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Professor Martin Hagger

Professor Martin Hagger Professor Martin Hagger

PhD

Position John Curtin Distinguished Professor
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
School School of Psychology and Speech Pathology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 401.318
Phone +618 92662215
Email Martin.Hagger@curtin.edu.au
Twitter twitter.com/MartinHagger

Brief Summary

Personal website: www.martinhagger.com.

Laboratory: Laboratory of Self-Regulation (LaSeR).

Research group: Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (HPBM) Research Group.

Overview

I obtained my undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from Loughborough University under the supervision of Prof. Stuart Biddle. My first academic post was in School of Psychology, University of Sheffield as a postdoctoral Research Fellow (Feb 1999 to Feb 2002). I then served as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Essex (Feb 2002 to Feb 2006) and Reader in Social and Health Psychology in the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham (Feb 2006 to Apr 2011). I served as Adjunct Professor at Curtin University (Oct 2010 to Apr 2011) and became a full Professor in Psychology at Curtin from April 2011.

I am a research professor with diverse research interests in the areas of health and social psychology. My main focus is the social processes involved in people’s "self-regulation" of social and health behaviour. I am interested in how psychological factors such as attitudes, intentions, self-control, action plans, and motives affect their behaviour and what health professionals can do to change health-related behaviour. My research applies social cognitive and motivational theories to understand and to intervene and change diverse health behaviours such as physical activity, eating a healthy diet, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, anti-doping behaviours in sport, and medication adherence. I am the Director of the Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Research Group at Curtin University. I am also editor-in-chief of Health Psychology Review and Stress and Health and editorial board member of eight other international peer-reviewed journals.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

2013 Awarded title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor

2013 Researcher of the Year for the Faculty of Health Sciences

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Employment History

1999-2001 School of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK

2001-2006 Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK

2006-2011 School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK

2011-present School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Australia

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Research Interests

My main research focus is the social processes involved in people's ‘self-regulation' of health behaviour. My research applies social cognitive and motivational theories as the Theory of Planned Behaviour and Self-Determination Theory to understand and to intervene and change diverse health behaviours such as exercise, dieting, binge drinking, anti-doping behaviour in sport and attendance to cancer screening. My principal research collaborator Dr. Nikos Chatzisarantis here at Curtin University. Together we have developed numerous integrated theorie and models including the trans-contextual model and the Integrated Behaviour-Change Model (IBCM). I have research collaborators in China, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lubembourg, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, USA, and, of course, the UK.

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Specialty Areas

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Chan, D. K. C., Fung, Y.-K., Xing, S., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Myopia prevention, near work, and visual acuity of college students: Integrating the theory of planned behavior and self-determination theory. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s10865-013-9494-9

Chan, D. K. C., Hardcastle, S. J., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., Donovan, R., Dimmock, J. A., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Athletes' beliefs about and attitudes and towards taking banned performance-enhancing substances: A qualitative study. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.

Cranwell, J., Benford, S., Houghton, R., Golembewksi, M., Fischer, J. F., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Increasing self-regulatory energy using an Internet-based training application delivered by smartphone technology. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2013.0105

González-Cutre, D., Sicilia, Á., Beas-Jiménez, M., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Broadening the trans-contextual model of motivation: A study with Spanish adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, doi: 10.1111/sms.12142

Hagger, M. S., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (in press). An integrated behavior-change model for physical activity. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews.

Hagger, M. S., Keatley, D. A., Chan, D. K. C., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Dimmock, J. A., Jackson, B. J., & Ntoumanis, N. (in press). The goose is (half) cooked: A consideration of the mechanisms and interpersonal context is needed to elucidate the effects of personal financial incentives on health behaviour. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s12529-013-9317-y

Hagger, M. S., & Luszczynska, A. (in press). Implementation intention and action planning Interventions in health contexts: State of the research and proposals for the way forward. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12017

Hagger, M. S., Rentzelas, P., & Chatzisarantis, N. L. D. (in press). Effects of individualist and collectivist group norms and choice on intrinsic motivation. Motivation and Emotion. doi: 10.1007/s11031-013-9373-2

Hagger, M. S., Rentzelas, P., & Koch, S. (in press). Evaluating group member behaviour under individualist and collectivist norms: A cross-cultural comparison. Small Group Research.

Hamilton, K., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). The ‘health’ of health psychology in Australia: Behavioural approaches and interventions. Australian Psychologist.

Hardcastle, S. J., Legge, E., Laundy, C. S., Egan, S. J., French, R., Watts, G. F., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Patients’ perceptions and experiences of familial hypercholesterolemia, cascade genetic screening and treatment. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine.

Mullan, B., Todd, J., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). Experimental methods in health psychology in Australia: Implications for applied research. Australian Psychologist.

Pannekoek, L., Piek, J. P., Kane, R., & Hagger, M. S. (in press). The children’s perceived locus of causality scale for physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.

2014

Hagger, M. S. (2014). Avoiding the ‘déjà-variable’ phenomenon: Social psychology needs more guides to constructs. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 52. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00052

Probst, T. M., & Hagger, M. S. (2014). Standing on the shoulders of a giant: A reflection on the past and future of stress and health. Stress and Health, 30, 1-2. doi: 10.1002/smi.2561

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Publications

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

Book Chapters (Research)

  • McLachlan, S., D. Keatley, C. Stiff, and M. Hagger. 2011. “Shame: A self-determination theory perspective.” In Psychology of Neuroticism and Shame, ed. Raymond G. Jackson, 211-224. Hauppauge, NY, USA: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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2010

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2009

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2008

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Balasubramani, L., S. Orbell, M. Hagger, V. Brown, and J. Tidy. 2008. “Can default rates in colposcopy really be reduced?.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 115 (3): 403-408.
  • Pihu, M., V. Hein, A. Koka, and M. Hagger. 2008. “How students’ perceptions of teachers’ autonomy-supportive behaviours affect physical activity behaviour: an application of the trans-contextual model.” European Journal of Sport Science 8 (4): 193-204.
  • Hagger, M., and N. Chatzisarantis. 2008. “Self-determination theory and the psychology of exercise.” International Review of Sport & Exercise Psychology 1: 79-103.
  • Chatzisarantis, N., M. Hagger, and C. Thøgersen-Ntoumani. 2008. “The effects of self-discordance, self-concordance, and implementation intentions on health behavior.” Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research 13 (4): 198-214.
  • Chatzisarantis, N., M. Hagger, and J. C. Wang. 2008. “An experimental test of cognitive dissonance theory in the domain of physical exercise.” Journal of Applied Sport Psychology 20 (1): 97-115.
  • Chatzisarantis, N., and M. Hagger. 2008. “Influences of personality traits and continuation intentions on physical activity participation within the theory of planned behaviour.” Psychology and Health 23: 347-367.
  • Chatzisarantis, N., M. Hagger, and T. Brickell. 2008. “Using the construct of perceived autonomy support to understand social influence in the theory of planned behavior.” Psychology of Sport and Exercise 9 (1): 27-44.

2007

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2006

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2005

Journal Articles (Research)

  • Hagger, M., and N. Chatzisarantis. 2005. “First- and higher-order models of attitudes, normative influence, and perceived behavioural control in the theory of planned behaviour.” British Journal of Social Psychology 44 (4): 513-535.
  • Hagger, M., S. Biddle, and J. C. Wang. 2005. “Physical Self-Concept in Adolescence: Generalizability of a Multidimensional, Hierarchical Model Across Gender and Grade.” Educational and Psychological Measurement 65 (2): 297-322.
  • Hagger, M., N. Chatzisarantis, M. Griffin, and J. Thatcher. 2005. “Injury Representations, Coping, Emotions, and Functional Outcomes in Athletes With Sports-Related Injuries: A Test of Self-Regulation Theory.” Journal of Applied Social Psychology 35 (11): 2345-2374.
  • Hagger, M., N. Chatzisarantis, V. Barkoukis, J. C. Wang, and J. Baranowski. 2005. “Perceived Autonomy Support in Physical Education and Leisure-Time Physical Activity: A Cross-Cultural Evaluation of the Trans-Contextual Model.” Journal of Educational Psychology 97 (3): 287-301.
  • Chatzisarantis, N., and M. Hagger. 2005. “Effects of a Brief Intervention Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior on Leisure-Time Physical Activity Participation.” Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology 27 (4): 470-487.
  • Chatzisarantis, N., M. Hagger, S. Biddle, and B. Smith. 2005. “The stability of the attitude-intention relationship in the context of physical activity.” Journal of Sports Sciences 23: 49-61.
  • Hagger, M., and S. Orbell. 2005. “A confirmatory factor analysis of the revised illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R) in a cervical screening context.” Psychology and Health 20 (2): 161-173.

Additional publication categories

2012

Book Chapters - Other

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2010

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hagger, M. 2010. “Current issues and new directions in psychology and health: Physical activity research showcasing theory into practice.” Psychology and Health 25 (1): 1-5.

2009

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hagger, M. 2009. “Theoretical integration in health psychology: Unifying ideas and complementary explanations.” British Journal of Health Psychology 14 (2): 189-194.

2007

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Hagger, M., and N. Chatzisarantis. 2007. “Advances in self-determination theory research in sport and exercise.” Psychology of Sport and Exercise 8 (5): 597-599.
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Other Information

The publications above are a select few, for a full list click here or visit www.martinhagger.com

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