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
Mason, TB, Smith, KE, Engwall, A, Lass, A, Mead, M, Sorby, M, Bjorlie, K, Strauman, TJ, and Wonderlich, S. "Self-discrepancy theory as a transdiagnostic framework: A meta-analysis of self-discrepancy and psychopathology." Psychological Bulletin 145.4 (April 2019): 372-389. Full Text
Harris, AA, Romer, AL, Hanna, EK, Keeling, LA, LaBar, KS, Sinnott-Armstrong, W, Strauman, TJ, Wagner, HR, Marcus, MD, and Zucker, NL. "The central role of disgust in disorders of food avoidance." The International Journal of Eating Disorders (February 25, 2019). Full Text
Addicott, MA, Daughters, SB, Strauman, TJ, and Appelbaum, LG. "Distress tolerance to auditory feedback and functional connectivity with the auditory cortex." Psychiatry Research. Neuroimaging 282 (December 2018): 1-10. Full Text
Neacsiu, AD, Luber, BM, Davis, SW, Bernhardt, E, Strauman, TJ, and Lisanby, SH. "On the Concurrent Use of Self-System Therapy and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Treatment for Depression." The Journal of Ect 34.4 (December 2018): 266-273. Full Text
MacDuffie, KE, MacInnes, J, Dickerson, KC, Eddington, KM, Strauman, TJ, and Adcock, RA. "Single session real-time fMRI neurofeedback has a lasting impact on cognitive behavioral therapy strategies." Neuroimage. Clinical 19 (January 2018): 868-875. Full Text
Langer, SL, Romano, JM, Todd, M, Strauman, TJ, Keefe, FJ, Syrjala, KL, Bricker, JB, Ghosh, N, Burns, JW, Bolger, N, Puleo, BK, Gralow, JR, Shankaran, V, Westbrook, K, Zafar, SY, and Porter, LS. "Links Between Communication and Relationship Satisfaction Among Patients With Cancer and Their Spouses: Results of a Fourteen-Day Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment Study." Frontiers in Psychology 9 (January 2018): 1843-null. 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 12.4 (August 2017): 419-429. Full Text Open Access Copy
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 (Reprinted)." Neuroimage 151 (May 1, 2017): 65-71. Full Text
Strauman, TJ. "Self-Regulation and Psychopathology: Toward an Integrative Translational Research Paradigm." Annual review of clinical psychology 13 (May 2017): 497-523. (Review) Full Text
Luber, BM, Davis, S, Bernhardt, E, Neacsiu, A, Kwapil, L, Lisanby, SH, and Strauman, TJ. "Reprint of ''Using neuroimaging to individualize TMS treatment for depression: Toward a new paradigm for imaging-guided intervention''." NeuroImage 151 (May 2017): 65-71. 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
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. Ed. W Lutz and S Knox. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014. 72-84. (Chapter)
Langer, S, Todd, M, Burns, J, Bolger, N, Bricker, JB, Romano, JM, Syrjala, K, Keefe, F, Strauman, TJ, Ghosh, NL, Puleo, B, Randall, AK, Hagan, R, and Porter, L. "TEMPORAL ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION, MOOD, AND RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION: AN ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT STUDY.": OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, April 1, 2018.
Langer, S, Todd, M, Burns, J, Romano, JM, Bolger, N, Bricker, JB, Syrjala, K, Keefe, F, Strauman, TJ, Ghosh, NL, Puleo, B, Gralow, J, Shankaran, V, Westbrook, K, Zafar, Y, and Porter, L. "A SMARTPHONE-BASED APPROACH TO GATHERING TWICE-DAILY REPORTS OF COMMUNICATION AND MOOD AMONG COUPLES COPING WITH CANCER.": OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, April 1, 2018.
Goetz, EL, Pizzagalli, DA, Hariri, AR, and Strauman, TJ. "Regulatory Focus and Reward Sensitivity: Integrating Social-Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Perspectives." May 1, 2010.
Woodward, JT, Strauman, TJ, Merrill, K, Vieth, A, and Carrig, M. "Treatment of Depression with Cognitive and Self-System Therapies: Methods, Outcome, and Adherence." Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. November 2006. Chicago, IL..
Evaluating the impact of an emotion regulation intervention on emotion perception awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co-Sponsor). 2018 to 2020
Couple Communication in Cancer: A Multi-method Examination awarded by Arizona State University (Co Investigator). 2016 to 2019
An Analysis of Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors: Accelerated Cognitive Aging and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Among Retired NFL & Former NCAA Football Players awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 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