Professor of Clinical Psychology; Chair of Clinical Psychology
Office: Marston 104
Education: BA, Harvard University, 1994; MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1996; PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2005. At SPU since 2006.
Dr. Amy Mezulis is a clinical psychologist interested in biological and psychological pathways to adolescent-onset disorders of emotion regulation such as depression and self-injury. She identifies as a developmental psychopathologist with a focus on both normal and abnormal mental health trajectories and the joint contributions of biological vulnerability and environmental context.
Dr. Mezulis’ professional distinctions include receiving an American Psychological Association dissertation award as well as competitive grant funding from the National Association for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Mezulis maintains professional collaborations with colleagues in both the United States (University of Washington; University of Utah; University of Wisconsin) and Europe (Leuven University, Belgium; University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Ghent University, Belgium).
Hyde, J.S., & Mezulis, A. (2020). Gender differences in depression: Biological, affective, cognitive, and sociocultural factors. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 28(1), 4-13.
Fox, A.R., Aldrich, J.T., Ahles, J.A., & Mezulis, A.H. (2019). Stress and parenting predict changes in adolescen respiratory sinus arrhythmia. Developmental Psychobiology, 00, 1-11.
Fox, A. R., Hammond, L. E., & Mezulis, A. H. (2018). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia and adaptive regulation as predictors of nonsuicidal self-injury in young adults. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133.
Skalisky, J., Wielgus, M.D., Aldrich, J.T., & Mezulis, A.H. (2018). Motives for and impairment associated with alcohol and marijuana use among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 88.
Ahles, J., Mezulis, A., & Crowell, S. (2017). Pre-ejection period reactivity to reward is associated with anhedonic symptoms of depression among adolescents. Developmental Psychobiology, 59, 535-542.
Vieselmeyer, J., Holguin, J., & Mezulis, A. (2017). The role of resilience and gratitude in posttraumatic stress and growth following a university shooting. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9, 62-29.
Wielgus, M., Aldrich, J., Mezulis, A., & Crowell, S. (2016). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a predictor of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 106, 127-134.
Please view Dr. Mezulis’ CV (PDF) for additional publications.