About the Authors
ANN M. KRING is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley where she is also the Director of the Clinical Science Program and Psychology Clinic. She received a B.S. from Ball State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her internship in clinical psychology was completed at Bellevue Hospital and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, in New York. Before moving to Berkeley, she was on the psychology faculty at Vanderbilt University (1991–1998). At both Vanderbilt and UC Berkeley, she has taught a course in abnormal psychology every year. She received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley in 2008. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Emotion, Applied and Preventive Psychology, and Psychological Science in the Public Interest, and was formerly an Associate Editor for Cognition and Emotion. She is currently a member of the Executive Board for the Society for Research in Psychopathology.
In 1997 she was awarded a Young Investigator award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, and in 2006 she was awarded the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award in recognition of her research in schizophrenia. Her current research focus is on emotion and psychopathology, with a specific interest in the emotional features of schizophrenia, assessing negative symptoms in schizophrenia, and the linkage between cognition and emotion in schizophrenia. Additional foci of Kring's research include the origins and consequences of individual differences in emotional expressivity, how gender and social context shape the experience and expression of emotion, and how anticipatory processes influence emotion.
SHERI L. JOHNSON received her B.A. from Salem College in 1982 and her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, and she was a clinical assistant professor at Brown from 1993-1995. From 1995 through 2008, she taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami. In 2008, she became a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She regularly teaches courses on abnormal psychology at undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2001 and 2005, she received the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching from the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami.
In 1993, Johnson received the Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression. Dr. Johnson's previous books include Psychological Treatments of Bipolar Disorder (available in paperback), Stress, Coping and Depression, and Emotion and Psychopathology. She has published more than 100 articles and chapters. She is an associate editor for Applied and Preventive Psychology and Cognition and Emotion, and she serves on the editorial board for Psychological Bulletin, Psychology and Psychotherapy and International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. She is a member of the Executive Board for the Society for Research in Psychopathology, and she is a fellow in the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Alliance of Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Cancer Institute. Her research is focused on understanding the psychological and environmental factors that shape the course of mania and major depression.
GERALD C. DAVISON is Dean of the USC Davis School of Gerontology and Executive Director of the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California. He is holder of the William and Sylvia Kugel Dean's Chair and is Professor of Gerontology and Psychology. Previously he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at USC and served also as Director of Clinical Training. Prior to moving to USC he was on the psychology faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Charter Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a member of the Gerontological Society of America. During 2006 he served as President of the Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12 of the American Psychological Association) and as Chair of the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology. He earned his B.A. from Harvard in Social Relations and his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford.
Among his honors and awards are an outstanding achievement award from APA's Board of Social and Ethical Responsibility, the USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Outstanding Educator Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
Among his more than 150 publications, his book Clinical Behavior Therapy, co-authored in 1976 with Marvin Goldfried and reissued in expanded form in 1994, is one of two publications that have been recognized as Citation Classics by the Social Sciences Citation Index; it appears in German and Spanish translation. Other books are Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, Seventh Edition (2007) with Oltmanns and Neale and Exploring Abnormal Psychology (1996) with Neale and Haaga. Davison is also on the editorial board of several professional journals.
His publications emphasize experimental and philosophical analyses of psychopathology, assessment, and therapeutic change. His current research focuses on the relationships between cognition and a variety of behavioral and emotional problems via his articulated thoughts in simulated situations think-aloud paradigm.
JOHN M. NEALE is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he regularly taught the undergraduate course in abnormal psychology. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. His internship in clinical psychology was as a Fellow in Medical Psychology at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute. In 1975 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, England. In 1974 he won the American Psychological Association's Early Career Award for his research on cognitive processes in schizophrenia. In 1991 he won a Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Psychological Association's Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Besides his numerous articles in professional journals, he has published books on the effects of televised violence on children, research methodology, schizophrenia, case studies in abnormal psychology, and psychological influences on health. Schizophrenia was a major focus of his research, and he also conducted research on the influence of stress on health.