Richard I. Evans, Ph.D.

Richard I. Evans, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Michigan State University
B.A., University of Pittsburgh


Research Interests

  • Health Behavior (e.g. substance abuse prevention models and social influence interventions)
  • Persuasive Communications


  • PSYCH 6337 Social Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Seminar (Grantsmanship)
  • PSYCH 7392 Psychology Practicum
  • PSYCH 6399 and 7399 Masters Thesis
  • PSYCH 7399, 8399, 8699 & 8999 Doctoral Dissertation

A Few Selected Publications

Evans, R.I. Erich Fromm. Encyclopedia of Psychology. American Psychological, Oxford Press.

Evans, R.I. Just say no. In Breslow, L., Encyclopedia of Public Health (p. 1354). New York: Macmillan.

Evans, R.I., Getz, G. Resisting Health-Risk Behavior: The Social Inoculation Approach and its Extensions. Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention. M. Bloom (ed.).

Evans, R. I. Chapter: Social influences in etiology and prevention of smoking and other health threatening behaviors in children and adolescents. In Andrew Baum, Tracey Revenson, and Jerome Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Health Psychology. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Evans, R. I. (1998). An historical perspective on effective prevention. In W. J. Bukoski and R. I. Evans (Eds.), National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph Series No. 176, Cost-Benefit/Cost-Effectiveness Research on Drug Abuse Prevention: Implications for Programming and Policy. NIH Publication No. 98-4021 (pp. 37-58). Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office.

Evans, R. I. (1992). Cognitive-psychosocial-behavioral concepts related to predicting and preventing the use by adolescents of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. In H. Motoaki, J. Misumi, & B. Wilpert (Eds.), Social Educational, and Clinical Psychology Proceedings of the 22nd International Congress of Applied Psychology, 3, (pp. 307-333). International Association of Applied Psychology, Kyoto, Japan. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Evans, R. I., & Raines, B. E. (1990). Applying a social psychological model across health promotion interventions: Cigarettes to smokeless tobacco. In J. Edwards, R. S. Tinsdale, L. Heath, & E. J. Posavac (Eds.), Social Influence Processes and Prevention (pp. 143-157). New York: Plenum Publishing Company.

Evans, R. I. (1989). Albert Bandura: The Man and His Ideas. New York: Praeger Press.

Evans, R. I. (1981). Dialogue with B.F. Skinner. Dialogues in Contemporary Psychology Series. New York: Praeger Press.

Evans, R. I. (1981). Dialogue with Erik Erikson. Dialogues in Contemporary Psychology Series. New York: Praeger Press.