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James Vivian, Ph.D. - Fielding Graduate University. Enfield, CT, US

James Vivian, Ph.D.

Faculty Research Specialist - School of Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Health practices and health literacy in ethnic groups and underserved groups; study of liability scales as they relate to criminal behavior



James Vivian, PhD, is a faculty research specialist in the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (20)

Action Research

Behavioural Health


Diversity and Social Justice

Gender Issues


Human Development and Learning

Law and Forensics

Media Studies


Introductory and Advanced Statistics

Organization Development

Advanced Spss

Psychodynamics and Personality

Power Analysis

Testing Assessment

The Analysis of Moderation and Mediation

Violence and Trauma

Structural Equation Modeling

Research Methods

Event Appearances (5)

The M-PULSE Liability Scales and MMPI-2 Scales Related to Criminal Behavior: A Factor Analytic Study

(October, 2011) Annual conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology  Chicago, IL

The MMPI-2 L Scale and Police Performance: An Analysis of Potential Liability

(October, 2011) Annual conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology  Chicago, IL

Diet and exercise as domains for cultural sensitivity: How practices vary among four ethnic groups with chronic illness

(November, 2008) American Public Health Association Annual Meeing  San Diego, CA

Health Literacy, Culture, and Chronic Illness Outcomes in Four Populations

Diversity Rx: quality health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations Conference  Minneapolis, MN


The relationship of health literacy to knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about cancer screening in four ethnic groups

Moffitt: Cancer, Culture, and Literacy Conference  Clearwater Beach, FL


Articles (5)

Cultural Control and Agency: A Quantitative Analysis of Mazama sp. and Odocoileus sp. Osteological Remains from Mayapan, Yucatan, Mexico

State University of New York at Albany

(2013) Mayan management of deer populations at Mayapán in the Yucatán, México has been suggested by historical texts, iconography, and archaeological investigation. Therefore, the main research question of this thesis is: Was deer management or husbandry practiced at Mayapán? Two Cervidae species are identified in the Mayapán faunal assemblage, Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer) and Mazama americana (brocket deer)...

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Diet and exercise adherence and practices among medically underserved patients with chronic disease variation across four ethnic groups

Health Education and Behavior

(2013) Many factors interact to create barriers to dietary and exercise plan adherence among medically underserved patients with chronic disease, but aspects related to culture and ethnicity are underexamined in the literature. Using both qualitative (n= 71) and ...

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Breast self-examination beliefs and practices, ethnicity, and health literacy: Implications for health education to reduce disparities

Health Education Journal

(2013) This study aimed to quantitatively and qualitatively examine breast cancer screening practices, including breast self-examination (BSE), and health literacy among patients with chronic disease. Design: A prospective, multi-method study conducted with a ..

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Chronic disease self-management and health literacy in four ethnic groups

Journal of Health Communication

(2012) Research from several fields has explored health literacy as a multidimensional construct. The authors' multimethod study,“The Impact of Cultural Differences on Health Literacy and Chronic Disease Outcomes,” assessed health literacy and chronic disease self- ...

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Consistency in attitudes across cancer screenings in medically underserved minority populations

Journal of Cancer Education

(2012) While a wide range of behavioral and psychosocial literature explores attitudes and beliefs towards cancer screenings, fewer studies examine attitudes across cancer screening types. We draw on quantitative and qualitative findings from a 4-year prospective study ...

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