William Klein, Ph.D.


Contact

National Institutes of Health

Washington, D.C.

kleinwm@mail.nih.gov

Phone:

412-624-4500

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Research Interests

Social Psychology, Risk Perception, Decision-Making.

Biography

National Cancer Institute
Associate Director, BRP
Office of the Associate Director (OAD)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)

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Accepting Graduate Students: No

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Princeton University

Awards

  • NIH Merit Award (2012)
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2008)

Publications

  • Publication 1007

    Ferrer, R. A., Klein, W. M. P., Zajac, L. E., Sutton-Tyrrell, K. C., Muldoon, M. F., & Kamarck, T. W. (2012). Unrealistic optimism is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis. Health Psychology, 31, 815-820.

  • Publication 488

    Klein, W. M. P., & Cerully, J. L. (2007). Health-related risk perception and decision-making: Lessons from the study of motives in social psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 334-358.

  • Publication 486

    Moore, D. A., & Klein, W. M. P. (2008). Use of absolute and comparative performance feedback in absolute and comparative judgments and decisions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 107, 60-74.

  • Publication 447

    Klein, W.M.P., & Stefanek, M.E. (2007). Cancer risk elicitation and communication: Lessons from the psychology of risk perception. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 57, 147-167.

  • Publication 1059

    Shepperd, J. A., Klein, W. M. P., Waters, E., & Weinstein, N. D. (2013). Taking stock of unrealistic optimism. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8, 395-411.

  • Publication 1010

    Klein, W. M. P., & Harris, P. R. (2009). Self-affirmation enhances attentional bias toward threatening components of a persuasive message. Psychological Science, 20, 1463-1467.

  • Publication 1009

    Klein, W. M. P., Cerully, J. L., Monin, M. M., & Moore, D. A. (2010). Ability, chance, and ambiguity aversion: Revisiting the competence hypothesis. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 192-199.

  • Publication 1008

    Klein, W. M. P., Harris, P. R., Ferrer, R. A., & Zajac, L. E. (2011). Affective perceptions of vulnerability in response to threatening messages: Effects of self-affirmation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1237-1242.