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Kasey Stanton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology

 Personality, mood, and transdiagnostic psychopathology assessment

I am planning to review graduate student applications for both the Clinical and Social areas of emphasis (applications due December 1, 2022). For applicants interested in the Social area, my research focuses primarily on personality assessment, but you should select Social as the emphasis area when applying. Please contact me for additional information about current lab research projects and my process for reviewing applications.

Clinical Psychology Internship, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
PhD, University of Notre Dame
B.S. Montana State University Billings
A.S. Miles Community College - Biological Sciences Building 128

Research interests:

  • Personality and mood assessment
  • Dimensional models of psychopathology and psychopathology classification
  • Psychometrics, measure development, and factor analytic applications
  • Personality disorders, externalizing psychopathology, and bipolar spectrum disorders


Representative publications:

  • Stanton, K., Watts, A. L., Levin-Aspenson, H. F., Carpenter, R. W., Emery, N. N., & Zimmerman, M. (2022). Focusing narrowly on model fit in in factor analysis can mask construct heterogeneity and model misspecification: Applied demonstrations across sample and assessment types. Journal of Personality Assessment. Advance online publication.

  • Khoo, S., Stasik-O’Brien, S. M., Ellickson-Larew, S., Stanton, K., Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (2022). The predictive validity of consensual and unique facets of neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness in five personality inventories. Assessment. Advance online publication.

  • Stanton, K., Brown, M. F. D., & Watson, D. (2021). Examining the item-level structure of the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure: Sharpening assessment of psychopathy constructs. Assessment, 28, 429-445.

  • Stanton, K., Brown, M. F. D., McDanal, R., Carlton, C. N., & Emery, N. N. (2021). Informing the classification and assessment of positive emotional experiences: A multisample examination of hierarchical positive emotionality models. Psychological Assessment, 33, 1038-1049

  • Stanton, K., Khoo, S., McDonnell, C. G., Villalongo Andino, M., Sturgeon, T., & Aasen, L. (2021). An initial investigation of the joint classification of hypomania- and neurodevelopmental disorder-relevant dimensions within the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology. Assessment. Advance online publication.

  • Watson. D, Ellickson-Larew, S., Stanton, K., Levin-Aspenson, H. F., & Khoo, S. (2021). Examining the criterion validity and diagnostic specificity of self-report measures of narcissism and mania. Assessment, 28, 3-14.

  • Stanton, K. (2020). Increasing diagnostic emphasis on negative affective dysfunction: Potentially negative consequences for differential diagnosis. Clinical Psychological Science, 8, 584-589.

  • Stanton, K., McDonnell, C. G., Hayden, E. P., & Watson, D. (2020). Transdiagnostic approaches to psychopathology measurement: Recommendations for measure selection, data analysis, and participant recruitment. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 21-28.

  • Google scholar link for a full list of publications:

  • Open Science Framework page and manuscript preprints:



PSYC 2000: Research Methods
PSYC 4390: Personality Science

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