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Nelson-Gray, Rosemery

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Parental Cancer: The Parent-Child Bond at Risk 2008 1464 Within the field of psycho-oncology, it has become increasingly apparent that cancer not only affects the patient, but disrupts the entire family unit, particularly adolescent children. The goal of the current study was to take the next step in this ...
Assessing the perceived applicability of Barkley's Defiant Teens Manual to African American and European American families 2008 4211 African American adolescent males are being diagnosed with externalizing behavior disorders more than any other group. However, there is a dearth of studies that addresses psychosocial treatment for African American adolescent males with these behavi...
The Interaction of Temperament and Childhood Sexual Abuse in Predicting Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder 2008 1309 This study examined how two of Rothbart's temperament variables (Rothbart & Derryberry, 1981), negative affect and effortful control, along with childhood sexual abuse, (CSA) predict borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms. It was hypothesized...
The spectrum of bulimic behaviors and attitudes and the Five factor model of personality 2007 492 Bulimia Nervosa is a serious and often debilitating mental disorder conceptualized as an endpoint along the spectrum of eating disorders, which ranges from normal eating and no preoccupation with weight to clinical eating disorders. Presently, little...
An examination of the relationships among personality traits, perceived parenting styles, and narcissism 2010 1543 Narcissism has been a subject of interest to psychologists for over 100 years, yet it remains a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon. There is general agreement that a) narcissism can be viewed as a dimensional construct, and b) high levels of narcissi...
The interaction of borderline personality disorder symptoms and relationship satisfaction in predicting positive and negative affect 2011 1235 Previous research suggests that the quality of current relationships may have prognostic significance for individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The goal of this study was to examine the impact of the interaction of BPD symptoms and ...
You hurt me, i'll hurt you: the prediction of aggression based on the interaction between an ego threat, fragile high self-esteem, and narcissistic traits 2011 1201 Previous research has produced inconsistent findings in terms of how self-esteem relates to aggressive behavior. Some studies have found that high self-esteem predicts aggression while others have found that low self-esteem predicts aggression. The p...
Reinforcement sensitivity, cognitive biases, stressful life events, and depression symptoms 2011 863 The current study examines the interrelationships of personality, cognitive biases, and stressful life events in the prediction of depression. Previous research has indicated that personality factors of Gray's Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory (Gray &...
The roles of reinforcement sensitivity and cognitive appraisals in predicting coping strategies 2012 403 The stress and coping literature has neglected to evaluate fully personality variables in the coping process. The behavioral approach and behavioral inhibition systems may affect cognitive appraisals of stressors and coping responses. This study eval...
Neuroticism and cognitive constructs as risk factors for repeated episodes of self-injurious behavior 2013 159 The current project proposed a model to predict repeated episodes of self-injurious behavior (RSIB) integrating the personality variable of neuroticism, and the cognitive factors of a ruminative thinking style and SIB-specific cognitive content. Stud...
Why nonsuicidal self-injury?: examining the validity of steps of a decisional model of nonsuicidal self-injury under distress 2013 199 The most common reason for Nonsuicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) is to reduce distress (Klonsky, 2007), yet it is unclear why people decide to use NSSI to reduce distress on a specific occasion. This study tested separate steps of a decision making model (a...
Personality, attentional control, and borderline personality traits 2014 27 Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe psychopathological condition characterized by extreme emotion dysregulation. The study examines how reactive and regulative temperament variables are associated with BPD traits in a nonclinical sample...