Jeffrey A. Ciesla | Department of Psychological Sciences | Kent State University

Jeffrey A. Ciesla

Jeffrey A. Ciesla

Graduate Areas: Clinical

Research Interests

My research involves risk for depression, with two foci: (1) the combined influence of rumination and maladaptive beliefs, and (2) models of life stress, including the stress sensitization, generation, and autonomy models. Additionally, I am interested in the application of SEM and HLM statistical techniques in psychopathology research.

Lab Site:

Mood, Stress & Coping Lab

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Introduction to Adult Psychopathology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Depressive Disorders


Job Title

Associate Professor & Director of the Applied Psychology Center

Job Department

Department of Psychology



Office Location

Room 323 Kent Hall

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