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7 Tesla Functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Analysis of Pain Processing in Humans 

Nichols, Steven (2022-12-01)
Globally, one in five people will experience some form of chronic pain in their life. In the United States, an estimated 50 million people manage chronic pain daily, nearly 20 million of which are categorized as high-impact ...

Comparing Startle Reactivity in Cannabis Dependent Females with Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome vs. Non-User Controls Matched on Psychopathology: A Test of the Allostatic Model of Addiction 

Preston, Thomas (2023-07-28)
Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) is expected to increase in the United States, necessitating research examining markers that may predict CUD trajectory. As chronic and harmful cannabis use develops, homeostatic thresholds to ...

Impact of Conditioning Inhibitory Control Recruitment to Threat Processing in Trauma Exposed Adults 

Afshar, Kaveh (2023-08-09)
The underlying mechanisms contributing to the risk and maintenance of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unclear. Deficits in inhibitory control (IC) have been associated with worse post-traumatic stress symptoms ...

The Interactive effect of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Attentional Control, and Cognitive Load on Threat-Related Attentional Bias 

Clauss, Kate (2021-04-19)
Theory and empirical evidence suggest that those with higher posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms and better attentional control (i.e., the strategic control of higher-order executive attention in regulating bottom-up, ...

Measuring Psychological (In)flexiblity: A Psychometric Evaluation and Comparison of Existing Measures 

Thomas, Kelsey (2022-12-06)
Psychological (in)flexibility, the tendency for behavior to be guided by psychological reactions rather than chosen values, is a central construct of interest in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT; Hayes, Strosahl, & ...

The Role of Metacognitive Beliefs and the Cognitive Attentional Syndrome in the Development of Anxiety Symptoms: A Cross-Lagged Panel Design 

Gorday, Julia (2023-07-27)
The metacognitive model of emotional disorders suggests that the cognitive attentional syndrome (CAS; i.e., a set of seven maladaptive self-regulation strategies) is activated by one’s beliefs about their own thoughts, ...

The role of sustained attention toward threatening stimuli in fearlessness about death: An ERP study 

Fox, Hailey (2023-11-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Given that suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, it is critical to identify those most at risk for suicide. Prominent theories of suicide and empirical evidence suggest that dysregulated threat ...

Social Anxiety in Sexual Minority Individuals: The Role of Hypervigilance 

Gebhardt, Eli (2024-05-01)
The current study aimed to investigate the associations between hypervigilance and social anxiety disorder (SA) in sexual minority (SM) individuals, as well as the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other non-heterosexual ...