Jason 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

Jason T. Siegel is a professor of psychology in Claremont Graduate University’s Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. He is the co-director of the Institute for Health Psychology & Prevention Science and the director of a research lab focused on increasing the provision of help to people with depression. 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. Most recently, Siegel received the 2019 Western Psychological Association Social Responsibility Award.

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 A. Ruybal. “Increasing Social Support for Women with Postpartum Depression Through Attribution Theory Guided Vignettes and Video Messages: The Understudied Role of Effort.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 97, (2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2021.104197

Co-authored with D. R. Blazek, et al. “Organ donation and departments of motor vehicles: Multiple messages, implementations, and replications.” Health Psychology 40, (2021): 368–379. https://doi-org.ccl.idm.oclc.org/10.1037/hea0001087.supp (Supplemental)

Co-authored with T. Muschetto. “Bibliometric Review of Attribution Theory: A Document Co-Citation Analysis” Motivation Science 7, (2021): 439-450.

Co-authored with T. Straszewski. “From writing tasks to a public service announcement: Experimentally assessing savoring as a means of increasing help-seeking for depression.” Social Science and Medicine 287, (2021): 114362

Co-authored with B. D. Rosenberg. Threatening uncertainty and psychological reactance: Are freedom threats always noxious? Current Psychology, (2021): https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-01640-8

Co-authored with E. Yao. The Influence of Perceptions of Intentionality and Controllability on Perceived Responsibility: Applying Attribution Theory to People’s Responses to Social Transgression in the COVID-19 Pandemic. Motivation Science, (2021): https://doi.org/10.1037/mot0000220

Co-authored with C. D. Donaldson, et al. “A Rebuttal-Based Social Norms-Tailored Cannabis Intervention for At-Risk Adolescents.” Prevention Science 22, (2021): 609-620. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-021-01224-9

Co-authored by E. Yao. “Examining the role of interpersonal relationship on attribution, emotion, and depression support provision: Experimental evidence from the People’s Republic of China.” Motivation Science 7, (2021): 46–55. https://doi.org/10.1037/mot0000180

Co-authored with D. R. Blazek et al. “It’s all relative: Increasing organ donor registration intentions by maximizing family-relevant vested interest.” Journal of Health Psychology 26, (2021): 818–830

Research Methods
Survey Research Methods
Health Behavior Program Development