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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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!

Semester wraps up with two successful dissertation proposals!

Lab members Ashley Murray and Olivia Aspiras wrapped up the semester by successfully proposing their dissertations! Ashley’s dissertation is titled, “Vaccinate Don’t Procrastinate: Young Adults’ Affective Associations Toward the HPV Vaccination” and Olivia’s dissertation is titled, “Comparative Thought and Physical Activity: Using Social and Temporal Comparison to Change and Maintain Behaviors.”

Congratulations Ashley and Olivia!

Lab Alumni Postdoc Publications

Lab alumni Erin Vogel has been busy during her first year of postdoc work at University of California, San Francisco. Erin has three new first author publications!

Vogel, E. A., Ramo, D. E., & Rubinstein, M. L. (2018). Prevalence and correlates of adolescents’ e-cigarette use frequency and dependence. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 188, 109-112.

Vogel, E. A., Rubinstein, M. L., Prochaska, J. J., & Ramo, D. E. (2018). Associations between marijuana use and tobacco cessation outcomes in young adults. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 94, 69-73.

Vogel, E. A., Thrul, J., Humfleet, G. L., Delucchi, K. L., & Ramo, D. E. (in press). Smoking cessation intervention trial outcomes for sexual and gender minority young adults. Health Psychology.

Congratulations Erin! Well done.

Welcome Kelly and Lizz!

The InSPHIRe lab would like to extend a big welcome to our two new students Kelly Clemens and Lizz Gallinari! Kelly earned her M.A. in counseling at Oakland University in Michigan and is interested in the impact of social and cultural factors on health behaviors and decision-making. Lizz earned a B.S. in psychology and B.A. in communication studies at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and is interested in social comparative processes, especially on social media. Welcome to the team!