At the Anxiety and Trauma Research Program at the University of Southern Mississippi, we aim to examine anxiety-related vulnerability factors including anxiety sensitivity, distress tolerance, and cognitive biases. We are primarily focused on how these factors impact anxiety, trauma, and suicide-related psychopathology.
Current research projects in the lab involve:
Second year Nicole Smith successfully proposed her thesis project: Expanding the Fear of Loss of Vigilance Theory of Nocturnal Panic.
Congratulations to third year Rachel Martin for receiving the 2017-2018 Psychology Department Outstanding Graduate Research Award and the 2017 Clinical Psychology Research Excellence Award (1st - 3rd year division)
Third years Brian Bauer and Rachel Martin attended the Military Suicide Research Consortium Pre-Conference Training Day for AAS 2018. This training workshop allows students to learn from mentors in the field ways that innovative suicide prevention research applies to military populations.
Congratulations to ATRP Undergraduate Research Assistant Tiara Watson, who was selected to attend three competitive programs designed to help diversify the field of psychology and provide students with preparation for successful matriculation into graduate programs in psychology. She will attend events at the 2018 Diverse Academic Opportunities Program at the University of Central Florida, the Visitation in Psychology Weekend at the University of Pittsburg, and the Diversity in Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota.
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