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Research Interests for Moria J. Smoski

Research Interests:

Ongoing projects include:

- Imaging-genetics prediction of response to Behavioral Activation treatment in individuals with Major Depressive Disorder
- FMRI measures of reward, emotion responsivity, and mindfulness in women who experienced early life adversity
- Psychological and mood changes associated with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Acoustics, Adolescent, Adult, Affect, Aged, Amygdala, Analysis of Variance, Anhedonia, Anticipation, Psychological, Anxiety Disorders, Arousal, Association Learning, Attention, Autistic Disorder, Awareness, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Biological Evolution, Borderline Personality Disorder, Brain, Brain Mapping, Buprenorphine, Case-Control Studies, Cerebral Cortex, Child, Child, Preschool, Choice Behavior, Cognition, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Comorbidity, Concept Formation, Control Groups, Corpus Striatum, Cues, Decision Making, Depression, Depressive Disorder, Depressive Disorder, Major, Discrimination Learning, Disease Susceptibility, Dominance, Cerebral, Drug Combinations, Emotion regulation, Emotions, Facial Expression, Fear, Feedback, Feedback, Psychological, Female, Friends, Frontal Lobe, Functional Laterality, Functional Neuroimaging, Gambling, Games, Experimental, Gyrus Cinguli, Health Surveys, Hippocampus, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Individuality, Infant, Laughter, Learning, Limbic System, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Major Depressive Disorder, Male, Meditation, Mental Health, Middle Aged, Mind-Body Relations, Metaphysical, Mindfulness, Models, Psychological, Mood Disorders, Mother-Child Relations, Motion Perception, Motivation, Mouth, Multivariate Analysis, Naloxone, Narcotic Antagonists, Nerve Net, Neuropsychological Tests, Nucleus Accumbens, Opiate Substitution Treatment, Opioid-Related Disorders, Oxygen, Pattern Recognition, Visual, Perceptual Closure, Personality, Personality Assessment, Personality Disorders, Personality Tests, Photic Stimulation, Pilot Projects, Prefrontal Cortex, Problem Solving, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychomotor Performance, Psychophysics, Psychotherapy, Punishment, Quality of Life, Reaction Time, Reference Values, Remission Induction, Resilience, Psychological, Reward, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, Rumination, Self Concept, Self Report, Sex Characteristics, Social Behavior, Speech, Spirituality, Stress, Psychological, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome, Task Performance and Analysis, Temperament, Tobacco Use Disorder, Treatment Outcome, Ventral Striatum, Visual Perception, Voice, Young Adult
Representative Publications   (search)
  1. Paul, NA; Stanton, SJ; Greeson, JM; Smoski, MJ; Wang, L, Psychological and neural mechanisms of trait mindfulness in reducing depression vulnerability., Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, vol. 8 no. 1 (January, 2013), pp. 56-64 [22717383], [doi[abs].
  2. Hayward, RD; Taylor, WD; Smoski, MJ; Steffens, DC; Payne, ME, Association of Five-Factor Model Personality Domains and Facets with Presence, Onset, and Treatment Outcomes of Major Depression in Older Adults., Am J Geriatr Psychiatry (March, 2012) [22426521], [doi[abs].
  3. Dichter, GS; Kozink, RV; McClernon, FJ; Smoski, MJ, Remitted major depression is characterized by reward network hyperactivation during reward anticipation and hypoactivation during reward outcomes., J Affect Disord, vol. 136 no. 3 (February, 2012), pp. 1126-1134 [22036801], [doi[abs].
  4. Greeson, JM; Webber, DM; Smoski, MJ; Brantley, JG; Ekblad, AG; Suarez, EC; Wolever, RQ, Changes in spirituality partly explain health-related quality of life outcomes after Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction., J Behav Med, vol. 34 no. 6 (December, 2011), pp. 508-518 [21360283], [doi[abs].
  5. Smoski, MJ; Rittenberg, A; Dichter, GS, Major depressive disorder is characterized by greater reward network activation to monetary than pleasant image rewards., Psychiatry Research, vol. 194 no. 3 (December, 2011), pp. 263-270 [22079658], [doi[abs].
  6. Keng, S-L; Smoski, MJ; Robins, CJ, Effects of mindfulness on psychological health: a review of empirical studies., Clin Psychol Rev, vol. 31 no. 6 (August, 2011), pp. 1041-1056 [21802619], [doi[abs].
  7. Smoski, MJ; Salsman, N; Wang, L; Smith, V; Lynch, TR; Dager, SR; LaBar, KS; Linehan, MM, Functional imaging of emotion reactivity in opiate-dependent borderline personality disorder., Personal Disord, vol. 2 no. 3 (July, 2011), pp. 230-241 [22448769], [doi[abs].
  8. Dichter, GS; Felder, JN; Smoski, MJ, The effects of Brief Behavioral Activation Therapy for Depression on cognitive control in affective contexts: An fMRI investigation., J Affect Disord, vol. 126 no. 1-2 (October, 2010), pp. 236-244 [20421135], [doi[abs].
  9. Hayes, JP; Morey, RA; Petty, CM; Seth, S; Smoski, MJ; McCarthy, G; Labar, KS, Staying cool when things get hot: emotion regulation modulates neural mechanisms of memory encoding., Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 4 (2010), pp. 230 [21212840], [doi[abs].
  10. Smoski, MJ; Felder, J; Bizzell, J; Green, SR; Ernst, M; Lynch, TR; Dichter, GS, fMRI of alterations in reward selection, anticipation, and feedback in major depressive disorder., J Affect Disord, vol. 118 no. 1-3 (November, 2009), pp. 69-78 [19261334], [doi[abs].
  11. Dichter, GS; Felder, JN; Petty, C; Bizzell, J; Ernst, M; Smoski, MJ, The effects of psychotherapy on neural responses to rewards in major depression., Biol Psychiatry, vol. 66 no. 9 (November, 2009), pp. 886-897 [19726030], [doi[abs].
  12. Dichter, GS; Felder, JN; Smoski, MJ, Affective context interferes with cognitive control in unipolar depression: an fMRI investigation., J Affect Disord, vol. 114 no. 1-3 (April, 2009), pp. 131-142 [18706701], [doi[abs].
  13. Smoski, MJ; Lynch, TR; Rosenthal, MZ; Cheavens, JS; Chapman, AL; Krishnan, RR, Decision-making and risk aversion among depressive adults., Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol. 39 no. 4 (December, 2008), pp. 567-576 [18342834], [doi[abs].
  14. Wang, L; LaBar, KS; Smoski, M; Rosenthal, MZ; Dolcos, F; Lynch, TR; Krishnan, RR; McCarthy, G, Prefrontal mechanisms for executive control over emotional distraction are altered in major depression., Psychiatry Research, vol. 163 no. 2 (July, 2008), pp. 143-155 [18455373], [doi[abs].
  15. Chapman, A., Lynch, T.R., Rosenthal, M.Z., Cheavens, J.S., Smoski, M.J., & Krishnan, K.R.R. (2007). Risk aversion among depressed older adults with obsessive compulsive personality disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 161-174. .

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