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Kevin D. Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D.: University of Iowa, 2004
My research program focuses on dimensional models of adult psychopathology in which symptoms generally exist on a continuum rather than as qualitatively discrete entities. Most of my work addresses several issues related to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, such as its assessment and diagnosis, its relations with other phenomena (especially personality and other forms of psychopathology), and cognitive models of symptom development. I also have interests in personality, personality disorders, and relations between the mood and anxiety disorders. Current students in my lab study topics that include social phobia, depression and rumination, generalized anxiety, impulsivity, pathological gambling, and several cognitive processes that may link these conditions.
FREQUENTLY TAUGHT CLASSES
- PSYC 316 Introduction to Psychopathology
- PSYC 413 Clinical Laboratory
- PSYC 641 Psychopathology
- PSYC 642 Personality Assessment
- PSYC 654 Clinical Practicum
- PSYC 671D Research Methods
- Fergus, T. A., & Wu, K. D. (in press). Searching for Specificity between Cognitive Vulnerabilities and Mood and Anxiety Symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.
- Wu, K. D. (2011). The Structure of Obsessions and Compulsions: Implications for the Classification of Hoarding. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 239-252.
- Aardema, F. A., & Wu, K. D. (2011). Imaginative, dissociative, and schizotypal processes in obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 74-81.
- Carter, S. A., & Wu, K. D. (2010). Symptoms of Specific and Generalized Social Phobia: An Examination of Discriminant Validity and Structural Relations with Mood and Anxiety Symptoms. Behavior Therapy, 41, 254-265.
- Carter, S. A., & Wu, K. D. (2010). Relations Among Symptoms of Social Phobia Subtypes, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Panic, and Depression. Behavior Therapy, 41, 2-13.
- Fergus, T. A., & Wu, K. D. (2010). Do Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Share Cognitive Processes? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 168-176.
- Wu, K . D., Aardema, F., & O’Connor, K. P. (2009). Inferential Confusion, Obsessive Beliefs, and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: A Replication and Extension. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 746-752.
- Wu, K. D., & Cortesi, G. T. (2009). Relations between Perfectionism and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: Examination of Specificity among the Dimensions. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 393-400.
- Wu, K. D. (2008). Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Dimensional Approach to Purported Relations. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 393-400..
- Wu, K. D., & Carter, S. A. (2008). Specificity and Structure of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Symptoms. Depression and Anxiety, 25, 641-652.
- Wu, K. D., & Carter, S. A. (2008). Further Investigation of the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire: Factor Structure and Specificity of Relations with OCD Symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22 , 824-836.
- Wu, K. D., Watson, D., & Clark, L. A. (2007). A self-report version of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Symptom Checklist: Psychometric properties of factor-based scales in three samples. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21, 644-661.
- Wu, K. D., Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (2006). Relations between obsessive-compulsive disorder and personality: Beyond axis I – axis II comorbidity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20, 695-717.
- Wu, K. D., & Watson, D. (2005). Relations between hoarding and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 897-921.
- Watson, D., & Wu, K. D. (2005). Development and validation of the Schedule of Compulsions, Obsessions, and Pathological Impulses (SCOPI). Assessment, 12, 50-65.
- DISSERTATION GRANT
Role: Principal Investigator
Agency: University of Minnesota Press: Minnesota Assessment Instruments
Proposal: “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Symptom structure and relations to personality assessed with the SNAP”
Funding period: July 2001—April 2003