Jason Siegel

Jason T. Siegel is a professor of psychology at the School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation. His research focuses on the social psychology of health behavior change. Dr. Siegel applies theories of persuasion and motivation to create messages for increasing help-seeking among people with depression, reducing the stigmatization of people with depression, increasing organ donor registration behavior, and reducing substance abuse in adolescents. His work has resulted in over 100 publications with over 50 different student co-authors.

Dr. Siegel has been the principal investigator for over five million dollars worth of grants and contracts from organizations such as the Health Resource and Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is currently working with HCA Healthcare to increase help-seeking for depression among medical residents. Dr. Siegel has also served as co-investigator for an additional 20 million dollars of funding and provided research consultation and workshops for organizations such as NBC/Universal, the Centers for Disease Control, Riverside Community College, and the Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

Dr. Siegel’s work has won awards such as the Western Psychological Association’s Social Responsibility Award and Claremont Graduate University’s Presidential Research Award (Inaugural winner), recognizing outstanding contributions to new knowledge by faculty.

Yao, E.*, & Siegel, J. T. (accepted for publication). Weiner’s Attribution-Emotion-Action Model: Uncovering the Mediating Role of Self-Blame and the Moderating Effect of the Helper’s Responsibility for the Help Recipient’s Behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

McManus, M. D.*, Nakamura, J., & Siegel, J. T. (accepted for publication). Hiding in plain sight: The distinct importance of low-arousal positive affect. Motivation and Emotion.

Siegel, J. T., Ellis, B.*, Riazi, G.*, Brafford, A.*, Guldner, G., & Wells, J. C. (2024). The Paradox of the Resident Experiencing Depression: Higher Depression, Less Favorable Help-Seeking Outcome Expectations, and Lower Help-Seeking Intentions. Social Science and Medicine.

Guldner, G., Siegel, J. T., Broadbent, C., Ayutyanont, N., Streletz, D. Popa, A., Fuller, J., & Sisemore, T. (in press). Use of an Opt-Out vs. Opt-In Strategy for Residency Mental Health Services Increases Resident Use. Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Liu, X.,* & Siegel, J. T. (2023). Increasing Support for Loved Ones with Depression Using Moral Elevation: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Different Elevation Inductions. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Hollar, S. M.*, & Siegel, J. T. (2023). Increasing help-seeking among people with depression by self-distancing using mental time-travel. Journal of Mental Health, 32(3), 575–581. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2022.2118684

Marshburn, A.*, & Siegel, J. T. (2023). Vested in support: applying vested interest theory to increase support for close others with depression. Journal of Health Psychology, 28(4), 328–342. https://doi.org/10.1177/13591053221115626

Blazek, D. R.*, & Siegel, J. T. (2023). Preventing satisficing: A narrative review. International Journal of Survey Research Methodology.

Blazek, D. R.*, & Siegel, J. T. (2023). Let’s come to order: the influence of question order on willingness to register as an organ donor. Social Science & Medicine, 324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115864

Muschetto, T.*, & Siegel, J. T. (2023). Perceived stability of depressive symptomology and willingness to help relational partners: An attributional perspective. Current Psychology, 42, 14076–14091. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-02708-9

Guldner, G., Wells, J., Ayutyanont, N., Iyengar, R., Sprenger, S., Siegel, J. T., & Kashyap, R. (2023). COVID-19 related disruptions to medical education and perceived clinical capability of new resident physicians: a nationwide study of over 1200 first-year residents. Medical Education Online, 28(1), 2143307. https://doi.org/10.1080/10872981.2022.2143307

Siegel, J. T., Blazek, D. R.*, McManus, M. D.*, & Marshburn, A.* (2023). Three-in-1,000 and Dynamic Norms: A Mixed-Method Investigation of Novel Appeals for Influencing Organ Donor Registration. Social Science and Medicine, 317, 115544 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115544

Donaldson, C. D.*, Alvaro, E. A., Siegel, J. T., & Crano, W. D. (2023) Psychological Reactance and Adolescent Cannabis Use: The Role of Parental Warmth and Monitoring. Addictive Behaviors, 136, 107466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107466

*indicates the author was a student at the time the research was conducted

Research Methods
Survey Research Methods
Health Behavior Program Development