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Rebecca Cox

Graduate Student
Research Area: Clinical Science


The role of sleep in the etiology, maintenance, and treatment of anxiety disorders

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Representative Publications

Publications:

Cox, R.C., McIntyre, W.A., & Olatunji, B.O. (in press). Interactive effects of sleep disturbance and trauma exposure on PTSD: Examination of symptom specificity. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Cox, R.C., Cole, D.A., Kramer, E.L., & Olatunji, B.O. (in press). Prospective associations between sleep disturbance and repetitive negative thinking: The mediating roles of focusing and shifting attentional control. Behavior Therapy.

Cox, R.C., Tuck, B.M., & Olatunji, B.O. (2017). Sleep disturbance in posttraumatic stress disorder: Epiphenomenon or causal factor? Current Psychiatry Reports, 19:22.

Cox, R.C. & Olatunji, B.O. (2017). Linking attentional control and PTSD symptom severity: The role of rumination. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46, 421-431.

Cox, R.C., Ebesutani, C., & Olatunji, B.O. (2016). Linking sleep disturbance and maladaptive repetitive thought: The role of executive function. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 40, 107-117.

Cox, R.C. & Olatunji, B.O. (2016). Sleep disturbance and obsessive-compulsive symptoms: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 75, 41-45.

Cox, R.C. & Olatunji, B.O. (2016). A systematic review of sleep disturbance in anxiety and related disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 37, 104-129

 

Presentations:

Cox, R.C., McIntyre, W.A., Lee, E.O.J., & Olatunji, B.O. (2017). Sleep disturbance and obsessions: A multimethod approach. Presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in San Diego, CA.

Cox, R.C., McIntyre, W.A., & Olatunji, B.O. (2017). Interactive effects of sleep disturbance and trauma exposure in PTSD: Examination of symptom specificity. Presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in San Diego, CA.

Cox, R.C., McIntyre, W.A., & Olatunji, B.O. (2017). Differential effects of shifting and focusing attentional control in the relationship between sleep disturbance and PTSD symptoms. Presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in San Diego, CA.

Cox, R.C., Kramer, E.L., & Olatunji, B.O. (2016). Flexible shifting and focusing of attention predicts different components of distress tolerance: Implications for the development of affective disorders. Presented at the 2016 meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in New York, NY.

Cox, R.C., Kramer, E.L., & Olatunji, B.O. (2016). More than stress? Prospective association between sleep disturbance and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Presented at the 2016 meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in New York, NY.

Cox, R.C., Ebesutani, C., & Olatunji B.O. (2015). Linking sleep disturbance and maladaptive repetitive thought: The role of executive function. Presented at the 2015 meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Chicago, IL.

Cox, R.C. & Olatunji B.O. (2015). Insomnia and obsessions: The moderating role of distress tolerance. Presented at the 2015 meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Chicago, IL.

Kim, E., Cox, R., & Olatunji, B. (2014). Self-disgust uniquely mediates the association between shame and psychopathological symptoms marked by compensatory behaviors.  Presented at the 2014 meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA.

Cox, R., & Maxwell, T. (2013).  The associations between academic doping and depression, anxiety, and personality facets. Presented at the 2013 meeting of the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students in Conway, AR.

Cox, R., Defrance, K., Penner, J., & Peszka, J. (2013).  The effects of sleep deprivation on perception of attractiveness.  Presented at the 2013 meeting of the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students in Conway, AR.

Cox, R., Defrance, K., Lennartson, A., Penner, J., & Peszka, J. (2013). The effects of sleep deprivation on commitment aversion and sexual intent.   Presented at the 2013 meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association in Fort Worth, TX.

Peszka, J., Penner, J., Mastin, D.F., Lenow, J., Heimann, C., Lennartson, A., Cox, R., & Defrance, K. (2013).  The effects of sleep deprivation on perceptual processes involved in human mating decisions.  Presented at the 2013 meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Baltimore, MD.  


Honors

National Institute of Mental Health

Grant: 1F31MH113271-01A1 (3 years; $84,227)

Title: Sleep disturbance, inhibition, and stress: A transdiagnostic approach to OCD

Role: Primary Investigator                Mentor: Bunmi O. Olatunji, PhD