Andrew Geers, Ph.D.


Office: UH 6524

My lab team focuses on the advancement and application of social psychology theory within health and medical contexts. This research typically concerns (1) how beliefs/expectations shape the outcome of medical treatments and interventions, (2) the psychological factors involved in drug side effects (such as expectations), (3) the causes and consequences of optimistic or pessimistic evaluations of future events, and (4) the role of affect/emotions in the initiation and maintenance of healthy behavior.