News

  • Dr. Taber will be presenting 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 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 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 Scholarship for Spring 2019!

Congratulations to Sarah and Nicolle for presenting at the 13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Health Law in Jerusalem, Israel this past November 2018! 

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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