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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

The ability to regulate cognition, emotion, and behavior represents a core capacity of healthy human functioning.  Examples of this ability in daily life include rebounding from mistakes, resisting distraction, and dampening negative emotions.  It is these abilities that most intrigue me as a psychological scientist. I study them to 1) shed light on their underlying mechanisms and 2) examine their clinical significance in terms of their roles in the development, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety and depression. Through this two-pronged approach I aim to advance our knowledge of regulatory abilities across the range of normal to abnormal functioning.

My work lies at the intersection of clinical, cognitive neuroscience, social-personality, and developmental research. I integrate across these areas both in terms of the types of questions I ask and in the methods I use to address them. I bring together experimental and correlational designs using a multi-method framework to examine how phenomena play out across different levels of analysis (explicit, implicit, behavioral, biological) and build integrative models of how they operate.

  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.