Portrait of J Siegel
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Educational Psychology, University of Arizona
    MA, Communication, University of Arizona
    BA, TV/Radio, Brooklyn College
  • Research Interests
    Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Persuasion, Motivation, Research Methodology

Jason T. Siegel is an associate professor of social psychology in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. He is the director of Depression and Persuasion Research Lab and the co-director of the Institute for Health Psychology and Prevention Science. Courses taught by Siegel include Research Methods, Motivation, Survey Research Methods, and Health Behavior Program Development.

Siegel’s scholarship focuses on the social psychology of health behavior change. More specifically, his research investigates how motivation, emotion, and context interact with message features to influence the persuasive strength of health intervention efforts. His most common areas of investigation include depression, organ donation, and substance abuse.

Siegel’s scholarship has been published in outlets such as Health Psychology, Clinical Psychological Science, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Stigma and Health, Journal of Positive Psychology, Journal of Health Communication, Social Science and Medicine, and Social and Personality Psychology Compass. He has won numerous awards and honors, including acceptance into the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (2015), the 2014 Early Career Research Award from the Western Psychological Association, and a 2011 Community Service Award from the Donor Network of Arizona.

Siegel has received funding through organizations such as the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, the Center for Disease Control, and the US Department of Labor. He is currently the Principal Investigator of two grants funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.

Co-authored with Lienemann, B.A., and Rosenberg, B.D. “Resistance, Reactance, and Misinterpretation: Highlighting the Challenge of Persuading People with Depression to Seek Help.” Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 11, e12322 (2017).

Co-authored with Ruybal, A.L.* “Increasing the provision of assistance to women with postpartum depression: An application of attribution theory.” Stigma and Health. 2 (2017): 137-156.

Co-authored with Thomson, A.T.* “Positive emotion infusions of elevation and gratitude: Increasing help-seeking among people with elevated levels of depressive symptomatology.” The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12 (2017): 509-524.

Co-authored with Thomson, A.T.* “Elevation: A review of scholarship on a moral and other-praising emotion.” The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12 (2017): 628-638.

Co-authored with Crano, W.D., Alvaro, E.A., and Tan, C.N.* “Social Mediation of Persuasive Media in Adolescent Substance Prevention.” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 31 (2017): 479-487.

Co-authored with Miller, S.M.* and Crano, W.D. “Parental Influence on Children’s Cannabis Use.” In The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, diagnosis, treatment, and pharmacology, edited by Preddy, V.R., 215-222. San Diego: Elsevier, 2017.

Co-authored with Crano, W.D. “Social Signals and Persuasion.” In Social Signaling Processes edited by J.K. Burgoon, A. Vinciarellu, M. Pantic, and N. Magnenat-Thalmann, 97-109. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

*Co-author was a student when the research was conducted.

Research Methods
Survey Research Methods
Health Behavior Program Development