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Eugenia I Gorlin

Eugenia I Gorlin
Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology · Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

Ph.D.

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Additional affiliations
July 2015 - June 2016
Alpert Medical School - Brown University
Position
  • Psychology resident
August 2010 - June 2016
University of Virginia
Position
  • PhD Student
July 2008 - June 2010
Massachusetts General Hospital
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2010 - May 2016
University of Virginia
Field of study
  • Clinical psychology

Publications

Publications (32)
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As we account for the genetic and environmental influences on morally-relevant character traits like intellectual honesty, industriousness, and self-control, do we risk becoming ever less accountable to ourselves? Behavioral genetic research suggests that about half the variance in such character traits is likely attributable to heredity, and a sma...
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Maladaptive coping with failure can cause considerable distress and impairment. This study tested a novel cognitive strategy that induces participants to process both the value (“why”) and means (“how”) of reengaging in adaptive goal-pursuit after a failure. Students (N=263) received bogus failure feedback on an academic test battery, and were rand...
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The current study brings together two typically distinct lines of research. First, social anxiety is inconsistently associated with behavioral deficits in social performance, and the factors accounting for these deficits remain poorly understood. Second, research on selective processing of threat cues, termed cognitive biases, suggests these biases...
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Evidence is mixed regarding the circumstances in which anxiety predicts more versus less unwanted thought recurrence. This study examined subjective, self-reported suppression effort as a mediator of the relationship between anxiety symptoms and both the frequency and duration of unwanted thought recurrence during a thought suppression paradigm. Ad...
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To live well in the present, we take direction from the past. Yet, individuals may engage in a variety of behaviors that distort their past and current circumstances, reducing the likelihood of adaptive problem solving and decision making. In this article, we attend to self-deception as one such class of behaviors. Drawing upon research showing bot...
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To address the need for conceptual and clinical consensus within the field, psychotherapy research has increasingly focused on identifying common principles of change. While the field contends that this approach is atheoretical, we argue that principles of change cannot be fully understood or applied without the context of some theoretical framewor...
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The challenges faced by healthcare workers (HCWs) on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been widely analogized to the experience of military service members, both in terms of general burnout and the mental health effects of frequent trauma exposure. This analogy has the potential to yield a wealth of science-based recommendations for addr...
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Background Brief computerized programs that train less threatening interpretations (termed Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretations, or CBM-I) can shift interpretation biases and subsequent anxiety symptoms. However, results have been inconsistent, particularly for studies conducted over the Internet. Methods The current exploratory study t...
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High distress intolerance (DI: often assessed as anxiety sensitivity) and low working memory capacity (WMC) have each been identified as risk factors for negative health behaviors. To our knowledge, these risk factors have only been studied independently. The current study investigated both the independent and interactive effects of DI and WMC in p...
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Research to date provides striking evidence that youth from low socio-economic status (SES) households are at an increased risk for smoking. Converging evidence from developmental studies, psychopathology studies, intervention studies, and basic research on self-control abilities have identified working memory and distress tolerance as potential cr...
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Researchers and clinicians routinely rely on patients’ retrospective emotional self-reports to guide diagnosis and treatment, despite evidence of impaired autobiographical memory and retrieval of emotional information in depression and anxiety. To clarify the nature and specificity of these impairments, we conducted two large online data collection...
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The present research examined the degree to which facets of trait mindfulness were associated with level and changes in psychological distress in response to a repeated carbon dioxide (CO2) breathing challenge. Undergraduate students (N = 93) completed a self-report measure of mindfulness and underwent two 7.5% CO2 challenges, spaced 1 week apart....
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Adolescence is a vulnerable period for smoking initiation, with disadvantaged teens particularly at risk. In addition, emotional and cognitive dysregulation is associated with an increased risk of smoking and makes it particularly challenging to benefit from standard substance use prevention interventions. The goal of the current study is to invest...
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Background: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious illness that is frequently underdiagnosed in adults. The goal of this report from the Rhode Island Methods to Improve Diagnostic Assessment and Services project was to determine if it was possible to identify 1 or 2 ADHD criteria that could serve as "gate" criteria to screen...
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A recent meta-analysis by Bolier et al. indicated that positive psychology interventions have overall small to moderate effects on well-being, but results were quite heterogeneous across intervention trials. Such meta-analytic research helps condense information on the efficacy of a broad psychosocial intervention by averaging across many effects;...
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Self-reported anxiety, and potentially physiological response, to maintained inhalation of carbon dioxide (CO2) enriched air shows promise as a putative marker of panic reactivity and vulnerability. Temporal stability of response systems during low-dose, steady-state CO2 breathing challenge is lacking. Outcomes on multiple levels were measured two...
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Objective: Despite growing recognition that Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a highly prevalent, impairing, and comorbid disorder that persists into adulthood, reports on the nature and extent of its psychiatric comorbidities have been mixed to date. This study compared the prevalence rates of all major Axis I disorders as well as...
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Few replicable genetic variants have been identified in the etiology of heritable anxiety disorders such as panic disorder. Endophenotypic measures that have reduced heterogeneity may provide more powerful targets for gene identification. We assessed hypersensitivity to carbon dioxide (a reliable endophenotype of panic and anxiety) in 174 Caucasian...
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While Internet interventions can improve health behaviors, their impact is limited by program adherence. Supporting program adherence through telephone counseling may be useful, but there have been few direct tests of the impact of support. We describe a Telephone Motivational Interviewing (MI) intervention targeting adherence to an Internet interv...
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Theoretical models of panic disorder posit a unique role for external anxiety-related control attributions (i.e., lack of perceived control over the onset and maintenance of one’s anxiety symptoms) in predicting panic reactivity, even beyond well-established cognitive risk factors such as anxiety sensitivity. The present study examined whether anxi...
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Prior findings are mixed regarding the presence and direction of threat-related interference biases in social anxiety. The current study examined general inhibitory control (IC), measured by the classic colour-word Stroop, as a moderator of the relationship between both threat interference biases [indexed by the emotional Stroop (e-Stroop)] and sev...
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Cognitive models suggest that social anxiety is in part caused and maintained by cognitive biases. In this chapter, we evaluate empirical evidence for various biases in individuals with social anxiety, including biases of judgment and interpretation, selective attention, post-event processing and memory, and implicit associations. For each bias, we...
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Off-task mind-wandering (i.e., internally generated thoughts that are unrelated to the assigned task) can impair task performance and heighten emotional distress; thus, determining predictors of mind-wandering is important. Prior research implicates both working memory (WM) and current affective states in the occurrence of mind-wandering, but with...
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Avoidance behavior is a hallmark of clinical anxiety and can lead to some of the debilitating impairments associated with anxiety disorders. Understanding the cognitive and emotional factors that predict avoidant behavior could therefore be a crucial step toward identifying targets for intervention. The current study examined the role of explicit a...
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The current study investigated whether the speed at which individuals rate their current levels of state affect moderates the relationship between state and trait affect reports. 1048 undergraduates completed an online version of Robinson and Clore’s (2002) emotion-rating judgment latency task, as well as a trait social anxiety and a trait depressi...
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Depression is a major health issue affecting over 21 million American adults that often goes untreated, and even when undergoing treatment it is hard to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. To address these issues, we have created a real-time depression monitoring system for the home. This system runs 24/7 and can potentially detect the earl...

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