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Carolyn M. Pepper
Chair - Professor
Course and Treatment of Depression
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook 1995
Pre-doctoral Internship 1994-1995, Tufts University School of Medicine/Boston Department of Veterans Affairs Psychology Internship Consortium
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook 1992
B.S., Western Michigan University 1989
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Professor of Psychology, 2011-present, University of Wyoming
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2005-2011, University of Wyoming
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2002-2005, University of Wyoming
Assistant Professor of Psychology 1997-2002, Binghamton University, State University of New York
NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow 1995-1997, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical Center
Behavioral activation and inhibition systems and psychopathology
Psychological processes associated with the duration of moods
Rumination and distraction
Excessive reassurance seeking
Course of depression
PSYC 4400 - Psychological Testing
PSYC 5510 - Psychopathology
PSYC 5425 - Diagnostic Interviewing
PSYC 5470 - Empirically Supported Psychotherapies
PSYC 5550 - Diversity Issues in Psychology
Current Graduate Students
Denis Birgenheir, M.S.
Pooja Saraff, M.S.
Laura Scharf, M.S.
Former Graduate Students
Jason A. Nieuwsma, Ph.D. 2009 University of Wyoming: Associate Director, Veterans Affairs Mental Health and Chaplincy, Durham VA
Margaret S. Andover, Ph.D. 2006 Binghamton University: Assistant Professor, Fordham University
Allison B. Miller, Ph.D. 2006 Binghamton University: Clinical Psychologist, Binghamton Veterans Center
Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Ph.D. 2003 Binghamton University: Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
James W. Griffith, Ph.D. 2004 Binghamton University: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Karen A. Ryabchenko, Ph.D. 2003 Binghamton University: Assistant Director, PTSD Clinic, Boston VA
Cho Y. Lam, Ph.D. 2002 Binghamton University: Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, M.D. Anderson Center
Danielle Maack, Ph.D. 2010 University of Wyoming: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Pepper, C. M. & *Maack, D. J. (2009). Course of depression, in International Encyclopedia of Depression.
Pepper, C. M. (2005). Mood Disorders. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development.
Coyne, J. C. & Pepper, C. M. (1998). The therapeutic alliance and strategic therapy. In Safran, J. & Muran, C. (Eds.), The Therapeutic Alliance in Brief Psychotherapy (pp. 147-169). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Pepper, C. M., Sandefer, R. H, & Gray, M. (2010). Recruiting and Retaining Physicians in Very Rural Areas. Journal of Rural Health, 26, 196-200.
*Nieuwsma, J. A., Pepper, C. M., Maack, D. J., and Birgenheir, B. G. (In Press). Indigenous Perspectives on Depression in Rural Regions of India and the United States, Transcultural Psychiatry.
*Birgenheir, B. G., Pepper, C. M., & Johns, M. (2010). Excessive reassurance seeking as a mediator of sociotropy and negative life events, Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 188-195.
*Nieuwsma, J. A. & Pepper, C. M. (2010). How etiological explanations for depression impact stigma perceptions, treatment Preference, and perceived controllability of depression, Journal of Mental Health, 19, 1-10.
*Andover, M. S., Premack, J. M., Gibb, B. E., Pepper, C. M. (2010). An Examination of non-suicidal self-injury in men: Do men differ from women in basic NSSI characteristics? Archives of Suicide Research, 14, 79-88.
*Hamill, S., Scott, W. D., Dearing, E. & Pepper, C. M. (2009). Affective style and depressive symptoms in youth of a North American Plains tribe: The moderating roles of cultural identity and grade level, Personality and Individual Differences, 4, 115.
Pepper, C. M., *Thompson, V. M., & *Nieuwsma, J. A. (2008). Barriers to the treatment of depression in rural primary care clinics, Primary Care & Community Psychiatry, 13, 59-65.
**Harris, P. W., Pepper, C. M., & Maack, D. J. (2008). The relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms: The mediating role of rumination, Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 150-160.
Jeglic*, E. L., Pepper, C. M., *Vanderhoff, H. A., & *Ryabchenko, K. A. (2007). An analysis of suicidal behavior in a college sample. Archives of Suicide Research, 11, 41-56.
Pepper, C. M., *Nieuwsma, J. A., & *Thompson, V. M. (2007). Rural Primary Care Providers' Attitudes about Depression, Journal of Rural Mental Health, 31, 6-18.
*Andover, M. A., Pepper, C. M., & Gibb, B. E. (2007). Self-Mutilation and coping strategies in a college sample. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 37, 238-243.
Pepper, C. M. & *Nieuwsma, J. A. (2006). Issues in the measurement of depression: Purpose, population, and interpretation. Measurement, 4, 165-169.
Lawrence**, E., *Jeglic, E. L., *Matthews, L. T., & Pepper, C. M. (2006). Gender differences in grief reactions following the death of a parent. Journal of Death and Dying, 52, 323-337.
Burman, M. E., McCabe, S., & Pepper, C. M. (2005). Treatment practices and barriers for depression and anxiety by primary care advanced practice nurses in Wyoming. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 17, 370-380.
Andover*, M. A., Pepper, C. M., *Ryabchenko, K. A., *Orrico, E. G. & Gibb, B. E. (2005). Self-mutilation and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 35, 581-591.
Jeglic*, E. L., Pepper, C. M., *Ryabchenko, K. A., Griffith, J. W., Miller, A. B. & Johnson, M. D. (2005). A caregiving model of coping with a partner's depression. Family Relations, 54, 37-45.
Lam*, C. Y., Pepper, C. M. & *Ryabchenko, K. A. (2004). Case Identification of Mood Disorders in Asian American and Caucasian American College Students. Psychiatric Quarterly, 75, 361-373.
Coyne, J. C., Thompson, R., & Pepper, C. M. (2004). The role of life events in depression in primary medical care versus psychiatric settings. Journal of Affective Disorders, 82, 353-361.
Ryabchenko*, K. A., Pepper, C. M., *Jeglic, E. L., *Griffith, J. W., & *Miller, A. B. (2004). Course of recurrent depression in psychiatric and primary care patients. Depression & Anxiety. 20,153-154.
Williams*, R. K., *Galas, J., *Light, D., Pepper, C., Ryan, C., *Kleinmann, A., et al. (2001). Head injury and alexythimia: Implications for family practice care. Brain Injury, 15, 349-356.
Coyne, J. C., Pepper, C. M., & Flynn, H. A. (1999). Significance of prior episodes of depression in two patient populations. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 76-81.
Nisenson, L.G., Pepper, C. M., Coyne, J. C., & Schwenk, T. L. (1998). The nature and prevalence of anxiety disorders in primary care. General Hospital Psychiatry, 20, 21-8.
Riso, L. P., Klein, D. N., Ferro, T., Kasch, K. L, Pepper, C. M., Schwartz, J. E., et al. (1996). Understanding the comorbidity between early-onset dysthymia and cluster B personality disorders: A family study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 153, 900-906.
Pepper, C. M. & Coyne, J. C. (1996). The predictive instability of psychological distress in college students: A comment on Flett, Vredenburg, & Krames, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 18, 183-186.
Ouimette, P. C., Klein, D. N., & Pepper, C. M. (1996). Personality traits in the first-degree relatives of outpatients with depressive disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders, 39, 43-53.
Norden, K. A., Klein, D. N., Donaldson, S. K, Pepper, C. M., & Klein, L. M. (1995). Reports of the early home environment in DSM-III-R personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 9, 213-223.
Pepper, C. M., Klein, D. N., Anderson, R. L., Riso, L. P., & Ouimette, P. C. (1995). DSM-III-R Axis II comorbidity in dysthymia and major depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 239-247.
Pepper, C., Krupp, L. B., Friedberg, F., Doscher, C., & Coyle, P. K. (1993). A comparison of neuropsychiatric characteristics in chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, and major depression. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 5, 200-205.