Recent Publications

Below are some of the recent publications resulting from research conducted in our lab. Feel free to download PDF copies where available.

2015

Reuman, L., Jacoby, R. J., Fabricant, L. E., Herring, B., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2015). Uncertainty as an anxiety cue at high and low levels of risk. Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 47, 111-119. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. & Jacoby, R. J. (2015). Obsessive-compulsive related disorders: A critical review of the new diagnostic class. Annual review of Clinical Psychology, 11, 165-186. Doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032813-153713.

2014

Abramowitz, J. S. & Arch, J. J. (2014). Strategies for improving long-term outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Insights from learning theory.Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 21, 20-31. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S., Fabricant, L. E., Taylor, S., Deacon, B. J., McKay, D., & Storch, E. A. (2014). The relevance of analogue studies for understanding obsessions and compulsions. Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 206-217. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S., & Jacoby, R. J. (2014). Scrupulosity: A cognitive-behavioral analysis and implications for treatment. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 140-149. (download PDF)

Berman, N.C., Stark, A., Ramsey, K., Cooperman, A., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2014).  Prayer in Response to Negative Intrusive Thoughts: Closer Examination of a Religious Neutralizing Strategy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 28, 87-100. (download PDF)

Belus, J. M., Baucom, D. A., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2014). The effect of a couple-based treatment for OCD on intimate partners. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychopathology, 45, 484-488. (download PDF)

Jacoby, R. J., Abramowitz, J. S., Buck, B. E., Fabricant, L. E. (2014). How is the beads task related to intolerance of uncertainty in anxiety disorders? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 495-503. (download PDF)

Radomsky, A. S., Alcolado, G. M., Abramowitz, J. S., et al. (2014). Part 1: You can run but you can’t hide: Intrusive thoughts on six continents. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 269-279. (download PDF)

Moulding, R., Coles, M. E., Abramowitz, J. S., et al. (2014). Part 2: Do we all dislike intrusive thoughts for the same reasons? Links between appraisals, control strategies, and intrusions across cultures. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 280-291. (download PDF)

Clark, D. A., Abramowitz, J. S., et al.  (2014). Part 3: A Question of Perspective: The Association between Intrusive Thoughts and Obsessionality in 11 Countries. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 292-299(download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. & Jacoby, R. J. (2014). Obsessive-compulsive disorder in the DSM-5: Clinical Psychology Science and Practice, 21, 221-235. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. & Jacoby, R. J. (2014). The use and misuse of exposure therapy for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 10, 277-283. (download PDF)

Nota, J. A., Blakey, S. George-Denn, D., Jacoby, R. J., Schubert, J. R., Abramowitz, J. S., & Coles, M. E. (2014). The experience of OCD-related intrusive thoughts in African and European Americans: Testing the generalizability of cognitive models of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 115-123. (download PDF)

2013

Abramovitch, A., Abramowitz, J., S., & Mittleman, A. (2013). The neuropsychology of adult obsessive-compulsive disorder: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 1163-1171. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). The practice of exposure therapy: Relevance of cognitive-behavioral theory and extinction theory. Behavior Therapy, 44, 548-558. (download PDF)

Fabricant, L. E., Abramowitz, J. S., Twohig, M. & Dehlin, J. (in press). A comparison of two brief interventions for obsessional thoughts: Exposure and acceptance. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S. & Arch, J. (in press). Strategies for improving long-term outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for OCD: Insights from learning theory. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. (download PDF)

Jacoby, R. J., Fabricant, L. E., Leonard, R. C., Riemann, B. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Just to be certain: Confirming the factor structure of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 535-542. (download PDF)

Abramowitz, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Boeding, S., Wheaton, M. G., Pukay-Martin, N., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. (2013). Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder in intimate relationships: A pilot study of couple-based cognitive-behavior therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44, 395-407. (download PDF)

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Childhood trauma and thought-action fusion: A multi-method examination. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 43-47. (download PDF)

Mahaffey, B., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). The contribution of experiential avoidance and social cognitions in the prediction of social anxiety. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 52-65(download PDF)

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013) Rigid Rules of Conduct and Duty: Prediction of Thought Action Fusion. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27, 83-95. (download PDF)

Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Experiential Avoidance in Individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 779-785. (download PDF)

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2013). Predictors of mental pollution: The contribution of religion, parenting strategies, and childhood trauma. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1, 153-158.

Abramowitz, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Wheaton, M. G., Boeding, S., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Enhancing exposure and response prevention for OCD: A couple-based approach. Behavior Modification, 37, 189-210. (download PDF)

Boeding, S. E., Paprocki, C. M., Baucom, D. H., Abramowitz, J. S., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Let me check that for you: Symptom accommodation in romantic partners of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 316-322. (download PDF)

Berman, N.C., Calkins, A., & Abramowitz, J.S. (2013). Longer-Term Effects of Inducing Harm Related Intrusions: Implications for Research on Obsessional Phenomena. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 109-113.

2012

Deacon, B. J., Lickel, J. J., Nelson, E. A., Abramowitz, J. S., Mahaffey, B., & Wolitzky-Taylor, K. (2012). Do diaphragmatic breathing and cognitive reappraisal augment interoceptive exposure for anxiety sensitivity? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 257-269.

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2012). The Arnold Schwarzenegger Effect: Is strength of the “victim” related to misinterpretations of harm intrusions? Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 761-766.

Wheaton, M. G., Deacon, B. J., McGrath, P. B., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2012). Dimensions of anxiety sensitivity in the anxiety disorders: Evaluation of the Anxiety Sensitivity Index-Third Version. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 401-408.

Wheaton, M. G., Mahaffey, B., Timpano, K. R., Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2012). The Relationship between anxiety sensitivity and obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43, 891-896.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Berman, N. C., Fabricant, L. E., Olatunji, B. O. (2012). Psychological predictors of anxiety in response to the H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 210-218.

2011

Timpano, K. R., Abramowitz, J. S., Mahaffey, B. L., Mitchell, M. A., & Schmidt, N. B. (2011). Efficacy of a Prevention Program for Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 1511-1517

Berman, N. C., Abramowitz, J. S. , Wheaton, M. G., Pardue, C., & Fabricant, L. E. (2011). Evaluation of an in vivo measure of thought action fusion. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 155-164.

Wheaton, M. G., Braddock, A. E., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2011). The Sweating Cognitions Inventory: A measure of cognitions in hyperhidrosis. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 393-402.

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., Jacobson, S., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2011). The effects of familiarity on thought-action fusion. Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Fabricant, L. E., Berman, N. C., & Franklin, J. C. (2011). Is hoarding a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder? International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 225-238.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Franklin, J. C., Berman, N. C., & Fabricant, L. E (2011). Experiential avoidance and saving cognitions in the prediction of hoarding symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 511-516.

2010

Berman, N. C., Wheaton, M. G., McGrath, P., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Predicting anxiety: The role of experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 109-114.

Abramowitz, J. S., Deacon, B., Olatunji, B., Wheaton, M. G., Berman, N., Losardo, D., Timpano, K., McGrath, P., Riemann, B., Adams, T., Bjorgvinsson, T., Storch, E., A., & Hale, L. (2010). Assessment of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions: Development and evaluation of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. Psychological Assessment, 22, 180-198.

Berman, N. C., Abramowitz, J. S., Pardue, C. & Wheaton, M. G. (2010). The relationship between religion and thought-action fusion: Use of an in vivo paradigm. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 670-674.

Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Recent developments in the assessment and treatment of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Child and Youth Care Forum, 39, 125-126.

Wheaton, M. G., & Berman, N. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). The contribution of experiential avoidance and anxiety sensitivity in the prediction of health anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 229-239.

Timpano, K., R., Keough, M. E., Mahaffey, B., Schmidt, N. B., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Parenting and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Implications of authoritarian parenting. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 24, 151-164.

Wheaton, M. G., Abramowitz, J. S., Berman, N. C., Riemann, B. C., & Hale, L. R. (2010). The relationship between obsessive beliefs and symptom dimensions in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behavior Research and Therapy, 48, 949-954.

Abramowitz, J. S., Meltzer-Brody, S. Leserman, J., Killenberg, S., Rinaldi, K., Pedersen, C. D., &  Mahaffey, B. (2010). Obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors in sample of women with postpartum mood symptoms. Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 13, 523-530.

Wheaton, M. G., Berman, N. C., Franklin, J. C., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2010). Health anxiety: Latent structure and associations with anxiety-related psychological processes in a student sample. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 565-574.