Timothy J Strauman, Professor
Professor Strauman's research interests
center upon self-regulation, conceptualized in terms of a cognitive/motivational perspective, as well as the relation between self-regulation and psychopathology. Particular areas of
emphasis include: (1) conceptualizing
self-regulation in terms of basic
self/brain/behavior motivational systems; (2)
the role of self-regulatory processes
in vulnerability to depression and other
disorders; (3) the impact of treatment on self-regulatory function and dysfunction in depression; (4) how normative and non-normative
socialization patterns influence the
development of individual differences in self-regulation; (5) the contributory roles of self-regulation, affect, and psychopathology in determining immunologically-mediated susceptibility to illness; (6) development of a brief structured psychotherapy for depression for adults as well as adolescents targeting self-regulatory dysfunction; (7) using brain imaging techniques to test hypotheses
concerning self-regulation, including the
nature and function of regulatory
systems and characterizing the breakdowns
in self-regulation that lead to and accompany
depression and other disorders.
Professor Strauman's clinical interests follow
from his program of research. Specifically, he
is interested in learning how psychotherapy
remediates disorders such as depression
and whether psychotherapy is effective at
reducing risk for relapse and recurrence of
emotional disorders. His lab's clinically focused research includes developing and refining a self-regulation-based therapy for depression and the use of neuroimaging techniques to examine the mechanisms of action of treatments for depression. Prof. Strauman is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science as well as the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.
- Eddington, K.M., Dolcos, F., McLean, A.N., Cabeza, R., Krishnan, K.R.R., & Strauman, T.J. (2009). Neural correlates of idiographic goal priming in depression:Goal-specific dysfunctions in the orbitofrontal cortex.. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 4, 238-246.
- Eddington, K.M., Dolcos, F., Cabeza, R., Krishnan, K.R.R., & Strauman T.J. (2007). Neural correlates of promotion and prevention goal activation: An fMRI study using an idiographic approach.. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1152-1162.
- Strauman, T.J., Vieth, A.Z., Merrill, K.A., Woods, T.E., Kolden, G.G., Klein, M.H., Papadakis, A.A., Schneider, K.L., & Kwapil, L. (2006).
Self-system therapy as an intervention for self-regulatory dysfunction in depression: A randomized comparison with cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(2), 367-376.
- Current Ph.D. Students
- Kate MacDuffie
- Allison Detloff
- Elena Goetz
- Amy Sanchez
- Postdocs Mentored
- Madeline Carrig (September 01, 2007 - June 30, 2009)
- Kari Eddington (September 01, 2004 - August 30, 2007)