Tag Archive for Charles Sanislow

Sanislow Co-Authors Study on Ways Severity Plays a Role in Predicting Dysfunction

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of a study published in the summer issue of the Journal of Personality Disorders that reports findings from the Collaborative Personality Study. The study dissociates severity and style of trait ratings and results suggest that severity plays a key role in predicting dysfunction. The work is helping to inform the organization for classifying personality pathology in the soon to be published DSM-5. The article is online here.

Sanislow Published in Clinical Psychiatry Journal

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor of psychology, so-authored a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry in May that compares the abilities of clinician-practioners and clinical researchers with expertise in personality to make DSM-IV personality disorder diagnoses based on trait models. This work is one facet of Sanislow’s effort to inform the revision process for DSM-5 and help shape psychiatric nosology. The study is online here.

 

Sanislow’s Depressive Disorder Article Published in Clinical Psychiatry Journal

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor in psychology, co-authored a publication showing that personality disorders increased the time to the remission of a depressive episode, and accelerated the time to relapse of a new depressive episode following remission. The work was published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and stems from the NIH-funded Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Study, a 10-year prospective study on which Sanislow is a co-investigator.

CAPS Lab Presents Research to Connecticut Psychological Association

Chuck Sanislow, assistant professor of psychology, brought members of his Cognitive-Affective-Personality-Science (CAPS) Lab to the Connecticut Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Windsor, Conn. Nov. 12. The students presented their research at the meeting. Pictured, from left, are Elizabeth Reagan ’13; Aaron Stern ’11; Chuck Sanislow, Katelin da Cruz ’11 and Ellen Bartolini ’11. The CAPS Lab is supported by Wesleyan, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Sanislow Co-Authors Article on Diagnosing Mental Disorders

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor of psychology, is the co-author of an article titled “Developing constructs for Psychopathology Research: Research Domain Criteria,” published as the lead story in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, pages 631-639 in 2010. His colleagues from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) contributed to the article.

The article describes the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders for research purposes. Sanislow is a member of the NIMH working group that is spearheading this effort.

Cognitive Science Lab Celebrates Semester by Zip-Lining

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor of psychology, celebrated the fall semester by taking his students zip-lining Oct. 30 at EMPOWER Leadership Sports in Middletown. The four students are part Sanislow’s Cognitive-Affective-Personality-Science (CAPS) Laboratory. Pictured, front row, from left, are Baomie Fang '11; Ellen Bartolini '11; Liz Reagan '13 and Jeremy Isard '11, with Professor Sanislow in the back.

Sanislow’s Antisocial Personality Study Published

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor in psychology, is the co-author of a publication examining psychometric characteristics of antisocial personality traits in the September issue of Psychological Assessment.  The work was carried out under the auspices of the Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Study, a 10-year prospective study funded by NIMH on which Sanislow has been an investigator since it began in 1996.

The article is titled “Psychometric characteristics and clinical correlates of NEO-PI-R fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality in the Collaborative Longitudinal Personality Disorders Study.”

Sanislow Participates in NIMH Meeting Focused on Mental Disorders

Charles Sanislow, assistant professor of psychology, participated in a National Institute of Mental Health meeting in Bethesda, Maryland on July 13-14 for the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project. RDoC aims to create new diagnostic criteria for researching mental disorders, and this meeting addressed the role of working memory in this effort.  Sanislow is a member of the RDoC steering committee and co-authored a commentary describing the RDoC in the July issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, pp. 748-751.

Students Present Psychology, Neuroscience Research

The Department of Psychology hosted its Research Poster Presentation April 29 in Zelnick Pavilion. Pictured is Ankit Kansal ’10 who presented his research titled “Schizophrenic Patient Decision Making.” His advisors are Andrea Patalano, associate professor of psychology, associate professor of neuroscience and behavior, and Matthew Kurtz, assistant professor of psychology, assistant professor of neuroscience and behavior.