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Moser Jason Moser
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Delaware 2009
Masters University of Delaware 2006
Bachelors Pennsylvania State University 2001
Primary Program: Clinical
110B Psychology
(517) 355-2159

Research Statement

Broadly, I am interested in how the different ways people think impact cognitive and emotional processes.  For example, I study how negative ways of thinking -- worry -- as well as positive ways of thinking -- casting experiences in a positive/less negative light and believing in the ability of the self and others to change and grow -- affect reactions to mistakes and attention on the one hand and one’s ability to manage emotions on the other.  I utilize a multi-method approach to tackle these issues, drawing from clinical, cognitive, and social psychology, psychophysiology and neuroscience.  I aim to apply these ideas and techniques to the study and treatment of anxiety and related problems like depression.  See my lab website -- Clinical Psychophysiology Lab -- for more details.

Related Research Websites
Clinical Psychophysiology Lab Our mission is to utilize experimental, psychophysiological methods to understand emotion and cognition in healthy individuals and to uncover emotional and cognitive abnormalities in anxious and depressed individuals.

Research Publications    
2013Moran, T. P., Jendrusina, A. A., & Moser, J. S. (2013). The psychometric properties of the late positive potential during emotion processing and regulation. Brain Research, 1516, 66-75.
2012Moser, J. S., Becker, M. W., & Moran, T. P. (2012). Enhanced attentional capture in trait anxiety. Emotion, 12, 213-216.
2012Moser, J. S., Moran, T. P., & Jendrusina, A. A. (2012). Parsing relationships between dimensions of anxiety and action monitoring brain potentials in female undergraduates. Psychophysiology, 49, 3-10.
2012Moser, J. S., Huppert, J. D., Foa, E. B., & Simons, R. F. (2012). Interpretation of ambiguous social scenarios in social phobia and depression: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Biological Psychology, 89, 387-397.
2012Moran, T. P., Taylor, D., & Moser, J. S. (2012). Sex moderates the relationship between worry and performance monitoring brain activity in undergraduates. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 85, 188-194.
2012Schroder, H. S., Moran, T. P., Moser, J. S., & Altmann, E. M. (2012). When the rules are reversed: Action-monitoring consequences of reversing stimulus-response mappings. Cognitive, Affective, Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 629-643.
2012Moser. J. S., Slane, J. D., Burt, S. A., & Klump. K. L. (2012). Etiologic relationships between anxiety and dimensions of maladaptive perfectionism in young adult female twins. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 47-53.
2011Moser, J. S., Schroder, H S., Heeter, C., Moran, T. P., Lee, Y-H. (2011). Mind your errors: Evidence for a neural mechanism linking growth mindset to adaptive posterror adjustments. Psychological Science, 22, 1484-1489.
2010Moser, J. S., Most, S. B., & Simons, R. F. (2010). Increasing negative emotions by reappraisal enhances subsequent cognitive control: A combined behavioral and electrophysiological study. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 195-207.
2009Moser, J. S., Krompinger, J. W., Dietz, J., & Simons, R. F. (2009). Electrophysiological correlates of decreasing and increasing emotional responses to unpleasant pictures. Psychophysiology, 46, 17 - 27.