Dr. Tamera Schneider:
Tel: (937) 775-2100
Office: 325B Fawcett Hall
Dr. Tamera Schneider
Dr. Schneider received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, in 1997, and then studied as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University until joining the faculty of Wright State University in the Fall of 2000.
Dr. Schneider is a Professor at Wright State University. Her research covers two broad areas: psychological and psychophysiological correlates of stress resilience, and the effectiveness of messages concerning health promotion. For these purposes, she has investigated psychological and psychophysiological indexes of affect, cardiovascular hemodynamic markers of stress, and task performance. In addition, her laboratory team investigates the relation between the formulation of health appeals, the way those appeals are evaluated by subjects, and their persuasiveness (that is, their ability to engage people in health behaviors). From these studies, Dr. Schneider has developed and refined the biobehavioral model of persuasion, which posits psychological and physical mechanisms that foster health behavior engagement.