M. Rose Barlow

M. Rose Barlow
Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education | PAIRE · National Center for PTSD

PhD
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6361-3176

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Introduction
I am the Project Manager on the Risk Screen Study at Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) and the National Center for PTSD. My personal research centers around the cognitive and social sequelae of interpersonal trauma and abuse. I particularly focus on dissociation in adults. In addition, I have an interest in how companion animals (pets) can help buffer stress responses in trauma survivors. Recently I've been studying the transdiagnostic vulnerability of emotion dysregulation.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - February 2018
Palo Alto University
Position
  • Managing Director
August 2008 - August 2014
Boise State University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2007 - June 2008
Santa Clara University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2000 - December 2005
University of Oregon
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (30)
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Objective We examine how naïve raters’ perception of first name socioeconomic status (SES) is related to the name's perceived race. Methods Student volunteers rate the perceived race and SES of first names. We use a logit model to analyze the data. Results Participants are four times as likely to say a “White” name is Black when they perceive the...
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While research supports a relationship between gender and posttraumatic growth (PTG), the relationship between gender norms and PTG is understudied. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship of gender role adherence to PTG in male and female survivors of interpersonal violence. Grounded in previous research, we hypothesized t...
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Experiencing traumatic events and abuse is unfortunately common in general, non-clinical samples. Recent research indicates that the ways in which individuals interpret traumatic experiences, as well as the ways that they manage challenging emotions in general, may statistically predict post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms to a greater ex...
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This chapter reviews how memory develops through the lifetime, and how understanding these normal processes illuminates the effects of trauma on memory. It addresses controversies in memory research as well as how memory interacts with other neurological and interpersonal systems. This chapter identifies foundational concepts and important past res...
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Among trauma survivors, efforts to control distressing thoughts may be linked with dissociation. We examined the hypothesis that dissociation was related to metacognitive need to control thoughts (NCT); and explored dissociation and NCT as mediators between trauma and thought control techniques in a sample of college students. Dissociation was posi...
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Some people with dissociative identity disorder (DID) have very little communication or awareness among the parts of their identity, while others experience a great deal of cooperation among alternate identities. Previous research on this topic has been sparse. Currently, there is no empirical measure of integration versus fragmentation in a person...
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Emotion regulation difficulties following trauma exposure have received increasing attention among researchers and clinicians. Previous work highlights the role of emotion regulation difficulties in multiple forms of psychological distress and identifies emotion regulation capacities as especially compromised among survivors of betrayal trauma: phy...
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Human-animal interaction (HAI) provides benefits for humans. Emotional attachment to pets is a possible mechanism for benefits but there is no standard operationalization for “attachment to pets.” The study presented here (N = 651) uses a pet attachment measure based on qualitative research about benefits of pets. This measure, the Pet Attachment a...
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http://journals.sagepub.com.paloaltou.idm.oclc.org/doi/pdf/10.1177/0361684312442662 This article examines the challenges of teaching students enrolled in courses dealing with gender and violence, including violence against women, psychology of trauma, and psychology of gender. Although various sources provide suggestions for teaching classes that...
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Companion animals can serve as sources of love and attachment during times of stress. Stuffed animals, too, can provide comfort and stability. However, little research has examined companion animal attachment in highly dissociative trauma survivors, and no studies have systematically assessed stuffed animal attachment in dissociative adults. Colleg...
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childhood neglect has severe, pervasive, negative outcomes that often continue into adulthood. As a potential source of support for both children and adults, companion animals (pets) can both give and receive affection and therefore may be sources of healthy attachment for people who were raised in negative situations. Toy stuffed animals, in contr...
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Eleven women with dissociative identity disorder (DID) participated in an experiment that included a variety of memory measures. DID participants were faster than a group of 13 female students at producing autobiographical memories in response to cue words. DID participants had difficulty answering detailed questions about a story containing fear c...
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http://www.istss.org/ISTSS_Main/media/Documents/SP_March_D331March2010.pdf There are some similarities between the concerns for human research participants and college students taking trauma-focused classes, such as psychology of trauma, child abuse and neglect, and violence against women. In fact, in IRB applications, some trauma researchers expl...
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Betrayal trauma theory (Freyd, 1996) proposes that dissociation is one mechanism by which traumatized individuals can be unaware of information that could threaten an important relationship. This chapter pro-poses a view of dissociation as a set of characteristics, including information processing tendencies, that can be organized into two separate...
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Reviews the book, Traumatic dissociation: Neurobiology and treatment edited by Eric Vermetten, Martin J. Dorahy, and David Spiegel (see record 2007-05420-000 ). A book like Traumatic Dissociation: Neurobiology and Treatment is overdue, and fortunately now its time has come. This book is an excellent collection of chapters that provide a good review...
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This article's purpose is to aid researchers who are interested in conducting research with dissociative populations, but who may not have extensive experience in this area. Researching dissociative identity disorder (DID) comes with many challenges. In this article, the ethics and logistics involved in selecting and implementing research methodolo...
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This study of over 700 participants is the first to examine whether students in a university human subjects pool (HSP) population differ systematically by gender, major, and participation time (early versus late in the term) on characteristics relevant to trauma research. Males and females reported equal amounts of overall child and adult trauma, a...
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Two experiments were carried out to study the metamemory theory of confidence for the domain of sentence recall. Experiment 1 used nondeceptive sentences and deceptive synonym substitution sentences. Experiment 2 used nondeceptive sentences and deceptive schema inference sentences. In both experiments there was a strong positive relationship betwee...
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Levels of awareness for trauma and their consequences for research, treatment, and prevention within professional psychology and society are considered. When people must endure chronically traumatic environments, it may be adaptive to isolate from awareness information that would produce cognitive dissonance and threaten necessary relationships. Un...

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This project involves the development, deployment, and evaluation of a new online intervention that uses empirically-supported techniques for improving the productivity of research writers in academia. It is targeted towards both faculty and graduate students who are struggling to complete writing projects such as articles or a dissertation. This intervention builds on the work of Robert Boice, among others.