• Nicolle Simonovic and Abigail O'Brien presented their posters at SPSP 2020 in New Orleans

  • Check out Nicolle's new publication in Health Expectations distinguishing perceived ambiguity and ambiguity aversion in health contexts. 

  • Congrats to Abby O'Brien for winning a second place prize at KSU's summer undergraduate competition!

  • Dr. Taber presented at the Self Affirmation: Mechanisms and Theory Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on July 27: Tendency to spontaneously self-affirm is associated with smoking cessation

  • Congratulations to research assistant Abby O'Brien on receiving the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) fellowship for summer 2019!

  • Dr. Taber presented a poster at SPSP, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

    • Adapting a Self-Affirmation Intervention for Use in a Mobile Application: Smokers Who Self-Affirm Report Greater Intentions to Smoke 

  • Dr. Taber gave a talk at the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2019 in Washington, D.C. 

    • Life expectancy estimates among hospice patients are characterized by uncertainty and infrequently based on provider estimates. This talk is part of the symposium “Insights into illness understanding and end-of-life decision making among patients with advanced disease” with speakers Amy Otto, Kelly Trevino, and Megan Shen and discussant Sylvia Chou.​

    • She also chaired the symposium: Boundary Conditions of Theory-Driven Health Behavior Change Interventions with speakers Michael Bultmann, Rebecca Ferrer, and Marc Kiviniemi, and discussant Alex Rothman. ​

  • Nicolle Simonovic gave a talk on "Aversion to Conflicting Medical Opinions: Associations with Behavior, Cognitions, and Affect" at the 2nd annual HINTS conference in Rockville, MD. in May, 2019. 

  • Congratulations to Steven for winning both the Department of Psychological Sciences’ Outstanding Senior Award and the Dr. F. Robert and Nancy Treichler Psychology Scholars

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