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: My research focuses on the etiology and maintenance of intrusive thoughts. Specifically, I am interested in factors that predict and influence faulty interpretations of intrusive thoughts in the context of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. I am also interested in exploring cognitive strategies that may influence misappraisals and reappraisals of intrusive thoughts.
Katie Harris (Former Project Coordinator, Social Work Graduate Student at Arizona State University)
Meagan Henry (Former Project Coordinator, Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology at University of Florida
Augusta Rawlins-Rader, M.D. (Former Professional Research Assistant/Collaborator, Resident at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital)
Yu Zhong (Former Professional Research Assistant/Collaborator, Doctoral Student in Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University)