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Jason Rose

Picture of Jason RosePhD, University of Iowa, 2009
Associate Professor

Office: UH 6516
Phone: 419-530-2278
Fax: (419) 530-8479

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Dr. Rose will be accepting students for the Fall of 2018.

Dr. Rose's CV can be viewed here.

 Research Interests

  • Social comparison and comparative judgment
  • Perceived vulnerability/risk
  • Norm perception and influence
  • Optimism
  • Culture and self
  • Individual differences in judgment and decision-making

Selected Publications

Rose, J.P., Geers, A.L., France, J., & France, C. (in press). Norm perception and communication for vasovagal symptoms in blood donation. Transfusion.

Vogel, E., Rose, J.P., Roberts, L.R., & Eckles, K. (in press). Social comparison, social media, and self-esteem. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

Rose, J.P., Geers, A.L., Fowler, S.L., & Rasinski, S.L. (2014). Choice-making, expectations, and treatment positivity: How and when choosing shapes aversive experience. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 27, 1-10.

Bruchmann, K., Suls, J., Lee, S., Rose, J.P., Krizan, Z., & Windschitl, P.D. (2013). Searching for the limits and explanations of the non-selective superiority bias. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 124-130.

Geers, A.L., Rose, J.P., Fowler, S.L., Rasinski, H., Brown, J., & Helfer, S. (2013). Why does choice enhance treatment effectiveness? Using placebo treatments to demonstrate the role of personal control. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 549-566.

Rose, J.P. (2012). Debiasing comparative optimism and increasing worry for health outcomes. Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 1121-1131.

Rose, J.P., Geers, A.L., Rasinski, H.M., & Fowler, S. L. (2012). Choice and placebo expectation effects in the context of pain analgesia. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 35, 462-470.

Rose, J. P., Jasper, J. D., & Corser, R. (2012). Interhemispheric interaction and egocentrism: The role of handedness in social comparative judgment. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 111-129.

Geers, A. L., & Rose, J.P. (2011). Treatment choice and placebo expectation effects. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 734-750.

Rose, J. P., Windschitl, P. D., & Jenson, M. E. (2011). The joint influence of consensus information and situational information on trait inferences for targets and populations. Social Cognition, 29, 147-165.

Windschitl, P. D., Smith, A. R., Rose, J. P., & Krizan, Z. (2010). The desirability bias in predictions: Going optimistic without leaving realism. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 111, 33-47.

Rose, J. P. (2010). Are direct or indirect measures of comparative risk better predictors of concern and behavioral intentions? Psychology and Health, 25, 149-165.

Rose, J. P., Endo, Y., Windschitl, P. D., & Suls, J. (2008). Cultural differences in unrealistic optimism and pessimism: The role of egocentrism and direct vs. indirect comparison measures. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1236-1248.

Rose, J. P., & Windschitl, P. D. (2008). How egocentrism and optimism change in response to feedback in repeated competitons. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 105, 201-220.

Windschitl, P. D., Rose, J. P., Stalkfleet, M., & Smith, A. R. (2008). Are people excessive or judicious in their egocentrism? A modeling approach to understanding bias and accuracy in people's optimism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 253-273.

Please visit the Intergrating Social Psychology and Health in Research lab webpage for more information

Last Updated: 11/16/17