Carl F. Weems, Ph.D.
(1999, Florida International University)
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Dr. Weems' research focuses on the developmental psychopathology of anxiety and depression. In particular, his research integrates developmental, cognitive, biological and behavioral theories in attempting to understand the etiology and course of internalizing disorders in youth. Special areas of interest include the assessment and treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, the role of severe stress, physiological response, brain development, brain function, and cognitive processing in emotional disorders as well as the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of psychological inquiry.
Selected Publications (click here for curriculum vitae)
Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Taylor, L. K., Cannon, M. F., Romano, D. M., & Perry A. M. (in press). A theoretical model of continuity in anxiety and links to academic achievement in disaster exposed school children. Development and Psychopathology.
Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Banks, D. M. Graham, R. (in press). Is TV traumatic for all kids? The role of pre-existing posttraumatic stress symptoms on the link between disaster coverage and stress. Psychological Science.
Scheeringa, M. S., Weems, C. F., Cohen, J., Amaya-Jackson, L., & Guthrie, D. (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in three through six year-old children: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 853-860.
Taylor, L. K. & Weems, C. F. (2011). Cognitive-behavior therapy for disaster exposed youth with posttraumatic stress: Results from a multiple-baseline examination. Behavior Therapy, 42, 349–363.
Weems, C. F., Taylor, L. K., Cannon, M. F., Marino, R., Romano, D. M., Scott, B. G., Perry A. M., & Triplett, V. (2010). Post traumatic stress, context, and the lingering effects of the Hurricane Katrina disaster among ethnic minority youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 49-56.
Cannon, M. F., & Weems, C. F. (2010). Cognitive Biases in childhood anxiety disorders: Do interpretive and judgment biases distinguish anxious youth from their non-anxious peers? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 751-758.
Weems, C. F. & Pina, A. A. (2010). The assessment of emotion regulation: Improving construct validity in research on psychopathology in youth - an introduction to the special section. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 1-7.
Weems, C. F., Taylor, L. K., Costa, N. M., Marks, A. B., Romano, D. M., Verrett, S. L., & Brown, D. M. (2009). Effect of a school-based test anxiety intervention in ethnic minority youth exposed to Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 30, 218-226.
Weems, C. F. (2008). Developmental trajectories of childhood anxiety: Identifying continuity and change in anxious emotion. Developmental Review, 28, 488-502.