Jerome Short, Ph.D.

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Current research - Fall 2019.

Thank you for signing up for the 7 credit online study "Exercise, Sleep, and Psychological Health." A research team member will contact you to give you a link to the first survey and directions. 29 days total. Three surveys (up to 60 minutes each) on Day 1, Day 15, and Day 29. Two brief online surveys (up to 15 minutes each) of exercise, sleep, mood, and self-perceptions in the morning and evening for 8 days while you wear an actigraph on your wrist during Days 2 to 9.

Detailed Description: This is a study of the psychological effects of daily exercise and sleep that starts with a 60 minute survey online on day 1, has 2 online surveys in the morning and night (days 2 to 9) of 10 to 15 minutes each while you wear an actigraph (like a smartwatch) on your wrist, and ends with a 60 minute online survey on day 15 and day 29. I will loan you an actigraph to wear.

My current doctoral student advisees are Diane Lameira and Eleanor Jones. We are doing online studies on physical exercise, sleep, mood, and psychological functioning; help-seeking.

August 2019 to May 2020. Exercise, Sleep, and Psychological Health. An examination of how exercise, sleep, and psychological health influence each other.

September 2018 to September 2019. Evaluation of Positive Psychology Interventions to Increase Well-Being; College Students' and Older Adults' psychological and physical exercises, help-seeking, mood, and self-perceptions. Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of brief well-being interventions that enhance optimism, gratitude, visualization, and other indicators of psychological health.

Recently completed dissertations conducted by my advisees: Well-being in middle and late adolescence: The role of life events and grit (Kyla Machell); The role of negative cognitions in depression, functional limitations, and activity in older adults (Diane Wagner); Roommate relationships as predictors of college students' psychological adjustment (Sarah Erb); African-Americans' help-seeking (Karen Bagley); Asian-Americans help-seeking (Stephanie Wong); Asian-Americans' substance use (Susan Han); Secular and religious coping by young adults with eating disorders (Lauren Christensen); Secular and religious coping by mothers of children with cancer (Sarah Hall); and Mother's psychological adjustment to children's ADHD (Lucy Leibowitz).