Cameron Pugach, a clinical psychology graduate student in the COPE Lab, has been awarded a predoctoral National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. The award will provide 2.5 years of funding to support his project titled “The Interplay Between Negative Emotion Differentiation and Emotion Regulation Problems in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.”
Cameron’s project will examine associations between emotion differentiation, or the extent to which individuals are able to make fine-grained distinctions between like-valenced emotions, and self-reported and physiological indices of emotion regulation in the daily lives of those with and without Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The award will provide training in cutting-edge research on PTSD, affective science, autonomic psychophysiology, ambulatory research methods, and intensive longitudinal data analysis.
Cameron’s faculty advisor in the program is Dr. Blair Wisco