Andrew B. Geier, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Summer 2009-Summer 2010: postdoc for Frank Keil in Yale University Psychology Department
Geier, A.B. and Rozin, P. Univariate and default unit biases in estimation: judgments of weight and caloric content. In Press at the Journal of Experimental Psychology--Applied, Vol. 15, No. 2, 153-162. June, 2009.
Geier, A.B. and Rozin, P. Weighing discomfort in college age American females: incidence and causes. Appetite, Volume 51(1), pp. 173-177. July, 2008.
Rozin, P. and Geier, A.B. Want fewer fries with that? The Chronicle of Higher Education, Section B, pg. B-16, April 6, 2007.
Geier, A.B., Foster, G.D., Womble, G.L., McLaughlin, J., Borradaile, K.E., Nachmani, J., Sherman, S., Kumanyika, S., and Shults, J. The relationship between relative weight and school attendance. Obesity, Vol. 15 No. 8. August, 2007.
Geier, A.B., Rozin, P., and Doros, G. Unit Bias: A new heuristic that helps explain the effect of portion size on food intake. Psychological Science, June, 2006. Volume17, Number 6. [view]
Geier, A.B. and Brownell, K.D. Acknowledging and reversing the toxic environment. In: M. Robinson and A. Thomas (Eds.), Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease. New York, Marcel Dekker, 2006.
Doros, G. and Geier, A.B. Probability of replication revisited: comment on “An alternative to null-hypothesis significance tests”. Psychological Science, December, 2005. Volume 16, Number 12. [view]
Geier, A.B., Schwartz, M.B., and Brownell, K.D. Before and after diet advertisements escalate weight stigma. Eating and Weight Disorders: Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 8(4), 282-288, 2003.
Papers in preparation or submitted for review
Duckworth, A.L., Tsukayama, E., Geier, A.B. Self-Control predicts changes in BMI from childhood to adolescence: A longitudinal study. Under review at Pediatrics.
Geier, A.B., Wansink, B., and Rozin, P. Segmentation cues and consumption interrupts that frame portion size. Under review at Psychological Science.
Geier, A.B., Rozin, P., Rineer, J., and Schwartz, I. Unit Bias: Beverage intake in a cafeteria as a function of glass size. In preparation.Geier, A.B., and Doros, G. The vagaries of calorie estimation: Who is accurate and who is not. In preparation.
Selected links that offer some quick information on my work
An interesting incident that transpired during my time at UPenn
Posters, Presentations and Invited Talks
September 9th, 2002 “Before and after diet advertisements escalate weight stigma” Paper presented at the annual Rutgers University/Yale University Experimental Psychology Symposium on Weight Related Issues.
November 16th, 2004 “Overweight children are absent from school more than their normal weight peers” Poster Presented in Las Vegas at the annual conference of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
May 18th, 2006 "The vagaries of calorie estimation: who is accurate and who is not." Invited talk at Monell Chemical Sense Center. Philadelphia, PA.
May 26th, 2006 "Unit Bias: A New Heuristic That Helps Explain the Effect of Portion Size on Food Intake" Poster to be presented in New York at the annual APS conference.
May 27th, 2006 "Weighing Discomfort in College Age American Females: Incidence and Causes" Poster to be presented in New York at the annual APS conference.
June 7th, 2006 "Weight, Eating, and the Monotonic Mind" Invited talk at the Rudd Center, Yale University. New Haven, CT.
July 24th, 2006 "How the Environment Effects Food Consumption" Invited talk at Eating Disorders Program, The Hospital of the University of Chicago.
April 2nd, 2007 "Univariate and Default Unit Biases in Estimation: Judgments of Weight and Caloric Content" Invited talk at the Decision Process Colloquia, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
May 25th, 2007 "Segmentation Cues and Consumption Interrupts that Frame Portion Size" Poster to be presented in Washington, DC at the annual APS conference.
May 26th, 2007 "Univariate and Default Unit Biases in Estimation: Judgments of Weight and Caloric Content" Poster to be presented in Washington, DC at the annual APS conference.
Award: Named Appetite 2007 reviewer of the year
Ad hoc reviewer Appetite
Ad hoc reviewer for Psychological Science
Ad hoc reviewer for Health Psychology
Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Ad hoc r. for the Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology
Ad hoc reviewer for the International Journal of Eating Disorders
Ad hoc reviewer for Body & Society
Ad hoc reviewer for the American Journal of Media Psychology
Fall 2004 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Experimental Psychology Instructor: Paul Rozin, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
Fall 2004 Instructor, The Body and Society. This course surveyed the shapes of the human body as affected by nine different societies spanning five continents and 2000 years.
Spring 2005 Teaching Assistant, Experimental Social Psychology Instructor: Melanie Green, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania).
2003 – 2008 Independent Research Supervisor (University of Pennsylvania). Duties: Supervise undergraduates in semester- and year-long independent research projects. Teach weekly seminars; provide guided reading; train in experimental design, data collection and intervention design; teach and supervise statistical analysis; advise on written, oral, and poster presentations of research.
Summer 2005 Instructor, Special Topics in Abnormal Psychology: Body Image, Disordered Eating, Dieting, and Obesity. This course examines the human interaction with food. We survey the psychological, physiological, sociocultural, and economic ramifications of the food environment. Some of the topics to be covered are: body image, disordered eating, obesity, diets, and the regulation of hunger and satiety.
Fall 2005 Teaching Assistant, Abnormal Psychology. Instructor: Marjan Holloway, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania).
Spring 2006 Teaching Assistant, Human Sexuality: An Evolutionary Approach. Instructor: Robert Kurzban, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania).
Summer 2007 to Spring 2008 Co-Supervisor, Cognitive Therapy for Depression. Supervisor: Robert DeRubeis, PhD. Teaching therapists who had no previous formal training in Cognitive Therapy. I undertook the assignment to create a new practicum at the University of Pennsylvania that would afford future advanced clinical students the opportunity to obtain supervision training.
Fall 2003 APA Ethics Training Seminar, University of Pennsylvania. APA Ethics Code and case law related to the practice of psychotherapy. Extensive discussion of ethical dilemmas. Instructors: Melissa Hunt, Ph.D. and Marc Sageman, M.D
Winter 2003 – Spring 2004 CBT Weight Loss Group, University of Pennsylvania Medical School. Participated in weekly sessions of a group of 15 people receiving obesity-targeted CBT. PI of the project: Thomas Wadden, Ph.D.
Summer 2004 Assessment and Diagnosis Training, University of Pennsylvania. Acquire basic skills in interviewing (SCID-I and SCID-II) and assessment (WAIS-III, WMS, WIAT, MMPI-2, NEO, MIPS, Rorschach). Supervisor: Melissa Hunt, Ph.D.
2004 – 2005 (year long) Assessment Practicum, University of Pennsylvania. Perform intelligence, personality and diagnostic assessments on patients referred to the Penn assessment clinic. Discuss cases in weekly group supervision and integrate assessments into a cohesive report. Supervisor: Melissa Hunt, Ph.D.
2005 – 2006 (year long) Eating Disorders Practicum, Friend's Hospital. Perform cognitive-behavioral body image therapy, psycho-education, and lead groups. Supervisor: Michael Pertschuk, M.D.
Spring 2006 APA Ethics Training Seminar, University of Pennsylvania. APA Ethics Code and case law related to the practice of psychotherapy. Extensive discussion of ethical dilemmas. Instructor: Melissa Hunt, Ph.D.
Spring - Summer 2006 Family Therapy for Eating Disorders, Friend's Hospital. Maudsley Method. Supervisor: Michael Pertschuk, M.D.
Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Supervisor: Robert DeRubeis, Ph.D.
Summer 2007 - Spring 2008 Supervision of Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Supervisor: Robert DeRubeis, Ph.D.
July, 2008 - January, 2009 Adolescent Eating Disorder In-Patient Care, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Supervisor: Michael Strober, Ph.D.
July, 2008 – January, 2009 Adolescent Acute In-Patient Care, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Supervisor: Rhonda Sena, Ph.D.July, 2008 – January, 2009 CBT-based Adolescent Suicidal Primary Care Interventions, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Supervisor: Joan Asarnow, Ph.D.
Former Undergraduate Advisees/References
Eugene Miles Lipkin
Currently and undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania
Charles Li, BA
Currently in professional school at UCSD (Medical)
Sam Dangremond, BA
Currently in professional school at Columbia (Journalism)
Rafael Garcia, BA
Currently in professional school at Cornell (Law/MBA)
Lindsay Owens, BA
Currently in graduate school at Stanford (Sociology)
Amelia Aldao, MS
Currently in graduate school at Yale (Psychology)
Alan C. Kors, PhD
Work Phone: 215.898.6367
Nathan Sivin, PhD
David Premack, PhD
Work Phone: 805.386.4278
Kelly Brownell, PhD -- Undergraduate Advisor
Albert Stunkard, MD
Paul Rozin, PhD -- Graduate Advisor
Robert DeRubeis, PhD -- Committee Member
Work Phone: 215.573.5804
American Psychological Society
American Psychological Association