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About Me

I am currently on pre-doctoral internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. Having defended my dissertation in May of 2014, I anticipate graduating with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Iowa State University in the summer of 2015. I am looking forward to joining the counseling psychology faculty at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor in August of 2015. My research interests include help seeking behavior and culturally-sensitive research methods/measurement. Feel free to contact me at hammer[at]iastate[dot]edu.


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Alfred, G. C., Hammer, J. H., & Good, G. (2014). Traditional masculinity, hardiness, and psychological well-being in male student veterans. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 15, 95-99. *PDF*

Cragun, R., Hammer, J. H., & Smith, J.M. (2014). North America. In S. Bullivant (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism (pp.601-621). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0199644650

Vogel, D. L., Wester, S. R., Hammer, J. H., & Downing-Matibag, T. (2014). Referring men to seek help: The influence of gender role conflict and stigma. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15, 60-67. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H., & Vogel, D. V. (2013). Assessing the utility of the willingness/prototype model in predicting help-seeking decisions. Journal of Counseling Psychology. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H., Vogel, D. V., & Heimerdinger-Edwards, S. (2013). Menís help seeking: Examination of differences across community size, education, and income. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H., Cragun, R. T., & Hwang, K. (2013). Measuring spiritual fitness: Atheist military personnel, veterans, and civilians. Military Psychology, 25,438-451. *PDF*

Tucker, J. R., Hammer, J. H., Vogel, D. L., Bitman, R. L., & Wade, N. G. (2013). Disentangling stigmas: Are mental-illness and help-seeking stigmas distinct. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60520-531. *PDF*

Vogel, D. L., Bitman, R. L., Hammer, J. H., & Wade, N. G. (2013). Is stigma internalized? The longitudinal impact of public stigma on self-stigma. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60311-316. *PDF*

Vogel, D. L., Armstrong, P. I., Tsai, P-C., Wade, N. G., Hammer, J. H., Efstathiou, G., Holtham, E., Kouvaraki, E., Liao, H-Y., Shechtman, Z., & Topkaya, N. (in press). Cross-cultural validity of the Self-Stigma of Seeking Help (SSOSH) scale: Examination across six nations. Journal of Counseling Psychology. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H., Cragun, R., Hwang, K., & Smith, J. (2012). Forms, frequency, and correlates of perceived anti-atheist discrimination. Secularism & Nonreligion, 1, 43-67. *PDF*

Cragun, R., Kosmin, B., Keysar, A., Hammer, J. H., & Nielsen, M. (2012). On the receiving end: Discrimination toward the non-religious. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 27(1), 105-127. *PDF*

Cragun, R. T., Henry, P., Homan, C. P., & Hammer, J. H. (2012). Whom do people dislike more: Atheists or cultists? Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, 8 , 1-19. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H., Springer, J., Beck, N., Menditto, A., & Coleman, J. (2011). Seclusion and restraint: Relationship with childhood sexual and physical abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(3), 567-579. *PDF*

Hwang, K., Hammer, J. H., & Cragun, R. (2011). Extending the religion-health research to secular minorities: Issues and concerns. Journal of Religion and Health, 50(3), 608-622. *PDF*

Cragun, R. T., & Hammer, J. H. (2011). "One person's apostate is another person's convert": What terminology tells us about pro-religious hegemony in the sociology of religion. Humanity and Society, 35, 159-175. *PDF*

Vogel, D., Heimerdinger-Edwards, S., Hammer, J. H., & Hubbard, A. (2011). "Boys don't cry": Examination of the links between endorsement of masculine norms, self-stigma and help-seeking attitudes for men from diverse backgrounds. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(3), 368-382. *PDF*

Heimerdinger-Edwards, S., Vogel, D., & Hammer, J. H. (2011). Extending Sexual Objectification Theory and Research to Minority Populations, Couples, and Men. The Counseling Psychologist, 39(1), 140-152. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H., & Good, G. (2010). Positive psychology: An empirical examination of beneficial aspects of endorsement of masculine norms. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 11, 303-318. *PDF*

Hammer, J. H. & Vogel, D. L. (2010). Men's help seeking for depression: The efficacy of a male-sensitive brochure about therapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 38, 296-313. *PDF*

Spanierman, L. B., Neville, H. A., Liao, H., Hammer, J., & Wang, Y. (2008). Participation in formal and informal campus diversity experiences: Effects on students racial democratic beliefs. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 1, 108-125.

Current Research Projects

Please visit the Self-Stigma Research Collaborative and the Atheist Research Collaborative websites to learn more about and participate in research developed with my colleagues.