Ph.D., 2000, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Address: 2 Hillhouse Ave
My research focuses on the identification of cognitive risk factors for depression and on the role individual differences in emotion regulation play in the onset and maintenance of this disorder. The current work in my lab examines attention and memory processes in depression and how these are linked to rumination and emotion dysregulation. To examine these questions we integrate a multitude of measures, including cognitive tasks, psychophysiological measures of stress reactivity and regulation, neuroendocrine assessments, genotying, and brain imaging.
Carver, C., Johnson, S.L., & Joormann, J. (in press). Lifetime depression and impulsive reactions to emotion. British Journal of Psychiatry.
Foland-Ross, L.C., Hamilton, P.J., Joormann, J., Berman, M.G., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (in press). The neural basis of difficulties in the processing of irrelevant, negatively valenced stimuli in major depression. Psychological Science.
Mata, J., Lowdermilk, C., Joormann, J., Waugh, C.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (in press). Acute exercise attenuates negative affect following repeated sad mood inductions in persons who have recovered from depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Sanchez, A., Vazquez, C., Marker, C., LeMoult, J., & Joormann, J. (in press). Attentional Disengagement predicts stress reactivity in depression: An eye tracking study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Joormann, J., Cooney, R.E., Henry, M.L., Gotlib, I.H. (2012). Neural correlates of mood regulation in girls at high risk for depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 61-72.