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Social Influences and Health Behaviors Lab

The primary purpose of our lab is to conduct and disseminate innovative social psychological research that has the potential to make practical and meaningful contributions to individuals and society as a whole.

A central theme is the focus on social psychological principles related to etiology, prevention, and treatment of health related behaviors. Specific outcomes and processes of interest include:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Marijuana use
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Problem gambling
  • Body image/disordered eating
  • Protective effects of religion and spirituality
  • Social norms
  • Social identity
  • Social comparison
  • Self-determination
  • Expectancies
  • Motives
  • Informed consent

Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D. Professor and Director