Jeffrey Pella

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Jeffrey Pella

DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY

PhD in Psychology, University of Reading

MSc in Developmental Psychopathology, University of Reading

BA in Psychology, Roger Williams University

  • MAIL: j.e.pella@gmail.com


ABOUT ME:

My principal research interest rests in the intergenerational transmission of anxiety disorders. During my post-graduate studies, I worked as part of a longitudinal study investigating the effects of social phobia and generalized anxiety disorder on mothers’ interactions with their children. I gained the skills necessary to develop detailed coding systems for quantifying mothers’ behavior and discourse during interactions with their children. These coding systems were used in order to elucidate mechanisms in the transmission of anxiety from mother to child. In conjunction with my work in the field of anxiety disorders, I have also developed a strong interest in both behavioral inhibition and infant attachment. Clinically I have experience in the diagnosis of anxiety, mood and behavior disorders in both adults and children. In this capacity I was also trained to administer cognitive behavioral therapy, and, upon learning these techniques, used them to provide treatment to the mothers of anxious children. Presently, I am a clinical research associate in the school of medicine at the University of Maryland. I am working on a sequential multiple assessment randomized trail (SMART) investigating family trauma treatment.



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SMART methodology: sequential multiple assignment randomized trial
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SMART methodology: sequential multiple assignment randomized trial

A SMART methodology is unique trial as it uses multiple randomizations and a tailoring variable to customize treatment to meet individuals’ needs.

Family History and Anxiety #4
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Family History and Anxiety #4

Family History and Anxiety #4: Anxious parents tend to have anxious children and there is some evidence for the specificity of anxiety transmission.

Family History and Anxiety #3
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Family History and Anxiety #3

Researchers have investigated the familial aggregation of anxiety disorders using both top-down and bottom-up methodologies.

Family History and Anxiety #2
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Family History and Anxiety #2

Family History and Anxiety – In addition to anxiety in general, studies have examined the familial history if individuals with social phobia.

Family History and Anxiety #1
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Family History and Anxiety #1

Family History and Anxiety #1 – A series of studies have been conducted examining the rate of anxiety in relatives of anxious probands.

Attachment and Behavioral Inhibition – Part 2
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Attachment and Behavioral Inhibition – Part 2

The studies reviewed demonstrate that while BI and insecure attachment were both independently associated with child anxiety.

Attachment and Behavioral Inhibition – Part 1
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Attachment and Behavioral Inhibition – Part 1

In this article I will conclude my series on attachment and begin examining the relationship between attachment and behavioral inhibition

Mother-child attachment and the development of disorders – Inconsistent results
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Mother-child attachment and the development of disorders – Inconsistent results

No significant difference was found between children with an avoidant and resistant attachment style.

Anxious/Resistant Attachment and Internalizing Behavior Problems
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Anxious/Resistant Attachment and Internalizing Behavior Problems

I will review two studies that examined the insecure attachment classifications in relation to the development of internalizing disorders.

Insecure Attachment and Internalizing Behavior
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Insecure Attachment and Internalizing Behavior

Insecure attachment: Anxious/resistant children may be at a higher risk for the development of anxiety disorders.

Autism in DSM-5
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Autism in DSM-5

Autism in DSM-5. The subject matter is a letter submitted by the Autism Speaks Organization stating the concerns of the autistic community.

Fruits, Vegetables, Antioxidants and Popcorn?
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Fruits, Vegetables, Antioxidants and Popcorn?

Antioxidants are much more abundant in Popcorn than in fruit and vegetables, with levels up to 15 times higher than other whole-grain foods.

Insecure attachment and externalizing behavior problems
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Insecure attachment and externalizing behavior problems

Here I will discuss findings related to insecure attachment as a predictor of externalizing problems in children

The Effect of Maternal Anxiety on Mother-Child Attachment
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The Effect of Maternal Anxiety on Mother-Child Attachment

Maternal Anxiety: Mother-child interactions in this context are qualitatively different from interactions seen in healthy mother-child dyads

Depression, mothers, meta-analysis and attachment
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Depression, mothers, meta-analysis and attachment

Research shows that it appears to be an association between maternal depression and infant insecure attachment.

The measuring and styles of mother-child attachment
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The measuring and styles of mother-child attachment

This article provides a brief description of the characteristic behaviors of infants with different attachment styles and parental behaviors.

Behavioral Inhibition and Child Anxiety #5
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Behavioral Inhibition and Child Anxiety #5

After discussing background, retrospective, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of behavioral inhibition, let’s summarize the findings.

Behavioral Inhibition and Child Anxiety #4
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Behavioral Inhibition and Child Anxiety #4

Research has shown that psychosocial factors generally associated with anxiety are not associated with Behavioral Inhibition.

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