R. David Hayward is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. His primary areas of research include the social psychology of religion and health and group processes in religious congregations, with a methodological focus in longitudinal survey research and hierarchical/multilevel statistical modeling.
Before coming to Michigan, David was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center (first with the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, and later with the Neuropsychiatric Imaging Research Laboratory). He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008, and his B.A. in Psychology at Ohio University in 2003.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Group Processes
- Health Psychology
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Self and Identity
- Sociology, Social Networks
- Elliott, M., & Hayward, R. D. (2009). Religion and life satisfaction worldwide: The role of government regulation. Sociology of Religion, 70(3), 285-310.
- Hayward, R. D., & Elliott, M. (2011). Subjective and objective fit in religious congregations: Implications for well-being. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14(1), 127-139.
- Hayward, R. D., & Elliott, M. (2009). Fitting in with the flock: Social attractiveness as a mechanism for well-being in religious groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39(4), 592-607.
- Hayward, R. D., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2011). Weber revisited: A cross-national analysis of religiosity, religious culture, and economic attitudes. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(8), 1406-1420.
- Hayward, R. D., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2007). How competition is viewed across cultures: A test of four theories. Cross-Cultural Research, 41(4), 364-395. doi: 10.1177/1069397107306529
- Hayward, R. D., & Krause, N. (2013). Changes in church-based social support relationships during older adulthood. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Science, 68(1), 85-96.
- Hayward, R. D., & Krause, N. (2013). Patterns of change in prayer activity, expectancies, and contents during older adulthood. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 52(1), 17-34.
- Hayward, R. D., & Krause, N. (2013). Patterns of change in religious service attendance across the life course: Evidence from a 34-year longitudinal study. Social Science Research. Advance online publication.
- Hayward, R. D., & Krause, N. (2013). Trajectories of disability in older adulthood and social support from a religious congregation: A growth curve analysis. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 36(4), 354-360. doi: 10.1007/s10865-012-9430-4
- Hayward, R. D., & Krause, N. (2013). Trajectories of late-life change in God-mediated control. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68(1), 49-58. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs054
- Hayward, R. D., Maselko, J., & Meador, K. G. (2012). Recollections of childhood religious identity and behavior as a function of adult religiousness. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 22(1), 7-88.
- Hayward, R. D., Owen, A. D., Koenig, H. G., Steffens, D. C., & Payne, M. E. (2012). Longitudinal relationships of religion with posttreatment depression severity in older psychiatric patients: Evidence of direct and indirect effects. Depression Research and Treatment, 2012, Article ID 745970, 8 pages.
- Hayward, R. D., Owen, A. D., Koenig, H. G., Steffens, D. C., & Payne, M. E. (2012). Religion and the presence and severity of depression in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(2), 188-192.
- Hayward, R. D., Owen, A. D., Koenig, H. G., Steffens, D. C., & Payne, M. E. (2011). Associations of religious behavior and experiences with extent of regional atrophy in the orbitofrontal cortex during older adulthood. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 1(2), 103-118.
- Hayward, R. D., Taylor, W. D., Smoski, M. J., Steffens, D. C., & Payne, M. E. (2013). Association of Five-Factor Model personality domains and facets with presence, onset, and treatment outcomes of major depression in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(1), 88-96.
- Kim, S.-S., Reed, P. G., Hayward, R. D., Kang, Y., & Koenig, H. G. (2011). Spirituality and psychological well-being: Testing a theory of family interdependence among family caregivers and their elders. Research in Nursing & Health, 34(2), 103-115.
- Krause, N., Evans, L. A., Powers, G., & Hayward, R. D. (2012). Feeling grateful to God: A qualitative inquiry. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 7(2), 119-130.
- Krause, N., & Hayward, R. D. (2012). Awareness of the historical importance of the church and change in self-esteem among older African Americans. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 4(2), 240-260.
- Owen, A. D., Hayward, R. D., Koenig, H. G., Steffens, D. C., & Payne, M. E. (2011). Religious factors and hippocampal atrophy in late life. PLoS ONE, 6(3), e17006.
R. David Hayward
Detroit, Michigan 48236