Sarah Adut: In research, I am interested in people's experiences with unwanted thinking; specifically the effects of beliefs, interpretations, and attributions of intrusive thoughts in obsessive-compulsive symptomatology. I am also interested in exploring the role of social support and mechanisms of change in mental health technology interventions.
Robert Fite: My primary interest centers around a bias known as thought-action fusion. Specifically, my research investigates the development, measurement, and symptomatic outcome of thought-action fusion. I am also interested in the overlap between psychopathology and chronic health conditions. To this end, I hope to investigate different mechanisms which may be targeted in interventions with the hope of improving treatment adherence, quality of life, and psychopathology.
Annika Goldman: I am interested in researching older adults' unique psychological risk and protective factors and how they can be integrated into theories of unwanted thinking. Specifically, I am interested in how subjective cognitive concerns may influence older adult's experience of unwanted intrusive thoughts. I am also interested in examining the efficacy of different treatments, such as mindfulness, for late-life psychopathology.
Kelechi Uzoegwu: Starting in August, 2019.
Meagan Henry: I am interested in older adulthood, as I feel that the life changes that occur during this stage of life offer unique challenges to individuals who wish to maintain a high quality of life. I am also interested in novel interventions for depression and anxiety that people can easily integrate into their daily lives, especially as they might relate to the health or identity changes that older adults face.
Augusta Rawlins-Rader, M.D.
Yu Zhong, Educational Psychology Graduate Student
Katie Harris (Former Project Coordinator, Social Work Graduate Student at Arizona State University): I am primarily interested in exploring ways that advances in health technologies and interventions may aid specific populations, including veterans, athletes, and individuals who suffer with chronic pain. I am also interested in the ways that unwanted thinking and cognition may be a risk factor for serious psychopathological problems in those populations, especially risk for suicide.