About us

The Social, Health, and Risk Perception (SHRP) Psychology Lab is in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University and is a social and health psychology laboratory run by Dr. Jennifer Taber. Much of our research is focused on understanding and promoting health behaviors, including cancer prevention behaviors such as wearing sunscreen or quitting smoking. We also explore how people think about their risk of disease, with a particular focus on genetic testing for disease risk. Research studies are conducted using experimental and survey methodology in a laboratory setting, in field settings, online using platforms such as Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk), and through secondary data analysis of national data. Check out the "Research" page for more specific information.

Esplanade
Esplanade

Kent's esplanade allows for convenient access to downtown Kent from the psychology building

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Kent Hall
Kent Hall

The front of the psychology building, Kent Hall.

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Kent campus
Kent campus

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Esplanade
Esplanade

Kent's esplanade allows for convenient access to downtown Kent from the psychology building

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