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Lab members (left to right): Aimee Zisner, Ziv Bell, Ted Beauchaine, Tiffany Shader, Heather McDonough-Caplan, Erin Knapton


Graduate Students

    Tiffany Shader

Fourth-year graduate student


phone: 614.292.3155
email: shader.4@buckeyemail.osu.edu


Research Interests


I am interested in the causes and correlates of externalizing behavioral disorders among children and adolescents, particularly intermittent explosive disorder (IED), which is new to the DSM5. I enjoy our lab’s research because of our focus on developmental psychopathology, our combined use of psychophysiology and behavioral measures, and our use of advanced statistical methods.

Recent Publications

Beauchaine, T. P., Shader, T., & Hinshaw, S. P. (2016). An ontogenic process model of externalizing psychopathology. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. P. Hinshaw (Eds.), Oxford handbook of externalizing spectrum disorders (pp. 485-501). New York: Oxford University Press.

Beauchaine, T. P., & McNulty, T. (2013). Comorbidities and continuities as ontogenic processes: Toward developmental spectrum model of externalizing behavior. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 1505-1528.

   

    Aimee Zisner

Fourth-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email:
zisner.1@osu.edu

Research Interests

My research interests lie in identifying biological vulnerabilities (neural, physiological) and social risk factors that contribute to psychopathology in children and adolescents. I use psychophysiological methods as a means for bridging behavioral, psychological, and biological perspectives of mental health and illness. In my current research, I am investigating neural correlates of impulsivity and emotion regulation in pediatric bipolar disorder, depression, and non-suicidal self-injury using fMRI.

Recent Publications

Beauchaine, T. P., Zisner, A., & Sauder, C. L. (2017). Trait impulsivity and the externalizing spectrum. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 13. doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-021815-093253

Zisner, A. R., & Beauchaine, T. P. (in press). Neural substrates of trait impulsivity, anhedonia, and irritability: Mechanisms of heterotypic comorbidity between externalizing disorders and unipolar depression. Development and Psychopathology. 

Zisner, A. R., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2016). Psychophysiological methods and developmental psychopathology. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental psychopathology. Vol. 2: Developmental neuroscience (3rd. ed., pp. 832-884). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Zisner, A. R., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2016). Midbrain neural mechanisms of trait impulsivity. In T. P. Beauchaine & S. P. Hinshaw (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of externalizing spectrum disorders (pp. 184-200). New York: Oxford University Press.

 

     
Ziv Bell

Third-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email:
feinberg.55@osu.edu

Research Interests

I am interested in the use of psychophysiological, behavioral, and neuroimaging methods to better understand psychopathology across development in children and adolescents. My current research focuses on the relationships between psychophysiology, parent-child interactions, and externalizing behaviors.
   
    Heather McDonough-Caplan

First-year graduate student

phone: 614.292.3155
email:: mcdonough-caplan.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in biological vulnerabilities to and social risk factors for development of self-injury among adolescent girls. In the future, I would like to take part in developing preventive interventions that reduce the likelihood that vulnerable girls will develop future self-injury.