The interpersonal, cognitive, and neurobiological causes, correlates, and
consequences of depression and related disorders (e.g., anxiety, bulimia
nervosa). Additional focus is on the nature and treatment of suicidal ideation
Serotonin transporter gene's relation to psychopathology; development and empirical tests of interpersonal and cognitive theories of depression, suicidal behavior, and bulimia nervosa; understanding the antecedents and temporal parameters of suicidal crises; defining the
structure of psychopathological syndromes, using taxometric and structural
equation modeling techniques.
Wonderlich, S., Joiner, T., Keel, P., Williamson, D., & Crosby,
R. (in press). Eating disorder diagnoses: Empirical approaches to
classification. American Psychologist.
Keel, P., Baxter, M., Heatherton, T., & Joiner, T. (2007). A
20-year longitudinal study of body weight, dieting, and eating disorder
symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 422-432.
Joiner, T., Sachs-Ericsson, N., Wingate, L., Brown, J., Anestis,
M., & Selby, E. (2006). Childhood physical and sexual abuse and
lifetime number of suicide attempts: A persistent and theoretically
important relationship. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 45,
Joiner, T. (2005). Why people die by suicide. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
Joiner, T., Brown, J., & Wingate, L. (2005). The psychology and
neurobiology of suicidal behavior. Annual Review of Psychology,
Verona, E., Sachs-Ericsson, N., & Joiner, T. (2004). Analysis of
suicide attempts and externalizing psychopathology in an epidemiological
sample. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 444-451.
Lewinsohn, P.M., Pettit, J.W., Joiner, T., & Seeley, J.R. (2003).
The symptomatic expression of major depressive disorder in adolescents
and young adults. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 244-252.
Joiner, T., Vohs, K., Rudd, M.D., Schmidt, N.B., & Pettit, J. (2003). Problem-solving and cognitive scars in mood and anxiety disorders: The sting of mania. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 22, 193-213.
Joiner, T., Johnson, F., & Soderstrom, K. (2002). Association between
serotonin transporter gene polymorphism and family history of completed
and attempted suicide. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior,
Fredrickson, B. & Joiner, T. (2002). Positive emotions trigger upward spirals toward emotional well-being. Psychological Science, 13, 172-175.
Joiner, T.,& Metalsky, G.I. (2001). Excessive reassurance-seeking:
Delineating a risk factor involved in the development of depressive
symptoms. Psychological Science, 12, 371-378.
Lewinsohn, P., Joiner, T., & Rohde, P. (2001). Evaluation of cognitive
diathesis-stress models in predicting major depressive disorder in
adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110, 203-215.
Perez, M., Pettit, J.W., David, C.F., Kistner, J.A., & Joiner, T. (2001).
The interpersonal consequences of inflated self-esteem in an inpatient
youth psychiatric sample. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 69, 712-716.
Voelz, Z., Gencoz, F., Gencoz, T., Pettit, J., Perez, M., & Joiner, T. (2001). Patterns of hemispheric perceptual asymmetries: Left hemispatial biases predict changes in anxiety and positive affect in undergraduate women. Emotion, 1, 339-347.
Joiner, Jr., T. E. (2000). Depression's vicious scree: Self-propagatory and erosive factors in depression chronicity. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 7, 203-218.
Joiner, T., & Rudd, M.D. (2000). Intensity and duration of suicidal crises
vary as a function of previous suicide attempts and negative life
events. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 68, 909-916.
Joiner, Jr., T. E., Rudd, M.D., Rouleau, M., & Wagner, K.D. (2000). Parameters of suicidal crises vary as a function of previous suicide attempts in youth inpatients. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 876-880.
Vohs, K., Bardone, A., Joiner, T.E., Abramson, L.Y., & Heatherton, T. (1999).
Perfectionism, perceived weight status, and self-esteem interact to
predict bulimic symptoms: A model of bulimic symptom development. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 108, 695-700.
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