Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Clinical Psychology

Companies can benefit from working with Clinical Psychology experts in various ways. These experts can provide valuable insights into human behavior, helping companies understand their customers better and develop effective marketing strategies. They can also assist in improving employee well-being and mental health, leading to increased productivity and job satisfaction. Additionally, Clinical Psychology researchers can contribute to the development of evidence-based interventions and programs to address mental health issues in the workplace. By collaborating with these experts, companies can create a supportive and inclusive work environment that promotes mental well-being and overall organizational success.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Clinical Psychology include Joel T. Nadler, Dr. Katherine Thompson, Ph.D., Savannah Lokey, Ph.D., Sasha Zhou, Ph.D., Sarah Arpin, Ph.D., Samuel Ojima Adejoh, Orin C. Davis, Ph.D., Ryan Howell, Amy R. Beck, PhD, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Dr. Ben Harrell, and Dr. Erin Westgate, Ph.D..

Joel T. Nadler

Bloomfield , Indiana, United States of America
Former Professor of Psychology, SIUE: Senior Consultant PDRI
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (18)
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Gender Studies
Social Psychology
Business and International Management
Strategy and Management
And 13 more
About
Joel T. Nadler is Senior Consultant at PDRI and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Indiana. He was a formerly at Aon Assessment Solutions and a Professor of I/O psychology at SIUE. Dr. Nadler has taught classes including Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Development, Employee Selection, Test and Measures, graduate and undergraduate Research Design and Statistics, Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Organizational Behavior, and Psychology of Gender. ​ Dr. Nadler has in the past actively worked as an independent consultant and as a co-founder of AOA Consulting and has consulted with organizations on areas such as assessment validation, organizational climate and culture, survey development, performance appraisal, program evaluation, needs assessment, organizational change and development, and study design and methodology. Dr. Nadler research interests include gender bias in selection and performance appraisal, sexual harassment, organizational attractiveness, adverse impact (EEO law), and assessing inclusive diversity practices.  Additionally, Dr. Nadler has expertise in advanced measurement, design and statistical techniques. His research has been published in journals such as Industrial Organizational Psychology: *Perspectives on Science and Practice, Sex Roles, Social Issues and Policy Review,  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, American Journal of Evaluation, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.*   Dr. Nadler enjoys cycling, traveling, horseback riding, motorcycling, music, science fiction, and collecting bourbon and scotch when he is not busy consulting and conducting research.
Most Relevant Publications (1+)

47 total publications

Examining Discrepancies Among Sexual Orientation Components in a Representative Sample of Men at Risk for HIV/AIDS

Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health / Oct 13, 2009

Starks, T. J., Nadler, J. T., Sagrestano, L. M., & Sarvela, P. D. (2009). Examining Discrepancies Among Sexual Orientation Components in a Representative Sample of Men at Risk for HIV/AIDS. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 13(4), 234–252. https://doi.org/10.1080/19359700903012039

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Dr. Katherine Thompson, Ph.D.

Maryland
Research clinical psychologist
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (12)
Eating Disorders
Obesity
Women's Health
Body Image
Recovery
And 7 more
About
* Clinical psychologist with 9+ years experience conducting research (clinical trials, surveys, and longitudinal studies) * Published 25+ peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals * Presented 40+ times at national and international conferences * Expertise in conducting mental health assessments, diagnosis, and providing psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, ACT, and FBT) in adolescents and adults * Specialization in women's health (including eating behaviors, weight-related health behaviors, and reproductive psychology/mental health)
Most Relevant Publications (7+)

18 total publications

Associations of sleep duration and quality with disinhibited eating behaviors in adolescent girls at-risk for type 2 diabetes

Eating Behaviors / Aug 01, 2016

Kelly, N. R., Shomaker, L. B., Radin, R. M., Thompson, K. A., Cassidy, O. L., Brady, S., Mehari, R., Courville, A. B., Chen, K. Y., Galescu, O. A., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., & Yanovski, J. A. (2016). Associations of sleep duration and quality with disinhibited eating behaviors in adolescent girls at-risk for type 2 diabetes. Eating Behaviors, 22, 149–155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.06.019

Subjective and objective binge episodes in relation to eating disorder and depressive symptoms among middle-aged women

Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity / Sep 23, 2021

Thompson, K. A., DeVinney, A. A., Goy, C. N., Kuang, J., & Bardone-Cone, A. M. (2021). Subjective and objective binge episodes in relation to eating disorder and depressive symptoms among middle-aged women. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 27(5), 1687–1694. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-021-01305-2

Self-Oriented Body Comparison and Self-Compassion: Interactive Models of Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Postpartum Women

Behavior Therapy / Jul 01, 2022

Thompson, K. A., & Bardone-Cone, A. M. (2022). Self-Oriented Body Comparison and Self-Compassion: Interactive Models of Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Postpartum Women. Behavior Therapy, 53(4), 751–761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2022.02.008

Social media and disordered eating among middle-aged women: Not just an adolescent concern

Eating Behaviors / Aug 01, 2023

Thompson, K. A., Miller, A. J., Walsh, E. C., & Bardone-Cone, A. M. (2023). Social media and disordered eating among middle-aged women: Not just an adolescent concern. Eating Behaviors, 50, 101748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2023.101748

Situating reproductive coercion in the sociocultural context: An ecological model to inform research, practice, and policy in the United States

Journal of Trauma & Dissociation / May 18, 2023

Coleman, J. N., Hellberg, S. N., Hopkins, T. A., Thompson, K. A., Bruening, A. B., & Jones, A. C. (2023). Situating reproductive coercion in the sociocultural context: An ecological model to inform research, practice, and policy in the United States. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 24(4), 471–488. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2023.2212403

Loss of control eating in relation to blood pressure among adolescent girls with elevated anxiety at-risk for excess weight gain

Eating Behaviors / Aug 01, 2023

Bauman, V., Sanchez, N., Repke, H. E., Spinner, H., Thorstad, I., Gulley, L. D., Mains, A. M., Lavender, J. M., Thompson, K. A., Emerick, J. E., Thomas, V., Arnold, T. B., Heroy, A., Gutierrez-Colina, A. M., Haigney, M. C., Shomaker, L. B., & Tanofsky-Kraff, M. (2023). Loss of control eating in relation to blood pressure among adolescent girls with elevated anxiety at-risk for excess weight gain. Eating Behaviors, 50, 101773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2023.101773

Examination of perfectionism and self-concept constructs across stages of eating disorder recovery in men: An exploratory study

Eating Behaviors / Aug 01, 2022

Bardone-Cone, A. M., White, J. P., Thompson, K. A., Zucker, N., Watson, H. J., & Bulik, C. M. (2022). Examination of perfectionism and self-concept constructs across stages of eating disorder recovery in men: An exploratory study. Eating Behaviors, 46, 101658. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2022.101658

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Savannah Lokey, Ph.D.

Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Research specialist in social neuroscience and clinical psychology | Clinical expert in evidence-based therapy for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (14)
Schizophrenia
fMRI
Social Cognition
Neuropsychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
And 9 more
About
Dr. Savannah Lokey is a clinician-scientist with a passion for research and helping others. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in 2015, followed by a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2017 and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology in 2023 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lokey has gained valuable experience in the field of clinical psychology and social neuroscience through various positions. She served as an Intramural Research Training Fellow (IRTA) at the National Institute of Mental Health, where she conducted research on how a rare genetic disorder (Moebius Syndrome) affects emotion processing and underlying neurocircuitry. She also worked as a Research Associate at Rush University Medical Center, where she focused on the social neuroscience of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She uses many techniques in her research, including fMRI, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), survey research, and passive smartphone sensor data. In addition to her research experience, Dr. Lokey has also received clinical training in various settings. She completed a predoctoral internship in the Major Mental Illness track at the University of California Los Angeles, where she provided psychotherapy and assessment services to individuals with severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc.). She has deep knowledge about evidence-based interventions and principles of behavioral change, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (CBT), trauma therapy, exposure therapy, cognitive remediation, and social skills training. Dr. Lokey is dedicated to using her knowledge and skills to improve the lives of individuals struggling with mental health issues. She is committed to expanding research on these conditions and developing and testing new treatment approaches in the field of psychology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Most Relevant Publications (1+)

12 total publications

Individuals with schizophrenia display behaviour inconsistent with learned social impressions during a gambling task

British Journal of Clinical Psychology / Mar 23, 2021

Lokey, S. B., Iwanski, C. M., Demos, A. P., & Herbener, E. S. (2021). Individuals with schizophrenia display behaviour inconsistent with learned social impressions during a gambling task. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60(2), 149–159. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12284

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Sasha Zhou, Ph.D.

Ann Arbor
Assistant Professor in Public Health
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (13)
mental health
race and ethnicity
health disparities
Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Psychiatry and Mental health
And 8 more
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Dr. Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at Wayne State's CLAS. Her research uses mixed methods to understand and address the mental health needs of emerging adults and college student populations with particular focus on underserved populations, including students of color, international students, and sexual and gender minorities. Dr. Zhou’s broader research portfolio combines varied methodological approaches to identify the mechanisms that perpetuate mental health disparities, including in-depth qualitative work and large-scale epidemiological surveys.  Dr. Zhou is also a co-investigator of the [Healthy Minds Network](https://healthymindsnetwork.org/), a research-to-practice network dedicated to improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of young people through innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, where she was a Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health (CRECH) Scholar. <br> <br>
Most Relevant Publications (11+)

46 total publications

Major Differences: Variations in Undergraduate and Graduate Student Mental Health and Treatment Utilization Across Academic Disciplines

Journal of College Student Psychotherapy / Dec 28, 2015

Lipson, S. K., Zhou, S., Wagner, B., Beck, K., & Eisenberg, D. (2015). Major Differences: Variations in Undergraduate and Graduate Student Mental Health and Treatment Utilization Across Academic Disciplines. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 30(1), 23–41. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2016.1105657

Trends in college student mental health and help-seeking by race/ethnicity: Findings from the national healthy minds study, 2013–2021

Journal of Affective Disorders / Jun 01, 2022

Lipson, S. K., Zhou, S., Abelson, S., Heinze, J., Jirsa, M., Morigney, J., Patterson, A., Singh, M., & Eisenberg, D. (2022). Trends in college student mental health and help-seeking by race/ethnicity: Findings from the national healthy minds study, 2013–2021. Journal of Affective Disorders, 306, 138–147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.03.038

COVID-19 dimensions are related to depression and anxiety among US college students: Findings from the Healthy Minds Survey 2020

Journal of Affective Disorders / Sep 01, 2021

Oh, H., Marinovich, C., Rajkumar, R., Besecker, M., Zhou, S., Jacob, L., Koyanagi, A., & Smith, L. (2021). COVID-19 dimensions are related to depression and anxiety among US college students: Findings from the Healthy Minds Survey 2020. Journal of Affective Disorders, 292, 270–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.05.121

Association between perceived public stigma and suicidal behaviors among college students of color in the U.S.

Journal of Affective Disorders / Feb 01, 2020

Goodwill, J. R., & Zhou, S. (2020). Association between perceived public stigma and suicidal behaviors among college students of color in the U.S. Journal of Affective Disorders, 262, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.10.019

Abuse and suicide risk among college students in the United States: Findings from the 2019 Healthy Minds Study

Journal of Affective Disorders / Mar 01, 2021

Oh, H. Y., Marinovich, C., Jay, S., Zhou, S., & Kim, J. H. J. (2021). Abuse and suicide risk among college students in the United States: Findings from the 2019 Healthy Minds Study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 282, 554–560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.12.140

Food insecurity and mental health among young adult college students in the United States

Journal of Affective Disorders / Apr 01, 2022

Oh, H., Smith, L., Jacob, L., Du, J., Shin, J. I., Zhou, S., & Koyanagi, A. (2022). Food insecurity and mental health among young adult college students in the United States. Journal of Affective Disorders, 303, 359–363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.02.009

Suicide attempts among college students hospitalized for COVID-19

Journal of Affective Disorders / Nov 01, 2021

DeVylder, J., Zhou, S., & Oh, H. (2021). Suicide attempts among college students hospitalized for COVID-19. Journal of Affective Disorders, 294, 241–244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.058

Sexual minority status, religiosity, and suicidal behaviors among college students in the United States

Journal of Affective Disorders / May 01, 2022

Oh, H., Goehring, J., Smith, L., Zhou, S., & Blosnich, J. (2022). Sexual minority status, religiosity, and suicidal behaviors among college students in the United States. Journal of Affective Disorders, 305, 65–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.02.068

Stop Asian hate: The mental health impact of racial discrimination among Asian Pacific Islander young and emerging adults during COVID-19

Journal of Affective Disorders / Mar 01, 2023

Zhou, S., Banawa, R., & Oh, H. (2023). Stop Asian hate: The mental health impact of racial discrimination among Asian Pacific Islander young and emerging adults during COVID-19. Journal of Affective Disorders, 325, 346–353. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.12.132

Mental health correlates of stigma among college students with suicidal ideation: Data from the 2020–2021 Healthy Minds Study.

Stigma and Health / May 01, 2022

DeVylder, J., Yang, L. H., Goldstein, R., Ross, A. M., Oh, H., Zhou, S., Horowitz, L., & Bridge, J. A. (2022). Mental health correlates of stigma among college students with suicidal ideation: Data from the 2020–2021 Healthy Minds Study. Stigma and Health, 7(2), 247–250. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000376

Mental Health Service Utilization Among Arab and Middle Eastern American College Students

Journal of College Student Psychotherapy / Jun 05, 2023

Abuelezam, N. N., Lipson, S. K., Zhou, S., Abelson, S., Awad, G. H., Eisenberg, D., & Galea, S. (2023). Mental Health Service Utilization Among Arab and Middle Eastern American College Students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2023.2220093

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Sarah Arpin, Ph.D.

Spokane, Washington, United States of America
Associate Professor of Psychology, Gonzaga University
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (8)
loneliness
social relationships and health
dyadic data analysis
Social Psychology
Geriatrics and Gerontology
And 3 more
About
Dr. Arpin's research focuses on the application of quantitative methods to the study of social psychological processes, including social interactions, social emotions, and health behavioral outcomes. She has conducted extensive research and published in the areas of loneliness and social determinants of health, using experimental and survey methodology. Dr. Arpin also has experience as a methodology and data analytic consultant on several large grant-funded projects, including DOD-funded intervention studies targeting well-being and social resilience among service-members.
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

18 total publications

Capitalization and Alcohol Use: A Moderated Mediation Model of Relationship Status, Capitalization, Drinking Motives and Alcohol Consumption

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology / Apr 01, 2016

Mohr, C. D., Arpin, S. N., McCabe, C. T., & Haverly, S. N. (2016). Capitalization and Alcohol Use: A Moderated Mediation Model of Relationship Status, Capitalization, Drinking Motives and Alcohol Consumption. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35(4), 301–321. https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2016.35.4.301

Do Loneliness and Social Isolation Predict Mortality Because of Hazardous Drinking?

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology / Dec 01, 2021

Tanskanen, J., Arpin, S., & Mohr, C. (2021). Do Loneliness and Social Isolation Predict Mortality Because of Hazardous Drinking? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 40(6), 508–533. https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2021.40.6.508

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Samuel Ojima Adejoh

Lagos
University of Lagos
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (23)
Medical Sociology
Social Work
Research Methods
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Law
And 18 more
About
Samuel Ojima Adejoh holds a PhD. in Social sciences from the University of Ibadan with 15 years of experience in teaching, researching and community service, with particular interest in qualitative research and analysing qualitative data and report writing. I support organisations both private and public, NGOs and community organisations across Nigeria to enhance strategy alignment, course content design, social risks and impact assessments and social safeguard. Workshop facilitator and stakeholders engagement facilitator.
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

55 total publications

Patients’ experiences of family members’ reactions to diagnosis of breast cancer and support in the management of breast cancer in Lagos, Nigeria

Palliative and Supportive Care / Aug 24, 2020

Adejoh, S. O., Olorunlana, A., & Adejayan, A. (2020). Patients’ experiences of family members’ reactions to diagnosis of breast cancer and support in the management of breast cancer in Lagos, Nigeria. Palliative and Supportive Care, 19(5), 592–597. https://doi.org/10.1017/s147895152000070x

Do Peer and Family Factors Determine Substance Abuse? Voices of Adolescents Undergoing Treatment in a Psychiatric Ward, Lagos, Nigeria

Archives of Psychiatry Research / May 15, 2020

Ojima Adejoh, S., Olorunlana, A., Babatunde Adisa, W., & Onwuasoanya, O. (2020). Do Peer and Family Factors Determine Substance Abuse? Voices of Adolescents Undergoing Treatment in a Psychiatric Ward, Lagos, Nigeria. Archives of Psychiatry Research, 56(2), 155–168. https://doi.org/10.20471/dec.2020.56.02.04

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Orin C. Davis, Ph.D.

New York, New York, United States of America
Self-actualization engineer who makes workplaces great places to work.
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (17)
Self-Actualization
Optimal Experience (Flow)
Creativity
Mentoring
Hypnosis
And 12 more
About
Orin Davis earned the first doctorate in positive psychology, and is a self-actualization engineer who enables people to do and be their best. He consults for companies from startups to multinationals on hiring strategies, culture, innovation, diversity/equity/inclusion, and employee well-being, and coaches people at all levels on building self-knowledge and developing personal and professional growth trajectories. As the principal investigator of the Quality of Life Laboratory, he conducts research on flow, creativity, hypnosis, and mentoring. Dr. Davis teaches business at Columbia University and Fordham University, and gives workshops and lectures globally about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology. He is a startup advisor who helps early-stage companies enhance their value propositions, pitches, culture, and human capital, and writes and speaks avidly about human capital, creativity and innovation, and positive psychology.
Most Relevant Publications (3+)

24 total publications

Heart-Rate Variability as a Quantitative Measure of Hypnotic Depth

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis / Nov 27, 2007

Diamond, S. G., Davis, O. C., & Howe, R. D. (2007). Heart-Rate Variability as a Quantitative Measure of Hypnotic Depth. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 56(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207140701672961

Hypnosis for rehabilitation after stroke: six case studies

Contemporary Hypnosis / Jan 01, 2006

Diamond, S. G., Davis, O. C., Schaechter, J. D., & Howe, R. D. (2006). Hypnosis for rehabilitation after stroke: six case studies. Contemporary Hypnosis, 23(4), 173–180. https://doi.org/10.1002/ch.319

Factors That Contribute to the Willingness to Try “Street Hypnosis”

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis / Aug 01, 2014

Davis, O. C., & Gao, X. (2014). Factors That Contribute to the Willingness to Try “Street Hypnosis.” International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 62(4), 425–454. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2014.931175

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Ryan Howell

San Francisco , California, United States of America
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (33)
Happiness
Psychiatry and Mental health
History and Philosophy of Science
Applied Psychology
Social Psychology
And 28 more
About
Dr. Ryan Howell is an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University. His research interests include the psychology of goals and how people pursue and achieve them. Dr. Howell received his PhD in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of California, Riverside in 2005.
Most Relevant Publications (3+)

64 total publications

Health benefits: Meta-analytically determining the impact of well-being on objective health outcomes

Health Psychology Review / Mar 01, 2007

Howell, R. T., Kern, M. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). Health benefits: Meta-analytically determining the impact of well-being on objective health outcomes. Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 83–136. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437190701492486

Benefits Associated With Experiential and Material Purchases May Depend on Culture

Social Psychological and Personality Science / Sep 19, 2019

Razavi, P., Shaban-Azad, H., Chai, W. J., Zhang, J. W., Nguyen, N.-H., & Howell, R. T. (2019). Benefits Associated With Experiential and Material Purchases May Depend on Culture. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 11(5), 626–637. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550619875146

‘I have high self‐compassion’: A face‐valid single‐item self‐compassion scale for resource‐limited research contexts

Clinical Psychology &amp; Psychotherapy / Feb 05, 2022

Zhang, J. W., Howell, R. T., Chen, S., Goold, A. R., Bilgin, B., Chai, W. J., & Ramis, T. (2022). ‘I have high self‐compassion’: A face‐valid single‐item self‐compassion scale for resource‐limited research contexts. Clinical Psychology &amp; Psychotherapy, 29(4), 1463–1474. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2714

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Amy R. Beck, PhD

Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Mid-career PhD psychologist with expertise in health psychology, obesity, health equity, trauma, academic medicine
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (8)
Developmental and Educational Psychology
Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health
Psychiatry and Mental health
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Nutrition and Dietetics
And 3 more
About
Dr. Beck is a Clinical Psychologist who earned her doctorate in 2009 from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. She completed her internship at the Sarah Reed Children’s Center in Erie, PA, and received postdoctoral training at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD in the Center for Pediatric Weight Management and Healthy Living. She also earned her credential in School Psychology from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, serving as a School Psychologist in the San Bernardino Unified School District in San Bernardino, CA, during 2007-2008. From 2010-2023, Dr. Beck practiced as a Pediatric Psychologist in the Weight Management Program at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. At Children’s Mercy, Dr. Beck worked with the Office of Equity and Diversity and was a Health Equity Advisor to her Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health and a DEI Champion with the Department of Pediatrics. She was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics in the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 2022. Her professional interests include health equity, weight bias/stigma, and the clinical implementation of yoga (she became a registered yoga teacher in 2016). She is currently serving as a Licensed Psychologist contracting with The Black Girl Doctor, an online boutique therapy practice prioritizing Black professional women. At the state and national levels, she is involved with the Missouri Psychological Association as the Diversity Board Officer, Federal Advocacy Coordinator, and Legislative Chair, the Society of Pediatric Psychology as the Division Advocacy Partner with APA, and the American Psychological Association, where she recently completed a fantastic year as a participant leader in the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. She has won several national awards for her advocacy and service.
Most Relevant Publications (2+)

9 total publications

Medical neglect and pediatric obesity: Insights from tertiary care obesity treatment programs

Children's Health Care / Mar 17, 2016

Gray, J., Cadieux, A., Sweeney, B., Beck, A. R., Edgar, S., Eneli, I., Getzoff Testa, E., Paguio, K., Santos, M., & Ward, W. L. (2016). Medical neglect and pediatric obesity: Insights from tertiary care obesity treatment programs. Children’s Health Care, 46(3), 246–264. https://doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2016.1163488

Psychological predictors of family-based behavioral treatment response in a diverse sample of youth with obesity.

Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology / Jun 01, 2022

Fornander, M. J., Bates, C. R., Hampl, S. E., Beck, A. R., & Dreyer Gillette, M. L. (2022). Psychological predictors of family-based behavioral treatment response in a diverse sample of youth with obesity. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology, 10(2), 192–201. https://doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000427

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Sonja Lyubomirsky

Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (30)
well-being
History and Philosophy of Science
Sociology and Political Science
Developmental and Educational Psychology
Social Psychology
And 25 more
About
Professor Lyubomirsky’s research interests include well-being, happiness, self-regulation, and talents. She is widely published, with well over 100 articles and chapters and four books, The How of Happiness (Penguin, 2007), The Myths of Happiness (Penguin, 2013), The How of Happiness Workbook (Penguin, 2008), and Designing Your Life (Avery, 2016). Professor Lyubomirsky has received numerous awards for her work, including the American Psychological Association’s Positive Psychology Prize (2015), the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award (2009), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008-2009). She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.
Most Relevant Publications (11+)

114 total publications

Enhancing well-being and alleviating depressive symptoms with positive psychology interventions: a practice-friendly meta-analysis

Journal of Clinical Psychology / May 01, 2009

Sin, N. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2009). Enhancing well-being and alleviating depressive symptoms with positive psychology interventions: a practice-friendly meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65(5), 467–487. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20593

Health benefits: Meta-analytically determining the impact of well-being on objective health outcomes

Health Psychology Review / Mar 01, 2007

Howell, R. T., Kern, M. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). Health benefits: Meta-analytically determining the impact of well-being on objective health outcomes. Health Psychology Review, 1(1), 83–136. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437190701492486

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Cognitive Therapy and Research / Jan 01, 2003

Lyubomirsky, S. (2003). Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27(3), 309–330. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1023918517378

Positive activities as protective factors against mental health conditions.

Journal of Abnormal Psychology / Feb 01, 2014

Layous, K., Chancellor, J., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2014). Positive activities as protective factors against mental health conditions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123(1), 3–12. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0034709

Thinking About Rumination: The Scholarly Contributions and Intellectual Legacy of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology / Mar 28, 2015

Lyubomirsky, S., Layous, K., Chancellor, J., & Nelson, S. K. (2015). Thinking About Rumination: The Scholarly Contributions and Intellectual Legacy of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 11(1), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032814-112733

An Upward Spiral Between Gratitude and Humility

Social Psychological and Personality Science / May 30, 2014

Kruse, E., Chancellor, J., Ruberton, P. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2014). An Upward Spiral Between Gratitude and Humility. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(7), 805–814. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550614534700

Upregulating the positive affect system in anxiety and depression: Outcomes of a positive activity intervention

Depression and Anxiety / Jan 06, 2017

Taylor, C. T., Lyubomirsky, S., & Stein, M. B. (2017). Upregulating the positive affect system in anxiety and depression: Outcomes of a positive activity intervention. Depression and Anxiety, 34(3), 267–280. Portico. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22593

A New Measure of Life Satisfaction: The Riverside Life Satisfaction Scale

Journal of Personality Assessment / May 03, 2018

Margolis, S., Schwitzgebel, E., Ozer, D. J., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2018). A New Measure of Life Satisfaction: The Riverside Life Satisfaction Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101(6), 621–630. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2018.1464457

Ruminative Response Styles and Delay of Seeking Diagnosis for Breast Cancer Symptoms

Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology / Mar 01, 2006

Lyubomirsky, S., Kasri, F., Chang, O., & Chung, I. (2006). Ruminative Response Styles and Delay of Seeking Diagnosis for Breast Cancer Symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25(3), 276–304. https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2006.25.3.276

More Happiness for Young People and Less for Mature Adults

Social Psychological and Personality Science / Nov 05, 2015

Twenge, J. M., Sherman, R. A., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2015). More Happiness for Young People and Less for Mature Adults. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(2), 131–141. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550615602933

Changes in neural reward processing following Amplification of Positivity treatment for depression and anxiety: Preliminary findings from a randomized waitlist controlled trial

Behaviour Research and Therapy / Jul 01, 2021

Kryza-Lacombe, M., Pearson, N., Lyubomirsky, S., Stein, M. B., Wiggins, J. L., & Taylor, C. T. (2021). Changes in neural reward processing following Amplification of Positivity treatment for depression and anxiety: Preliminary findings from a randomized waitlist controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 142, 103860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2021.103860

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Dr. Erin Westgate, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, researching boredom, interest, and thinking (and why we're so bad at it)
Most Relevant Research Expertise
Clinical Psychology
Other Research Expertise (16)
social psychology
social cognition
emotion
Psychiatry and Mental health
Toxicology
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About
**Dr. Erin Westgate** (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida, where she studies boredom, interest, and why some thoughts are more engaging than others. ​She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Virginia in 2018, and her undergraduate degree from Reed College. Much of her research has been on the conditions under which people enjoy or do not enjoy their own thoughts. She has extended that work to the larger question of why people become bored, developing a new model of boredom that explains what boredom is, why we experience it, and what happens when we do.  As part of this, she is investigating our desire for a life full of interesting, perspective-changing experiences - or a “psychologically rich” life.
Most Relevant Publications (4+)

53 total publications

I drink therefore I am: Validating alcohol-related implicit association tests.

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors / Mar 01, 2013

Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., Teachman, B. A., Wiers, R. W., Westgate, E., & Greenwald, A. G. (2013). I drink therefore I am: Validating alcohol-related implicit association tests. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27(1), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027640

Can a Naturally Occurring Pathogen Threat Change Social Attitudes? Evaluations of Gay Men and Lesbians During the 2014 Ebola Epidemic

Social Psychological and Personality Science / Mar 22, 2016

Inbar, Y., Westgate, E. C., Pizarro, D. A., & Nosek, B. A. (2016). Can a Naturally Occurring Pathogen Threat Change Social Attitudes? Evaluations of Gay Men and Lesbians During the 2014 Ebola Epidemic. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(5), 420–427. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550616639651

Implicit drinking identity: Drinker+me associations predict college student drinking consistently

Addictive Behaviors / May 01, 2013

Lindgren, K. P., Foster, D. W., Westgate, E. C., & Neighbors, C. (2013). Implicit drinking identity: Drinker+me associations predict college student drinking consistently. Addictive Behaviors, 38(5), 2163–2166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2013.01.026

Pick your poison: Stimuli selection in alcohol-related implicit measures

Addictive Behaviors / Aug 01, 2012

Lindgren, K. P., Westgate, E. C., Kilmer, J. R., Kaysen, D., & Teachman, B. A. (2012). Pick your poison: Stimuli selection in alcohol-related implicit measures. Addictive Behaviors, 37(8), 990–993. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.03.024

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