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Stephen Schueller, Ph.D.


Research Interests
Dr. Schueller received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania where his research focused on well-being, happiness, positive psychology interventions, and individualized intervention sequences. His current research interests include using Internet interventions in behavioral and mental health service delivery. Specifically, he is interested in how technology can aid users in receiving what they most need by providing opportunities to incorporate users' choices, patterns of behavior, or characteristics to individualize care. He has conducted work on interventions to promote well-being, smoking cessation, and depression prevention with a strong focus on creating interventions that can be widely disseminated and thus provide services worldwide.

University of California at Riverside, CA, B.A., 2005, Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 2006, Clinical Psychology
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 2011, Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco, 2010-11, Internship, Clinical Psychology
University of California, San Francisco, 2011-12, Postdoctoral Fellowship

2006-2005 Research Assistant in Psychology, University of California, Riverside
2007-2010 Instructor in Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2010-2011 Psychology Intern, University of California, San Francisco
2012- Present Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Preventive Medicine, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies
Selected publications

Mohr, D. C., Burns, M. N., Schueller, S. M., Clarke, G., & Klinkman, M. (in press). Behavioral intervention technologies: Evidence review and recommendations for future research. General Hospital Psychiatry.

Schueller, S. M., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (in press). A mood management intervention in an Internet stop smoking randomized controlled trial does not prevent depression: A cautionary tale. Clinical Psychological Science.

Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., Pérez-Stable, E. J., & Muñoz, R. F. (2013). Selection of intervention components in a stop smoking participant preference trial. Psychiatry Research, 205, 159-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.08.030

Muñoz, R. F., Aguilera, A., Schueller, S. M., Leykin, Y., & Pérez-Stable, E. J. (2012). From online randomized controlled trials to participant preference studies: Morphing the San Francisco Stop Smoking Site into a worldwide smoking cessation resource. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14, e64. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1852

Schueller, S. M., & Parks, A. C. (2012). Disseminating self-help: Positive psychology exercises in an online trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14, e63. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1850

Schueller, S. M. (2012). Personality fit and positive interventions: Extraverted and introverted individuals benefit from different happiness increasing strategies. Psychology, 12A, 1166-1173. DOI: 10.4236/psych.2012.312A172

Schueller, S. M. (2011). To each his own well-being boosting intervention: Using preference to guide selection. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 300-313. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2011.577092

Schueller, S. M. (2010). Preferences for positive psychology exercises. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 192-203. DOI: 10.1080/17439761003790948

Schueller, S. M., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2010). Pursuit of pleasure, engagement, and meaning: Relationships to subjective and objective measures of well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 253-63. DOI: 10.1080/17439761003794130

Schueller, S. M. (2009). Promoting wellness: Integrating community and positive psychology. Journal of Community Psychology, 37, 922-37. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.20334

Updated: August 26, 2012