Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Michelle Gayle Newman, PhD

Michelle Gayle Newman, PhD

Professor, Psychology
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
mgn1@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Therapeutics
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Phobia
  • Emotions
  • Panic Disorder
  • Self Report
  • Thinking
  • Randomized Controlled Trials

Recent Publications

2020

Newman, MG & Zainal, NH 2020, 'The value of maintaining social connections for mental health in older people', The Lancet Public Health, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. e12-e13. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30253-1

2019

Luo, Y, Ye, J, Adams, RB, Li, J, Newman, MG & Wang, JZ 2020, 'ARBEE: Towards Automated Recognition of Bodily Expression of Emotion in the Wild', International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 128, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11263-019-01215-y
Dawood, S, Hallquist, MN, Pincus, AL, Ram, N, Newman, MG, Wilson, SJ & Levy, KN 2020, 'Comparing Signal-Contingent and Event-Contingent Experience Sampling Ratings of Affect in a Sample of Psychotherapy Outpatients', Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 13-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-019-09766-7
Zainal, NH, Newman, MG & Hong, RY 2019, 'Cross-Cultural and Gender Invariance of Transdiagnostic Processes in the United States and Singapore', Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191119869832
Szkodny, LE & Newman, MG 2019, 'Delineating Characteristics of Maladaptive Repetitive Thought: Development and Preliminary Validation of the Perseverative Cognitions Questionnaire', Assessment, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1084-1104. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191117698753
Ellison, WD, Levy, KN, Newman, MG, Pincus, AL, Wilson, SJ & Molenaar, PCM 2019, 'Dynamics Among Borderline Personality and Anxiety Features in Psychotherapy Outpatients: An Exploration of Nomothetic and Idiographic Patterns', Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. https://doi.org/10.1037/per0000363
Kanuri, N, Arora, P, Talluru, S, Colaco, B, Dutta, R, Rawat, A, Taylor, BC, Manjula, M & Newman, MG 2019, 'Examining the initial usability, acceptability and feasibility of a digital mental health intervention for college students in India', International Journal of Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12640
LaFreniere, LS & Newman, MG 2019, 'Exposing Worry's Deceit: Percentage of Untrue Worries in Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment', Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2019.07.003
Ye, J, Li, J, Newman, MG, Adams, RB & Wang, JZ 2019, 'Probabilistic Multigraph Modeling for Improving the Quality of Crowdsourced Affective Data', IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 10, no. 1, 7872458, pp. 115-128. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAFFC.2017.2678472
Zainal, NH & Newman, MG 2019, 'Relation between cognitive and behavioral strategies and future change in common mental health problems across 18 years', Journal of abnormal psychology, vol. 128, no. 4, pp. 295-304. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000428
Shin, KE & Newman, MG 2019, 'Self- and other-perceptions of interpersonal problems: Effects of generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and depression', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 65, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2019.04.005
Newman, MG, Jacobson, NC, Zainal, NH, Shin, KE, Szkodny, LE & Sliwinski, MJ 2019, 'The Effects of Worry in Daily Life: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study Supporting the Tenets of the Contrast Avoidance Model', Clinical Psychological Science, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 794-810. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702619827019
LaFreniere, LS & Newman, MG 2019, 'The impact of uncontrollability beliefs and thought-related distress on ecological momentary interventions for generalized anxiety disorder: A moderated mediation model', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 66, 102113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2019.102113
Kim, H & Newman, MG 2019, 'The paradox of relaxation training: Relaxation induced anxiety and mediation effects of negative contrast sensitivity in generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 259, pp. 271-278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.045
Newman, MG, Shin, KE & Lanza, ST 2019, 'Time-varying moderation of treatment outcomes by illness duration and comorbid depression in generalized anxiety disorder', Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, vol. 87, no. 3, pp. 282-293. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000385

2018

Kim, H, Lu, X, Costa, M, Kandemir, B, Adams, Jr., R, Li, J, Wang, J & Newman, MG 2018, 'Development and validation of Image Stimuli for Emotion Elicitation (ISEE): A novel affective pictorial system with test-retest repeatability', Psychiatry Research, vol. 261, pp. 414-420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.12.068
Zainal, NH & Newman, MG 2018, 'Executive function and other cognitive deficits are distal risk factors of generalized anxiety disorder 9 years later', Psychological medicine, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 2045-2053. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291717003579
Borgueta, AM, Purvis, CK & Newman, MG 2018, 'Navigating the ethics of Internet-guided self-help interventions', Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, vol. 25, no. 2, e12235. https://doi.org/10.1111/cpsp.12235
LaFreniere, LS & Newman, MG 2019, 'Probabilistic Learning by Positive and Negative Reinforcement in Generalized Anxiety Disorder', Clinical Psychological Science, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 502-515. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702618809366
Jacobson, NC, Chow, SM & Newman, MG 2019, 'The Differential Time-Varying Effect Model (DTVEM): A tool for diagnosing and modeling time lags in intensive longitudinal data', Behavior research methods, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 295-315. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-018-1101-0
Newman, MG & Przeworski, A 2018, 'The increase in interest in GAD: Commentary on Asmundson & Asmundson', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 56, pp. 11-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2018.04.006
Scala, JW, Levy, KN, Johnson, BN, Kivity, Y, Ellison, WD, Pincus, AL, Wilson, SJ & Newman, MG 2018, 'The role of negative affect and self-concept clarity in predicting self-injurious urges in borderline personality disorder using ecological momentary assessment', Journal of personality disorders, vol. 32, pp. 36-57. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2018.32.supp.36
Zainal, NH & Newman, MG 2018, 'Worry amplifies theory-of-mind reasoning for negatively valenced social stimuli in generalized anxiety disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 227, pp. 824-833. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.11.084

2017

Lu, X, Adams, RB, Li, J, Newman, MG & Wang, JZ 2017, An investigation into three visual characteristics of complex scenes that evoke human emotion. in 2017 7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2017. 2017 7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2017, vol. 2018-January, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 440-447, 7th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction, ACII 2017, San Antonio, United States, 10/23/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACII.2017.8273637
Jacobson, NC & Newman, MG 2017, 'Anxiety and depression as bidirectional risk factors for one another: A meta-analysis of longitudinal studies', Psychological Bulletin, vol. 143, no. 11, pp. 1155-1200. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000111
Llera, SJ & Newman, MG 2017, 'Development and validation of two measures of emotional contrast avoidance: The contrast avoidance questionnaires', Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 49, pp. 114-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.04.008
Jacobson, NC, Lord, KA & Newman, MG 2017, 'Perceived emotional social support in bereaved spouses mediates the relationship between anxiety and depression', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 211, pp. 83-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.01.011
Shin, KE & Newman, MG 2018, 'Using Retrieval Cues to Attenuate Return of Fear in Individuals With Public Speaking Anxiety', Behavior Therapy, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 212-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2017.07.011

2016

LaFreniere, LS & Newman, MG 2016, 'A BRIEF ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY INTERVENTION FOR GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF THE WORRY OUTCOME JOURNAL', Depression and anxiety, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 829-839. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22507
Cohen, JM, Blasey, C, Barr Taylor, C, Weiss, BJ & Newman, MG 2016, 'Anxiety and Related Disorders and Concealment in Sexual Minority Young Adults', Behavior Therapy, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 91-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2015.09.006
Jacobson, NC, Newman, MG & Goldfried, MR 2016, 'Clinical Feedback About Empirically Supported Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder', Behavior Therapy, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 75-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2015.09.003
Newman, MG, Shin, KE & Zuellig, AR 2016, 'Developmental risk factors in generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 206, pp. 94-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.07.008
Erickson, TM, Newman, MG, Siebert, EC, Carlile, JA, Scarsella, GM & Abelson, JL 2016, 'Does Worrying Mean Caring Too Much? Interpersonal Prototypicality of Dimensional Worry Controlling for Social Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms', Behavior Therapy, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 14-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2015.08.003
Newman, MG 2016, 'Honoring the Past and Looking to the Future: Updates on Seminal Behavior Therapy Publications on Current Therapies and Future Directions', Behavior Therapy, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 773-775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2016.08.003
Lu, X, Sawant, N, Newman, MG, Adams, RB, Wang, JZ & Li, J 2016, Identifying emotions aroused from paintings. in G Hua & H J├ęgou (eds), Computer Vision - ECCV 2016 Workshops, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9913 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 48-63, 14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 10/8/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46604-0_4
Newman, MG, Jacobson, NC, Erickson, TM & Fisher, AJ 2017, 'Interpersonal Problems Predict Differential Response to Cognitive Versus Behavioral Treatment in a Randomized Controlled Trial', Behavior Therapy, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 56-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2016.05.005
Jacobson, NC & Newman, MG 2016, 'Perceptions of close and group relationships mediate the relationship between anxiety and depression over a decade later', Depression and anxiety, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 66-74. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22402
Crouch, TA, Lewis, JA, Erickson, TM & Newman, MG 2017, 'Prospective Investigation of the Contrast Avoidance Model of Generalized Anxiety and Worry', Behavior Therapy, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 544-556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2016.10.001
Fisher, AJ & Newman, MG 2016, 'Reductions in the diurnal rigidity of anxiety predict treatment outcome in cognitive behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 79, pp. 46-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2016.02.006
Cohen, JM, Rodriguez-Seijas, C, Feinstein, BA, Taylor, CB & Newman, MG 2016, 'Rejection sensitivity as a transdiagnostic risk factor for internalizing psychopathology among gay and bisexual men', Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 259-264. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000170
Newman, MG, Lafreniere, LS & Jacobson, NC 2018, 'Relaxation-induced anxiety: Effects of peak and trajectories of change on treatment outcome for generalized anxiety disorder', Psychotherapy Research, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 616-629. https://doi.org/10.1080/10503307.2016.1253891
Reeves, JW, Fisher, AJ, Newman, MG & Granger, DA 2016, 'Sympathetic and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal asymmetry in generalized anxiety disorder', Psychophysiology, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 951-957. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12634

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