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Kelly Knowles

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


Intolerance of uncertainty, exposure therapy, anxiety, emotion

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Knowles, K. A., Jessup, S. C., & Olatunji, B. O. Disgust in anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders: Recent findings and future directions. (in press). Current Psychiatry Reports. doi:10.1007/s11920-018-0936-5

Knowles, K. A., Cox, R. C., Armstrong, T., & Olatunji, B. O. (in press). Cognitive mechanisms of disgust in the development and maintenance of psychopathology: A qualitative review and synthesis. Clinical Psychology Review. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2018.06.002

Knowles, K. A., Sripada, R. K., Defever, M., & Rauch, S. A. M. (in press). Comorbid mood and anxiety disorders and severity of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in treatment-seeking veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi:10.1037/tra0000383

Knowles, K. A., & Olatunji, B. O. (in press). Enhancing inhibitory learning: The utility of variability in exposure hierarchy progression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2017.12.001

Knowles, K. A., Tomarken, A. J., & Olatunji, B. O. Effects of exposure to erotica on disgust: A preliminary test among contamination-fearful individuals. (2018). Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 18, 54-60. doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2018.06.006

Kumpula, M. J., Pentel, K. Z., Foa, E. B., LeBlanc, N. J., Bui, E., McSweeney, L. B., Knowles, K., Bosley, H., Simon, N. M., & Rauch, S. A. M. (2017). Temporal sequencing of change in posttraumatic cognitions and PTSD symptom reduction during prolonged exposure therapy. Behavior Therapy, 48(2), 156-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.008

Knowles, K. A., Viar-Paxton, M., Riemann, B. C., Jacobi, D. M., & Olatunji, B. O. (2016). Is disgust proneness sensitive to treatment for OCD among youth? Examination of diagnostic specificity and symptom correlates. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 44, 47-54. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.09.011

Foa, E. B., McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Zhong, J., Rauch, S. A. M., Porter, K., Knowles, K., Powers, M. B., & Kauffman, B. Y. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Scale Interview for DSM-5 (PSSI-5). Psychological Assessment, 28(10), 1159-1165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000259

Foa, E. B., McLean, C. P., Zang, Y., Zhong, J., Powers, M. B., Kauffman, B. Y., Rauch, S. A. M., Porter, K., & Knowles, K. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale for DSM-5 (PDS-5). Psychological Assessment, 28(10), 1166-1171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000258

Book Chapters

Knowles, K. A., & Olatunji, B. O. Disgust proneness. In B. O. Olatunji (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders. (submitted).

Knowles, K. A., Borg, C., & Olatunji, B. O. (2016). Disgust, Disease, and Disorder: Impurity as a Mechanism for Psychopathology. In R. Duschinsky, S. Schnall, & D. Weiss (Eds.), Purity and Danger Now: New Perspectives. New York: Routledges.