Shaffer, V. A., Focella, E. S., Scherer, L. D., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (in press). Debiasing affective forecasting errors with targeted, but not representative, experience narratives. Patient Education and Counseling. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.04.004
Scherer, L. D., Shaffer, V. A., Patel, N., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2016). Can the vaccine adverse event reporting system be used to increase vaccine acceptance and trust? Vaccine, 34 (21), 2424-2429.
Focella, E. S., Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., & Shaffer, V. A. (2016). What can realistic previews do for physicians and patients? Applying realistic previews to increase adherence and patient satisfaction. Medical Decision Making, 36, 683-685.
Focella, E. S., Shaffer, V. A., Dannecker, E. A., Clark, M. J., & Schopp, L. H. (2015). Racial/ethnic differences in the use of primary care and preventative health services at a Midwestern university. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Advance online publication doi: 10.1007/s40615-015-0148-1.
Countryman-Roswurm, K. L. & Shaffer, V. A. (2015). It’s more than just my body that got hurt: The psychophysiological consequences of sex trafficking. Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security, 1, 1-8.
Shaffer, V. A., Templin, S., & Hulsey, L. (2013). The effect of narrative information in a publicly available patient decision aid for early stage breast cancer. Health Communication, 29(1), 64-73.
Kabel, A., Dannecker, E. A., & Shaffer, V. A., Mocca, K. C., & Murray, A. M. (2014). Osteoarthritis and social embarrassment: Risk, pain, & avoidance. Sage OPEN. doi:
Shaffer, V. A., Owens, J., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2013). The effects of narratives on information search in web-based patient decision aid. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(2), e273.
Shaffer, V. A., Hulsey, L., & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2013). The effects of process-focused versus experience-focused narratives in a breast cancer decision task. Patient Education and Counseling, 93, 255-264.
Bekker, H.L., Winterbottom, A., Butow, P., Dillard A., Feldman-Stewart, D., Jibaja-Weiss, M., Shaffer, V. A., Volk, R. Using personal stories. (2013). BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13(Suppl2), S9.
Probst, C.A, Shaffer, V. A., & Chan, Y. R.. (2013). The effect of defaults in an electronic health record on laboratory test ordering practices for pediatric patients. Health Psychology, 32(9), 995-1002.
Shaffer, V. A. & Zikmund-Fisher, B. J. (2013). All stories are not alike: A purpose-, content-, and valence-based taxonomy of patient narratives in decision aids. Medical Decision Making 3, 4-13.
Shaffer, V. A., Probst, C. A., Merkle, E. C., Medow, M. A., & Arkes, H. R. (2013). Why do patients derogate physicians who use a computer-based diagnostic support system? Medical Decision Making, 3, 108-118.
Shaffer, V. A., Merkle, E. C., Fagerlin, A., Griggs, J. J., Langa, K. M., & Iwashyna, T. J. (2012). Chemotherapy is not associated with enduring cognitive decline in older adult patients with breast and colorectal cancer..
Bekker, H.L., Winterbottom, A., Butow, P., Dillard A., Feldman-Stewart, D., Jibaja-Weiss, M., Shaffer, V. A., Volk, R. (2012). Using personal stories. In Volk R. & Llewellyn-Thomas H (Editors). 2012 Update of the International Patient Decision Aids Standards (IPDAS) Collaboration’s Background Document. Chapter E. http://ipdas.ohri.ca/resources.html.
Merkle, E. C. & Shaffer, V. A. (2011). Binary recursive partitioning as an alternative to regression in Psychology. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 64, 161-181.
Medow, M. A., Arkes, H. R., & Shaffer, V. A. (2010). Specialists or decision aids: Who/what is attended to more? Journal of General Internal Medicine, 25(4), 316-320.
Lambdin, C. G. & Shaffer, V. A. (2009). Are within-subjects designs transparent? Judgment and Decision Making, 4(7), 554-566.
Shaffer, V. A. & Arkes, H. R. (2009). Preference reversals in the evaluation of cash versus noncash incentives. Journal of Economic Psychology, 30, 859-872.
Shaffer, V.A. & Hulsey, L. (2009). Are patient decision aids effective? Insight from revisiting the debate between correspondence and coherence theories of judgment. Judgment and Decision Making, 4 (2), 141-146.
Arkes, H. R., Shaffer, V. A. & Medow, M. A. (2008). The influence of a physician’s use of a diagnostic decision aid on the malpractice verdicts of mock jurors. Medical Decision Making, 28 (2), 201-208 .
Shaffer, V. A. & Shaffer, L. S. (2007). The use of recipe knowledge in medicine. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2 (7), 73-80.
Arkes, H. R., Shaffer, V. A., & Medow, M. A. (2007). Patients derogate physicians who use a computer-assisted diagnostic aid. Medical Decision Making, 27 (2), 189-202.
Jeffrey, S. A. & Shaffer, V. A. (2007). The motivational properties of tangible incentives. Compensation and Benefits Review, 39, 44-50.
Arkes, H. R., Shaffer, V. A., & Dawes, R. (2006). Comparing holistic and disaggregated ratings in the evaluation of scientific presentations. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 19, 429-439.
Robles, T. R., Shaffer, V. A., Malarkey, W. B., Glaser, R., & Kiecolt-Glaser, J. K. (2006). Positive behaviors during marital conflict: Influences on stress hormones. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23(2), 305-325.
Arkes, H. R. & Shaffer, V.A. (2006). Should we use decision aids or gut feelings? In C. Engel and G. Gigerenzer (Eds.), Heuristics and the law. Dahlem Workshop Report 94. (pp. 411-424) Cambridge, M.A.: The MIT Press.