Mechanisms of Affect Dysregulation Lab

Michael McCloskey, Ph.D., Principal Investigator


In Press

Chen, E.Y., McCloskey, M.S., Doyle, P., Roehrig, J., Berona, J., Alverdy, J., and le Grange, D. (in press). Body mass index as a predictor of one-year outcome in gastric bypass surgery. Obesity Surgery.

2012 - 2011


Fanning, J. R., Berman, M. E., Mohn, R. S., & McCloskey, M. S. (2011). Perceived threat mediates the relationship between psychosis proneness and aggressive behavior. Psychiatry Research, 185, 210-218. Pubmed

Chen, E. Y., McCloskey, M. S., Michelson, S., Godon, K. H.,& Coccaro, E. (2011). Characterizing eating disorders in a personality disorders sample. Psychiatry Research, 185, 427-432. Pubmed

2010 - 2009


Gollan, J., McCloskey, M., Hoxha, D.,&Coccaro, E. (2010). How do depressed and healthy patients interpret nuanced facial expressions? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 804-810. Pubmed

Guillot, C., Bullock, J., Fanning, J., McCloskey, M., & Berman, M. (2010). Effects of alcohol on tests of executive functioning in men and women: A dose response examination. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 18, 409-417. Pubmed

Ahmed, A., Green, B., McCloskey, M.,& Berman, M. (2010). Latent structure of intermittent explosive disorder in an epidemiological sample. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44,663-672. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Palmer, A. A., & de Wit, H. (2010). Are attention lapses related to d-amphetamine liking? Psychopharmacology, 208, 201-209. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Kleabir, K., Chen, E., Berman, M., and Coccaro, E. (2010). Unhealthy Aggression: Intermittent explosive disorder and adverse physical health outcomes. Health Psychology, 29 (3), 324-32. Pubmed

McCloskey, M. S. & Coccaro, E. F. (2010). Response to suggested improvements to the Overt Aggression Scale-Modified. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 22, E2.

Coccaro, E. F., Noblett, K.L., McCloskey, M.S (2009). Attributional and Emotional Responses to Socially Ambiguous Cues: Validation of a New Assessment of Social/Emotional Information Processing in Healthy Adults and Impulsive Aggressive Patients. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 43, 915-925. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., New, A., Siever, L., Goodman, M., Koenigsberg, H., Flory, J., Coccaro, E (2009). Evaluation of behavioral impulsivity and aggression tasks as endophenotypes for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 43, 1036-1048. Pubmed

Berman, M., McCloskey, M., Fanning, J., Schumacher, J., Coccaro, E. (2009) Serotonin (5-HT) Augmentation Reduces Response to Attack in Aggressive Individuals. Psychological Science, 20,714-720. Pubmed

Berman, M.E., Bradley, T. P., Fanning, J.R., McCloskey, M.S. (2009) Self-Focused Attention Reduces Self-Injurious Behavior in Alcohol-Intoxicated Men. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 1280-1297. Pubmed

Ruocco, A., McCloskey, M., Lee, R., Cocaro, E. (2009). Indices of Orbitofrontal Function in Cluster B and Cluster C Personality Disorders. Psychiatry Research, 170, 282-285. Pubmed

Chen, E.Y., Roehrig M., Herbozo, S., McCloskey, M.S., Roehrig, J., Cummings, H., Alverdy, J., le Grange, D. (2009). Compensatory Eating Disorder Behavior and Gastric Bypass Outcome. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42, 363-366. Pubmed

Chen, E. Y., McCloskey M.S., Keenan, K. (2009). Subtyping dietary restraint and negative affect in a longitudinal community sample of girls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42, 275-283. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Berman, M., Echevarria , D., and Coccaro, E. (2009) Individual and combined effects of acute alcohol and paroxetine administration on aggressive behavior. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33 (1), 1-10. Wiley

McCloskey, M., Ben-Zeev, D., Lee, R., Berman, M., and Coccaro, E. (2009). Acute Tryptophan depletion and self-injurious behavior in clinically aggressive patients and healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 203(1), 53-61. Pubmed

2008 - 2007

Conner, K., McCloskey, M., & Duberstein, P.R. (2008). Psychiatric risk factors for suicide in the alcohol dependent patient. Psychiatric Annals, 38, 742-748. Psychiatric Annals Online

Bracken, K., Berman, M., McCloskey, M., and Bullock, J. (2008). Deliberate Self-Harm and State Dissociation: An Experimental Investigation. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 17, 520-532. Informaworld

McCloskey, M.S., Noblett, K.L., Deffenbacher, J.L., Gollan, J.K, and Coccaro, E. F. (2008). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for Intermittent Explosive Disorder: A pilot randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 876-886. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Ben-Zeev, D, Lee, R., and Coccaro, E. F. (2008). Prevalence of suicidal and self-injurious behavior among subjects with Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Psychiatry Research, 158, 248-250. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Gollan, J, and Berman, M. (2008). A history of Major Depression moderates self-injurious behavior in personality-disordered research volunteers. Psychiatry Research, 157, 295-297. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Lee, R., Berman, M.E., Noblett, K., and Coccaro, E. F. (2008). The relationship between impulsive verbal aggression and intermittent explosive disorder. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 51-60. Pubmed

Pitroda, S., Angstadt, M., McCloskey, M., Coccaro, E., and Phan, K.L. (2008). Emotional experience modulates brain activity during fixation periods between tasks, Neuroscience Letters, 443, 72-76. Pubmed

Gollan, J. K., Pane, H., McCloskey, M.S., and Coccaro, E. F. (2008). Identifying differences in biased affective information processing in major depression. Psychiatry Research, 159, 18-24. Pubmed

Coccaro, E.F., McCloskey M., Fitzgerald, D. and Phan, K. L. (2007). In the face of anger: Amygdala and orbitofrontal dysfunction in humans with impulsive aggression. Biological Psychiatry, 62, 168-78. Pubmed

Broman-Fulks, J. J., McCloskey, M., and Berman, M. E. (2007). Anxiety sensitivity and retaliatory aggressive behavior in research volunteers. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 137-144. Pubmed

de Wit, H., Flory, J. D., Acheson, A., McCloskey, M., and Manuck, S. B (2007). IQ and non-planning impulsiveness are independently associated with Delay Discounting in middle-aged adults. Personality and individual Differences, 42, 111-121. Science Direct

2006 - 2005

McCloskey, M., Berman, M., Noblett, K., and Coccaro, E. (2006). Intermittent Explosive Disorder-integrated research diagnostic criteria: Convergent and discriminant validity. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 40, 231-242. Pubmed

Berman, M., Jones, G., & McCloskey, M. (2005). The effects of diazepam in self-aggressive behavior. Psychopharmacology, 178, 100-106. Pubmed

Buntz, S. C., Noblett, K. L., McCloskey, M. S., & Coccaro, E. F. (2005). High prevalence of personality disorders among healthy volunteers for research: Implications for control group bias. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 39, 421-430. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Berman, M. E., & Coccaro, E. F. (2005). Providing an escape option reduces retaliatory aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 31, 228-237. Wiley

McCloskey, M., Phan, K. and Coccaro, E. (2005). Neuroimaging of personality disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 7, 65-72. Pubmed

2004 - 2003

Constans, J. I., McCloskey, M., Vasterling, J. J., Brailey, K., and Mathews, A. (2004). Suppression of attentional bias in PTSD. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 315-323. Pubmed

Gallagher, H., Rabian, B., and McCloskey, M. (2004). A cognitive and behavioral group treatment for childhood social phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorder, 18(4), 459-479. Pubmed

Kumar, V. K, McCloskey, M., Stoody, M. A. (2004). Empowerment as the goal for education: Voices of the people. Journal of Indian Psychology, 22, 14-40. British Library

Coccaro, E. F., Lee., R., and McCloskey, M. (2003). Norepinephrine function in personality disorder: Plasma MHPG correlates inversely with life history of aggression. CNS Spectrum, 8, 731-736. Pubmed

Giancola, P. R., White, H. R., Berman, M. E., McCloskey, M. S., Greer, T., Widom, C. S., Chermack, S. T., Leonard, K. E., Collins, L., and Quigley, B. M. (2003). Diverse research on alcohol and aggression in humans: In memory of John A. Carpenter. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27 (2), 198-208. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., and Berman, M. (2003). Alcohol intoxication and self-aggressive behavior. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 112, 306-311. Pubmed


Neumann, E., McCloskey, M., and Felio, S. (1999). Cross language positive priming disappears, negative priming does not: Evidence for two sources of selective inhibition. Memory and Cognition, 27 (9), 1051-1063. Pubmed

McCloskey, M., Kumar, V. K., and Pekala, R. J. (1999). State and trait depression, physical and social anhedonia, hypnotizability, and subjective experience during hypnosis. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 41 (3), 231-252. Pubmed

Kumar, V. K., and McCloskey, M. (1999). Phenomenological state effects during hypnosis: A cross validation of findings. Contemporary Hypnosis, 16 (1), 9-22. Wiley

Ransdell, S and McCloskey, M. (1992) Automated feedback on psychology assignments using a comments checklist. Collegiate Microcomputer, 10, 33-37. ERIC



McCloskey, M. S., Berman, M. E., & Noblett, K. (2011). Assessment and treatment of intermittent explosive disorder. In J. E. Grant & M. N. Potenza (Eds.), Oxford handbook of impulse control disorders (pp. 344-352). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Google books


McCloskey, M., Noblett, K., Coccaro, E. (2010). Intermittent Explosive Disorder. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology 4th Edition (Weiner, I., and Craighead, E. eds.) 848-850. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken. Google books

Coccaro, E. and McCloskey, M. (2010). Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience 4th Edition (Koob, G, Thompson, R, and LeMoal, M. eds.). Elsevier, Oxford.

Coccaro, E. and McCloskey, M. (2010). Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Clinical Aspects. Impulse Control Disorders (Aboujaoude, E and Koran, L. eds.) 221-232. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Google books


Coccaro, E. F., and McCloskey, M. (2006): Hothead Harry, gnome assassin: Combined treatment of intermittent explosive disorder. DSM-IV-TR Case book Volume 2: Experts Tell How They Treat Their Own Patients. (Spitzer, R.L, First, M.B., Williams, J.B. and Gibbon, M. eds.). 363-376. American Psychiatric Publishing, Virginia. Google books


McCloskey, M., and Coccaro, E. F. Self-report and interview measures of aggression in adults (2003). Aggression: Assessment and treatment into the 21st century. (Coccaro, E.F. ed). 167-194. Marcel Dekker, New York. Amazon

McCloskey, M., and Berman, M. E. Laboratory measures of aggression (2003): The Taylor Aggression Paradigm. Aggression: Assessment and treatment into the 21st century. (Coccaro, E.F. ed). 195-214. Marcel Dekker, New York. Amazon

McCloskey, M., Lee, R. , and Coccaro, E. F. (2003) The neurobiology of violence and aggression. The Handbook of Medical Psychiatry. (Soares, J. and Gershon, S. eds.). 671-682. Marcel Dekker, New York. Google books

Berman, M. E., McCloskey, M., and Broman-Fulks, J. J. (2003). Biopsychosocial Approaches to Aggression. Aggression: Assessment and treatment into the 21st century. (Coccaro, E. F. ed). 61-74. Marcel Dekker, New York. Amazon

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