Carl F. Weems, Ph.D.
My research has centered upon three related and integrated themes: 1) basic research in developmental psychopathology focused on testing contextual, bio-behavioral, and cognitive-developmental models of emotional disorders, 2) improving the empirical utility of assessment and measurement techniques and 3) intervention and prevention of emotional difficulties. The focus of intervention and prevention has been to move the basic science of developmental psychopathology and measurement theory out of the lab and into real world applications such as developing clinical trials and prevention interventions for youth emotional difficulties and other related practical applications of knowledge.
Selected Publications (click here for curriculum vitae)
Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Russell, J. D., Reiss, A. L. & Carrión, V. G. (in press). Developmental variation in amygdala volumes among children with posttraumatic stress. Developmental Neuropsychology.
Weems, C. F., & Graham, R. A. (in press). Resilience and trajectories of posttraumatic stress among youth exposed to disaster. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Taylor, L. K., Cannon, M. F., Romano, D. M., & Perry A. M. (2013). A theoretical model of continuity in anxiety and links to academic achievement in disaster exposed school children. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 729-738.
Weems, C. F., Graham, R. A., Scott, B. G., Banks, D. M., & Russell, J. D. (2013). Suppressor effects and age differences in the expression of anxious emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 23, 1293-1297.
Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Banks, D. M., & Graham, R. A. (2012). Is TV traumatic for all youths? The role of pre-existing posttraumatic stress symptoms on the link between disaster coverage and stress. Psychological Science, 23, 1293-1297.
Scheeringa, M. S., Weems, C. F., Cohen, J., Amaya-Jackson, L., & Guthrie, D. (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in three through six year-old children: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 853-860.
Taylor, L. K., & Weems, C. F. (2011). Cognitive-behavior therapy for disaster exposed youth with posttraumatic stress: Results from a multiple-baseline examination. Behavior Therapy, 42, 349–363.
Cannon, M. F., & Weems, C. F. (2010). Cognitive Biases in childhood anxiety disorders: Do interpretive and judgment biases distinguish anxious youth from their non-anxious peers? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24 , 751-758.
Weems, C. F. (2008). Developmental trajectories of childhood anxiety: Identifying continuity and change in anxious emotion. Developmental Review, 28, 488-502.