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A systematic review of reinforcement-based interventions for substance use: Efficacy, mechanisms of action, and moderators of treatment effects.

Tera L Fazzino, Kayla Bjorlie, C W Lejuez,

BACKGROUND:Brief reinforcement-based psychosocial interventions such as behavioral activation (BA) and behavioral economics (BE) address imbalances in the reinforcement system that are strongly implicated in substance use. The present study reviewed a growing body of intervention studies that tested the efficacy of BA or BE in addressing substance use outcomes. The ... Read more >>

J Subst Abuse Treat (Journal of substance abuse treatment)
[2019, 104:83-96]

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Pilot randomized controlled trial of a Spanish-language Behavioral Activation mobile app (¡Aptívate!) for the treatment of depressive symptoms among united states Latinx adults with limited English proficiency.

Jennifer Dahne, Anahi Collado, C W Lejuez, Cristina M Risco, Vanessa A Diaz, Lisa Coles, Jacob Kustanowitz, Michael J Zvolensky, Matthew J Carpenter,

BACKGROUND:To address the need for disseminable, evidence-based depression treatment options for Latinx adults with limited English proficiency (LEP), our team developed ¡Aptívate!, a Spanish-language Behavioral Activation self-help mobile application. Primary aims of this study were to: 1) examine feasibility and uptake of ¡Aptívate! among depressed Latinx adults with LEP and ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2019, 250:210-217]

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Pilot Randomized Trial of a Self-Help Behavioral Activation Mobile App for Utilization in Primary Care.

Jennifer Dahne, C W Lejuez, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Jacob Kustanowitz, Julia W Felton, Matthew J Carpenter,

Mobile technologies can be leveraged to meet the need for evidence-based psychological depression treatment via primary care. The purpose of the present study was to preliminarily examine the feasibility and efficacy of a self-help brief behavioral activation mobile application (app; "Moodivate") for depressive symptoms among adults treated via primary care. ... Read more >>

Behav Ther (Behavior therapy)
[2019, 50(4):817-827]

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¡Aptívate!: A Spanish-language behavioral activation mobile application for delivery via primary care.

Jennifer Dahne, Anahi Collado, C W Lejuez, Cristina Risco, Vanessa A Diaz, Jacob Kustanowitz, Michael Zvolensky, Matthew J Carpenter,

Treatment for depression is a core health disparity for Latino/as in the United States. U.S. Latino/as are most likely to report depressive symptoms to primary care physicians, who often have limited resources for providing evidence-based psychological depression treatment. This limited treatment accessibility is further compounded by additional treatment barriers, including ... Read more >>

Psychol Serv (Psychological services)
[2019, 16(2):271-275]

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An experimental paradigm examining the influence of frustration on risk-taking behavior.

Jennifer M Loya, Katherine L McCauley, Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Starr Z Chen, Abanoub Gad, Laura MacPherson, C W Lejuez,

The present study examined the impact of frustration on risk-taking in college students with low and high ADHD symptomatology (L-ADHD and H-ADHD). Participants completed the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) following induced frustration from a mood manipulation task (experimental session) and following no mood manipulation (control session). A manipulation check ... Read more >>

Behav. Processes (Behavioural processes)
[2019, 158:155-162]

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An Examination of the Impact of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Gender on Cannabis Use Trajectories among Community Youth.

Anne N Banducci, Julia W Felton, Marcel O Bonn-Miller, C W Lejuez,

Cannabis is the most frequently used illicit substance among youth, with rates of cannabis use escalating across adolescence. One potential factor predicting cannabis use among youth is childhood emotional abuse (CEA), which has been associated with substance use behaviors more broadly. Although CEA may be associated with increased cannabis use ... Read more >>

(Translational issues in psychological science)
[2018, 4(1):85-98]

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Current directions in laboratory studies of personality pathology: Examples from borderline personality disorder, psychopathy, and schizotypy.

Alexis K Matusiewicz, Katherine L McCauley, Julie M McCarthy, Nadia Bounoua, C W Lejuez,

Much of the earliest research on personality pathology was observational and descriptive in nature, drawing heavily on subjective self-reports, however, the last 20 years have seen a surge of interest in laboratory-based studies. Laboratory research offers a number of benefits for researchers interested in personality disorders and personality pathology including ... Read more >>

Personal Disord (Personality disorders)
[2018, 9(1):2-11]

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Development and Preliminary Feasibility Study of a Brief Behavioral Activation Mobile Application (Behavioral Apptivation) to Be Used in Conjunction With Ongoing Therapy.

Jennifer Dahne, Jacob Kustanowitz, C W Lejuez,

Depressive symptoms are the most frequently treated psychiatric condition in the United States. Brief behavioral activation treatment for depression (BATD) is a popular, evidence-based psychotherapy with strong research support for the treatment of depression. In this paper, we describe the development and initial pilot feasibility testing of a BATD mobile ... Read more >>

(Cognitive and behavioral practice)
[2018, 25(1):44-56]

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Distress tolerance interacts with circumstances, motivation, and readiness to predict substance abuse treatment retention.

Bina Ali, Kerry M Green, Stacey B Daughters, C W Lejuez,

BACKGROUND:Our understanding of the conditions that influence substance abuse treatment retention in urban African American substance users is limited. This study examined the interacting effect of circumstances, motivation, and readiness (CMR) with distress tolerance to predict substance abuse treatment retention in a sample of urban African American treatment-seeking substance users. ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2017, 73:99-104]

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Stability of Attachment Style in Adolescence: An Empirical Test of Alternative Developmental Processes.

Jason D Jones, R Chris Fraley, Katherine B Ehrlich, Jessica A Stern, C W Lejuez, Phillip R Shaver, Jude Cassidy,

Few studies have examined stability and change in attachment during adolescence. This 5-year longitudinal study (a) examined whether prototype or revisionist developmental dynamics better characterized patterns of stability and change in adolescent attachment (at T1, N = 176; Mage  = 14.0 years, SD = 0.9), (b) tested potential moderators of prototype-like attachment stability, and (c) compared ... Read more >>

Child Dev (Child development)
[2018, 89(3):871-880]

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Moodivate: A self-help behavioral activation mobile app for utilization in primary care-Development and clinical considerations.

Jennifer Dahne, C W Lejuez, Jacob Kustanowitz, Julia W Felton, Vanessa A Diaz, Marty S Player, Matthew J Carpenter,

Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent and are associated with considerable functional impairment, significant public health costs, and heightened mortality risk. Individuals experiencing impairment due to depressive symptomatology are most likely to report their symptoms to a primary care provider. As such, national guidelines highlight the need to assess and effectively ... Read more >>

Int J Psychiatry Med (International journal of psychiatry in medicine)
[2017, 52(2):160-175]

Cited: 6 times

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A Prospective Examination of the Relations Between Emotional Abuse and Anxiety: Moderation by Distress Tolerance.

Anne N Banducci, C W Lejuez, Lea R Dougherty, Laura MacPherson,

Anxiety, the most common and impairing psychological problem experienced by youth, is associated with numerous individual and environmental factors. Two such factors include childhood emotional abuse (CEA) and low distress tolerance (DT). The current study aimed to understand how CEA and low DT impacted anxiety symptoms measured annually across 5 years ... Read more >>

Prev Sci (Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research)
[2017, 18(1):20-30]

Cited: 4 times

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Synthetic cannabinoids to avoid urine drug screens: Implications for contingency management and other treatments for drug dependence.

Andrew L Ninnemann, William V Lechner, Allison Borges, C W Lejuez,

Contingency management (CM) is an effective treatment for substance use dependence. Within CM, rewards or vouchers promote continued abstinence by acting as alternative reinforcers to substance use. However, CM relies on the use of accurate biochemical verification methods, such as urinalysis, to verify abstinence. Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) pose a risk ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2016, 63:72-73]

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Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Brief Behavioral Activation Therapy: Theoretical and Practical Considerations.

Iván C Balán, C W Lejuez, Marcela Hoffer, Carlos Blanco,

Behavioral Activation and specifically the Brief Behavioral Activation Therapy for Depression (BATD) has a strong record of empirical support but its focus on practical out of session activation-based assignments can lead to poor levels of adherence if efforts to enhance motivation are not prioritized. Towards this end, this manuscript describes ... Read more >>

Cogn Behav Pract (Cognitive and behavioral practice)
[2016, 23(2):205-220]

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Adolescent Callous-Unemotional Traits and Parental Knowledge as Predictors of Unprotected Sex Among Youth.

Katherine Long McCauley, Julia Madeline Shadur, Elana Michelle Hoffman, Laura MacPherson, C W Lejuez,

Risky sexual behavior among adolescents is common and results in many negative consequences. The present study investigated longitudinal predictors of adolescents' likelihood of engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse. Parental knowledge, or the extent to which parents know about their children's activities, whereabouts, and friendships, is a robust predictor of youth ... Read more >>

Behav Modif (Behavior modification)
[2016, 40(1-2):70-96]

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Adaptation of community health worker-delivered behavioral activation for torture survivors in Kurdistan, Iraq.

J F Magidson, C W Lejuez, T Kamal, E J Blevins, L K Murray, J K Bass, P Bolton, S Pagoto,

BACKGROUND:Growing evidence supports the use of Western therapies for the treatment of depression, trauma, and stress delivered by community health workers (CHWs) in conflict-affected, resource-limited countries. A recent randomized controlled trial (Bolton et al. 2014a) supported the efficacy of two CHW-delivered interventions, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and brief behavioral activation ... Read more >>

(Global mental health (Cambridge, England))
[2015, 2:]

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Rapid-response impulsivity: definitions, measurement issues, and clinical implications.

Kristen R Hamilton, Andrew K Littlefield, Noelle C Anastasio, Kathryn A Cunningham, Latham H L Fink, Victoria C Wing, Charles W Mathias, Scott D Lane, Christian G Schütz, Alan C Swann, C W Lejuez, Luke Clark, F Gerard Moeller, Marc N Potenza,

Impulsivity is a multifaceted construct that is a core feature of multiple psychiatric conditions and personality disorders. However, progress in understanding and treating impulsivity is limited by a lack of precision and consistency in its definition and assessment. Rapid-response impulsivity (RRI) represents a tendency toward immediate action that occurs with ... Read more >>

Personal Disord (Personality disorders)
[2015, 6(2):168-181]

Cited: 28 times

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Maternal risk taking on the balloon analogue risk task as a prospective predictor of youth alcohol use escalation.

Anne N Banducci, Julia W Felton, Jennifer Dahne, Andrew Ninnemann, C W Lejuez,

The transition from late childhood through middle adolescence represents a critical developmental period during which there is a rapid increase in the initiation and escalation of alcohol use. Alcohol use is part of a constellation of risk taking behaviors that increase during this developmental transition, which can be explained by ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2015, 49:40-45]

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Parental knowledge of adolescent activities: links with parental attachment style and adolescent substance use.

Jason D Jones, Katherine B Ehrlich, C W Lejuez, Jude Cassidy,

Parents' knowledge of their adolescents' whereabouts and activities is a robust predictor of adolescent risk behavior, including the use of drugs and alcohol. Surprisingly few studies have attempted to identify parental characteristics that are associated with the degree of parental knowledge. The present study is the first to examine how ... Read more >>

J Fam Psychol (Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43))
[2015, 29(2):191-200]

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One-Year Test-Retest Reliability of the Maryland Resource for the Behavioral Utilization of the Reinforcement of Negative Stimuli (MRBURNS).

Jennifer Dahne, Jessica M Richards, C W Lejuez, Laura MacPherson,

The Maryland Resource for the Behavioral Utilization of the Reinforcement of Negative Stimuli (MRBURNS) is a novel behavioral task designed to measure individual differences in negative reinforcement-based risk taking propensity. Performance on the MRBURNS has been linked with alcohol-related problems and negative reinforcement-based drinking motives, as well as symptoms of ... Read more >>

Pers Individ Dif (Personality and individual differences)
[2015, 77:156-160]

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Choice impulsivity: Definitions, measurement issues, and clinical implications.

Kristen R Hamilton, Marci R Mitchell, Victoria C Wing, Iris M Balodis, Warren K Bickel, Mark Fillmore, Scott D Lane, C W Lejuez, Andrew K Littlefield, Maartje Luijten, Charles W Mathias, Suzanne H Mitchell, T Celeste Napier, Brady Reynolds, Christian G Schütz, Barry Setlow, Kenneth J Sher, Alan C Swann, Stephanie E Tedford, Melanie J White, Catharine A Winstanley, Richard Yi, Marc N Potenza, F Gerard Moeller,

Impulsivity critically relates to many psychiatric disorders. Given the multifaceted construct that impulsivity represents, defining core aspects of impulsivity is vital for the assessment and understanding of clinical conditions. Choice impulsivity (CI), involving the preferential selection of smaller sooner rewards over larger later rewards, represents one important type of impulsivity. ... Read more >>

Personal Disord (Personality disorders)
[2015, 6(2):182-198]

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Analogue study of peer influence on risk-taking behavior in older adolescents.

Elizabeth K Reynolds, Laura MacPherson, Sarah Schwartz, Nathan A Fox, C W Lejuez,

This experimental study aimed to examine whether adolescents act in a riskier manner in the presence of peers and whether peer presence alone influences risk behavior or if a direct influence process is necessary. Utilizing a behavioral task assessing risk-taking, 183 older adolescents (18–20 year olds) came to the laboratory ... Read more >>

Prev Sci (Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research)
[2014, 15(6):842-849]

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Maternal emotion regulation mediates the association between adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and parenting.

Heather Mazursky-Horowitz, Julia W Felton, Laura MacPherson, Katherine B Ehrlich, Jude Cassidy, C W Lejuez, Andrea Chronis-Tuscano,

Mothers with elevated Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms demonstrate parenting deficits, as well as difficulties in emotion regulation (ER), which may further impact their ability to effectively parent. However, no empirical research has examined potential mediators that explain the relations between maternal ADHD symptoms and parenting. This prospective longitudinal study examined ... Read more >>

J Abnorm Child Psychol (Journal of abnormal child psychology)
[2015, 43(1):121-131]

Cited: 14 times

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When Parents and Adolescents Disagree About Disagreeing: Observed Parent-Adolescent Communication Predicts Informant Discrepancies About Conflict.

Katherine B Ehrlich, Jessica M Richards, C W Lejuez, Jude Cassidy,

Adolescence is accompanied by increased stress in the parent-adolescent relationship, which frequently results in conflict. Researchers often rely on self-reports to measure conflict, but these reports are frequently discrepant from one another. In two studies, we examined the extent to which communication observed during parent-adolescent discussions of conflict were associated ... Read more >>

J Res Adolesc (Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence)
[2016, 26(3):380-389]

Cited: 7 times

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An experimental investigation of the functional relationship between social phobia and cigarette smoking.

Jennifer Dahne, Leanne Hise, Misha Brenner, C W Lejuez, Laura MacPherson,

Individuals with social phobia (SP) represent a large group with elevated rates of cigarette smoking and cessation rates lower than that of individuals without psychopathology. For individuals with SP, cigarette smoking may be used to reduce social anxiety in anticipation of and during social situations. However, no study to date ... Read more >>

Addict Behav (Addictive behaviors)
[2015, 43:66-71]

Cited: 6 times

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