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 Blazek, D. R., McManus, M. D., Alvaro, E. A., and Crano, W. D. “It’s all relative: Increasing organ donor registration intentions by maximizing family-relevant vested interest.” Journal of Health Psychology. Advanced online publication (2019).
Co-authored with Flores-Mendal, E., Martinez, D., and Berger, D. E. “Can mental health anti-stigma messages have untoward effects on some people with depression?: An exploratory study.” Journal of Health Communication. 11 (2019): 821-828
Co-authored with Blazek, D. “Positive emotions and organ donor registration: The differential effects of discrete positive emotions.” Applied Psychology: Health and Well Being. 10 (2018): 481-503.
Co-authored with Straszewski, T. “Positive Emotion Infusions: Can Savoring Increase Help-Seeking Intentions Among People with Depression?” Applied Psychology: Health and Well Being. 10 (2018): 171-190.
Co-authored with Tan, C. N., Rosenberg, B. D., Navarro, M. A., Thomson, A., Lyrintzis, E. A., Alvaro, E. A., and Jones, N. D. “Anger, frustration, boredom and the Department of Motor Vehicles: Can negative emotions impede organ donor registration?” Social Science and Medicine. 153 (2016): 174-181.
Co-authored with Lienemann, B. A., and Tan, C. N. “ Influencing help seeking among people with elevated depressive symptomatology: Mistargeting as a persuasive technique.” Clinical Psychological Science 3 (2015): 242-255.
Survey Research Methods
Health Behavior Program Development