Dr. Blair E. Wisco
Department of Psychology, UNCG
Office: Eberhart 261 | Phone: (336) 256-0004
Email: bewisco@uncg.edu

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Major Area: Clinical Psychology

Blair Wisco is an assistant professor who focuses on cognitive biases and emotion regulation processes in emotional
disorders, particularly depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Note to applicants to UNCG's Clinical Psychology doctoral program: Blair Wisco will be accepting one or more students for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Students with a primary interest in either depression, PTSD, or both would be a good fit with the lab.


National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2011-2013
    Postdoctoral Fellow on T32 Research Training Grant
    Training Grant Principal Investigator: Dr. Terence Keane
    Research Mentor: Dr. Brian Marx

Yale University, New Haven, CT 2005-2011
    Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, awarded 2011
    Masters of Science, Masters of Philosophy, awarded 2008

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2000-2004
    B.A., Majors: Psychology and French
    Summa Cum Laude, with distinction in Psychology


Pineles, S. L., Suvak, M. K., Liverant, G. I., Gregor, K., Wisco, B. E., Pitman, R. K., & Orr, S. P. (2013). Psychophysiologic reactivity, subjective distress, and the prediction of PTSD diagnosis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 635-644.

Wisco, B. E., Sloan, D. M., & Marx, B. P. (2013). Cognitive emotion regulation strategies and treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder.  Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 435-442. 

Gradus, J. L., Suvak, M. K., Wisco, B. E., Marx, B. P., & Resick, P. A. (2013). Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder reduces suicidal ideation. Depression and Anxiety, 30, 1046-1053.

Wisco, B. E., Pineles, S. L., Shipherd, J. C., & Marx, B. P. (2013). Attentional interference by threat and posttraumatic stress disorder: The role of thought control strategies. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 1314-1325.

Wisco, B. E., Marx, B. P., & Keane, T. K. (2013). Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder. In B. A. Moore and J. E. Barnett (Eds.) Military Psychologists’ Desk Reference. (pp. 207-210). New York: Oxford University Press.

Wisco, B. E., Marx, B. P., & Keane, T. K. (2012). Screening, assessment and treatment of PTSD. Military Medicine, 177, 7-13.

Wisco, B. E., Treat, T. A., & Hollingworth, A. (2012). Visual attention to emotion in depression. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 602-614.

Sloan, D. M., & Wisco, B. (2012). Disclosure of trauma events. Invited chapter accepted for publication in L. A. Zoellner & N. C. Feeny (Eds.), Facilitating resilience and recovery following traumatic events. New York: Guilford Press.

Wisco, B. E. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2011). Effect of visual perspective on memory and interpretation in dysphoria. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 49, 406-412.

Wisco, B. E. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2010). Interpretation bias and depressive symptoms: The role of self-relevance. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 48, 1113-1122.

Wisco, B. E. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2010). Valence of autobiographical memories: The role of mood, cognitive reappraisal, and suppression. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 48, 335-340.

Wisco, B. E. (2009). Depressive cognition: Self-reference and depth of processing. Clinical Psychology Review, 29, 382-392.

Wisco, B. E. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2009). The interaction of mood and rumination in depression: Effects on mood maintenance and mood-congruent autobiographical memory. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 27, 144-159.

Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Wisco, B. E., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). Rethinking rumination. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 3, 400-424.

Wisco, B. E. & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2008). Ruminative response style. In K. Dobson, & D, Dozois (Eds.), Risk Factors for Depression (pp. 221-232). San Diego: Elsevier.


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