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.
We are proud to announce that InSPHIRe member Dr. Andrew Geers and Dr. Ben Colagiuri of the University of Sydney were awarded a large federally-funded grant from the Australian Research Council to examine the psychological processes that inhibit the nocebo effect. Congratulations! We look forward to hearing about the forthcoming research.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on daily life, yet has offered a unique opportunity to research social psychology and health. Members of the InSPHIRe Lab have been busy designing and conducting research to examine various facets of the pandemic, including the impact of the stay-at-home orders. Two recent papers, in collaboration with the Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment (PERT) Lab, have been accepted for publication! These papers (listed below) are in press but should be released soon.
Gratz, K. L., Tull, M. T., Richmond, J. R., Edmonds, K. A., Scamaldo, K., & Rose, J. P. (in press). Thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness explain the associations of COVID-19 social and economic consequences to suicide risk. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Tull, M. T., Edmonds, K. A., Scamaldo, K., Richmond, J. R., Rose, J. P., & Gratz, K. L. (in press). Psychological outcomes associated with stay-at-home orders and the perceived impact of COVID-19 on daily life. Psychiatry Research.
Former InSPHIRe student Dr. Erin Vogel has now moved from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to Stanford University. Congratulations Erin! She recently presented an online webinar covering vaping, e-cigarettes, social media, and their effects on teenagers’ health and well-being. Check it out by clicking the link below!
#Vaporized: Navigating Teenage Trends in Vaping, E-Cigs, & Social Media
Former InSPHIRe student Dr. Ashley Murray presents in this newly released National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) webinar about how to use the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 5 Cycle 3 Dataset. Follow the link below to watch the presentation!
Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) 5 Cycle 3 Data: A How-To Guide for Using the New Data in your Research
Third-year graduate student Keith Edmonds published as first author in AIDS Care with Dr. Jason Rose and recent InSPHIRe graduate, Dr. Olivia Aspiras. This work was in collaboration with the Drs. Kim Gratz and Matthew Tull of the Personality and Emotion Research and Treatment (PERT) lab at the University of Toledo. Congratulations everyone!
Check out the publication here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540121.2019.1703889?journalCode=caic20
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!