Aaron Scherer, PhD

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Associate of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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Education

BA, Philosophy, Iowa State University
BS, Psychology, Iowa State University
MA, Criminal Justice, University at Albany-SUNY
PhD, Psychology, University of Iowa

Post Doctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, enter for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan

Publications

Scherer, L. D., Shaffer, V. A., Caverly, T., Scherer, A. M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Kullgren, J. T. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). The role of the affect heuristic and cancer anxiety in responding to negative information about medical tests. Psychology & Health, 33(2), 292-312. PMID: 28535696.

Scherer, L. D., Shaffer, V. A., Caverly, T., Scherer, A. M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Kullgren, J. T. & Fagerlin, A. (2017). The role of the affect heuristic and cancer anxiety in responding to negative information about medical tests. Psychology & Health, 1-21. PMID: 28535696.

Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Scherer, A. M., Witteman, H. O., Solomon, J. B., Exe, N. L., Tarini, B. A. & Fagerlin, A. (2017). Graphics help patients distinguish between urgent and non-urgent deviations in laboratory test results. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 24(3), 520-528. PMID: 28040686.

Fagerlin, A., Valley, T. S., Scherer, A. M., Knaus, M., Das, E. & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2017). Communicating infectious disease prevalence through graphics: Results from an international survey. Vaccine, 35(32), 4041-4047. PMID: 28647168.

Scherer, A. M., Knaus, M., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Das, E. & Fagerlin, A. (2017). Effects of Influenza Strain Label on Worry and Behavioral Intentions. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(8), 1425-1426. PMID: 28726629.

Scherer, A. M., Bruchmann, K., Windschitl, P. D., Rose, J. P., Smith, A. R., Koestner, B., Snetselaar, L. & Suls, J. (2016). Sources of bias in peoples' social-comparative estimates of food consumption. Journal of experimental psychology. Applied, 22(2), 173-83. PMID: 27054551.

Scherer, A. M., Taber-Thomas, B. C. & Tranel, D. (2015). A neuropsychological investigation of decisional certainty. Neuropsychologia, 70, 206–213. PMID: 25725416.

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D. & Graham, J. (2015). An Ideological House of Mirrors: Political Stereotypes as Exaggerations of Motivated Social Cognition Differences. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(2), 201–209. DOI: 10.1177/1948550614549385.

Scherer, A. M., Scherer, L. D. & Fagerlin, A. (2015). Getting ahead of illness: Using metaphors to influence medical decision making. Medical Decision Making, 35(1), 37–45. PMID: 24615273.

Windschitl, P. D., Scherer, A. M., Smith, A. R. & Rose, J. P. (2013). Why so confident? The influence of outcome desirability on selective exposure and likelihood judgment. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120(1), 73–86. DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2012.10.002.

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D. & Smith, A. R. (2013). Hope to be right: Biased information seeking following arbitrary and informed predictions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(1), 106–112. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.07.012.

Windschitl, P. D., Bruchmann, K., Scherer, A. M. & McEvoy, S. (2013). Egocentrism in Judging the Effectiveness of Treatments. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35(4), 325–333. DOI: 10.1080/01973533.2013.785405.

Scherer, A. M., Windschitl, P. D., O’Rourke, J. & Smith, A. R. (2012). Hoping for more: The influence of desirability on information seeking and predictions about relative quantity. Cognition, 125(1), 113–117. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2012.06.013.

Englebrecht, C., Peterson, D., Scherer, A. & Naccarato, T. (2008). "It’s not my fault": Acceptance of responsibility as a component of engagement in juvenile residential treatment. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(4), 466–484. DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2007.11.005.

DeLisi, M., Hochstetler, A., Scherer, A. M., Purhmann, A. & Berg, M. T. (2008). The Starkweather Syndrome: Exploring criminal history antecedents of homicidal crime sprees. Criminal Justice Studies, 21(1), 37–47. DOI: 10.1080/14786010801972670.

Delisi, M., Scherer, A. M. (2006). Multiple homicide offenders: Offense characteristics, social correlates, and criminal careers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 33(3), 367–391. DOI: 10.1177/0093854806286193.