Tim Bogg

Tim Bogg

Associate Professor

313-577-2836

313-577-7636 (fax)

tbogg@wayne.edu

7907.2

Websites

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Tim Bogg

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.”

    -Mark Twain

    Twain’s advice rings true, but it also assumes everyone is like him—struggling, or failing, to make healthier or safer choices. Of course, not everyone struggles with doing what they shouldn’t. My lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to examining how people differ in their engagement in health-promoting and health-degrading behaviors and their experience of health-related outcomes via two broad aims: 1) investigating the compelling story of personality differences in the expression of health-related behaviors and outcomes (e.g., excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, poor diet, distracted mobile phone use); and 2) developing and testing models of health-related behavioral interventions that are informed by personality frameworks.

Research

We are using data from national studies to investigate relationships and pathways between personality traits and various markers of health-related quality of life.

We are investigating personality trait, attitudinal, and attentional factors related to distracted mobile phone use in everyday life.

We conducted a randomized trial of a personality-informed psycho-educational training intervention for exercise initiation and maintenance.

We conducted a randomized trial of a personality-informed motivational interviewing module for alcohol-related harm reduction among at-risk college drinkers.

We conducted a longitudinal study of the relations among disinhibited personality traits, normative social investment, cognitive capacity, and excessive alcohol consumption among college students.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • B.S., Journalism, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999
  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Awards and Grants

  • Detroit Area Young Adult Development Studies (DAYADS)
    Wayne State University
    NIH/NIAAA R00: Funded 8/1/2011-7/31/2014, Total costs: $700,698
    PI: Tim Bogg

Selected Publications

Conscientiousness and health

Bogg, T., & Slatcher, R. B. (2015). Activity mediates conscientiousness' relationship to diurnal cortisol slope in a national sample. Health Psychology.

Bogg, T., & Vo, P. T. (2014). Openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and family health and aging concerns interact in the prediction of health-related Internet searches in a representative U.S. sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 370.

Bogg, T., & Roberts, B. W. (2013). The case for conscientiousness: Evidence and implications for a personality trait marker of health and longevity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 45, 278-288.

Bogg, T., & Roberts, B. W. (2004). Conscientiousness and health-related behaviors: A meta-analysis of the leading behavioral contributors to mortality. Psychological Bulletin, 130, 887-919.

Social investment and alcohol consumption; and decisions to drink

Bogg, T., Lasecki, L., & Vo, P. T. (2016). School investment, drinking motives, and high-risk high-reward partying decisions mediate the relationship between trait self-control and alcohol consumption among college drinkers. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Bogg, T., Finn, P. R., & Monsey, K. E. (2012). A year in the college life: Evidence for the social investment hypothesis via trait self-control and alcohol consumption. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 694-699.

Bogg, T., & Finn, P. R. (2009). An ecologically-based model of alcohol consumption decision-making: Evidence for the discriminative and predictive role of contextual reward and punishment information. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70, 446-457.

Personality models of diet and exercise

Vo, P. T., & Bogg, T. (2015). Testing Theory of Planned Behavior and Neo-Socioanalytic Theory models of trait activity, industriousness, exercise social cognitions, exercise intentions, and physical activity in a representative U.S. sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 1114.

Bogg, T. (2008). Conscientiousness, the Transtheoretical Model of Change, and exercise: A Neo-Socioanalytic integration of trait and social cognitive frameworks in the prediction of behavior. Journal of Personality, 76, 775-801.

Bogg, T., Voss, M., Wood, D., & Roberts, B. W. (2008). A hierarchical investigation of personality and behavior: Examining Neo-Socioanalytic models of health-related outcomes. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 183-2007.

Interdependent trait models of social, aging, and health effects on electronically-mediated behaviors

Bogg, T. (2017). Social media membership, browsing, and profile updating in a representative U.S. sample: Independent and interdependent effects of Big Five traits and aging and social factors. Frontiers in Psychology; 8, 1122.

Bogg, T., & Vo, P. T. (2014). Openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and family health and aging concerns interact in the prediction of health-related Internet searches in a representative U.S. sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 370.

Behavioral disinhibition, cognitive control, and cognitive capacity

Bogg, T., & Lasecki, L. (2015). Reliable gains? Evidence for substantially underpowered designs in studies of working memory training transfer to fluid intelligence. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 1589.

Bogg, T., Fukunaga, R., Finn, P. R., & Brown, J. W. (2012). Cognitive control links alcohol use, trait disinhibition, and reduced cognitive capacity: Evidence for medial prefrontal cortex dysregulation during reward-seeking behavior. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 122, 112-118.

Bogg, T., & Finn, P. R. (2010). A self-regulatory model of behavioral disinhibition in late adolescence: Integrating personality traits, externalizing psychopathology, and cognitive capacity. Journal of Personality, 78, 441-470.

Currently Teaching

  • Fall 2017

    PSY 3020, Research Methods in Psychology, 4 credits

    PSY 3350, Personality Psychology, 3 credits

Courses taught

Winter 2017

PSY 3020, Research Methods in Psychology, 4 credits

PSY 7050, Graduate Seminar in Personality

Fall 2016

PSY 3020, Research Methods in Psychology, 4 credits

Winter 2016

PSY 2410, Health Psychology, 4 credits

PSY 3020, Research Methods in Psychology, 4 credits