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.
Former lab member and recent graduate, Dr. Ashley Murray, began her Postdoctoral Fellowship this week at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, DC! Congratulations Ashley! We wish you the best of luck.
Congratulations to Dr. Geers, and former students Shane Close, Fawn Caplandies, Charles Vogel, Ashley Murray, and Yopina Pertiwi for their most recent publication in the high-impact journal Pain!
Current InSPHIRe Lab members–Dr. Jason Rose, Keith Edmonds, and Lizz Gallinari–recently collaborated and published with two former InSPHIRe Lab members–Drs. Erin Vogel and Olivia Aspiras! Check out the publication at https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2019.1647278.
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 member Dr. Yopina Pertiwi won the inaugural Department of Psychology Meritorious Dissertation Award (2018-2019)! Yopina’s dissertation compared the ability of three prominent theories on stereotyping and out-group membership to predict the influence of race and gender on patient – physician relationships. Congratulations Dr. Pertiwi!
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!
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!