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

Overview

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.

Expertise

Self-regulation, depression, translational research

Strauman, TJ, Socolar, Y, Kwapil, L, Cornwell, JFM, 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 Open Access Copy

Weingarten, CP, and Strauman, TJ. "Neuroimaging for psychotherapy research: Current trends." Psychotherapy Research 25.2 (January 1, 2015): 185-213. Full Text Open Access Copy

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

McCarty, CA, Huggins, W, Aiello, AE, Bilder, RM, Hariri, A, Jernigan, TL, Newman, E, Sanghera, DK, Strauman, TJ, Zeng, Y, Ramos, EM, Junkins, HA, and PhenX RISING network, . "PhenX RISING: real world implementation and sharing of PhenX measures." BMC medical genomics 7 (March 20, 2014): 16-. Full Text Open Access Copy

Atkins, MS, Strauman, TJ, Cyranowski, JM, and Kolden, GG. "Reconceptualizing Internship Training Within the Evolving Clinical Science Training Model." Clinical Psychological Science 2.1 (January 2014): 46-57. Full Text Open Access Copy

Strauman, TJ, Goetz, EL, Detloff, AM, Macduffie, KE, Zaunmüller, L, and Lutz, W. "Self-Regulation and Mechanisms of Action in Psychotherapy: A Theory-Based Translational Perspective." Journal of Personality 81.6 (December 1, 2013): 542-553. Full Text Open Access Copy

Strauman, TJ, Goetz, EL, Detloff, AM, MacDuffie, KE, Zaunmüller, L, and Lutz, W. "Self-regulation and mechanisms of action in psychotherapy: a theory-based translational perspective." J Pers 81.6 (December 2013): 542-553. Full Text Open Access Copy

Armstrong, JM, Ruttle, PL, Burk, LR, Costanzo, PR, Strauman, TJ, and Essex, MJ. "Early risk factors for alcohol use across high school and its covariation with deviant friends." J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74.5 (September 2013): 746-756.

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Discrimination & Short & Long-Term Risks for Depression awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2005 to 2011

Stress and Behavior in Health and Disease awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 1989 to 2011

Training in Psychological Intervention Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2011

Project AIM: Preventing Illicit Substance Use Among Middle School Children awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2010

A Linux Cluster Computational Facility for Neuroimaging Research awarded by National Institutes of Health (Major User). 2009 to 2010

Self/Brain/Behavior Systems in Depression awarded by National Institute of Mental Health (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2007

Self System Therapy and Chronic Low Back Pain awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2003 to 2007

Cognitive change processes in psychotherapy awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2004

Self-Regulation, Depressive/Anxious Symptoms, and URIs awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2004

Self/Brain/Behavior Systems: Cognition and Neurophysiology awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2001 to 2003

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