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In Press

Gilman, T.L., *Ford, M.T., Jasnow, A.M. & Coifman, K.G. (in press). DRD4 Polymorphism associated with greater positive affect in response to negative and neutral social stimuli. Annals of Human Genetics. PDF, Supplemental Materials.

*Mitchell, B.J., *Balikos, Y, *Seah, T.H.S. & Coifman, K.G. (in press). Does past military experience impact fear reactivity in active-duty firefighters? Well, it is complicated. Psychological Trauma, Theory & Research. PDF

*Aurora, P., *Disabato, D. & Coifman, K.G., (in press). Positive affect predicts engagement in adaptive health behaviors within a day, but not across days. Motivation & Emotion.

*Seah, T.H.S., *Almahmoud, S. & Coifman, K.G. (in press). Feel to Heal: Negative emotion differentiation promotes medication adherence in Multiple Sclerosis. Frontiers: Psychology. PDF

Coifman, K.G. & *Aurora, P. (in press). From Social Avoidance to Substance Use: Working Memory and Negative Affectivity Predict Maladaptive Regulatory Behaviors in Daily Life Across Diagnostic Groups. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Doi: 10.1007/s10608-021-10284-8

Thompson, C.A., Taber, J.M., Sidney, P.G., Fitzsimmons, C.J.*, Mielicki, M.K., Matthews, P.G., Schemmel, E. A., Simonovic, N.*, Foust, J.L.*, Aurora, P.*, Disabato, D.J., Seah, T.H.S.*, Schiller, L. & Coifman, K.G. (in press). Math matters: A novel, brief educational intervention decreases whole number bias when reasoning about COVID-19. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. Special Issue on Risk Perception, Communication, and Decision Making in the Time of COVID. PDF


*Mitchell, B.J., *Aurora, P. & Coifman K.G. (2021). Personality or Pathology? Predictors of early substance use in first year college students. Journal of American College Health. Doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2021.1947297.

Carter, S. C., Griffith, E. M., Jorgensen, T. A., Coifman, K. G., & Griffith, W. A. (2021). Highlighting altruism in geoscience careers aligns with diverse US student ideals better than emphasizing working outdoors. Communications Earth & Environment, 2(1). PDF

Coifman, K.G., *Disabato, D., *Aurora, P. *Seah, T.H.S., *Mitchell, B. *Simonovic, N., *Foust, J., Sidney, P., Thompson, C., & Taber, J. (2021). What drives preventive health behaviors during a global pandemic? Emotion and Worry. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55(8) 791-804, doi: 10.1093/abm/kaab048

Coifman, K.G., *Disabato, D.D., *Seah, T.H.S., Ostrowski-Delahanty, S., Palmieri, P.A., Delahanty, D., & Gunstad, J. (2021). Boosting positive mood in medical and emergency personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preliminary evidence of efficacy, feasibility, and acceptability for a novel online ambulatory intervention. Occupational and Environmental Medicine doi:10.1136/oemed-2021-107427

Coifman, K.G., *Seah, T.H., *Nylocks, K.M., *Wise, A., *Almahmoud, S., *Summers, C., *Aurora, P. *Garcia, M. & Delahanty, D.L. (2021). Micro versus Macro Level Processes on the Path to Disease: How stress impacts sleep, affect, risk-related behavior and symptom development in high risk adults.  Anxiety, Stress & Coping, 34(4) 381-396.  Doi: 10.1080/10615806.2021.1888933

*Seah, T.S. & Coifman, K.G. (2021). Emotion Differentiation and Behavioral Dysregulation in Clinical and Non-Clinical Samples: A Meta-Analysis. Emotion, doi.org/10.1037/emo0000968

*Aurora, P. & Coifman, K.G. (2021). Unpacking Social Avoidance and Substance Use in Social Anxiety: Does Extraversion Predict Behavioral Choices in College Students? Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment, 43, 281-292. Doi.org/10.1007/s10862-020-09844-1

*Seah, T. H. S., *Matt, L. M., & Coifman, K. G. (2021). Spontaneous self-distancing mediates the association between working memory capacity and emotion regulation success. Clinical Psychological Science, 9(1), 79-96. doi.org/10.1177/2167702620953636


Thompson, C. A., Taber, J. M., Sidney, P. G., Fitzsimmons, C., Mielicki, M., Matthews, P. G., … Coifman, K. G. (2020, June 15). Math matters during a pandemic: A novel, brief educational intervention combats whole number bias to improve health decision-making and predicts COVID-19 risk perceptions and worry across 10 days. Pre-print available: https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/hukyv

*Seah, T. H. S., *Aurora, P., & Coifman, K. G. (2020). Emotion differentiation as a protective factor against the behavioral consequences of rumination: A conceptual replication and extension in the context of social anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 51(1), 135-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2019.05.011


Coifman, K.G., Kane, M.R., Bishop, M., *Matt, L.M., *Nylocks, K.M. & *Aurora, P. (2019). Predicting negative affect variability and spontaneous emotion regulation: Can working memory tasks estimate emotion regulatory capacity. Emotion. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000585

*Nylocks, K. M., Rafaeli, E., Bar-Kalifa, E., *Flynn, J. J., & Coifman, K. G. (2019). Testing the influence of negative and positive emotion on future health-promoting behaviors in a community sample. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 285–298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11031-018-9729-8

Coifman, K. G., & *Summers, C. B. (2019). Understanding emotion inflexibility in risk for affective disease: integrating current research and finding a path forward. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 392. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00392


Coifman, K. G., Halachoff, D. J., & *Nylocks, K. M. (2018). Mitigating risk? Set-shifting ability in high threat sensitive individuals predicts approach behavior during simulated peer-rejection. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37(7), 481-513. PDF

*Nylocks, K. M., Gilman, T. L., *Latsko, M., Jasnow, A. M., & Coifman, K. G. (2018). Increased parasympathetic activity and ability to generate positive emotion: The influence of the BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism on Emotion Flexibility. Motivation and Emotion, 42(4), 586-601. PDF

Kerns, K., Stuart-Parrigon, K. L., Coifman, K. G., Van Dulmen, M. & Koehn, A. (2018). Pet-Dogs: Does their presence influence preadolescents’ emotional responses to a social stressor? Review of Social Development, 10.1111/sode.12246. PDF


Gilman, T. L., Shaheen, R., *Nylocks, K. M., Halachoff, D., Chapman, J., *Flynn, J. J., ... & Coifman, K. G. (2017). A film set for the elicitation of emotion in research: A comprehensive catalog derived from four decades of investigation. Behavior Research Methods, 49(6), 2061-2082. PDF

Coifman, K.G. & *Almahmoud, S.Y. (2017). Emotion Flexibility in Psychological Risk and Resilience. In U. Kumar (Ed.) Handbook of Resilience: A Psychosocial Perspective. New York: Routledge.


Latsko, M., Gilman, T.L., *Matt. L.M., *Nylocks, K.M., Coifman, K.G. & Jasnow, A.M. (2016). A Novel Interaction Between Tryptophan Hydroxylase 2 (TPH2) Gene Polymorphism (rs4570625) and BDNF Val66Met predicts a high-risk emotional phenotype in healthy subjects, PLoS One 11 (10) e0162585. PDF

Shepard, K.A., Coifman, K.G., *Matt, L.M. & Fresco, D.M. (2016). Development of a self-distancing task and initial validation of responses. Psychological Assessment. PDF

*Matt. L.M., Fresco, D.M. & Coifman, K.G. (2016). Trait Anxiety and Negative Affect Differentiation: A vulnerability factor to consider? Anxiety Stress & Coping. DOI: 10.1080/10615806.2016.1163544 PDF

*Almahmoud, S.Y., Coifman, K.G., Ross, G.S., Kleinert, D. & Giardina, P. (2016). Evidence for multi-dimensional resilience in adult patients with transfusion-dependent Thalassemias: Is it more common than we think?  Transfusion Medicine, 26(3), 186-194. PDF

Coifman, K.G., *Flynn, J.J. & Pinto, L.A. (2016). When Context Matters: Negative emotions predict psychological health and adjustment. Motivation & Emotion, 40(4), 602-624. PDF


Gilman, T.L., Latsko, M., *Matt, L.M., *Flynn, J.J., de la Cruz Cabrera, O., Douglas, D., Jasnow, A.M., & Coifman, K.G. (2015) Variation of 5-HTTLPR and deficits in emotion regulation: A pathway to risk? Psychology & Neuroscience, 8(3). 397-413.

Shields, M.C., *Matt, L.M., & Coifman, K.G. (2015). Physical activity and negative emotion during peer-rejection: Evidence for emotion context sensitivity. Journal of Health Psychology, DOI: 10.1177/1359105315587139


Harvey, M.M., Coifman, K.G., Ross, G., Kleinert, D. & Giardina, P. (2014). Contextually appropriate emotion-word use predicts adaptive health behavior: Emotion context sensitivity and treatment adherence. Journal of Health Psychology, online first: DOI: 10.1177/1359105314532152


Zaki, L.F, Coifman, K.G., Berenson, K., Rafaeli, E. & Downey, G. (2013) Emotion Differentiation as a Protective Factor to Non-Suicidal Self Injury in Borderline Personality Disorder. Behavior Therapy, 44, 529-540.


Coifman, K.G., Ross, G.S., Kleinert, D. & Giardina,P. (2012).  Negative Affect Differentiation and Adherence during Treatment for Thalassemia. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s12529-012-9277-7

Coifman, K.G., Berenson, K., Rafaeli, E. & Downey, G. (2012). From negative to positive and back again; Polarized affective and relational experiences in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(3), 668-679.


Berenson, K., Downey, G., Rafaeli, E., Coifman, K.G. & Leventhal, N. (2011). Perceived rejection as a trigger for rage in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120(3), 681-690.


Coifman, K.G. & Bonanno, G.A., (2010). When distress does not become depression; Emotion context sensitivity and adjustment to bereavement.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(3), 479-490.