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Elizabeth Kudadjie-Gyamfi

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.Sc., University of GhanaM.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook UniversityExperimental Psychology


Optimal decision-making, Decision-making and preventive health behaviors, Motivation and cognition in self-control, Gender issues.


Tehranifar, P., Reynolds, D., Flom,  J., Fulton,  L., Liao,  Y., Kudadjie-Gyamfi,  E., Terry,  M.B. (2011). Reproductive and menstrual factors and mammographic density in African American, Caribbean, and white women, Cancer Causes & Control, 22(4), 599-610.

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Consedine, N. S., & Magai, C. (2010). The obscuring object of race: Clinical breast exams and coping styles in ethnic subpopulations of women. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 289-305

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. (2008), ed. A Culturally Competent Health Care System: Relevant strategies to respond to the changing demographics makup of New York City. By Ketty H. Rey.  Victoria, Canada:Trafford Publishing

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E, & Magai, C. (2008). The influence of coping styles on mammography screening in a multiethnic sample. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(3), 183-192.

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Consedine, N., Ungar, T., & Magai, C. (2008). The influence of coping with prostate cancer threat on frequency of digital rectal examinations. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(2), 188-200.

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. (2006). The impact of imposed patterning, intrinsic motivation, and cognition on random and simple outcomes in choice behavior. The Behavior Analyst Today, 7(4), 481-491.

Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Kaluk Longfellow, J., Ungar, T., & King, A. R.  (2006). Stress versus negative emotion in the prediction of physical complaints: Does predictive utility vary across ethnic groups? Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(3), 541-557.

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Consedine, N. S., & Magai, C. (2006).  On the importance of being ethnic: Coping with the threat of prostate cancer in relation to prostate cancer screening. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(3), 509-526.

Magai, C., Consedine, N. S., Krivoshekova, Y. S., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. & McPherson, R. (2006). Emotion experience and expression across the adult lifespan: Insights from a multi-modal assessment study. Psychology and Aging, 21(2), 303-317.

Consedine, N. S., Morgenstern, A. H., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Magai, C., & Neugut, A. I. (2006). Prostate cancer screening behavior in men from seven ethnic groups: The Fear Factor. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 15, 228-237.

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E, Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., Gillespie, M., & Pierre-Louis, J. (2005).  Breast self-exam practices among women from six ethnic groups and the influence of cancer worry. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 92 (1), 35 – 45.

Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. (2004). Effects of random outcomes on choice behavior. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 1296-1304.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Judgment and Decision-Making

American Psychological Society

American Psychological Association

Psychology of Women, Division 35 of APA

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues