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.



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!