*denotes mentee

Recent publications

*Bailen, N. H. & Thompson, R. J. (2023). Emotion dysregulation. In D. J. A. Dozois & K. S. Dodson (Eds.), Treatment of psychosocial risk factors in depression (pp. 182-207). American Psychological Association. link

*Eckland, N. S., *Feldman, R.L, *Hallenbeck, H. W., & Thompson, R. J. (2024). Emotional clarity in daily life is associated with reduced indecisiveness and greater goal pursuit. Emotion.

*Eckland, N. S., & Thompson, R. J. (2023; invited paper). State emotional clarity is as an indicator of fluid emotional intelligence ability. Journal of Intelligence, 11(10), 196. https://doi.org/10.3390/jintelligence11100196 open access link

*Liu, D. Y., *Springstein, T., *Tuck, A. B., English, T., & Thompson, R. J. (2023). Everyday emotion regulation goals, motives, and strategies in current and remitted major depressive disorder: An experience sampling study. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132(5), 594–609. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000831

*Liu, D. Y., Strube, M. J., & Thompson, R. J. (2023). Do emotion regulation difficulties in depression extend to social context? Everyday interpersonal emotion regulation in current and remitted major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 133(1), 61-75. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000877

*Springstein, T., Thompson, R. J., & English, T. (2024) Examining situational differences in momentary emotion differentiation and emotional clarity in everyday life. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0001311

Thompson, R. J., Whalen, D. J., Gilbert, K. E., Tillman, R., Hennefield, L., Donohue, M. R., Hoyniak, C., Barch, D. M., & Luby, J. L. (2024; in press). Preadolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors: An intensive longitudinal study of risk factors. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

*Tuck, A. B., *Long, K. A., & Thompson, R. J. (2023). Social media’s influence on momentary emotion based on people’s initial mood: an experimental design. Cognition and Emotion, 37(5), 1049-1056. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2023.2219443

*Tuck, A. B., & Thompson, R. J. (2024). The Social Media Use Scale: Development and validation. Assessment. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/10731911231173080

*Tuck, A. B., & Thompson, R. J. (2024; in press). Types of social media use are differentially associated with trait and momentary affect. Emotion. 


*Bailen, N. H., Koval, P., Strube, M., Haslam, N., & Thompson, R. J. (2022). Negative emotion and non-acceptance of emotion in daily life. Emotion, 22(5), 992-1003. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000898

*Hallenbeck, H., Rodebaugh, T. & Thompson, R. J. (2022). Understanding indecisiveness: Dimensionality of two self-report questionnaires and associations with depression and indecision. Psychological Assessment, 34(2), 176-187.  https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0001072 


*Liu, D., Strube, M. J, & Thompson, R. J. (2021) Interpersonal emotion regulation: An experience sampling study. Affective Science, 2, 273-288.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s42761-021-00044-y

Thompson, R.J., *Bailen, N., & English, T. (2021). Everyday emotional experiences in Major Depressive Disorder in Remission: An experience sampling study. Clinical Psychological Science, 9(5), 866-878. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167702621992082

Thompson, R.J., *Liu, D. Y., *Sudit, E., & Boden, M. T. (2021). Emotion differentiation in current and remitted Major Depressive Disorder. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, article 685851 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.685851

Thompson, R.J., *Springstein, T., & Boden, M. T. (2021; invited paper). Clarifying emotion differentiation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 15(3), e12584. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12584 

*Tuck, A. B. & Thompson, R. J. (2021). Social networking site use during the COVID-19 pandemic and its associations with social and emotional wellbeing in college students: Survey study. JMIR Formative Research, 5(9) e26513. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/26513


Crawford. J. L., Yee, D. M., *Hallenbeck, H. W., Naumann, A., Shaprio, K., Thompson, R. J., & Braver, T. S. (2020). Dissociable effects of momentary monetary, liquid, and social incentives on motivation and cognitive control. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, Article 2212. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02212

Gruber, J., Mendle, J., Lindquist, K., Bliss-Moreau, E., Schmader, T., Akinola, M., Atlas, L., Barch, D. M., Feldman Barrett, L., Borelli, J. L., Bunge, S., Campos, B., Cantlon, J., Carter, R., Carter-Sowell, A., Chen, S., Clark, L. A., Cuddy, A. J. C., Craske, M. G., Crum, A., Davachi, L., Eiseberger, N. I., Ford, B. Q., Fredrickson, B., Goodman, S. H., Gopnik, A., Greenway, V. P., Harkness, K., Hebl, M., Heller, W., Hooley, J., Jampol, L., Johnson, S. L., Joormann, J., Kinzler, K. D., Kober, K., Kring, A., Paluck, B. L., Lombrozo, T., Lourenco, S. F., McRae, K., Monin, J. K., Moskowitz, J. T., Natsuaki, M., Oettingen, G., Pfeifer, J., Prause, N., Saxbe, D., Smith, P. K., Spellman, B. A., Sturm, V., Teachman, B., Thompson, R. J., Weinstock, L. M., & Williams, L. A. (2020). The future of women in psychological science. Perspective on Psychological Science, 16(3), 483-516. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691620952789

*Liu, D. Y., Gilbert, K. E., & Thompson, R. J. (2020). Emotion differentiation moderates the effects of rumination on depression: A longitudinal study. Emotion, 20(7), 1234-1243. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000627  pdf

Thompson, R. J., Borenstein, J., Kircanski, K., & Gotlib, I. H. (2020). Standards for socially- and achievement-oriented roles in Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 44, 1025-1033. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-020-10123-2  link


*Bailen, N. H., Green, L., & Thompson R. J. (2019). Understanding emotion in adolescents: A review of emotional frequency, intensity, instability, and clarity. Emotion Review, 11(1), 63-73. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754073918768878  pdf

*Bailen, N. H., *Wu, H., & Thompson, R. J. (2019). Meta-emotions in daily life: Associations with emotional awareness and depression. Emotion, 19(5), 776–787. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000488  pdf

*Eckland, N., Leyro, T. M., Mendes, W. B., & Thompson, R. J. (2019). The role of physiology and voice in emotion perception during social stress. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 43, 493-511. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10919-019-00311-4. link

Gilbert, K. E., *Tonge, N. A., & Thompson, R. J. (2019). Associations between depression, anxious arousal, and manifestations of psychological flexibility. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 62, 88-96. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2018.09.006 

Koval, P., Holland, E., Zyphur, M., Stratemeyer, M., *Bailen, N. H., Thompson, R. J., Roberts, T., & Haslam, N. (2019). How does it feel to be treated like an object? Direct and indirect effects of exposure to sexual objectification on women’s emotions in daily life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 885-898. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000161 pdf

*Langer, J. K., *Tonge, N. A., *Piccirillo, M., Rodebaugh, T. L., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2019). Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder: A network perspective. Journal of Affective Disorders, 243, 531-538https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.078 pdf

Thompson, R. J., & Boden, M. T. (2019). State emotional clarity and attention to emotion:  A naturalistic examination of their associations with each other, affect and context. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 1514-1522. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2019.1572597 


Berenbaum, H., Chow, P. I., Flores, L. E., Schoenleber, M., Thompson, R. J. & Most, S. B. (2018). A test of the initiation-termination model of worry. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 9, 1-13. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043808718778965   pdf

*Eckland, N. S., Leyro, T. M., Mendes, W. B., & Thompson, R. J. (2018). A multi-method Investigation of the association between emotional clarity and empathy. Emotion, 18(5)638-645.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000377   pdf 

*Eldesouky, L., Thompson, R. J., Oltmanns, T. F., & English, T. (2018). Affective instability predicts the course of depression in late middle-age and older adulthood. Journal of Affective Disorders, 239, 72-78. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.06.038   pdf

Rodebaugh, T. L., Tonge, N. A., Piccirillo, M. L., Fried, E., Horenstein, A., Morrison, A. S., Goldin, P., Gross, J. J., Lim, M. H., Fernandez, K., Blanco, C., Schneier, F. R., Bogdan, R., Thompson, R. J., Heimberg, R. G. (2018). Does centrality in a cross-sectional network suggest intervention targets for social anxiety disorder? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(10), 831-844. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000336


Boden, M. T., & Thompson, R. J. (2017). Meta-analysis of the association between emotional clarity and attention to emotions. Emotion Review, 9, 79-85. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754073915610640   pdf 

Kircanski, K., Thompson, R. J., Sorenson, J., Sherdell, L., & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). The everyday dynamics of rumination and worry: Precipitant events and affective consequences. Cognition and Emotion, 32(7), 1424-1436. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2017.1278679   pdf

*Liu, D. Y., & Thompson, R. J. (2017). Selection and implementation of emotion regulation strategies in major depressive disorder: An integrative review. Clinical Psychology Review, 57, 183-194. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2017.07.004   pdf

Thompson, R. J., Boden, M. T. & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). Emotional variability and clarity in depression and social anxiety. Cognition and Emotion, 3198-108. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2015.1084908   pdf 

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Gershon, A., & Gotlib, I. H. (2017). Adaptive coping mediates the relation between mothers’ and daughters’ depressive symptoms: A moderated mediation study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 36, 171-195. https://dx.doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2017.36.3.171   pdf

Thompson, R. J., Specter, A., Insel, P., Mennin, D., Gotlib, I H. & Gruber, J. (2017). Positive and negative affective forecasting in remitted individuals with Bipolar I Disorder, and Major Depressive Disorder, and healthy controls. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 673-685. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-017-9840-2   pdf

Wilson, R., Thompson, R. J., & Vazire, S. (2017). Are fluctuations in personality states more than just fluctuations in affect?  Journal of Research in Personality, 69, 110-123. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2016.06.006   pdf

*Wu, H., Mata, J., Furman, D. J., Whitmer, A. J., Gotlib, I. H., & Thompson, R. J. (2017). Anticipatory and consummatory pleasure and displeasure in Major Depressive Disorder: An experience sampling study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126149-159. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/abn0000244   pdf


*Mankus, A. M., Boden, M. T., & Thompson, R. J. (2016). Sources of variation in emotional awareness: Age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 28-33https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.09.043   pdf

Thompson, R. J.,  Kircanski, K., & Gotlib, I. H. (2016). The grass is not as green as you think: Affect evaluation in people with internalizing disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 203, 233-240. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.06.006   pdf


Boden, M. T., & Thompson, R. J. (2015). Facets of emotional awareness and assocations with emotion regulation and depression. Emotion, 15, 399-410. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000057   pdf 

Kircanski, K., Thompson, R. J., Sorenson, J., Sherdell, L., & Gotlib, I. H. (2015). Rumination and worry in daily life: Examining the naturalistic validity of theoretical constructs. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 926-939. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2167702614566603   pdf

Pe, M., Kircanski, K., Thompson, R. J., Bringmann, L. F., Tuerlinckx, F., Mestdagh, M., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., Kuppens, P., & Gotlib, I. H. (2015). Emotion-network density in Major Depressive Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 292-300https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2167702614540645   pdf 

Thompson, R. J., Kuppens, P., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2015). Emotional clarity as a function of neuroticism and major depressive disorder. Emotion, 15, 615-624. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000067   pdf


Asarnow, L., Thompson, R. J., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2014). Children at risk for depression: Memory biases, self-schemas, and genotypic variation. Journal of Affective Disorders, 159C, 66-72. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2014.02.020   pdf 

Bulteel, K., Ceulemans, E., Thompson, R. J., Waugh, C. E., Gotlib, I. H., Tuerlincks, F., & Kuppens. P. (2014). DeCon: A tool to detect emotional concordance in multivariate time series data of emotional responding.  Journal of Biological Psychology, 98, 29-42. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.10.011   pdf 


Boden, M. T., Thompson, R. J., Dizén, M., Berenbaum, H., & Baker, J. P. (2013). Are emotional clarity and emotion differentiation related? Cognition and Emotion, 27, 961-978. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2012.751899   pdf

Furman, D., Waugh, C. E., Bhattacharjee, K., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). Interoceptive awareness, positive affect, and decision-making in major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 151780-785. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2013.06.044   pdf 

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2013). The role of attention to emotion in recovery from Major Depressive Disorder. Depression Research and Treatment, 2013, 1-6. https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/540726   pdf


Berenbaum, H., Bredemeier, K., Thompson, R. J., & Boden, M. B.  (2012). Worry, anhedonic depression, and emotional styles. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 72-80. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-010-9329-8   pdf

Demiralp, E., Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Feldman Barrett, L., Ellsworth, P. C., Demiralp, M., Hernandez-Garcia, L., Deldin, P. J., Gotlib, I. H., & Jonides, J. (2012). Feeling blue or turquoise? Emotional differentiation in Major Depressive Disorder. Psychological Science, 23, 1410-1416. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797612444903   pdf

Mata, J., Thompson, R. J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Walk on the bright side: Physical activity and affect in major depressive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 297-308. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0023533   pdf

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). The everyday emotional experiences of adults with major depressive disorder: Examining emotional instability, inertia, and reactivity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 819-829. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0027978   pdf

Waugh, C. E., Muhtadie, L., Thompson, R. J., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2012). Affective and physiological responses to stress in girls at elevated risk for depression. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 661-675. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954579412000235   pdf


Berenbaum, H., Bredemeier, K., Boden, M. T., Thompson, R. J., & Milanak, M. E. (2011). Affective instability, family history of mood disorders, and neurodevelopmental disturbance.  Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 220-229. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0022317   pdf

Thompson, R. J., & Berenbaum, H. (2011). Adaptive and Aggressive Assertiveness Scales. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33, 323-334. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10862-011-9226-9   pdf

Thompson, R. J., Berenbaum, H., & Bredemeier, K. (2011). Cross-sectional and longitudinal relations between affective instability and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 130, 53-59. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2010.09.021   pdf 

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S. M., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). Concurrent and prospective relations between attention to emotion and affect intensity: An experience sampling study. Emotion, 11, 1489-1494. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0022822   pdf 

Thompson, R. J., Parker, K. J., Hallmayer, J. F., Waugh, C. E., & Gotlib, I. H(2011).  Oxytocin receptor gene polymorphism (rs2254298) interacts with familial risk for psychopathology to predict symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescent girls. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 36, 144-147. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2010.07.003   pdf

Waugh, C. E., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2011). Flexible emotional responsiveness in trait resilience. Emotion, 11, 1059-1067. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0021786   pdf


Benjet, C., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H(2010). 5-HTTLPR moderates the effect of relational peer victimization on depressive symptoms in adolescent girls. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 173-179.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02149.x   pdf

Mata, J., Thompson, R. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). BDNF genotype moderates the relation
between physical activity and depressive symptoms. Health Psychology, 29, 130-133. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0017261   pdf

Thompson, R. J., Mata, J., Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2010). Maladaptive coping, adaptive coping, and depressive symptoms: Variations across age and depressive state. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 459-466. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.01.007   pdf

2009 & Earlier

Berenbaum, H., Boden, M. T., Baker, J. P., Dizen, M., Thompson, R. J., & Abramowitz, A. (2006). Emotional correlates of the different dimensions of schizotypal personality disorder.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 359-368. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.115.2.359   pdf

Berenbaum, H., Bredemeier, K., & Thompson, R. J. (2008). Intolerance of uncertainty: Exploring its dimensionality and associations with need for cognitive closure, psychopathology, and personality. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 117-125. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.01.004   pdf

Berenbaum, H., Thompson, R. J., & Bredemeier, K. (2007). Perceived threat: Exploring its association with worry and its hypothesized antecedents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2473-2482. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2007.03.015   pdf

Berenbaum, H., Thompson, R. J., Milanak, M. E., Boden, M. T. & Bredemeier, K. (2008). Psychological trauma and schizotypal personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 502-519.  https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.117.3.502   pdf

Berenbaum, H., Thompson, R. J., & Pomerantz, E. M. (2007). The relation between worrying and concerns: The importance of perceived probability and cost. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 301-311. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2006.03.009   pdf

Rudolph, K. D., Flynn, M., Abaied, J. L, Groot, A., & Thompson, R. J. (2009). Why is past depression the best predictor of future depression? Stress generation as a mechanism of depression continuity in girls. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38, 473-485. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15374410902976296   pdf

Thompson, R. J., & Berenbaum, H. (2009). The association between rejection and depression in the context of women’s relationships with their parents. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 327-339. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0265407509106721   pdf 

Thompson, R. J., Dizen, M., & Berenbaum, H. (2009). The unique relations between emotional awareness and facets of affective instability. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 875-879. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2009.07.006   pdf

Thompson, R. J. & Berenbaum, H. (2006). Shame reactions to everyday dilemmas are associated with depressive disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, 415-425. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-006-9056-3   pdf 

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