The Emotion Sensation Research Group
Clinical Psychology at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Selected Publications

Select Publications



Fernandez, E. & Kerns, R.D. (in press).  New prospects for alleviation of anger in the context of  chronic pain.  Z. Bajwa, C. Warfield, & J. Wootton (Eds.).  Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 3rd Edition.  New York: McGraw-Hill.
 
Fernandez, E., Arevalo, I., Torralba, A., & Vargas, R. (in press)  Norms for five parameters of 
anger: How do incarcerated adults differ from the community?  International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

Fernandez, E., Day, A., & Boyle, G.J. (in press).  Measures of anger and hostility in adults.  In 
G.J. Boyle, D. Saklofske & G. Matthews (Eds.).  Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs.  London: Academic Press.
 
Newton, D., Day, A., Gillies, C. & Fernandez, E.  (in press).  Evidence-based evaluation 
of measures for assessing social and emotional wellbeing in Indigenous Australians.  Australian Psychologist.
 
Fernandez, E. (2013).  Anger dysfunction and its treatment.  In E. Fernandez, (Ed.)   
Treatments for anger in specific populations: Theory, application, and outcome (pp.1-14).  New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Fernandez, E. & Malley-Morrison, K. (2013).  Gender-inclusive and gender-informed 
treatment of anger.  In E. Fernandez, (Ed.).  Treatments for anger in specific populations: Theory, application, and outcome (pp.213-235).  New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Fernandez, E. (2013). Treatment of anger in different populations: Common and unique 
factors.  In E. Fernandez, (Ed.).  Treatments for anger in specific populations: Theory, application, and outcome (pp.255-265).  New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Fernandez, E. & Kerns, R.D. (2012).  Pain and affective disorders: Looking beyond the 
“chicken and egg” conundrum.  In M.A. Giamberardino & T. Jensen (Eds.).  Pain Comorbidities: Understanding and Treating the Complex Patient (pp.279-296).  Seattle: International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Press.
 
Fernandez, E. (2012).  Defining pain: Natural Semantic Metalanguage meets IASP: A 
Commentary on Wierzbicka’s “Is Pain a Human Universal?: A Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspective on Pain”.  Emotion Review, 4, 320-321.
 
Fernandez, E., Vargas, R., Mahometa, M., Ramamurthy, S. & Boyle, G.J.  (2012).  Descriptors 
of Pain Sensation: A Dual Hierarchical Model of Latent Structure.  The Journal of Pain, 13, 532-536.

Fernandez, E., Krusz, J.C., & Hall, S. (2011).  Parsimonious collection of pain descriptors: 
Classification and calibration by pain patients.  The Journal of Pain, 12, 444-450.
 
Fernandez, E. & Wasan, A. (2010). The anger of pain sufferers: Attributions to agents and 
appraisals of wrongdoing.  In M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, & C. Spielberger (Eds.).  The International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes (pp. 449-464).  New York: Springer.

Fernandez, E. (2010).  Toward an integrative psychotherapy for maladaptive anger.  In M. 
Potegal, G. Stemmler, & C. Spielberger (Eds.).  The International Handbook of Anger: Constituent and Concomitant Biological, Psychological, and Social Processes (pp.499-514).  New York: Springer.

Fernandez, E., & Scott, S.  (2009).  Anger treatment in chemically-dependent inpatients: 
Evaluation of phase effects and gender.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 431-447.
 
Fernandez, E. & Kerns, R.D. (2008). Anxiety, depression, and anger: The core of negative 
affect in medical populations.  In G. J Boyle, D. Matthews & D. Saklofske (Eds.).  International Handbook of Personality Theory and Testing: Vol. 1: Personality Theories and Models (pp. 659-676).  London: Sage Publications.
 
Fernandez, E. (2008). The angry personality: A representation on six dimensions of anger 
expression.  In G. J Boyle, D. Matthews & D. Saklofske (Eds.).  International Handbook of 
Personality Theory and Testing: Vol. 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment (pp.402-419). London: Sage Publications.
 
Wasan, A., Fernandez, E., Jamison, R.N., & Bhattacharya, N. (2007).  Association of anxiety 
and depression with reported disease severity in patients undergoing evaluation for chronic rhinosinusitis.  Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 116, 491-497.

Boyle, G.J., Fernandez, E., & Ortet, G (2003).  El cuestionario de dolor de McGill (McGill Pain 
Questionnaire--MPQ): consideraciones lingüísticas y estadísticas.  Revista de Psicologia de la Universidad de Chile, 12, 111-119.
 
Fernandez, E. (2003).  Anger regulation in adolescence.  In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.)  
Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (pp. 195-199).  New York: 
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Fernandez, E. (2003).  Anger regulation in childhood.  In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.)
Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (pp.190-195).  New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Boyle, G.J., Goldman, R., Svoboda, J.S., & Fernandez, E. (2002).  Male circumcision: Pain, 
trauma, and psychosexual sequelae.  Journal of Health Psychology, 7, 329-343. [Reprinted 
in G.J. Boyle & D.H. Saklofske (2003) Psychology of Individual Differences. London: Sage Publications]

Cipher, D.J., Fernandez, E., & Clifford, P.A.  (2002).  Coping style influences compliance with 
multidisciplinary pain management.  Journal of Health Psychology, 7, 665-673.

Fernandez, E., & Boyle, G.J. (2002).  Affective and evaluative descriptors of pain in the McGill 
Pain Questionnaire: Reduction and reorganization.  The Journal of Pain, 3, 70-77. 
[Reprinted in G.J. Boyle & D.H. Saklofske (2003) Psychology of Individual Differences. London: Sage Publications]

Cipher, D.J., Fernandez, E., & Clifford, P.A.  (2001).  Cost effectiveness and health care 
utilization in a multidisciplinary pain center: Comparison of three treatment groups.  Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 8, 237-244.

Fernandez, E., & Beck, R. (2001).  Cognitive-behavioral self-intervention versus self-
monitoring of anger: Effects on anger frequency, duration, and intensity.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 345-356.

Fernandez, E., Clark, T.S., & Rudick-Davis, D. (1999).  A framework for conceptualization and 
assessment of affective disturbance in pain.  In A.R. Block, E.F. Kremer, & E. Fernandez (Eds.), Handbook of Pain Syndromes: Biopsychosocial perspectives (pp. 123-147).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Beck, R., & Fernandez, E.  (1998).  Cognitive-behavioral self-regulation of the frequency, 
duration, and intensity of anger.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 20, 217-229.

Beck, R., & Fernandez, E.  (1998).  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of anger: A 
meta-analysis.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 22, 63-74 [Also abstracted in Evidence-Based Mental Health, 1998, Vol. 1, No. 4, p.105].

Fernandez, E. (1998).  The role of affect in somatoform and factitious disorders.  Current 
Review of Pain, 2, 109-114.

Skiffington, S., Fernandez, E., & McFarland, K.A.  (1998). Towards the validation of  multiple 
features in the assessment of emotions.  European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 14, 202-210.

Cipher, D.J., & Fernandez, E.  (1997).  Expectancy variables predicting the tolerance and 
avoidance of pain in chronic pain patients.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 35, 437-444.

Turk, D.C., & Fernandez, E.  (1997).  Cognitive-behavioral management strategies for pain and 
suffering.  Current Review of Pain, 1, 99-106 [Also abstracted in Current Pain and Headache Reports, Vol. 1, No.2]

Fernandez, E., & Boyle, G.J.  (1996).  Meta-analytic procedure and interpretation of treatment 
outcome and test validity for the practitioner psychologist.  In M. Smith & V. Sutherland.  International Review of Professional Issues in Selection and Assessment (pp. 109-125).  Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Fernandez, E., & Sheffield, J.  (1996).  Relative contributions of life events versus daily hassles 
to the frequency and intensity of headaches.  Headache, 36, 595-602.

Fernandez, E., & Sheffield, J.  (1996).  Descriptive features and causal attributions of headache 
in an Australian community sample.  Headache, 36, 246-250.

Fernandez, E., & Towery, S.  (1996).  A parsimonious set of verbal descriptors of pain
sensation derived from the McGill Pain Questionnaire.  Pain, 66, 31-37.

Towery, S., & Fernandez, E.  (1996).  Reclassification and rescaling of McGill Pain 
Questionnaire verbal descriptors of pain sensation: A replication.  The Clinical Journal of Pain, 12, 270-276.

Fernandez, E., & McDowell, J.J.  (1995).  Response-reinforcement relationships in chronic pain 
syndrome: Applicability of Herrnstein's hyperbola.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33, 855-863.

Fernandez, E., & Sheffield, J.  (1995).  Psychosocial stressors predicting headache occurrence: 
The major role of minor hassles.  Invited paper.  Headache Quarterly: Current Treatment and Research, 6, 215-220.

Fernandez, E., & Turk, D.C.  (1995).  The scope and significance of anger in the experience of 
chronic pain, Pain, 61, 165-175.

Turk, D.C., & Fernandez, E.  (1995).  Personality assessment and the Minnesota Multiphasic 
Personality Inventory in chronic pain.  The Pain Forum, 4, 104-107.

Fernandez, E., & Milburn, T.E.  (1994).  Sensory and affective predictors of overall pain, and 
emotions associated with affective pain, The Clinical Journal of Pain, 10, 3-9.  [Also published as abstract in Multidisciplinary Pain Abstracts, 1994, 4, issue 4, p.325].

Fernandez, E., & Turk, D.C. (1994).  Demand characteristics underlying differential ratings of 
sensory versus affective components of pain, Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 375-390.

Fernandez, E., & Llamas, M. (1993).  EMG alone and in combination with posture feedback: A 
comparative treatment study in a case of torticollis.  Behaviour Change, 10, 32-38.

Fernandez, E., & Turk, D.C. (1993).  Anger in chronic pain patients: A neglected target of 
attention.  American Pain Society Bulletin, 3 (4), 5-7.

Fernandez, E., Semple, C., Lakshminarasimhan, V., & McDowell, J.J. (1992).  A "C" program 
to fit Herrnstein's hyperbola using Wilkinson's method.  Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 24, 581.

Fernandez, E., & Turk, D. C. (1992).  Sensory and affective components of pain: Separation 
and synthesis.  Psychological Bulletin, 112, 205-217. [Reprinted in G.J. Boyle & D.H. Saklofske (2003) Psychology of Individual Differences. London: Sage Publications]

Fernandez, E., Nygren, T. E., & Thorn, B. E.  (1991).  An open-transformed scale for correcting 
ceiling effects and enhancing retest reliability: The example of pain.  Perception and Psychophysics, 49, 572-578.

Turk, D. C. & Fernandez, E.  (1991).  Pain and cancer: A cognitive-behavioral perspective.  In 
M. Watson (Ed.), Cancer patient care: Psychosocial treatment methods (pp. 15-44).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fernandez, E.  (1990).  Artifact in pain ratings, its implications for test-retest reliability, and 
correction by a new scaling procedure.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 12, 1-15.

Turk, D. C. & Fernandez, E.  (1990).  On the putative uniqueness of cancer pain: Do 
psychological principles apply?  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 28, 1-13. [Also published as abstract in Psychiatry/Neurology Digest, 1992, and reprinted in S. Rachman (Ed.) (1997) Best of behaviour research and therapy (pp.157-169). New York: Pergamon/Elsevier Science Inc.].

Fernandez, E., & Turk, D. C.  (1989).  The utility of cognitive coping strategies for altering pain 
perception: A meta-analysis.  Pain, 38, 123-135. [Also published as abstract in Behavioral Medicine Abstracts]

Fernandez, E.  (1986).  A classification system of cognitive coping strategies for pain.  Pain, 26,  141-151.

Books

Fernandez, E.  (Ed.) (2013).  Treatments for Anger in Specific Populations: Theory, 
Application, and Outcome.  New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Fernandez, E.  (2002).  Anxiety, Depression, and Anger in Pain: Research Findings and Clinical 
Options. Dallas, TX: Advanced Psychological Resources, Inc.  [Reviewed in American Pain Society Bulletin, 2003, July/August p.15; Journal of Health Psychology, 2003, 8 (4), 477-478; Clinical Journal of Pain, 2005, 21, 458-459]

Block, A.R., Kremer, E.F., & Fernandez, E. (Eds.), (1999).  Handbook of Pain Syndromes: 
Biopsychosocial Perspectives.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.