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; Persuasion; Motivation; Social influence processes; Health behavior (primarily: depression, organ donation, substance abuse), 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, Journal of Affective Disorders, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and Social Science and Medicine. 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 U.S. Department of Labor. He is currently the Principal Investigator of two grants funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

Siegel, J. T., Tan, C. N., Rosenberg, B. D.*, Navarro, M. A.*, Thomson, A.*, Lyrintzis, E. A.*, Alvaro, E. A.*, & Jones, N. D.* (2016). Anger, frustration, boredom and the Department of Motor Vehicles: Can negative emotions impede organ donor registration? Social Science and Medicine, 153, 174–181

Keeler, A.* & Siegel, J. T. (2016). Depression, Help Seeking, and Perceived Family Functioning among Hispanics and Non-Hispanics Whites. Journal of Affective Disorders, 202, 236–46.

Ruybal, A. L.* & Siegel, J. T. (2016). Increasing the provision of assistance to women with postpartum depression: An application of attribution theory. Stigma and Health.

Rosenberg, B. D.* & Siegel, J. T. (2016). The effect of inconsistency appeals on the influence of direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertisements: An application of goal disruption theory. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 217–27

Siegel, J. T., Navarro, M. A.*, Thomson, A. L.* (2015). The impact of overtly listing eligibility requirements on MTurk: An investigation involving organ donation, recruitment scripts, and feelings of elevation. Social Science and Medicine, 142, 256–60

Siegel, J. T., Lienemann, B. A.*, & Tan, C. N.* (2015). Influencing help seeking among people with elevated depressive symptomatology: Mistargeting as a persuasive technique. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 242–55.

*Co-author was a student when the work was completed.

Research Methods
Survey Research Methods
Health Behavior Program Development