Research

 

My research...
spans three broad areas of psychology: Health decision making and health behavior (e.g., screening avoidance, sunscreen use), psychological threat management (how people respond to potentially bad news), and meta-science (studying the field of psychology). The majority of my research directly involves psychological threat management, and much of it occurs at the intersection of threat management and health decision making.



For example, I have empirically investigated questions like:





For more information on my program of research, you can click “vita” above or email me: jenny.howell@ufl.edu.



I work with Dr. James Shepperd in the Threat Management Lab at the University of Florida. If you are interested in applying to work in our lab, please click here and you will be redirected to his webpage. Details are available in his “Research Interests” section.