moore, J. L., & Morrison, D. (2010). The Effects of altercasting and counter-attitudinal behavior on compliance:  A lost letter technique investigation.  Communication Reports, 23, 1-13. DOI: 10.1080/08934211003598759.