Bio: Jessica is currently in her fifth year of graduate studies. She received her B.A. in psychology from University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. in clinical psychology from Temple University. Jessica is primarily interested in the role of emotional processes (e.g., emotion awareness, fear of emotions, and avoidance of emotions), appearance beliefs, and stress in disordered eating. Additionally, she is interested in the role of negative cognitive style, behavioral inhibition, and behavioral activation in mood disorders. She works with Dr. Lauren Alloy.
Representative presentations and/or publications:
Keyser, J.D., & Alloy, L.B. (manuscript in preparation). Emotion awareness and disordered eating: A review of theory and research.
Alloy, L.B., Abramson, L.Y., Keyser, J., Gerstein, R.K., & Grandin, L.D. (in press). Negative cognitive style. In K.S. Dobson & D. Dozois (Eds.), Risk factors for
depression. New York: Elsevier Science.
Alloy, L.B., Abramson, L.Y., Walshaw, P.D., Keyser, J., & Gerstein, R.K. (2006). Cognitive vulnerability stress perspective on bipolar spectrum disorders in a normative adolescent brain, cognitive, and emotional development context. Development and Psychopathology, 18, 1055-1103.