Vincent DePaul Distinguished Professor of PsychologyDePaul University
Department of Psychology
2219 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-3504
Phone: (773) 325-4244
Fax: (773) 325-7888
Major Areas of Interest
Professional Activities and Awards
Books and Book Chapters
M.S., SUNY, College of Cortland, Cortland, New York, 1981.
Major: Experimental Psychology
M.A., Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1985.
Major: General Psychology
Ph.D., Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, 1989.
Major: Experimental (Social/Personality) Psychology
Research Assistant, SUNY, College at Cortland, Cortland, NY, 1978-1980.
Instructor, Psychology & Sociology, Elizabeth Seton College, Yonkers, NY, 1980-1983.
Teaching/Research Assistant, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, 1983-1985.
Assistant Professor, Psychology & Human Services, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY, 1985-1988.
Visiting Assistant Professor, CUNY/Baruch College, New York, NY, 1989-1990.
Assistant Professor & Director of Psychology, Center for Life Studies, Cazenovia College, Cazonovia, NY, 1990-1993.
Research Scientist, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1993-1994.
Visiting Assistant Professor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1994-1998.
Associate Professor, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1998-2001.
Associate Professor with Tenure, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2001-2003.
Professor of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 2003-present.
National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH; September, 2000- June 2005.
"Abstinence and social support in Oxford House," 4-year project, $2,070,042
U.S. Department of Labor
"Welfare-to-Work Employment Training Project"
October, 1999 $10,000
Grant Developer/Consultant: IL Department of Public Aid, IDPA
"African-American Women with Children Recovering from
Substance Abuse" June, 1997 $10,000
"University Research Council-Competitive Research Grant"
DePaul University, Chicago, IL 1993, 1994, 1996, 2002
Grant Proposal Reviewer, "Cognitive Processing and Procrastination"
Scientific Grant Agency, Ministry of Education and Slovak
Academy of Science, Slovak Republic, Europe
Ferrari, J.R., & Bristow, M.. (2005). Are we helping you serve others? Student perceptions of campus alturism in support of community service. Education, 125, 404-413.
Ferrari, .R., Kapoor, M., Cowman, S. (2005). Exploring the relationship between students' values and the values of postsecondary institutions. Social Psychology in Education, 8, 207-221.
Ferrari, J.R., O'Callahan, J., & Newbegin, I. (2005). Prevelance of procrastination in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia: Arousal and avoidance delays in adults. North American Journal of Psychology, 7, 1-4.
Razzino, B., Ribordy, S., Grant, K., Ferrari, J.R., Bowden, B., & Zseiz, J. (2004). Gender-related processes and drug use: Self-expression with parents, peer group selection, and achievement motivation. Adolescence, 39, 167-168.
Ferrari, J.R., Kapoor, M., Bristow, M.J.., & Bowman, H.W. (in press). Community eldercare in Tasmania: Examining whether caregivers believe they “make-a-difference” in a rural and urban island. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community.
Ferrari, J.R., & Hemovich, V. B. (2004). Student-based psychology journals: Perceptions by graduate program directors. Teaching of Psychology, 31, 272-275.
Ferrari, J. R. & Cowman, S. E. (2004). Toward a reliable and valid measure of institutional mission and values perception: “The DePaul Values” inventory. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 25, 43-54.
Ferrari, J.R. & Patel, T. (2004). Social comparisons by procrastinators: Rating peers with similar and dissimilar delay tendencies. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 1493-1501.
Ferrari, J.R. (2004). Australian healthcare providers: Comparing
volunteers and temporary staff in work environment, interpersonal relationships,
and self-efficacy. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 26, 383-397.
d’Arlach, L, Curtis, C.E., Ferrari, J.R., Olson, B.D., & Jason,
L.A. (in press). Substance-abuse women and their children: Cost-effective
treatment options. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
Alvarez, J. Jason, L.A., Olson, B.D., Ferrari, J.R., & Davis, M.I.
(2004). Heterogeneity among Latinas and Latinos in substance abuse
treatment: Findings from a national database. Journal of Substance
Abuse Treatment, 26, 277-294.
Majer, J. M., Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., Olson, B.D., & North, C.S. (2003). Is self- mastery always a helpful resource? Coping with paradoxical findings in relation to optimism and abstinence self-efficacy. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 29, 385-399.
Lutwak, N., Parish, J.B., & Ferrari, JR (2003). Shame and guilt: Characterological vs. behavioral self-blame and their relationship to fear of intimacy. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 909 – 916.
Jason, L.A., Olson, B.D., Ferrari, J. R., Layne, A., Davis, M.I. , Alvarez, J. (2003). A case study of self-governance
Filkins, J.W., & Ferrari, J.R. (2003). The DePaul values project and the DeVI: Assessing students’perceptions of a private university’s core mission and values. Journal of College and Character, 2, 1- 25.
Majer, J.M., Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., et at. (2003). Is self-mastery
a helpful resource? Coping with paradoxical findings in relation to optimism
and abstinence self-efficacy. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol
Abuse, 29, 385-399.
Cowman, S., & Ferrari, J.R. (2002). "Am I for real?" Predicting
impostor tendencies from self-sabotaging styles and affective components.
Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 30, 119-125.
Ferrari, J.R., & McGowan, S. (2002).Using exam bonus points as incentive for research participation. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 28-31.
Ferrari, J.R., Weyers, S., & Davis, S.F. (2002). Publish that
paper - but where? Faculty knowledge and perceptions of undergraduate publications.
Student Journal, 36, 335-341.
Hammer, C.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2002).Differential incidence of procrastination between “blue-collar” and “white-collar" working adults. Current Psychology, 21, 334-338.
Majer, J., Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., & North, C.S. (2002).
Co-morbidity among Oxford House residents: A preliminary outcome
study. Addictive Behaviors, 27, 837-845.
Ferrari, J.R., & Davis, S.F. (2001).Undergraduate student journals:
Perceptions and familiarity by faculty. Eye on Psi Chi, 5, 13-17.
Ferrari, J.R. (2001). Procrastination as self-regulation failure of performance: Effects of cognitive load, self-awareness, and time limits on "working best under pressure." European Journal of Personality 15, 391-406.
Jason, L.A., Davis, M., Ferrari, J.R., & Bishop, P.D. (2001).Oxford House: A review of research and implications for substance abuse recovery and community research. Journal of Drug Education, 31, 1-27.
Jason, L.A., Olson, B.D., Ferrari, J. R., & Davis, M.I. (2002)
Substance abuse: The need for second order change. International Journal
of Self-Help and Self-Care.
Ferrari, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2001).Behavioral decision making
strategies by indecisives. Personality and Individual Differences,
Lutwak, N., & Ferrari, J.R. (2001). Shame and guilt and their relationship to positive expectations and anger expressiveness. Adolescence, 36, 641-653.
Ferrari, J.R. (2000).Contributing to the community: The impact of service learning on students and community agencies.Proceedings of the International Education Conference on "Community Building in a Global Context."ACEA/OCEAM.
Ferrari, J.R.(2000).Procrastination and attention: Factor analysis of attention deficit, bordomness, intelligence, self-esteem and task delay frequencies.Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15,185 - 196.
Ferrari, J.R., & Dovidio, J.F. (2000). Examining behavioral processes in indecision: Decisional procrastination and decision-making style. Journal of Research in Personality, 34, 127-137.
Ferrari, J.R., & Scher, S.J.(2000).Toward an understanding of academic and nonacademic tasks procrastinated by students: The use of daily logs.Psychology in Schools, 34, 359 - 366.
Ferrari, J.R., & Tice, D.M. (2000). Procrastination as a self-handicap for men and women: A task avoidance strategy in a laboratory setting. Journal of Research in Personality, 34, 73-83.
Scher, S.J., & Ferrari, J.R.(2000).The recall of completed and non-completed
tasks through daily logs to measure procrastination. Journal of Social
Behavior and Personality, 15, 255 - 265.
Specter, M.H., & Ferrari, J.R.(2000).Time orientation perceptions
among procrastinators: Focusing on the past, present or future?Journal
of Social Behavior and Personality, 15, 197 - 202.
Ferrari, J.R., Dobis, K., Sierawski, S., Boyer, P., Kardaras, E.I.,
Michna, D.M., Wagner, J.M. (1999). Community volunteerism among college
students and professional psychologists: Does taking them to the streets
make a difference?Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community,
J.R., Loftus, M.M., & Pesek, J.(1999).Young and older caregivers at
homeless animal and human shelters: Selfish and selfless motives in helping
others. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, 8, 37-49.
J.L., Jason, L.A., & Ferrari, J.R.(1999).The development of the Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome Attitudes Test: A psychometric analysis.Evaluation
and the Health Professions, 22, 442 - 465.
L.I., Jason, L.A., & Ferrari, J.R.(1999).Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
chronic fatigue, and psychiatric disorders: Predictors of functional status
among a national nursing sample. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology,
P.D., Jason, L.A., Ferrari, J.R., & Cheng-Fang, H. (1998). A survival
analysis of communal-living, self-help, addiction recovery participants.
Journal of Community Psychology, 26, 803-821.
J.R., & Beck, B.(1998).Affective responses before and after fraudulent
excuses by academic procrastinators.Education, 118, 529-537.
J.R., Keane, S., Wolfe, R., & Beck, B. (1998). The antecedents
and consequences of academic excuse-making: Examining individuals differences
in procrastination. Research in Higher Education, 39, 199-215.
D.F., Smothergill, D.W., Allen, M., Baker, S., Baum, C., Best, D., Ferrari,
J.R., Geisinger, K., Gilden, E.R., Hester, M., Keith-Spiegel, P., Kierniesky,
N.C., McGovern, T.V., McKeachie, W.J., Prokasy, W.F., Szuchman, L.T., Vasta,
R., & Weaver, K.A.(1998).Scholarship in psychology: A paradigm for
the 21st century.American Psychologist, 53, 1292-1297.
N., Ferrari, J.R., & Cheek, J.M. (1998). Shame, guilt, and identity
in men and women: The role of identity orientation and processing style
in moral affects. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 1027-1036.
Lutwak, N., Razzino, B., & Ferrari, J.R. (1998). Self-perceptions and moral affects: An exploratory analysis of cultural diversity among guilt and shame emotions. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13, 333 - 348.
Filkins, J.W., & Ferrari, J.R. (2004). The DePaul values project and the DeVI: A case study on assessing student’s perceptions of a private university’s core mission and values projects. In J. Dalton (Ed.). Assessing character outcome in college. New Jersey: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Ferrari, J.R. (2004). Trait procrastination in academic settings: An overview of students who engage in task delays. In H. Schowueburg, C. Lay, T.A. Psychl & J.R. Ferrari (Eds). Counseling the procrastinator in academic settings, pp.19-28. Washington D.C.; American Psychological Association.
Ferrari, J.R. (2004). Strangers in strange (foreign and friendly) lands. Special issue of The Community Psychologist. Washington, DC: Society for Community Research and Action.
Schowuenburg, H.C., Lay, C., Pychyl, T.A., & Ferrari, J.R. (2004). Counseling the procrastinator in academic settings. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Ferrari, J.R. (2004). Caregiver Stress/Satisfaction Scale. Measure and psychometric description reprinted in R. Bringle, M.A. Philips, & M. Hudson (Eds.). The measurement of service learning: Research scales to assess student experiences (pp. 165-168). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Davis, M.I., Ferrari, J.R., Nyden, P., Olson, B.D., & Alvarez, J. (2004). University-community partnerships: A framework and the Oxford House project: In L.A. Jason, C. Keys, Y. Suarez-Balcazar, R. Taylor, M. Davis, J. Durlak, & D. Isenberg (Eds). Participatory community research: Theories and methods in action (pp. 105-120) Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Ferrari, J.R., Jason, L.A., Olson, B.D., & Alvarez, J. (2002). Sense of community among Oxford House residents recovering from substance abuse: Making a house a home. In A. Fischer (Ed). Psychological sense of community: Research, applications, and implications (pp. 109-122). New York: Kluwer-Plenum, Inc.
Coe, M.S., & Ferrari, J.R. (2001). Halfway houses. In W.E. Craighead & C.B. Nemeroff (Eds.), The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science, Vol. 2, pp. 657-659. New York: Wiley & Sons.
Ferrari, J.R. (2001). Getting things done on time: Conquering procrastination. In C.R. Snyder (Ed). Coping and copers: Adaptive processes and people. (pp 30-46). Oxford University Press.
Ferrari, J.R. (2000). Hotline Services. In A. Kazdin (Ed). Encyclopedia of Psychology, (pp 165-167). American Psychological Association.
Ferrari, J.R. & Psychl, T.A. (2000). Procrastination: Current Issues and New Directions. Special Issue: Journal of Social Behavior and Personality. Corte Madera, CA: Select Press.
Ferrari, J.R. & Chapman, J.G. (1999). Educating students to make a difference: Community-based service learning. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
Ferrari, J.R. (1998). Procrastination. In H. Friedman (Ed). Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Vol. 3, (pp.281 - 287). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
O'Donnell, C.R. & Ferrari, J.R. (1997). Education in community psychology: Models for graduate and undergraduate programs. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
Ferrari, J.R., Johnson, J.L., & McCown, W.G. (1995). Procrastination and task avoidance: Theory, research, and treatment. New York: Plenum Publications.
Ferarri, J.R. (1993). Procrastiantion and impulsiveness: Two sides of
a coin? In W. McCrown, M.B. Shure, & J. Johnson (Eds.) The impulsive
dient: Theory, research and treatment (pp. 265-276). Washington, D.C.:
American Psychological Association.