Aaron Scherer, PhD

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Associate of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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Education

MA, Criminal Justice, University at Albany-SUNY
PhD, Psychology, University of Iowa

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

Publications

Han, P., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Duarte, C. W., Knaus, M., Black, A., Scherer, A. M. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). Communication of Scientific Uncertainty about a Novel Pandemic Health Threat: Ambiguity Aversion and Its Mechanisms. Journal of Health Communication, 1-10. PMID: 29648962.

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, A. M., Schacht Reisinger, H., Schweizer, M. L., Askelson, N. M., Fagerlin, A. & Lynch, C. F. (2018). Cross-sectional associations between psychological traits, and HPV vaccine uptake and intentions in young adults from the United States. PloS One, 13(2), e0193363. PMID: 29474403.

Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Scherer, A. M., Witteman, H. O., Solomon, J. B., Exe, N. L. & Fagerlin, A. (2018). Effect of Harm Anchors in Visual Displays of Test Results on Patient Perceptions of Urgency About Near-Normal Values: Experimental Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(3), e98. PMID: 29581088.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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., 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.