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Andrew Hertel

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Andrew Hertel

Assistant Professor of Psychology; Chair of Health Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7334

awhertel@​knox.edu

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Assistant Professor of Psychology; Chair of Health Studies

Andrew Hertel

General Interests
"I study the social psychology of health behavior. My broad goals are to develop theory regarding health behavior decision-making and provide information about the fundamentals of social psychology that can be translated into practical application. I mostly investigate social-cognitive factors of health behavior decision-making across the different stages of behavior, giving primary attention to elucidating the distinct set of factors that guide decisions about behavior maintenance and delineating the underlying role of self-concept. Most recently, I have been focusing on the sources of behavior-specific identities (e.g., self-identity as a "smoker"), with particular interest in the relationship between these identities and perceptions of the typical person who engages in the associated behavior. This is segueing into more basic research on the sources, maintenance, and action of the self-concept. My research to date consists of experimental and survey studies in laboratory and community settings. I have an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach."

Years at Knox: 2013 to present

Education
Ph.D., 2009, University of Minnesota.
B.A., 1999, St. Olaf College.

Teaching Interests
Health psychology, psychology of addiction, social psychology, research methods and statistics

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors & Grants
2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Outstanding Research in Child and Family Health, Child and Family Health Special Interest Group.

Publications
"Little cigar use among current cigarette smoking adolescents." Schuster, R. M., Hertel, A. W., & Mermelstein, R. J. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 15 (2013): 925-931.

"Smoker identity and smoking escalation among adolescents." Hertel, A. W., & Mermelstein, R. J. (2012). Health Psychology 31 (2012): 467-475.

"Self-regulation and behavior change: Distentangling behavioral initiation and behavioral maintenance." Rothman, A. J., Baldwin, A. S., Hertel, A. W., & Fuglestad, P. T. (2011).  In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory, and applications. New York, NY: Guildord Press. 2nd Ed. (2011): 106-122.

"Longitudinal associations between people's cessation-related experiences and their satisfaction with cessation." Baldwin, A. S., Rothman, A. J., Hertel, A. W., Keenan, N. K., & Jeffery, R. W. Psychology and Health 24 (2009): 187-201.

"The impact of expectations and satisfaction on the initiation and maintenance of smoking cessation: An experimental test."Hertel, A. W., Finch, E. A., Kelly, K. M., King, C., Lando, H., Linde, J. A., et al. Health Psychology 27 (2008): S197-S206.

"Understanding the determinants of health behavior change: Integrating theory and practice." Rothman, A. J., Hertel, A. W., Baldwin, A. S., & Bartels, R. D.  In J. Y. Shah & W. L. Gardner (Eds.), Handbook of motivation science (2008): 494-507. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

"The socioecological model of procommunity action: The benefits of residential stability." Oishi, S., Rothman, A. J., Snyder, M., Su, J., Zehm, K., Hertel, A. W., et al. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 93 (2007): 831-844.

"Specifying the determinants of the initiation and maintenance of behavior change: An examination of self-efficacy, satisfaction, and smoking cessation." Baldwin, A. S., Rothman, A. J., Hertel, A. W., Linde, J. A., Jeffery, R. W., Finch, E. A., et al. Health Psychology 25 (2006): 626-634.

"Avoidance goals can be beneficial: A look at smoking cessation." Worth, K. A., Sullivan, H. W., Hertel, A. W., Rothman, A. J., & Jeffery, R. W. Basic and Applied Social Psychology 27 (2005): 107-116.

"Self-regulation and behavior change: Disentangling behavioral initiation and behavioral maintenance."Rothman, A. J., Baldwin, A. S., & Hertel, A. W. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory, and applications (2004): 130-148. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

"Message frames and illness representations: Implications for interventions to promote and sustain healthy behavior." Rothman, A. J., Kelly, K. M., Hertel, A. W., & Salovey, P. In L. D. Cameron & H. Leventhal (Eds.), The self-regulation of health and illness behavior (2003): 278-296. New York, NY: Routledge.

Presentations
Sokolovsky, A., & Hertel, A. W. "The Influence of smoker prototype perceptions on having a smoker identity." Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. April 2014

Hertel, A. W., & Sokolovsky, A. "Becoming what you do: Behavior prototype perceptions underlie incorporation of behavior into self- identity." Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX, February 2014.

"The role of ongoing subjective pleasurable experiences in the impact of negative affect relief expectancies on increases in smoking frequency among adolescents." Hertel, A. W., & Mermelstein, R. J. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, California, 2013.

"Little cigar use among current cigarette smoking adolescents." Schuster, R. M., Hertel, A. W., & Mermelstein, R. J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Houston, Texas, 2012.

"Smoking escalation, smoker identity, and peer influence among adolescents." Hertel, A. W. & Mermelstein, R. J. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012.

"Self-belief change and self-concept clarity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas, 2011.

"Self-belief change conditions and processes: Change with stability." Talk presented to the University of Minnesota Social Psychology Proseminar, 2008.Keenan, N. K., Hertel, A. W., Baldwin, A. S., & Rothman, A. J. (2007, January).

"Situation-specific cessation self-efficacy: Testing its unique ability to predict situation specific smoking temptation and behavior." Keenan, N.K., Hertel, A.W., Baldwin, A.S., & Rothman, A.J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee, 2007.

"Enduring self-change: Reconciling our desire to remain the same. Talk presented to the University of Minnesota Social Psychology Proseminar, 2006.

"Understanding the framing effect: The role of appeal in mediating the relation between frame and choice." Stark, E., Baldwin, A.S., Hertel, A.W., & Rothman, A.J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005.

"Applied social psychology: Social psychology and health." Talk presented to the University of Minnesota Applied Social Psychology Class, 2005.

"The effects of smoker identity on intentions to continue smoking." Hertel, A. W. & Rothman, A. J. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2004.

"Understanding the processes that underlie the framing effect: What mediates the relation between frame and choice?" Stark, E., Hertel, A.W., Baldwin, A.S., & Rothman, A.J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision making, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004.

"Residential mobility, a sense of belonging, and procsocial behavior." Oishi, S., Rothman, A., Snyder, M., Gonzales, M.H., Su, J., Zehm, K. & Hertel, A.W. Poster presented at the meeting for Interdisciplinary Conversations on Social Capital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004.

"The impact of expectations and satisfaction on the initiation and maintenance of smoking cessation: An experimental test." Talk presented to the University of Minnesota Social Psychology Proseminar, 2004.

"What underlies the framing effect?: Examining how people process framed information. Stark, E.N., Nordgren, L.F., Hertel, A.W., Baldwin, A.S., & Rothman, A.J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, California, 2003.Stark, E. N., Nordgren, L. F., Hertel, A. W., Baldwin, A. S., & Rothman, A. J. (2003, January).

"What underlies the framing effect?: Examining how people process framed information." Stark, E.N., Nordgren, L.F., Hertel, A.W., Baldwin, A.S., & Rothman, A.J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Los Angeles, California, 2003.

"Expectation effects on initial cessation efforts: A theory-based intervention." Hertel, A. W., Finch, E., Kelly, K. M., King, C., Jeffery, R. W., & Rothman, A. J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2002.

"The role of a smoker identity in the maintenance of cigarette use." Worth, K., Sullivan, H., Hertel, A. W., Nordgren, L., Jeffery, R. W., & Rothman, A. J. Talk presented to the University of Minnesota Social Psychology Proseminar, 2002.

"Avoidance goals can be beneficial: A look at smoking cessation." Worth, K., Sullivan, H., Hertel, A. W., Nordgren, L., Jeffery, R. W., & Rothman, A. J. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2002.

Campus & Community Involvement
Member, American Psychological Association, Division 38.
Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Member, Society for Behavioral Medicine.
Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco.
Member, Social Personality and Health Network.
Member, Phi Beta Kappa.

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