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Brooks B. Gump

Office: Mahar 414
Phone: 315.312.4150
EMail: brooks.gump@oswego.edu
Home page:  http://www.oswego.edu/~gump/


Fall 2010: On leave at Syracuse University

Spring 2012

Course Number: PSY 290/SL1
Course Title:        Research Methods in Psychology
Lecture Day (s):  WEB

Office Hours:  Email


Research Interests:
Brooks Gump is a health psychologist. As such, he is interested in studying how psychological and social variables affect physical health. His research has addressed the effects of hostility, stress, vacationing, socioeconomic status, and environmental toxics on cardiovascular functioning and disease risk. Dr. Gump is the principle project director for a proposal to NSF that will soon be under review. A sample of the proposed training program for mentored research with Veterans is found at this link.

Professional Information:
M.P.H.: Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh (1997)
 Experimental Psychology (Health and Social Psychology emphasis), University of California, San Diego (1995)
M.A.: General Psychology, Radford University (1990)
B.A.: Philosophy, Swarthmore College (1986) 
Visiting Student in Philosophy, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, England, UK (1984-85)

Professional Organizations:
American Psychological Association, Health Psychology Division Psychosomatic Society

Recent Papers and Publications:
Gump, B. B. Matthews, K. A., Eberly, L. E., & Chang, Y. (in press).  Depressive symptoms and mortality in men:  Results from the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial.  Stroke.

Gump, B. B., Reihman, J., Stewart, P. W., Lonky, E., & Darvill, T. (in press).  Terrorism and cardiovascular responses to acute stress in children.  Health Psychology.

Matthews, K. A., Gump, B. B., Harris, K. F., Haney, T. L., & Barefoot, J. C. (2004).  Hostile behaviors predict cardiovascular mortality among men enrolled in Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial.  Circulation, 109, 66-70.

Gump, B. B., & Matthews, K. A. (2003).  Special intervention reduces CVD mortality for adherent participants in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial.  Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 26, 61-68.

Stewart, P. W., Fitzgerald, S., Gump, B. B., Lonky, E., Darvill, T., Pagano, J., Hauser, P. (2003).  Prenatal PCB exposure, the corpus callosum, and response inhibition.  Environ Health Perspectives, 111 (13), 1670-1670.

Matthews, K. A., & Gump, B. B. (2002).  Chronic work stress and marital dissolution increase risk of post-trial mortality in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial.  Archives of Internal Medicine, 162, 309-315.

Matthews, K. A., Gump, B. B., & Owens, J. (2001).  Chronic stress influences cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses during acute stress and recovery responses.  Health Psychology, 20, 403-410.

Gump, B. B., Matthews, K. A., Scheier, M. F., Schulz, R., Bridges, M. W., & Magovern, Sr., G. J. (2001). Illness representations according to age and effects on health behaviors following Coronary Artery Bypass graft surgery. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 49 (3), 284-289.

Gump, B. B., Polk, D. E., Kamarck, T. W., & Shiffman, S. M. (2001).  Partner interactions are associated with reduced blood pressure n the natural environment:  Ambulatory monitoring evidence from a healthy, multiethnic adult sample.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 63, 423-433.

Gump, B. B., & Matthews, K. A. (2000). Are vacations good for your health?: The 9 year mortality experience after the multiple risk factor intervention trial.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 608-612.

Gump, B. B., & Matthews, K.A. (1999). Do background stressors influence reactivity to and recovery from acute stressors? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29, 469-494.

Gump, B. B., Matthews, K. A., & Räikkönen, K. (1999). Modeling Relationships Among Socioeconomic Status, Hostility, Cardiovascular Reactivity, and Left Ventricular Mass in African-American and White Children.  Health Psychology, 18, 140-150.

Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K. A., Flory, J. D., Owens, J. F., & Gump, B. B. (1999). Does optimism influence mood and ambulatory blood pressure during everyday life?: A study of middle-aged men and women using experiential sampling method.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 104-113.

Gump, B. B., Kulik, J. A., & Henderson, G. R. (1998). The effects of a model's sex and HIV status on self-perceptions: Further examination of the self-protective similarity bias.  Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 20, 123-132.

Gump, B. B., & Matthews, K. A. (1998). Vigilance and cardiovascular reactivity to subsequent stressors in men: A preliminary study.  Health Psychology, 17, 93-96.

Gump, B. B., & Kulik, J. A. (1997). Stress, affiliation, and emotional contagion.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 305-319.

Kulik, J. A., & Gump, B. B. (1997). Affective reactions to social comparison: The effects of relative performance and related attributes information about another person.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 23, 452-468.

Matthews, K. A., Gump, B. B., Block, D., & Allen, M. T. (1997). Does background strress heighten or dampen children's cardiovascular responses to acute stress?  Psychosomatic Medicine, 59, 488-496.

Gump, B.B., & Kulik, J.A. (1995). The effect of a model's HIV status on self-perceptions: A self-protective similarity bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21, 827-833.

Moore, P. J., & Gump, B. B. (1995). Information integration in juror decision-making.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25, 2158-2179.