Department of Psychology

Publications and Presentations

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (*Indicates student co-authors)

Mezo, P. G., Callanan, T. S., Radu, G. M., & English, M. M.* (2017). Irrational beliefs and self-management as separable predictors of anxiety and depression. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. 1-15.

Connolly, R.*, Noel, V. A.*, &  Mezo, P. G. (2017). Self-evaluation as a mediating variable between substance abuse and stress. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 15, 1055-1063.

Noel, V. A.*, Lewis, K. M.*, Francis, S. E., & Mezo, P. G. (2013). Relationships between the multiple dimensions of anxiety sensitivity and symptoms of anxiety and depression in men and women. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 13, 333-353.

Francis, S. E., Mezo, P. G., & Fung, S. L.* (2012). Self-control training in children: A review of interventions for anxiety and depression and the role of parental involvement. Psychotherapy Research, 22, 220-238.

Mackenzie, M. B.*, Mezo, P. G., & Francis, S. E. (2012). A conceptual framework for understanding self-regulation in adults. New Ideas in Psychology, 30, 155-165.

Mezo, P. G., & Baker, R. M.* (2012). The moderating effects of stress and rumination on depressive symptoms in women and men. Stress and Health, 28, 333-339.

Mezo, P. G., & Francis, S. E. (2012). Modeling the interrelationship of learned resourcefulness, self-management, and affective symptomatology. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 34, 11-21.

Mezo, P. G., & Short, M. M.* (2012). Construct validity and confirmatory factor analysis of the self-control and self-management scale. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 44, 1-8.

Mezo, P. G., Hall, J.*, Duggan, C. M.*, & Noel, V. A.* (2011). An initial comparison of live instruction and immersive video modes of progressive muscle relaxation. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 29, 212-223.

Mezo, P. G., & Heiby, E. M. (2011). Proposed cut-off scores for self-management questionnaires. Clinical Psychologist, 15, 78-84.

Penney, A. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2011). The self-management correlates of social anxiety. In A. Durante, & C. Mammoliti (Eds.), Psychology of Self-Control (pp. 161-174). Hauppage, NY: Nova Science.

Mezo, P. G., (2009). The Self-Control and Self-Management Scale (SCMS): Development of an Adaptive Self-Regulatory Coping Skills Instrument. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31, 83-93.

Mezo, P. G., McCabe, R. E., Antony, M. M., & Burns, K. (2005). Developing a monitoring-blunting measure for social anxiety disorder: The Coping Styles Questionnaire for Social Situations (CSQSS). Depression and Anxiety, 22, 20-27.

Mezo, P. G., & Heiby, E. M. (2004). A comparison of four measures of self-control skills. Assessment, 11, 238-250.

Mezo, P. G., & Heiby, E. M. (2004). Reliability and validity indices for two self-report measures of self-control skills. Cognitive Therapy, 6, 2.

Heiby, E. M., Mezo, P. G., & Kameoka V. A. (2003). Assessment of self-control. In R. Fernandez-Ballesteros (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment (pp. 841-847). London: Sage.

PRESENTATIONS SINCE 2005 (*Indicates student co-authors)

Herc, H. C.*, Pritchard, K. J.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2017, October). Trait Mindfulness and the Behavior Activation System. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Pritchard, K. J.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2017, October). Excessive reassurance seeking, optimism, and self-regulation predict anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Diego, CA.

Pritchard, K. J.*, Mezo, P. G. (2017, May). Understanding need for affect, related adaptive mechanisms, and outcome variables. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Wagenhauser, A. I.*, Shook, T. M.*, Pritchard, K. J.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2017, April). Understanding promotion versus prevention focused behavior and related self-regulatory processes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Symposium on Research in Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Science, Toledo, OH.

Shook, T. M.*, Wagenhauser, A. I.*, Pritchard, K. J.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2017, April). Self-regulation in emotional affect and self-esteem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Symposium on Research in Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Science, Toledo, OH.

Mezo, P. G., Elhai, J. D., Marshal, H. L.*, & Brough, S.* (October, 2016). The relationship of optimism and self-management with anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Mezo, P. G., Alani, S.*, Connolly, R.*, Bolovan, K. D.*, Finch, K. B.*, Marshal, H. L.*, & Shook, T. M.* (2016, May). The intersection of self-management with emotion regulation and mindfulness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Bojman, K. M.*, Connolly, R.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2013, November). Alexithymia and emotion regulation: Defining alexithymia’s place within the emotion regulation literature. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Connolly, R.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2013, November). The mediating effects of self-evaluation skills between alcohol misuse and depressive symptomatology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Short, M. M.*, Mazmanian, D., & Mezo, P. G. (2013, November). Combinations of rumination subtypes: Examining the interaction of reflection and brooding on depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Oates, S.*, Bojman, K. M.*, Noel, V. A.*, Hall, J.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2012, June). How does social phobia and social interaction anxiety differ when compared in a virtual reality exposure therapy paradigm? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Bojman, K. M.*, Noel, V. A.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2011, November). Mindfulness for depression: An examination of the relative importance of rumination, irrational beliefs, and worry. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Broderick, E. M.*, Mezo, P. G., & Stapleton, J. (2011, November). Initial development and validation of the Coping Styles Questionnaire for Traumatic Events (CSQTE). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Short, M. M.*, Mezo, P. G., Callanan, T. S., Radu, G. M., MacLaughlin, D. A., & Vassar, E. V.*, (2011, November). Investigating the theoretical link between self-management skills and mindfulness across clinical and nonclinical populations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Short, M. M.*, Mezo, P. G., Callanan, T. S., Radu, G. M., Vassar, E. V.*, & MacLaughlin, D. A. (2011, November). Examining mindfulness and self-management skills in relation to negative repetitive thought in a clinical sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Vassar, E. V.*, Radu, G. M., Bojman, K. M.*, Callanan, T. S., MacLaughlin, D. A., & Mezo, P. G. (2011, November). Differential relationships between mindfulness, self-management, and affective symptomatology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, ON.

Bojman, K. M.*, Duggan, C. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2011, June). Gender differences in irrational beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Duggan, C. M.*, Mezo, P. G., & Hall, J.* (2011, June). The efficacy of immersive media for the delivery of a progressive muscle relaxation intervention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

Short, M. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2011, June). Gender differences in anxiety sensitivity and worry. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

MacKenzie, M. B.*, Mezo, P. G., Short, M. M.*, & Wiseman, F. E.* (2010, November). Social anxiety, positive emotions, and self-management. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Short, M. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2010, November). Independent contributions of mindfulness and self-management skills to negative repetitive thought. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Wiseman, F. E.*, Mezo, P. G., & MacKenzie, M. B.* (2010, November). The roles of specific irrational beliefs in anxiety and depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Short, M. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (June, 2010). Examining the relationships between mindfulness, rumination, and depression in men and women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, MB.

Short, M. M.*, Mezo, P. G., & Duggan, C. M.* (June, 2010). Brooding and reflection: Empirically testing the valence of rumination subtypes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Winnipeg, MB.

Broderick, E. M.*, Mezo, P. G., & Short, M. M.* (2009, November). Validation of the Self-Control and Self-Management Scale in a clinical sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Duffett, M. I.*, Noel, V. A.*, Mezo, P. G., & Wiseman, F. E.* (2009, November). An evaluation of self-management and self-efficacy coping strategies for improving satisfaction with life in individuals exhibiting schyzotypal symptoms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

MacKenzie, M. B.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2009, November). Anxiety sensitivity and mindfulness as possible predictors of rumination in social anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

MacKenzie, M. B.*, Mezo, P. G., Penney, A. M.*, & Duggan, C. M.* (2009, November). Differential self-management correlates of social anxiety and depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Noel, V.*, Mezo, P. G., Duggan, C.*, & Broderick, E.* (2009, November). Evaluating the specific roles of self-monitoring, self-evaluation, and self-reinforcement in depression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Short, M. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2009, November). Investigating the repetitive thought patterns of worry and rumination in relation to negative affect. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Sorenson, M. K.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2009, November). Is mindfulness differentially associated with disordered eating behaviors? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

MacKenzie, M. B.*, Sorenson, M. K.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2009, June). The Frequency of Self-Reinforcement Questionnaire: Factor structure and implications for psychopathology. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC.

Short, M. M.*, Mezo, P. G., & Williams, K.* (2009, June). Understanding repetitive thought: An investigation of worry and rumination to mindfulness and self-management, in a non-clinical sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC.

Sorenson, M. K.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2009, June). Evaluating the impact of gender role on disordered eating, as mediated by mindfulness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC.

Sorenson, M. K.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2009, June). The relative benefits of exercise over dietary restraint in several mental health outcomes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal, QC.

Short, M. M.*, Mezo, P. G., & Broderick, E. M.* (2008, November). Investigating the relationship between self-management skills and mindfulness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Penney, A. M.*, & Mezo, P. G. (2008, June). The self-management correlates of social anxiety. Poster session presented at the 69th annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, NS.

Mezo, P. G., & Heiby, E. M. (2006, November). The specific effects of self-management skills and irrational beliefs on negative affect and phobic anxiety. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Miyahira, S. D., Folen, R. A., & Mezo, P. G. (2006, January). A meta-analysis and review of virtual reality in training, treatment, and rehabilitation. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Mezo, P. G., & Heiby, E. M. (2005, November). The Self-Control and Self-Management Scale (SCMS): A general measure of self-control and self-management skills. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Washington D.C.

Miyahira, S. D., Folen, R. A., & Mezo, P. G. (2005, January). Use of virtual reality environments and VR technology in behavioral health: Is the bang worth the bucks? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Last Updated: 5/15/18