Ralf Schwarzer

EDUCATION AND CAREER
1973        Ph.D. in Educational Sciences, Kiel University, Germany
2007        German Psychology Award /Deutscher Psychologiepreis
2010        Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
Since 2011    Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
Since 2011    Professor, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland
Since 2014    Professor, Institute for Positive Psychology and Health, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia

PRESENT OFFICES
Ralf Schwarzer is Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Health, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia, and Professor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland. He is the Past President of the European Health Psychology Society and of the Health Psychology Division of IAAP. See details at www.RalfSchwarzer.de.

RESEARCH
Health behavior change, stress and coping, social support, self-efficacy.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITY
Health behavior change, stress and coping, social support, self-efficacy.
Ralf Schwarzer is the editor of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. 
See details at www.RalfSchwarzer.de.


MOST IMPORTANT ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Schwarzer, R. (Ed.). (1992). Self-efficacy: Thought control of action. Washington, DC: Hemisphere.
  • Schwarzer, R., & Knoll, N. (2007). Functional roles of social support within the stress and coping process: A theoretical and empirical overview. International Journal of Psychology, 42(4), 243-252.
  • Schwarzer, R. (2008). Modeling health behavior change: How to predict and modify the adoption and maintenance of health behaviors. Applied Psychology, 57, 1-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2007.00325.x
  • Schwarzer, R., Luszczynska, A., Ziegelmann, J. P., Scholz, U., & Lippke, S. (2008). Social-cognitive predictors of physical exercise adherence: Three longitudinal studies in rehabilitation. Health Psychology, 27(1, Suppl.), S54-S63.
  • Schwarzer, R., Lippke, S., & Luszczynska, A. (2011). Mechanisms of health behavior change in persons with chronic illness or disability: The health action process approach (HAPA). Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 161-170. doi: 10.1037/a0024509