Benjamin Reyes Fernandez, PhD

Researcher, Psychological Research Institute, Universidad de Costa Rica (Affiliate)


Research Overview

Health Behavior Models (HAPA, TTM, TPB): fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, hand hygiene, health care seeking, etc. Habits.

Education

Bachelor in Psychology () Universidad de Costa Rica
Licenciatura in Psychology () Universidad de Costa Rica
Master in Clinical and Health Psychology () Universidad de Costa Rica
PhD. in the area of Health Psychology () Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

Featured Publications

Reyes Fernández, B., Knoll, N., Hamilton, K., Schwarzer, R. (2016). Socialcognitive
antecedents of hand washing: Action control bridges the
planning-behaviour gap. Psychology & health, 1-12. doi:
10.1080/08870446.2016.1174236

Reyes Fernandez, B., Fleig, L., Godinho, C. A., Montenegro Montenegro, E.,
Knoll, N., & Schwarzer, R. (2015). Action control bridges the
planning-behaviour gap: a longitudinal study on physical exercise in
young adults. Psychology & Health, 1-13. doi:
10.1080/08870446.2015.1006222

Reyes Fernandez, B., Warner, L. M., Knoll, N., Montenegro Montenegro, E.,
& Schwarzer, R. (2015). Synergistic effects of social support and selfefficacy
on dietary motivation predicting fruit and vegetable intake.
Appetite, 87, 330-335. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.223

Reyes Fernández, B., Lippke, S., Knoll, N., Moya, E. B., & Schwarzer, R.
(2015). Promoting action control and coping planning to improve
hand hygiene. BMC public health, 15(1), 1-7. doi: 10.1186/s12889-
015-2295-z

Reyes Fernández, B., Rosero-Bixby, L., Koivumaa-Honkanen, H. (2015).
Effects of self-rated health and self-rated economic situation on
depressed mood via life satisfaction among older adults in Costa
Rica. Journal of Aging & Health. doi: 10.1177/0898264315589577.

Reyes Fernández, B., Luszczynska, A., Knoll, N., Montenegro-Montenegro,
E., & Schwarzer, R. (2015). Promoting action control and coping
planning to improve hand hygiene. BMC Public Health,15(1), 964.
doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2295-z

Reyes Fernandez, B., Montenegro Montenegro, E., Knoll, N. & Schwarzer,
R. (2014). Self-efficacy, action control, and social support explain
physical activity changes among Costa Rican older adults. Journal of
Physical Activity & Health, 11, 1573-1578. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-
0175

Contact Information
Emailbenjamin.reyesfernandez@ucr.ac.cr
Phone506.251.1697
Mailing AddressSocial Science Building in the Research City of Rodrigo Facio Campus
San Pedro
San Jose, Costa Rica