Richard Zinbarg Professor
Personality and Health; Clinical
Anxiety and its treatment; measurement theory
Research Interests...Personality traits that might act as vulnerability factors to the development of anxiety disorders including the cognitive and affective processes that might mediate these associations; psychotherapy for anxiety disorders with a main focus currently on generalized anxiety disorder; associations between anxiety disorders and couple functioning including the impact of couple functioning on the outcome of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders; the structure and measurement of anxiety and related affects; measurement and psychometric theory.
Pinsof, W., Zinbarg, R. Lebow, H., Knobloch-Fedders, L., Durbin, E., Chambers, A., Karam, E., Goldsmith, J., Friedman, G. & Mann, B. (2009). Laying the foundation for progress research in family, couple and individual therapy: The development and psychometric features of the Systemic Therapy Inventory of Change. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 143 – 156.
Yoon, L. & Zinbarg, R. Interpreting Neutral Faces as Threatening is a Default Mode for Socially Anxious Individuals. (2008). Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 680 – 685.
Li, W., Zinbarg, R., Boehm, S. & Paller, K. (2008). Neural and behavioral evidence for affective priming from unconsciously perceived emotional facial expressions and the influence of trait anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 95 - 107.
Zinbarg, R. & Yoon, L. (2008). Reinforcement sensitivity theory and clinical disorders: Anxiety and depression. In P. J. Corr (Ed.), The Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory of Personality (pp. 360 – 397). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Zinbarg, R., Lee, J.E. & Yoon, L. (2007). Dyadic Predictors of Outcome in a Cognitive-Behavioral Program for Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Committed Relationships: A ‘Spoonful of Sugar’ and a Dose of Non-Hostile Criticism May Help. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 699 – 713.
Zinbarg, R., Yovel, I., Revelle, W. & McDonald, R. (2006). Estimating generalizability to a universe of indicators that all have an attribute in common: A comparison of estimators for . Applied Psychological Measurement, 30, 121 – 144.