Intercultural Institute on Human Development and Aging

David Horton

Degree: B.A. in Forensic Psychology, M.A. in Forensic Psychology expected in 2004
Degree Institutions: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Title: Research Associate/Project Coordinator

Biosketch

After completing his undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology, Mr. Horton joined the staff at the Institute in order to further his research training and to pursue his interest in health research. Mr. Horton is also interested in applying a theoretically grounded understanding of human emotion and personality in areas ranging from basic research to secondary prevention. Mr. Horton left the Institute in June of 2005 to further his studies.

Honors

2002Graduated Magna Cum Laude from John Jay College in 2002
 Completed an internship with the Pennsylvania State Police's Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit performing behavioral analysis of violent crime

Research Interests

  • Health decision making processes – especially the interaction of cognitive and emotional variables and the organismic relationships of previously identified mechanisms in the decision making process.
  • The application of experimentally derived health behavior interventions (such as message framing) in ecologically valid settings.
  • Emotion, emotion regulation, and health – physiology and emotion inhibition in older groups, consideration of direct and indirect pathways, the effects of both induced and characterological emotion regulation on memory for cancer knowledge.
  • Ethnicity – Conceptual interests in the concepts of ‘race', ‘ethnicity' and ‘culture' and interests in examining ethnic variation in the effects of socioemotional variables on health.
  • The application and utility of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in forensic populations.

Publications

Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., Horton, D, Neugut, A., & Gillespie, M. (in press). Health Belief Model factors in mammography screening: Testing for interactions among subpopulations of Caribbean women. Ethnicity & Disease .

Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., & Horton, D. (2005). Ethnic variation in the impact of emotion and emotion regulation on health: A replication and extension. Journals of Gerontology: Series B: Psychological Sciences, 60B (4), P165 – P173.

Papers submitted

Consedine, N. S., Horton, D., Magai, C., Gillespie, M., Makoni, S., & Kukafka, R. (under review). The emotional effects of framed messages among Black and White women: Utilizing cultural characteristics to advantage in health intervention. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., & Horton, D. E. (under review). Regulating emotion expression and regulating emotion experience: Divergent associations with dimensions of attachment among older women. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., Horton, D. E., & Brown, W. M. (under review). The affective paradox: Ethnic differences in self-reported anger and curiosity viewed from an emotion regulatory perspective. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Consedine, N. S., Horton, D., Magai, C., Makoni, S., Kukafka, R. (under review). Breast screening in response to gain, loss, and empowerment framed messages at 6 and 12 months: Testing the durability of message impact. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Consedine, N. S., Horton, D. Ungar, T., Joe, A., Ramirez, P., & Borrell, L. (under review). Fear, knowledge and efficacy beliefs differentially predict the frequency of DRE and PSA screening in samples of older men. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Projects Managed

2004 - 2005 Internally Funded. Adult attachment style and experimentally ascertained perception of emotions. PI – Carol Magai.
2003 - 2004  

National Cancer Institute Inter-Institutional Pilot Research Grant (P20) . Experimentally ascertained psychological responses to cancer threat and prostate screening behavior among African American, Jamaican, and European American men. PI – Nathan Consedine

2002 - 2003  

National Cancer Institute Inter-Institutional Pilot Research Grant (P20) . Message framing and the effectiveness of breast cancer screening in minority populations: Differences among sub-populations of African American women. PI – Sinfree Makoni.

2002 - 2003  

National Cancer Institute Inter-Institutional Pilot Research Grant (P20) . Inhibiting stressful feelings and memory for cancer-related health: A preliminary investigation of ethnic cancer-knowledge disparities. PI – Francine Conway.

Contact details

David Horton
Research Associate / Project Coordinator
Intercultural Institute on Human Development & Aging
191 Willoughby St, Suite 1A
Brooklyn , NY 11201
Ph: (718) 780-4148
Email: david.hortonREMOVE@liu.edu