Jason T. Siegel is a professor of psychology in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. He is the director of the Depression and Persuasion Research Lab and the co-director of the Institute for Health Psychology & Prevention Science. Courses taught by Siegel include Research Methods, Motivation, Survey Research Methods, and Health Behavior Program Development.
Siegel’s research focuses on the social psychology of health behavior change. He utilizes theories of persuasion, motivation, and emotion to develop approaches for maximizing the success of health campaigns and interventions. Accordingly, he has designed, implemented, and evaluated numerous efforts to increase the health and well-being of various populations. Siegel’s most common areas of investigation include organ donation, substance abuse, and depression.
He was the 2014 recipient of the Western Psychological Association Early Career Research Award, was nominated for and accepted into the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in 2015, and was named the inaugural winner of the Claremont Graduate University Presidential Research Award for outstanding contributions to new knowledge in 2018.
Siegel has received funding from organizations such as the US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, and the Department of Labor. Moreover, he has accepted invitations to give seminars on research methodology for organizations such as NBC/Universal, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Evaluation Association.
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.
Survey Research Methods
Health Behavior Program Development