Integrating Social Psychology and Health in Research


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.


Congratulations Fawn and Lindsay!

Congratulations to 5th year student Fawn Caplandies, and 6th year student Lindsay Roberts who both secured jobs after graduation! Fawn will be working as a data analyst for Marketing Associates in Dearborn, Michigan and Lindsay will be working as a 3-year visiting assistant professor at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. We wish you the best of luck in your next endeavors!

Student Poster Presentation Award

Two of our graduate students won awards in the Student Poster Presentation Competition at the Health Psychology Research Symposium, held in the University of Michigan – Dearborn in October 2017! Yopina Pertiwi won first place for her poster presentation entitled “Is it the Way I Look? Investigating the Role of Physicians’ Social Identities on Patients’ Perceptions and Behaviors toward the Physicians.” Ashley Murray won third place for her poster presentation entitled “Exploring the Impact of Explicit and Implicit Affect Related to Health Behaviors in Cancer Survivors.”