David M. Fresco
Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999)
Research Area: Clinical - Adult Psychopathology
My lab adopts an affective science perspective to the study of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and major depressive disorder (MDD). Working at the interface of cognitive behavioral and emotion regulation approaches, we conduct survey, experimental, and treatment research to examine factors associated with MDD and GAD including metacognitive factors (e.g., explanatory flexibility, decentering), peripheral psychophysiology, and emerging work in affective neuroscience, utilizing neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques. Another focus of our lab is the development of treatments informed by affective and contemplative neuroscience findings that incorporate mindfulness meditation and other practices derived from Buddhist mental training exercises into Western psychosocial treatments.
Lab Site: Psychopathology & Emotion Regulation Lab
Courses Frequently Taught
- Theories of Personality (undergraduate)
- Abnormal Psychology (undergraduate)
- Emotion (undergraduate)
- Clinical Research Methods (graduate)
- Behavior Therapy (graduate)
- Integration Practicum (graduate)
- Clinical Supervision (graduate)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Mennin, D. S., Heimberg, R. G., Turk, C. L., & Fresco, D. M. (2005). Preliminary evidence for an emotion dysregulation model of generalized anxiety disorder: Testing a theoretical model. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 1281-1310.
Fresco, D. M., Segal, Z. V., Buis, T., & Kennedy, S. (2007). Relationship of post treatment decentering and cognitive reactivity following an emotion evocation challenge to relapse of major depressive disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 447-455.
Fresco, D. M., *Moore, M. T., van Dulmen, M., Segal, Z. V., Teasdale, J. D., Ma, H., & Williams, J. M. G. (2007). Initial psychometric properties of the Experiences Questionnaire: Validation of a self-report measure of decentering. Behavior Therapy, 38, 234-246.
*Moore, M. T. & Fresco, D. M. (2007). The relationship of explanatory flexibility to explanatory style. Behavior Therapy, 38, 325-332.
Mennin, D. S., Heimberg, R. G., Fresco, D. M., & Ritter, M. R. (2008). Is generalized anxiety disorder an anxiety or mood disorder? Considering multiple factors as we ponder the fate of GAD. Depression and Anxiety, 25, 289-299.
Mennin, D. S. & Fresco, D.M. (2009). Emotion regulation as an integrative framework for understanding and treating psychopathology (356-379). In A.M. Kring & D.S. Sloan (Editors). Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology, New York: Guilford Press.
Blanco, C., Heimberg, R.G., Schneier, F.R., Fresco, D.M., Chen, H., Turk, C.L., Vermes, D., Erwin, B.A., Schmidt, A.B., Juster, H.R., Capeas, R., Liebowitz, M.R. (2010). A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Phenelzine, Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy and their Combination for Social Anxiety Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67, 286-295.
Aldao, A., Mennin, D. S., *Linardatos, E., & Fresco, D. M. (2010). Differential patterns of physical symptoms and subjective processes in generalized anxiety disorder and unipolar depression. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 250-259.
* Lamoureux, B. E., *Linardatos, E., Fresco, D. M., Bartko, D., Logue, E., & Milo, L. (2010). Using the QIDS-SR16 to identify major depressive disorder in primary care medical patients. Behavior Therapy, 41, 423-431.
Fresco, D.M., *Flynn, J. J., Mennin, D. S., & Haigh, E. A. P. (in press). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. In J. D. Herbert & E. Forman. Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. New York: Wiley.
* Denotes a KSU Graduate Student author.