Benjamin A Katz

Benjamin A Katz
Hebrew University of Jerusalem | HUJI · Department of Psychology

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An open trial of a therapist-guided internet cognitive-behavioral therapy (ICBT) for panic disorder with and without agoraphobia (PD/A) was conducted. Ninety adults diagnosed with PD/A were treated using ICBT adapted from a face to face (FTF) protocol. Results were benchmarked against two FTF samples, one at the same research site using the same pr...
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The current article presents a model wherein reinforcement sensitivity predicts depression and anxiety via trait preferences for concomitant emotion regulation strategies. In Study 1 (N = 593), BAS sensitivity positively predicted reappraisal and BIS sensitivity negatively predicted it. Reappraisal then negatively predicted depression. BIS sensitiv...
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The current studies systematically examined a new version of the Questionnaire-Based Implicit Association Test (qIAT), which minimizes the differences between direct and indirect modes of assessment. Studies 1a (N = 276) and 1 b (N = 238) tested a method that enables an indirect assessment of questionnaires that include only non-reversed items. Stu...
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The self‐esteem Questionnaire‐based Implicit Association Test (SE‐qIAT) provides an indirect assessment of general self‐worth that is based on the items of the well‐validated Rosenberg Self‐Esteem Scale (RSES), and the structure of this variant of the IAT enables a clearer interpretation, compared with the conventional self‐esteem IAT. Study 1 (N =...
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Objective: This study examines relationships among different aspects of therapeutic alliance with treatment outcome, adherence and attrition in internet delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (ICBT) for panic disorder. Methods: We examined alliance-outcome relationships in ICBT (N = 74) using a newly developed self-report alliance measure that dis...
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Bipolar spectrum disorders are characterized by alternating intervals of extreme positive and negative affect. We performed a meta-analysis to test the hypothesis that such disorders would be related to dysregulated reinforcement sensitivity. First, we reviewed 23 studies that reported the correlation between self-report measures of (hypo)manic per...
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Temperamental reinforcement sensitivity predicts affective pathology, with BAS sensitivity negatively predicting depression and BIS sensitivity positively predicting both depression and anxiety. Most clinical research on reinforcement sensitivity, however, neglects the role of cognitive mechanisms in mediating these relationships. The current artic...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had medical, economic and behavioral implications on a global scale and was argued to have negatively impacted the population’s mental health as well. The current study utilizes longitudinal data to assess such an assertion. An international group of 218 participants completed measures of depression, anxiety, rumination an...
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Self-report questionnaires can only yield information that people are able and willing to report, but implicit assessment methods are not commonly used in mainstream personality research. The Questionnaire-based Implicit Association Test (qIAT) was designed to address the limitations associated with the conventional self-concept IAT, and it enables...
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Research on the connections between shame and personality disorders (PDs) has focused predominantly on shame proneness. We examined the relationships of shame aversion, or experiencing shame as painful and unbearable, with avoidant and borderline personality disorders. Participants completed self-report measures assessing avoidant and borderline PD...
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The relationship between context and emotion regulation is currently at the center of a burgeoning area of research. Commonly used emotion regulation questionnaires, however, are predominantly trait-based, and insensitive to situational choice of regulatory strategy. The current work describes the development and validation of the State Emotion Reg...
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While many therapies focus on the reduction of disturbing symptoms, others pursue behavior consistent with personally held values. Based on regulatory focus theory (Higgins, 1997), reducing symptoms is a type of prevention goal while pursuing values is a promotion goal. In the current study, 123 undergraduate students elicited a negative, self-focu...
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Genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer can help target prevention programs, and possibly reduce morbidity and mortality. A positive result of BRCA1/2 is a substantial risk factor for breast and ovarian cancer, and its detection often leads to risk reduction interventions such as increased screening, prophylactic mastectomy and oophorectomy....

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We are planning to run a 2-part longitudinal questionnaire study (15-25 min) on Prolific and are deciding between 6 months between sessions and 12. Anybody here with experience/info on attrition rates for 6 vs 12 months, and/or if the extra time will make a difference?
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Hello, all. I am interested in comparing the impact of including an additional element in my path model. For example, the difference between X>M>Y and X&A>M>Y. My first thought was to compare the fit statistics between the two models, but they have a different number of elements and the second model includes the additional variance introduced by A. I tried looking for the answer myself and have yet to have found a satisfying answer. Could anyone here please offer some advice, or point me to a source that could?
Thanks,
Ben
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Hello, all.
I am currently running a meta analysis on the relationship between reinforcement sensitivity theory and affective disorders. Any researcher who has access to data on (a) measures of reward and punishment sensitivity (TPQ, TCI, BIS/BAS, SPSRQ, Jackson-5, RST-PQ, GRAPES, BIS), AND (b) measures or clinical populations related to depressive anxiety and bipolar disorders are invited to contact me at benjamin.katz@mail.huji.ac.il.
Thanks and all the best,
Ben

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