Andrew L Geers

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Affiliation: University of Toledo
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Discerning the role of optimism in persuasion: the valence-enhancement hypothesis
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Ohio 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:554-65. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism and engagement: the moderating influence of goal prioritization
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:913-32. 2009
  3. pmc Dispositional optimism predicts placebo analgesia
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606 3390, USA
    J Pain 11:1165-71. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism and thoughts of well-being determine sensitivity to an experimental pain task
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:304-13. 2008
  5. pmc Placebo expectations and the detection of somatic information
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Behav Med 34:208-17. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Further evidence for individual differences in placebo responding: an interactionist perspective
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Psychosom Res 62:563-70. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Expectations and placebo response: a laboratory investigation into the role of somatic focus
    Andrew L Geers
    University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA
    J Behav Med 29:171-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Goal activation, expectations, and the placebo effect
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:143-59. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the role of personality in placebo effects: dispositional optimism, situational expectations, and the placebo response
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Psychosom Res 58:121-7. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism, goals, and engagement in health treatment programs
    Andrew L Geers
    University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    J Behav Med 33:123-34. 2010

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Discerning the role of optimism in persuasion: the valence-enhancement hypothesis
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Ohio 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:554-65. 2003
    ..The possibility that the observed effects are not due to optimism but to the confounding influence of 7 additional variables is also addressed and ruled out. Implications are discussed...
  2. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism and engagement: the moderating influence of goal prioritization
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 96:913-32. 2009
    ..Evidence of 1 mediator of this moderation effect-behavioral intentions-and of a limiting factor-the temporal ordering of goals-is also presented...
  3. pmc Dispositional optimism predicts placebo analgesia
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606 3390, USA
    J Pain 11:1165-71. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism and thoughts of well-being determine sensitivity to an experimental pain task
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:304-13. 2008
    ..Prior studies with patient samples have found dispositional optimism to be associated with less pain...
  5. pmc Placebo expectations and the detection of somatic information
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Behav Med 34:208-17. 2011
    ..These data support the position that expectations cause placebo responding, in part, by altering how one identifies bodily sensations...
  6. ncbi request reprint Further evidence for individual differences in placebo responding: an interactionist perspective
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Psychosom Res 62:563-70. 2007
    ..The present study tested the hypothesis that individuals high in optimism are more likely to follow a positive placebo expectation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Expectations and placebo response: a laboratory investigation into the role of somatic focus
    Andrew L Geers
    University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio 43606, USA
    J Behav Med 29:171-8. 2006
    ..The findings have theoretical implications for expectancy models of the placebo effect as well as for practical research comparing the type of expectations held by individuals in clinical trials and clinical practice...
  8. ncbi request reprint Goal activation, expectations, and the placebo effect
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 89:143-59. 2005
    ..It is argued that theories regarding the placebo effect should incorporate motivational factors...
  9. ncbi request reprint Reconsidering the role of personality in placebo effects: dispositional optimism, situational expectations, and the placebo response
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Psychosom Res 58:121-7. 2005
    ..Prior investigations have failed to find reliable personality differences in placebo responding. The present study tests the hypothesis that personality and situational variables interact to determine placebo responding...
  10. doi request reprint Dispositional optimism, goals, and engagement in health treatment programs
    Andrew L Geers
    University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    J Behav Med 33:123-34. 2010
    ..It is recommended that practitioners and researchers take an interactionist approach when assessing the role of personality and situational factors in treatment program interest and attendance...
  11. doi request reprint Concept priming and pain: an experimental approach to understanding gender roles in sex-related pain differences
    Stephanie L Fowler
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, 2801W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Behav Med 34:139-47. 2011
    ..The results indicate that covert gender cues can alter pain reports. Further, at least in some situations, feminine role cues may be more influential on pain reports than masculine role cues...
  12. doi request reprint Giving off a rosy glow: the manipulation of an optimistic orientation
    Jessica Fosnaugh
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, OH 43066 3390, USA
    J Soc Psychol 149:349-64. 2009
    ..The authors provide preliminary evidence that generalized optimism can be validly and discriminantly manipulated...
  13. doi request reprint Comparative and dispositional optimism as separate and interactive predictors
    Andrew L Geers
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    Psychol Health 28:30-48. 2013
    ..The results indicate that comparative and dispositional optimism are unique as well as interactive predictors...
  14. doi request reprint Mixed-handed persons are more easily persuaded and are more gullible: interhemispheric interaction and belief updating
    Stephen D Christman
    University of Toledo, OH, USA
    Laterality 13:403-26. 2008
    ..In Experiment 1 mixed-handers exhibited higher levels of persuasion in a standard attitude-change paradigm, while in Experiment 2 mixed-handers exhibited higher levels of gullibility as measured by the Barnum Effect...
  15. doi request reprint Beliefs about expectations moderate the influence of expectations on pain perception
    Ian M Handley
    Department of Psychology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
    Int J Behav Med 20:52-8. 2013
    ..That is, idiosyncratic beliefs about expectations can moderate the influence of expectations on experience...
  16. doi request reprint Choice and placebo expectation effects in the context of pain analgesia
    Jason P Rose
    Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    J Behav Med 35:462-70. 2012
    ..Moreover, this effect was mediated by changes in anxiety. Explanations and implications for these results are discussed...
  17. doi request reprint The effect of victim information on causality judgments in a rape trial scenario
    Daniel M Rempala
    University of Hawaii, Department of Psychology, Honolulu, HI 96822 2216, USA
    J Soc Psychol 149:495-512. 2009
    ..The authors replicated pattern of guilt verdicts in the Rempala and Bernieri study (p < .05), and a path analysis indicated that increased victim information altered causality judgments, which then affected guilt verdicts...
  18. ncbi request reprint Videotaped interrogations and confessions: a simple change in camera perspective alters verdicts in simulated trials
    G Daniel Lassiter
    Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens 45701, USA
    J Appl Psychol 87:867-74. 2002
    ....
  19. doi request reprint "I guess what he said wasn't that bad": dissonance in nonconfronting targets of prejudice
    Heather M Rasinski
    Department of Psychology, The University of Toledo, Mail Stop 948, 2801 Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606 3390, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 39:856-69. 2013
    ..These data reveal that there are important intrapersonal consequences of not confronting prejudice. ..

Research Grants1

  1. Goal Activation, Expectations, and Placebo Analgesia
    ANDREW GEERS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A better understanding the role of motivation in placebo responding has important implications for future clinical trials as well as ongoing efforts to alleviate chronic and acute pain. ..