Timothy J. Strauman
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
Education & Training
Ph.D., New York University 1987
M.A., University of Chicago 1979
B.A., Duquesne University 1978
Professor Strauman's research focuses on the psychological and neurobiological processes that enable self-regulation, conceptualized in terms of a cognitive/motivational perspective, as well as the relation between self-regulation and affect. Particular areas of emphasis include: (1) conceptualizing self-regulation in terms of brain/behavior motivational systems; (2) the role of self-regulatory cognitive processes in vulnerability to depression and other disorders; (3) the impact of treatments for depression, such as psychotherapy and medication, on self-regulatory function and dysfunction in depression; (4) how normative and non-normative socialization patterns influence the development of self-regulatory systems; (5) the contributory roles of self-regulation, affect, and psychopathology in determining immunologically-mediated susceptibility to illness; (6) development of novel multi-component treatments for depression targeting self-regulatory dysfunction; (7) utilization of brain imaging techniques to test hypotheses concerning self-regulation, including the nature and function of hypothetical regulatory systems and characterizing the breakdowns in self-regulation that lead to and accompany depression.
Self-regulation, depression, translational research
Strauman, TJ, and Eddington, KM. "Treatment of Depression from a Self-Regulation Perspective: Basic Concepts and Applied Strategies in Self-System Therapy." Cognitive Therapy and Research 41.1 (February 2017): 1-15. Full Text
Luber, BM, Davis, S, Bernhardt, E, Neacsiu, A, Kwapil, L, Lisanby, SH, and Strauman, TJ. "Using neuroimaging to individualize TMS treatment for depression: Toward a new paradigm for imaging-guided intervention." NeuroImage 148 (January 3, 2017): 1-7. Full Text
Scult, MA, Paulli, AR, Mazure, ES, Moffitt, TE, Hariri, AR, and Strauman, TJ. "The association between cognitive function and subsequent depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Psychological medicine 47.1 (January 2017): 1-17. Full Text
Mason, TB, Lavender, JM, Wonderlich, SA, Crosby, RD, Engel, SG, Strauman, TJ, Mitchell, JE, Crow, SJ, Le Grange, D, Klein, MH, Smith, TL, and Peterson, CB. "Self-Discrepancy and Eating Disorder Symptoms Across Eating Disorder Diagnostic Groups." European eating disorders review : the journal of the Eating Disorders Association 24.6 (November 2016): 541-545. Full Text
Waters, SJ, Strauman, TJ, McKee, DC, Campbell, LC, Shelby, RA, Dixon, KE, Fras, AM, and Keefe, FJ. "Self-system therapy for distress associated with persistent low back pain: A randomized clinical trial." Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 26.4 (July 2016): 472-483. Full Text
Scult, MA, Knodt, AR, Hanson, JL, Ryoo, M, Adcock, RA, Hariri, AR, and Strauman, TJ. "Individual Differences in Regulatory Focus Predict Neural Response to Reward." Social neuroscience (April 14, 2016).
Blalock, DV, Franzese, AT, Machell, KA, and Strauman, TJ. "Attachment style and self-regulation: How our patterns in relationships reflect broader motivational styles." Personality and Individual Differences 87 (December 2015): 90-98. Full Text
Strauman, TJ, Socolar, Y, Kwapil, L, Cornwell, JF, Franks, B, Sehnert, S, and Higgins, ET. "Microinterventions targeting regulatory focus and regulatory fit selectively reduce dysphoric and anxious mood." Behaviour research and therapy 72 (September 2015): 18-29. Full Text
Weingarten, CP, and Strauman, TJ. "Neuroimaging for psychotherapy research: Current trends." Psychotherapy Research 25.2 (January 1, 2015): 185-213. Full Text
Weingarten, CP, and Strauman, TJ. "Neuroimaging for psychotherapy research: current trends." Psychotherapy research : journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research 25.2 (January 2015): 185-213. (Review) Full Text
Carrig, MM, Kolden, GG, and Strauman, TJ. "Using functional magnetic resonance imaging in psychotherapy research: A brief introduction to concepts, methods and task selection." Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Psychotherapy Research. January 1, 2014. 72-84. Full Text
Strauman, TJ, Klenk, MM, and Eddington, KM. "Self-regulation as a mediator of change in psychotherapy." 2013.
Goetz, EL, Pizzagalli, DA, Hariri, AR, and Strauman, TJ. "Regulatory Focus and Reward Sensitivity: Integrating Social-Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Perspectives." May 1, 2010.
Couple Communication in Cancer: A Multi-method Examination awarded by Arizona State University (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2017
Student Resilience awarded by Duke Endowment (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2017
Motivated Memory as Therapeutic Target awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2011 to 2017
Student Resilience awarded by Duke Endowment (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2016
Instructed Activation of the Human Dopaminergic Midbrain using Real-Time fMRI awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Sponsor). 2014 to 2016
Improving Adherence to Recommended Surveillance in Breast Cancer Survivors awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2010 to 2015
The Effects of Repeated Retrieval on Autobiographical Memories awarded by National Institutes of Health (Advisor). 2012 to 2015
Self-Regulation Failure: Identifying and Modifying a Risk Phenotype awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2014
Brain Imaging the Effects of High Sensation Value Anti-Drug PSAs awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2009 to 2013
Discrimination & Short & Long-Term Risks for Depression awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2005 to 2011