Integrating Social Psychology and Health in Research

 

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The InSPHIRe lab is a joint effort between Drs. Jason Rose and Andrew Geers aiming to inform health research, behavior, and outcomes using social psychological principles. Some of the common themes in our research include the placebo effect, risk perception, patient choice, and social comparison. We are located at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, USA. For more information about the lab and our research, please see the links above. Also check out the UT Department of Psychology for other research and department news.

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InSPHIRe Lab Members to Present at International Placebo Conference

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InSPHIRe lab members Kelly Clemens and Dr. Geers are presenting InSPHIRe lab research on the role of emotions in the perception of pain and medical treatment side effects. This work is being presented at the second Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands: https://sipsconference.com/

InSPHIRe Lab clean sweep! Undergrad and grad student both win first place

Honors student, Chloe Beeler, and second-year graduate student, Keith Edmonds, both won first place at the second annual Psychology Department Research Showcase at The University of Toledo. Chloe won for her poster presentation about the effects of social and dimensional comparison on mental fitness self-evaluations and affective reactions. And Keith won for his data blitz presentation about the effects of social and dimensional comparison on behavioral intentions in a health context.

Congrats to you both!

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Congratulations Olivia!

Fifth-year graduate student Olivia Aspiras recently accepted a job offer from Clarke University in Debuque, Iowa! She will begin in Fall 2019 as Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Health, Wellness, and Behavioral Sciences Department. HUGE congrats Olivia! You will be missed greatly in the lab but we are excited to see what you do next!

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Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) 2019

The InSPHIRe Lab will be well-represented this year at SPSP in Portland, Oregon! Below is a list presenter information:

A cross-cultural study of affect and engagement in physical activity. ~ First author: Ashley Murray; Co-authors: Yopina Pertiwi and Dr. Andrew Geers. Poster presentation at the SPSP main conference.

Arousal level of affective associations as predictors of intention to exercise. ~ First author: Kelly Clemens; Co-authors: Yopina Pertiwi, Ashley Murray, and Dr. Andrew Geers. Poster presentation at the Social Personality Health Network preconference.

Bias and accuracy in estimates of others’ health behaviors. ~ First author: Lizz Gallinari; Co-authors: Dr. Jason Rose, Olivia Aspiras, and Keith Edmonds. Poster presentation at the Social Personality Health Network preconference.

Comparative evaluations of substance use: Predicting perceptions of rehabilitation among criminal offenders in a community-based correctional facility. ~ First author: Olivia Aspiras; Co-author: Dr. Jason Rose. Poster presentation at the Social Personality Health Network preconference.

Novel group chat paradigm elicits negative mood and rejection-related cognitions. ~ First author: Keith Edmonds; Co-author: Dr. Jason Rose. Poster presentation at the SPSP main conference.

Parental emotional responsiveness and feelings of loneliness predict emotional eating in adolescents. ~ First author: Keith Edmonds; Co-author: Dr. Jason Rose. Poster presentation at the Social Personality Health preconference.

Physician social identity and the patient-physician relationship: Preliminary findings from two settings. ~ First author: Undergraduate student Brooke Adams; Co-authors: Yopina Pertiwi and Dr. Andrew Geers. Poster presentation at the Social Personality Health preconference.

 

 

Undergraduate Research Grant

Undergraduate lab member Eleanor Junkins (mentored by both Dr. Geers and Dr. Rose) received funding in the Fall 2018 Academic Year Research Program from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Her project is titled, “A novel, affective, and temporally framed approach to exercise intervention for college-aged women.”

Congratulations Ellie!