DeMond Grant (Oklahoma State University): Repetitive negative thinking: A transdiagnostic factor in the maintenance of anxiety and related disorders
Event Date and Time:
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
About the Speaker
Dr. DeMond Grant is primarily interested in cognitive factors that lead to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders. Recent studies have been published in Behavior Therapy, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, and Emotion. Current research focuses on the effects of anxiety- and depressive-related thought processes (i.e., worry, anticipatory processing, and rumination) on attention, memory, and executive functions among anxious individuals. He also is interested in using event-related potentials to document neural correlates of information processing biases.
About the Presentation
Abstract: Repetitive negative thinking (RNT), such as worry or rumination, has consistently been implicated in the development and maintenance of psychological symptoms. However, the mechanisms for these effects are still unknown. Drawing on transdiagnostic theories, Dr. Grant will provide a framework for evaluating how RNT affects anxious and depressive symptoms. In addition, research will be presented that evaluates the impact of negative thoughts on information processing. The presentation will conclude with implications and future directions.