Nadine Ungar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Areas

Education

PhD, Heidelberg University, 2015
Diploma in Psychology, Heidelberg University, 2010
Graduate student, Yale University, 2007/2008

About

Dr. Nadine Ungar is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Christiane Hoppmann in the Health and Adult Development Lab at the University of British Columbia.


Research

Research interests include health behavior and health behavior change (e.g. physical activity, diet, sleep, stress-management); self-regulation and self-management (to deal with a disease); social influences: positive (e.g. social support) and negative (e.g. reactance) aspects; research on dyads: e.g. interactions with partners or health care professionals; cancer, psycho-oncology; and health and goals among older adults


Publications

Herbolsheimer, F., Ungar, N. & Peter, R. (accepted). Why is social isolation among older adults associated with depressive symptoms? The mediating role of out-of-home physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Haussmann, A., Ungar, N., Gabrian, M., Tsiouris, A., Sieverding, M., Wiskemann, J., & Steindorf, K. (2018). Are health care professionals being left in the lurch? The role of structural barriers and information resources to promote physical activity to cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4279-x

Tsiouris, A., Ungar, N., Haussmann, A., Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K., & Wiskemann, J. (2018). Health Care Professionals’ Perception of Contraindications for Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment. Frontiers in Oncology, 8, 98. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00098

Haussmann, A., Gabrian, M., Ungar, N., Jooß, S., Wiskemann, J., Sieverding, M., & Steindorf, K. (2018). What hinders health care professionals in promoting physical activity towards cancer patients? The influencing role of health care professionals’ concerns, perceived patient characteristics, and perceived structural factors. European Journal of Cancer Care. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12853

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., & Wiskemann, J. (2016). Physical activity enjoyment and self-efficacy as affective and cognitive predictors of cancer patients’ exercise behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Art. No.  898. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00898

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Weidner, G., Ulrich, C.M. & Wiskemann, J.  (2016). A self-regulation-based intervention to increase physical activity in cancer patients. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 163- 175. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1081255

Ungar, N., Wiskemann, J., Weißmann, M., Knoll, A., Steindorf, K., & Sieverding, M. (2016). Social support and social control in the context of cancer patients’ exercise: A pilot study. Health Psychology Open, 3, 1-11. doi:10.1177/2055102916680991

Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K., Ungar, N. & Wiskemann, J. (2016) Momentum Projekt Heidelberg: Strategien im Umgang mit einer Krebserkrankung – Perspektiven von Behandelnden und Betroffenen [Momentum Project Heidelberg: Strategies to deal with cancer – perspectives of health care professionals and patients]. Forum, 31, 243-244.

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Schweizer, F. & Stadnitski, T. (2015). Intervention-elicited reactance and its implications: Let me eat what I want. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223, 247-256. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000226

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Ulrich, C. M., & Wiskemann, J. (2015). What explains the intention to be physically active in cancer patients? Different determinants for active and insufficiently active patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33, 15-33. doi:10.1080/07347332.2014.977417

Ungar, N. (2015). The role of social influences and cognitive self-regulation in supporting cancer patients to engage in physical activity. The Heidelberg Document Repository.

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., & Stadnitski, T. (2013). Increasing fruit and vegetable intake. "Five a day" versus "just one more". Appetite, 65, 200-204. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.02.007

Work Under Revision:

Ungar, N., Tsiouris, A., Haussmann, A., Herbolsheimer, F., Wiskemann, J., Steindorf, K., & Sieverding (minor revisions). To rest or not to rest? Health care professionals' attitudes toward physical activity during cancer treatment. Psycho-Oncology.

Ungar, N., Rupprecht, F., Steindorf, K., Wiskemann, J. & Sieverding, M. (under revision). Better than expected – outcome expectancies and behavioral experiences in the context of physical activity among cancer patients. Journal of Health Psychology.

Ungar, N., Schmidt, L., Gabrian., M., Haussmann, A., Tsiouris, A., Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K. * & Wiskemann*, J. (minor revisions). Which self-management strategies do health care professionals recommend to their cancer patients? An experimental investigation of patient age and treatment phase. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  *shared last author


Awards

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Doctoral scholarship from the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Programme (2010-2014)
  • Scholarship from the German Acedemic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2007-2008)
  • Baden Wuerttemberg Scholarship (2007-2008)
  • First prize at the Empirical Poster Congress of the Psychological Institute, Heidelberg University (2006)

 


Nadine Ungar

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Heidelberg University, 2015
Diploma in Psychology, Heidelberg University, 2010
Graduate student, Yale University, 2007/2008

Dr. Nadine Ungar is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Christiane Hoppmann in the Health and Adult Development Lab at the University of British Columbia.

Research interests include health behavior and health behavior change (e.g. physical activity, diet, sleep, stress-management); self-regulation and self-management (to deal with a disease); social influences: positive (e.g. social support) and negative (e.g. reactance) aspects; research on dyads: e.g. interactions with partners or health care professionals; cancer, psycho-oncology; and health and goals among older adults

Herbolsheimer, F., Ungar, N. & Peter, R. (accepted). Why is social isolation among older adults associated with depressive symptoms? The mediating role of out-of-home physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Haussmann, A., Ungar, N., Gabrian, M., Tsiouris, A., Sieverding, M., Wiskemann, J., & Steindorf, K. (2018). Are health care professionals being left in the lurch? The role of structural barriers and information resources to promote physical activity to cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4279-x

Tsiouris, A., Ungar, N., Haussmann, A., Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K., & Wiskemann, J. (2018). Health Care Professionals’ Perception of Contraindications for Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment. Frontiers in Oncology, 8, 98. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00098

Haussmann, A., Gabrian, M., Ungar, N., Jooß, S., Wiskemann, J., Sieverding, M., & Steindorf, K. (2018). What hinders health care professionals in promoting physical activity towards cancer patients? The influencing role of health care professionals’ concerns, perceived patient characteristics, and perceived structural factors. European Journal of Cancer Care. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12853

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., & Wiskemann, J. (2016). Physical activity enjoyment and self-efficacy as affective and cognitive predictors of cancer patients’ exercise behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Art. No.  898. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00898

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Weidner, G., Ulrich, C.M. & Wiskemann, J.  (2016). A self-regulation-based intervention to increase physical activity in cancer patients. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 163- 175. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1081255

Ungar, N., Wiskemann, J., Weißmann, M., Knoll, A., Steindorf, K., & Sieverding, M. (2016). Social support and social control in the context of cancer patients’ exercise: A pilot study. Health Psychology Open, 3, 1-11. doi:10.1177/2055102916680991

Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K., Ungar, N. & Wiskemann, J. (2016) Momentum Projekt Heidelberg: Strategien im Umgang mit einer Krebserkrankung – Perspektiven von Behandelnden und Betroffenen [Momentum Project Heidelberg: Strategies to deal with cancer – perspectives of health care professionals and patients]. Forum, 31, 243-244.

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Schweizer, F. & Stadnitski, T. (2015). Intervention-elicited reactance and its implications: Let me eat what I want. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223, 247-256. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000226

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Ulrich, C. M., & Wiskemann, J. (2015). What explains the intention to be physically active in cancer patients? Different determinants for active and insufficiently active patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33, 15-33. doi:10.1080/07347332.2014.977417

Ungar, N. (2015). The role of social influences and cognitive self-regulation in supporting cancer patients to engage in physical activity. The Heidelberg Document Repository.

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., & Stadnitski, T. (2013). Increasing fruit and vegetable intake. "Five a day" versus "just one more". Appetite, 65, 200-204. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.02.007

Work Under Revision:

Ungar, N., Tsiouris, A., Haussmann, A., Herbolsheimer, F., Wiskemann, J., Steindorf, K., & Sieverding (minor revisions). To rest or not to rest? Health care professionals' attitudes toward physical activity during cancer treatment. Psycho-Oncology.

Ungar, N., Rupprecht, F., Steindorf, K., Wiskemann, J. & Sieverding, M. (under revision). Better than expected – outcome expectancies and behavioral experiences in the context of physical activity among cancer patients. Journal of Health Psychology.

Ungar, N., Schmidt, L., Gabrian., M., Haussmann, A., Tsiouris, A., Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K. * & Wiskemann*, J. (minor revisions). Which self-management strategies do health care professionals recommend to their cancer patients? An experimental investigation of patient age and treatment phase. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  *shared last author

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Doctoral scholarship from the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Programme (2010-2014)
  • Scholarship from the German Acedemic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2007-2008)
  • Baden Wuerttemberg Scholarship (2007-2008)
  • First prize at the Empirical Poster Congress of the Psychological Institute, Heidelberg University (2006)

 

Nadine Ungar

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD, Heidelberg University, 2015
Diploma in Psychology, Heidelberg University, 2010
Graduate student, Yale University, 2007/2008

Dr. Nadine Ungar is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Christiane Hoppmann in the Health and Adult Development Lab at the University of British Columbia.

Research interests include health behavior and health behavior change (e.g. physical activity, diet, sleep, stress-management); self-regulation and self-management (to deal with a disease); social influences: positive (e.g. social support) and negative (e.g. reactance) aspects; research on dyads: e.g. interactions with partners or health care professionals; cancer, psycho-oncology; and health and goals among older adults

Herbolsheimer, F., Ungar, N. & Peter, R. (accepted). Why is social isolation among older adults associated with depressive symptoms? The mediating role of out-of-home physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Haussmann, A., Ungar, N., Gabrian, M., Tsiouris, A., Sieverding, M., Wiskemann, J., & Steindorf, K. (2018). Are health care professionals being left in the lurch? The role of structural barriers and information resources to promote physical activity to cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer. doi: 10.1007/s00520-018-4279-x

Tsiouris, A., Ungar, N., Haussmann, A., Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K., & Wiskemann, J. (2018). Health Care Professionals’ Perception of Contraindications for Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment. Frontiers in Oncology, 8, 98. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00098

Haussmann, A., Gabrian, M., Ungar, N., Jooß, S., Wiskemann, J., Sieverding, M., & Steindorf, K. (2018). What hinders health care professionals in promoting physical activity towards cancer patients? The influencing role of health care professionals’ concerns, perceived patient characteristics, and perceived structural factors. European Journal of Cancer Care. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12853

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., & Wiskemann, J. (2016). Physical activity enjoyment and self-efficacy as affective and cognitive predictors of cancer patients’ exercise behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Art. No.  898. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00898

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Weidner, G., Ulrich, C.M. & Wiskemann, J.  (2016). A self-regulation-based intervention to increase physical activity in cancer patients. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21, 163- 175. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1081255

Ungar, N., Wiskemann, J., Weißmann, M., Knoll, A., Steindorf, K., & Sieverding, M. (2016). Social support and social control in the context of cancer patients’ exercise: A pilot study. Health Psychology Open, 3, 1-11. doi:10.1177/2055102916680991

Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K., Ungar, N. & Wiskemann, J. (2016) Momentum Projekt Heidelberg: Strategien im Umgang mit einer Krebserkrankung – Perspektiven von Behandelnden und Betroffenen [Momentum Project Heidelberg: Strategies to deal with cancer – perspectives of health care professionals and patients]. Forum, 31, 243-244.

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Schweizer, F. & Stadnitski, T. (2015). Intervention-elicited reactance and its implications: Let me eat what I want. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 223, 247-256. doi: 10.1027/2151-2604/a000226

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., Ulrich, C. M., & Wiskemann, J. (2015). What explains the intention to be physically active in cancer patients? Different determinants for active and insufficiently active patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 33, 15-33. doi:10.1080/07347332.2014.977417

Ungar, N. (2015). The role of social influences and cognitive self-regulation in supporting cancer patients to engage in physical activity. The Heidelberg Document Repository.

Ungar, N., Sieverding, M., & Stadnitski, T. (2013). Increasing fruit and vegetable intake. "Five a day" versus "just one more". Appetite, 65, 200-204. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.02.007

Work Under Revision:

Ungar, N., Tsiouris, A., Haussmann, A., Herbolsheimer, F., Wiskemann, J., Steindorf, K., & Sieverding (minor revisions). To rest or not to rest? Health care professionals' attitudes toward physical activity during cancer treatment. Psycho-Oncology.

Ungar, N., Rupprecht, F., Steindorf, K., Wiskemann, J. & Sieverding, M. (under revision). Better than expected – outcome expectancies and behavioral experiences in the context of physical activity among cancer patients. Journal of Health Psychology.

Ungar, N., Schmidt, L., Gabrian., M., Haussmann, A., Tsiouris, A., Sieverding, M., Steindorf, K. * & Wiskemann*, J. (minor revisions). Which self-management strategies do health care professionals recommend to their cancer patients? An experimental investigation of patient age and treatment phase. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.  *shared last author

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • Doctoral scholarship from the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Programme (2010-2014)
  • Scholarship from the German Acedemic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2007-2008)
  • Baden Wuerttemberg Scholarship (2007-2008)
  • First prize at the Empirical Poster Congress of the Psychological Institute, Heidelberg University (2006)