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University of Mississippi

Ongoing Projects

A Laboratory Based Study of Parent and Adolescent Anxiety and Related Problems

A laboratory-based project examining associations between parent and adolescent anxiety, stress, sleep difficulties, substance use, and related problems. Involves multiple lab visits, daily diary completion, and 6 and 12-month follow-ups.

PI: Sarah Bilsky

Maternal Social Anxiety and Maternal Reactions to Adolescent Positive Affect

This project used an online experiment to examine the association between maternal social anxiety and maternal reactions to adolescent displays of positive affect.

PI: Hannah Friedman (graduate student)

Flight, Fight, or Freeze Response and Trauma Reactions

This project used an experimental psychopathology approach in the lab to examine the association between the flight, fight, and freeze response and analog responses to trauma cues.

PI: Jamie Murtaugh (graduate student)

The Association between Anxiety Sensitivity, Sleep, and Alcohol Use

This project uses actigraphy, daily diary approaches, and self-report measures to examine the associations between sleep, anxiety sensitivity, and alcohol use among undergraduate students.

PI: Kayce Hopper (graduate student)

Adolescent Body Dysmorphia, Eating Disorder, Anxiety/Depressive Symptoms, and Motives for Social Media Use

A project examining the associations between adolescent BDD, ED, anxiety and depressive symptoms, and social media use.

PIs: Sarah Bilsky and Kaylan Melvin (honors student)