Recent Publications

Below is a sample of recent publications resulting from research conducted in our lab. Feel free to download PDF copies where available.

2016

Blakey, S. B., Abramowitz, J. S., & Mahaffey, B. L. (2016). Do obsessive beliefs predict body image disturbance? Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 11, 96-100. (download PDF)

Jacoby, R. J., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2016). Inhibitory learning approaches to exposure therapy: A critical review and translation to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Clinical Psychology Review, 49, 28-40. (download PDF)

Blakey, S. M. & Abramowitz, J. S, (2016). The effects of safety behaviors during exposure therapy for anxiety: Critical analysis from an inhibitory learning perspective. Clinical Psychology Review, 49, 1-15. (download PDF)

Jacoby, R. J., Abramowitz, J. S., Reuman, L., & Blakey, S. M. (2016). Enhancing the ecological validity of the beads task as a behavioral measure of intolerance of uncertainty. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 41, 43-49. (download PDF)

Blakey, S. M., Jacoby, R. J., Reuman, L., & Abramowitz, J. S, (2016). More than anxiety: The relative contributions of distress tolerance and experiential avoidance to OC symptoms. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 460-471. (download PDF)

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. (download PDF)

Blakey, S. M., Reuman, L., Jacoby, R. J., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2015). Tracing “Fearbola”: Examining the psychological predictors of anxious responding to the Ebola virus. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39, 816-825. doi:10.1007/s10608-015-9701-9 (download PDF)

Jacoby, R. J., Berman, N., Graziano, R., & Abramowitz, J. S. (2015). Examining attentional bias in scrupulosity: Null findings from the dot probe paradigm. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 302-314. doi:10.1891/0889-8391.29.4.302. (download PDF)

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.