CHRISTOPHER BEEVERS

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Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Influence of depression symptoms on history-independent reward and punishment processing
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Psychiatry Res 207:53-60. 2013
  2. pmc Therapygenetics: moving towards personalized psychotherapy treatment
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:11-2. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter genetic variation and biased attention for emotional word stimuli among psychiatric inpatients
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:208-12. 2007
  4. pmc Serotonin transporter gene promoter region polymorphism and selective processing of emotional images
    Christopher G Beevers
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, United States
    Biol Psychol 83:260-5. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Predicting response to depression treatment: the role of negative cognition
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:422-31. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Efficiently assessing negative cognition in depression: an item response theory analysis of the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:199-209. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Recovery from major depressive disorder among female adolescents: a prospective test of the scar hypothesis
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:888-900. 2007
  8. pmc Association of the serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism with biased attention for emotional stimuli
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:670-81. 2009
  9. pmc The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with rumination in healthy adults
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Emotion 9:579-84. 2009
  10. pmc Prefrontal morphology, 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and biased attention for emotional stimuli
    C G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 9:224-33. 2010

Research Grants

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Publications33

  1. pmc Influence of depression symptoms on history-independent reward and punishment processing
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Psychiatry Res 207:53-60. 2013
    ..Thus, decision-making is improved for people with elevated depression symptoms when minimizing punishment relative to maximizing rewards...
  2. pmc Therapygenetics: moving towards personalized psychotherapy treatment
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 16:11-2. 2012
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  3. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter genetic variation and biased attention for emotional word stimuli among psychiatric inpatients
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:208-12. 2007
    ..No genetic group difference was observed for dysphoric word stimuli. Findings from this preliminary study highlight the potential for integrating genetic and cognitive models of psychopathology...
  4. pmc Serotonin transporter gene promoter region polymorphism and selective processing of emotional images
    Christopher G Beevers
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, United States
    Biol Psychol 83:260-5. 2010
    ..Although this sensitivity may have benefits under benign conditions, it may also increase vulnerability to affective disorders when cognitive resources needed to turn attention away from negative stimuli are compromised...
  5. ncbi request reprint Predicting response to depression treatment: the role of negative cognition
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:422-31. 2007
    ..Findings suggest that repeated MDD episodes are specifically associated with increased negative cognition, which in turn contributes to a more pernicious course of symptom change during treatment for depression...
  6. ncbi request reprint Efficiently assessing negative cognition in depression: an item response theory analysis of the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:199-209. 2007
    ..Taken together, the authors believe the DAS-SF1 and DAS-SF2 provide an efficient and accurate assessment of dysfunctional attitudes among depressed individuals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Recovery from major depressive disorder among female adolescents: a prospective test of the scar hypothesis
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:888-900. 2007
    ..Interventions that modify these factors may help to reduce depression incidence and recurrence among female adolescents...
  8. pmc Association of the serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism with biased attention for emotional stimuli
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:670-81. 2009
    ..Because this association exists in healthy adults, it may represent a susceptibility factor for affective disorders that becomes problematic during stressful life experiences...
  9. pmc The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with rumination in healthy adults
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Emotion 9:579-84. 2009
    ..Results suggest that variation in the BDNF gene may contribute to the tendency to ruminate. Because this association exists in healthy adults, it may represent a susceptibility factor for affective disorders...
  10. pmc Prefrontal morphology, 5-HTTLPR polymorphism and biased attention for emotional stimuli
    C G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Genes Brain Behav 9:224-33. 2010
    ..Results from this study suggest that brain regions involved in cognitive control of emotion are also associated with attentional biases for emotion stimuli among short 5-HTTLPR allele carriers...
  11. pmc Depression symptoms and cognitive control of emotion cues: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    C G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Neuroscience 167:97-103. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that mild to moderate depression symptoms are associated with altered function in brain regions that mediate cognitive control of emotional information...
  12. doi request reprint Association of predeployment gaze bias for emotion stimuli with later symptoms of PTSD and depression in soldiers deployed in Iraq
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 168:735-41. 2011
    ..The authors examined the relationship between predeployment gaze bias for emotion stimuli and later symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in soldiers deployed to Iraq...
  13. ncbi request reprint Unlinking negative cognition and symptoms of depression: evidence of a specific treatment effect for cognitive therapy
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:68-77. 2005
    ..Cognitive therapy appeared to unlink negative cognition and symptoms of depression to a greater extent than other forms of treatment...
  14. doi request reprint Associations between serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism and gaze bias for emotional information
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 120:187-97. 2011
    ..This bias toward positive stimuli during the later stages of information processing likely reflects a strategic effort to downregulate heightened reactivity to negative stimuli among 5-HTTLPR S/LG allele carriers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cognitive vulnerability to depression: a dual process model
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 25:975-1002. 2005
    ..The circumstances when this is likely to occur are reviewed. New insights and implications for assessment, etiology, and treatment of cognitive vulnerability to depression are discussed...
  16. pmc Association of the serotonin transporter promoter region polymorphism with biased attention for negative word stimuli
    Tracy Kwang
    University of Texas at Austin, 78712 0187, USA
    Depress Anxiety 27:746-51. 2010
    ..Biased attention for emotional stimuli reflects vulnerability or resilience to emotional disorders. The current study examines whether the 5-HTTLPR polymorphism is associated with attentional biases for negative word stimuli...
  17. ncbi request reprint Differential response to combined treatment in patients with psychotic versus nonpsychotic major depression
    Brandon A Gaudiano
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University Medical School and Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:625-8. 2005
    ..Current state-of-the-art combined treatments have poorer efficacy in depressed patients with psychotic symptoms, and adapted treatment approaches are needed...
  18. pmc Serotonin transporter and BDNF genetic variants interact to predict cognitive reactivity in healthy adults
    Tony T Wells
    University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
    J Affect Disord 126:223-9. 2010
    ..Research has not yet determined whether genetic factors contribute to the expression of cognitive reactivity...
  19. doi request reprint Emotional dysregulation in dysphoria: support for Emotion Context Insensitivity in response to performance-based feedback
    Alissa J Ellis
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0187, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:443-54. 2009
    ..Findings support the ECI hypothesis and broaden its scope to include emotional reactivity to self-relevant performance feedback...
  20. pmc Frontal-limbic white matter pathway associations with the serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism
    Jennifer Pacheco
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Neurosci 29:6229-33. 2009
    ..5-HTTLPR genotype and age appear to independently influence the WM microstructure of the UF. The observed reduction in FA values among low-expressing 5-HTTLPR allele carriers may contribute to biased regulation of emotional stimuli...
  21. pmc Time course of selective attention in clinically depressed young adults: an eye tracking study
    Jennifer L Kellough
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Behav Res Ther 46:1238-43. 2008
    ..Mood congruent information-processing biases appear to be a robust feature of depression and may have an important role in the maintenance of the disorder...
  22. ncbi request reprint Depression vulnerable and nonvulnerable smokers after a failure experience: examining cognitive self-regulation and motivation
    Walter D Scott
    Department of Psychology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 3415, USA
    Behav Modif 32:519-39. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in terms of cognitive self-regulatory and affect temperament models of motivation and depression...
  23. ncbi request reprint Family functioning in bipolar I disorder
    Lisa A Uebelacker
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University and Psychosocial Research Program, Butler Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    J Fam Psychol 20:701-4. 2006
    ....
  24. doi request reprint The importance of interpersonal treatment goals for depressed inpatients
    Lisa A Uebelacker
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:217-22. 2008
    ..These results suggest that for many severely depressed individuals, primary treatment goals include improvements in social and occupational functioning in addition to symptomatic improvement...
  25. ncbi request reprint Discontinuities and cognitive changes in an exposure-based cognitive therapy for depression
    Adele M Hayes
    Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 2577, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:409-21. 2007
    ..Findings are discussed in the context of cognitive-emotional processing theories in depression and anxiety disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint Perfectionism, cognitive bias, and hopelessness as prospective predictors of suicidal ideation
    Christopher G Beevers
    Psychosocial Research Program, Butler Hospital, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 34:126-37. 2004
    ..These alternative models were not supported. Perfectionism and negative cognitive bias both uniquely contributed to the prospective prediction of suicidal ideation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Avoidance and processing as predictors of symptom change and positive growth in an integrative therapy for depression
    Adele M Hayes
    Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 2577, USA
    Int J Behav Med 12:111-22. 2005
    ..These preliminary results suggest possible targets of change that can facilitate symptom reduction and perhaps also promote psychological health...
  28. pmc Treatment matching in the posthospital care of depressed patients
    Ivan W Miller
    Psychosocial Research Program, Butler Hospital, 345 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:2131-8. 2005
    ..This study assessed the efficacy of 1) matching patients to treatments and 2) adding additional family therapy or cognitive therapy in a group of recently discharged patients with major depression...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cognitive predictors of symptom return following depression treatment
    Christopher G Beevers
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University and Psychosocial Research Program, Butler Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02906, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:488-96. 2003
    ..Poor change in dysfunctional attitudes and poor change in extreme thinking both predicted shorter time to return of depressive symptoms...
  30. doi request reprint Family functioning is associated with depressive symptoms in caregivers of acute stroke survivors
    Gary P Epstein-Lubow
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:947-55. 2009
    ..To determine whether family functioning is uniquely associated with caregiver depressive symptoms in the immediate aftermath of stroke...
  31. ncbi request reprint The prevention of depressive symptoms in low-income, minority children: two-year follow-up
    Esteban V Cardemil
    Frances L Hiatt School of Psychology, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:313-27. 2007
    ..We continue to find some beneficial effects for the Latino children and no differentially beneficial effect for the African American children. Implications of findings and future research directions are discussed...
  32. ncbi request reprint What's in a (neutral) face? Personality disorders, attachment styles, and the appraisal of ambiguous social cues
    Björn Meyer
    The University of Surrey Roehampton, Whitelands College, West Hill, London, UK
    J Pers Disord 18:320-36. 2004
    ..Discussion highlights the potential of simultaneously studying biases in social information processing and attachment disturbances among individuals with personality disorders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) genotype, childhood abuse, and suicide attempts in adult psychiatric inpatients
    Brandon E Gibb
    Binghamton University, New York, NY 13902 6000, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:687-93. 2006
    ..In the current study, we found that 5-HTTLPR genotype moderated the link between childhood physical and sexual, but not emotional, abuse and adult psychiatric inpatients' histories of suicide attempts...

Research Grants3

  1. Genetic Associations with Biased Processing of Emotion Cues in MDD
    CHRISTOPHER BEEVERS; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Thus, the proposed study should advance our knowledge of the etiological and maintenance processes for MDD and provide specific direction for the design of treatment programs for this serious psychiatric problem. ..
  2. Genetic Associations with Biased Processing of Emotion Cues in MDD
    CHRISTOPHER BEEVERS; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Thus, the proposed study should advance our knowledge of the etiological and maintenance processes for MDD and provide specific direction for the design of treatment programs for this serious psychiatric problem. ..