Stress, Memory, and Trauma

PTSDRecent studies on PTSD concern risk and resilience variables in health personnel deployed to Iraq, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and survivors of the earthquake in Wenchuan, China. In addition to working with people with PTSD per se, we have commenced laboratory studies concerning working memory, and investigating methods of taxing working memory that may attenuate negative emotional memories.

Related Articles:

Jones, P. J., Bellet, B. W., & McNally, R. J. (in press). Helping or harming? The effect of triggering warnings on individuals with trauma histories. Clinical Psychological Science.

Bellet, B. W., Jones, P. J., & McNally, R. J. (in press). Self-triggering? An exploration of individuals who seek reminders of trauma. Clinical Psychological Science.

Bellet, B. W., Jones, P. J., Meyersburg, C. A., Brenneman, M. M., Morehead, K. E., & McNally, R. J. (in press). Trigger warnings and resilience in college students: A preregistered replication and extension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Engelhard, I. M., McNally, R. J., & van Schie, K. (2019). Retrieving and modifying traumatic memories: Recent research relevant to three controversies. Current Directions in Psychological  Science, 28, 91-96.

Brühl, A., Heinrichs, N., Bernstein, E. E., & McNally, R. J. (2019). Preventive efforts in the aftermath of analogue trauma: The effects of Tetris an exercise on intrusive images. Journal of Behavior  Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 64, 31-35.

Liu, G., & McNally, R. J. (2017). Neutral mood induction during reconsolidation reduces accuracy, but not vividness and anxiety of emotional episodic memories. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 54, 1-8.

Bellet, B. W., Jones, P. J., & McNally, R. J. (2018). Trigger warning: Empirical evidence ahead. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 61, 134-141.

McNally, R. J. (2018). Resolving the vulnerability paradox in the cross-national prevalence of post traumatic stress
disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 54, 33-35.