Selected Publications and Grants

Publications

Himmerich, S, & Orcutt H. (2019). Alcohol expectancies and distress tolerance: Potential mechanisms in the relationship between posttraumatic stress and alcohol use.  Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.004

Reffi, A. N., Pinciotti, C. M., Darnell, B. C., Orcutt, H. K. (2019).  Trait mindfulness and PTSD symptom clusters: Considering the influence of emotion dysregulation. Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 67-70. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.010

Boykin, D. M., Himmerich, S. J., Pinciotti, C. M., Miller, L. M., Miron, L. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2018). Barriers to self-compassion among female childhood maltreatment survivors: The roles of fear of self-compassion and psychological inflexibility. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 216-224. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.11.003

Boykin, D. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2018). Treatment use among college women following a campus shooting. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma.  Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/10926771.2018.1480548

Bradel, L., Rosenbaum, A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2018) The prevalence and co-occurrence of the forms of violence against women, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1080/10926771.2018.1463338

Pinciotti, C. M., Allen, C. E, Milliken, J. M., Orcutt, H. K., & Sasson, S. (in press). Reliability and findings from an instrument examining sexual assault disclosure content and context: The Sexual Assault Inventory of Disclosure (SAID). Violence and Victims.

Pinciotti, C. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2018). Institutional betrayal: Who is most vulnerable?  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260518802850

Pinciotti, C. M. & Orcutt, H. K. (2018).  Rape Aggression Defense: Unique self-efficacy benefits for survivors of sexual trauma.  Violence Against Women, 24, 528-544.  doi: 10.1177/1077801217708885.

Pinciotti, C. M., Reffi, A. N., & Orcutt H. K. (in press).  Re-examining the relationship between avoidance and PTSS in rape survivors enrolled in self-defense training:  The protective effect of activities self-efficacy.  Violence and Victims.

Reffi, A. N., Boykin, D. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2018): Examining pathways of childhood maltreatment and emotional dysregulation Using self-compassion. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2018.1485810

Reffi, A. N., Pinciotti, C. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2018). Psychometric properties of the institutional betrayal questionnaire, version 2: Evidence for a two-factor model.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1177/0886260518805771

Seligowski, A. V., Bondy, E., Singleton, P., Orcutt, H. K., Ressler, K. J., & Auerbach, R. P. (2018). Testing neurophysiological markers related to fear-potentiated startle. Psychiatry Research, 267, 195-200. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.06.023

Bardeen, J. R., Daniel, T. A., Hinnan, J. B., & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). Emotion dysregulation and threat-related attention bias variability. Motivation and Emotion, 3, 402-409.

Boykin, D. M., Dunn, Q. T., & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). Cummulative trauma and adjustment in women exposed to a campus shooting: Examining the role of appraisals and social support. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260517710483

Holzman, J. B., Valentiner, D. P., Hannan, S. M., Wallace, D. G., & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). High dose alcohol consumption predicts less reduction in post-traumatic stress symptoms after a campus mass shooting. Anxiety, Stress & Coping. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2017.1348297.

Orcutt, H. K., Hannan, S. M., Seligowski, A. V., Jovanovic, T., Norrholm, S. D., Ressler, K. J., & McCanne, T. (2017). Fear-potentiated startle and fear extinction in a sample of undergraduate women exposed to a campus mass shooting. Frontiers in Psychology, 7: 2031.

Pinciotti, C. M. & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). Rape Aggression Defense: Unique self-efficacy benefits for survivors of sexual trauma. Violence Against Women. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1077801217708885.

Pinciotti, C. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). Understanding gender differences in rape victim blaming: The power of social influences and just world beliefs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication.

Pinciotti, C. M., Seligowski, A. V., & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). Psychometric properties of the PACT Scale and relations with symptoms of PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9, 362-369.

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., Orcutt, H. K. (2016). Examining the specific dimensions of distress tolerance that prospectively predict perceived stress. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46, 211-223.

Hannan, S. M., Orcutt, H. K., Miron, L. R. & Thompson, K. L. (2015). Childhood sexual abuse and later alcohol-related problems: Investigating the roles of revictimization, PTSD, and drinking motivations among college women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., Hannan, S. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2016). Addressing psychometric limitations of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale through item modification. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 298-309.

Boykin, D. M., London, M. J., & Orcutt, H. K. (2016). Examining minority attrition among women in longitudinal trauma research. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29, 1-7.

Miron, L. R., Seligowski, A. V., Boykin, D. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2016). The potential indirect effect of childhood abuse on posttrauma pathology through self-compassion and fear of self-compassion. Mindfulness, 7, 596-605. doi:10.1007/s12671-016-0493-0.

Seligowski, A. V., Lee, D. J., Miron, L. R., Orcutt, H. K., Jovanovic, T., & Norrholm, S. D. (2016). Prospective associations between emotion dysregulation and fear-potentiated startle: The moderating effect of respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:652.

Seligowski, A. V., & Orcutt, H. K. (2016). Support for the 7-factor hybrid model of PTSD using the PCL-5 in a community sample. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy , 8, 218-21 . doi:10.1037/tra0000104.

Seligowski, A. V., Rogers, A. P., & Orcutt, H. K. (2016). Relations among emotion regulation and DSM-5 symptom clusters of PTSD. Personality and Individual Differences, 92, 104-108 . doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.12.032.

Seligowski, A. V., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Examining the structure of emotion regulation: A factor-analytic approach. Journal of Clinical Psychology,71, 1004-1022. doi:10.1002/jclp.22197.

Fergus, T. A., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Examining the specific facets of distress tolerance that are relevant to health anxiety. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 32-44.

Seligowski, A. V., Miron, L. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Relations among self-compassion, PTSD symptoms, and psychological health in a trauma-exposed sample. Mindfulness, 6, 1033-1041.

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Attentional control as a prospective predictor of posttraumatic stress symptomatology. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 124-128.

Miron, L. R., Sherrill, A. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015) Fear of self-compassion and psychological inflexibility interact to predict probable PTSD. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4, 37-41.

Raja, S., Hannan, S., Boykin, D., Orcutt, H., Hamad, J., Hasnain, M., & Hoersch, M. (2015). Self-reported physical health associations of traumatic events in medical and dental outpatients. Medicine, 94, 1-7. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000000734.

Reddy, M. R., Seligowski, A. V., Rabenhorst, M. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Expressive writing and posttraumatic stress in college women following a mass shooting, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 7, 286-294.

Seligowski, A. V., Lee, D. J., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Emotion regulation and posttraumatic stress symptoms: A meta-analytic review. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44, 87-102.

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2014). The moderating role of experiential avoidance in the prospective relationship between anxiety sensitivity and anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38, 465-471.

Call, D. W., Miron, L. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2014). Effectiveness of brief mindfulness techniques in reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress. Mindfulness, 5, 658-668.

Orcutt, H. K., Bonanno, G. A., Hannan, S. M., & Miron, L. R. (2014). Prospective trajectories of posttraumatic stress in college women following a campus mass shooting. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 1-8.

Howells, N. R. & Orcutt, H. K. (2014). Diary study of sexual risk taking, alcohol use, and strategies for reducing negative affect in female college students. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 399-403.

Miron, L. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2014). Pathways from childhood abuse to prospective revictimization: Depression, sex to reduce negative affect, and forecasted sexual behavior. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38, 1848-1859.

Miron, L. R., Orcutt, H. K., Hannan, S. M., & Thompson, K. L. (2014). Childhood abuse and problematic alcohol use in college females: The role of self-compassion. Self and Identity. 13, 364-379.

Miron, L. R., Orcutt, H. K., & Kumpula, M. J. (2014). Differential predictors of transient stress versus posttraumatic stress disorder: Evaluating risk following targeted mass violence. Behavior Therapy, 45, 791-805.

Orcutt, H. K., Miron, L. R., & Seligowski, A. V. (2014). Impact of mass shootings on individual adjustment. PTSD Research Quarterly, 25, 1-9.

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2013). Testing a hierarchical model of distress tolerance . Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 495-505.

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2013). Experiential avoidance as a moderator of the relationship between anxiety sensitivity and perceived stress . Behavior Therapy, 44, 459-469.

Fergus, T. A., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2013). Experiential avoidance and negative emotional experiences: The moderating role of expectancies about emotion regulation strategies. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37,352-362.

Hannan, S. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2013). Emotion dysregulation as a partial mediator between reinforcement sensitivity and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 574-578.

Bardeen, J. R., Kumpula, M. J., & Orcutt, H. K. (2013). Emotion regulation difficulties as a prospective predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms following a mass shooting. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 188-196 .

Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2012). An examination of the latent structure of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34, 382-392.

Pickett, S. M., Lodis, C. S., Parkhill, M. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2012). Personality and experiential avoidance: A model of anxiety sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 246-250.

Fergus, T. A., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2012). Attentional control moderates the relationship between the activation of the cognitive attentional syndrome and symptoms of psychopathology. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 213-217.

Mercer, K. B., Orcutt, H. K., Quinn, J. F., Fitzgerald, C. A., Conneely, K. N., Barfield, R. T., Gillespie, C. F., & Ressler, K. J. (2012). Acute- and post-traumatic stress symptoms in a prospective Gene X Environment study of a university campus shooting. Archives of General Psychiatry, 69, 89-97.

Bond, F. W., Hayes, S. C., Baer, R. A., Carpenter, K. M., Guenole, N., Orcutt, H. K., Waltz, T., & Zettle, R. D. (2011). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire – II: A revised measure of psychological inflexibility and experiential avoidance. Behavior Therapy, 42, 676-688.

Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2011). Attentional control as a moderator of the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms and attentional threat bias, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1008-1018.

Fergus, T. A., Rabenhorst, M. M., Orcutt, H. K., & Valentiner, D. P. (2011). Reactions to trauma research among women recently exposed to a campus shooting. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24, 596-600.

Kumpula, M. J., Orcutt, H. K., Bardeen, J. R., & Varkovitzky, R. L. (2011). Peritraumatic dissociation and experiential avoidance as prospective predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 617–627.

Littleton, H., Kumpula, M., & Orcutt, H. (2011). Posttraumatic symptoms following a campus shooting: The role of psychosocial resource loss. Violence & Victims, 26, 461-476.

Pickett, S. M., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2011). Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the relationship between behavioral inhibition and trauma-related outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1038-1045.

Orcutt, H., & Littleton, H. (2010). Implementing and managing a quick-response research project: Advice from researchers responding to the tragedies at Virginia Tech and North Illinois University. Traumatic StressPoints, 24(1), 5–6.

Stephenson, K. L., Valentiner, D. P., Kumpula, M. J., & Orcutt, H. K. (2009). Anxiety sensitivity and post-trauma stress symptoms in female undergraduates following a campus shooting. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 489–496.

Bell, K. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2009). Posttraumatic stress disorder and male-perpetrated intimate partner violence. JAMA, 302(5), 562–564.

Cooper, M. L., Krull, J. L., Agocha, V. B., Flanagan, M. E., Orcutt, H. K., Grabe, S., Dermen, K. H., & Jackson M. (2008). Motivational pathways to alcohol use and abuse among Black and White adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 485–501.

Orcutt, H. K., Pickett, S. M., & Pope, E. B. (2008). The relation of offense-specific forgiveness to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in college students. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 16, 72–91.

Orcutt, H. K. (2006). The prospective relationship of interpersonal forgiveness and psychological distress symptoms among college women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 350–361.

Reddy, M. K., Pickett, S. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2006). Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the relationship between psychological abuse and current mental health symptoms in college students. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 6785.

Orcutt, H. K., Cooper, M. L., & Garcia, M. (2005). Use of sexual intercourse to reduce negative affect as a prospective mediator of sexual revictimization. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18, 729–739.

Orcutt, H. K., Garcia, M., & Pickett, S. M. (2005). Female-perpetrated intimate partner violence and romantic attachment style in a college student sample. Violence & Victims, 20, 287–302.

Orcutt, H. K., Pickett, S., & Pope, E. (2005). Experiential avoidance and forgiveness as mediators in the relation between traumatic life events and PTSD symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24, 1003–1029.

Orcutt, H. K., Erickson, D. J., & Wolfe, J. (2004). The course of PTSD symptoms among Gulf War veterans: A growth mixture modeling approach. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17, 195–202.

Orcutt, H. K., King, L. A., & King, D. W. (2003). Male-perpetrated violence among Vietnam veteran couples: Relationships with veteran’s early life characteristics, trauma history, and PTSD symptomatology. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16, 381–390.

Cooper, M. L., Wood, P. K., Orcutt, H. K., & Albino, A. (2003). Personality and the predisposition to engage in risky or problem behaviors during adolescence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 390–410.

Orcutt, H. K., Erickson, D. J., & Wolfe, J. (2002). A prospective analysis of trauma exposure: The mediating role of PTSD symptomatology. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15, 259–266.

Orcutt, H. K., Goodman, G. S., Tobey, A., Batterman-Faunce, J., Thomas, S., & Shapiro, C. (2001). Detecting deception: Factfinders’ abilities to assess the truth. Law and Human Behavior, 25, 337–370.

Cooper, M. L., & Orcutt, H. K. (2000). Alcohol use, condom use, and partner type among heterosexual adolescents and young adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 3, 413–419.

Goodman, G. S., Tobey, A. E., Batterman-Faunce, J. M., Orcutt, H. K., Shapiro, C. M., & Thomas, S. (1998). Face-to-face confrontation: Effects of closed circuit technology on children’s eyewitness testimony and jurors’ decisions. Law and Human Behavior, 22, 165–203.

Cooper, M. L., & Orcutt, H. K. (1997). Drinking and sexual experience on first dates among adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, 191–202.

External Grants

" Biomarkers for Posttraumatic Stress in College Women Following a Campus Mass Shooting.” Proposal funded by the National Institutes of Health (1R15MH099521-01). Award Period: 09/01/2012 – 8/31/2015. Principal Investigator: Holly K. Orcutt, Ph.D.

" Risk and Protective Factors for Adjustment of College Women After a Mass Shooting.” Proposal funded by the National Institutes of Health (5R21MH085436-02). Award Period: 09/15/2008 – 05/31/2010. Direct costs: $250,000. Principal Investigator: Holly K. Orcutt, Ph.D.

" Impact of Mass Trauma at Northern Illinois University.” Proposal funded by the Joyce Foundation (Presidential Discretionary Grant). Award Period: 03/15/2008 – 03/15/2009. Principal Investigator: Holly K. Orcutt, Ph.D.

" Sexual Revictimization: Affect Regulation as a Mediator." Proposal funded by the National Institutes of Health (1R15HD049907-01A1). Award Period: 04/01/2006 – 04/01/2009. Principal Investigator: Holly K. Orcutt, Ph.D.