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.

 

The lab is located in Kent Hall Annex, room 358.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Kent State University

Department of Psychological Sciences

144 Kent Hall

Kent, Ohio 44242

Lab location: Kent Hall Annex, Room 358

Dr. Jennifer Taber: jtaber1@kent.edu  Phone: (330) 672-3783