Kasey Stanton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychology

 Transdiagnostic psychopathology, mood, and personality assessment

I am planning to review graduate student applications for both the Clinical and Social areas of emphasis (applications due December 1, 2023). 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

Kstanto1@uwyo.edu - Biological Sciences Building 128

Research interests:

  • Transdiagnostic models for improving clinical research, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Mood, personality, externalizing psychopathology, and bipolar spectrum symptoms
  • Dimensional models of psychopathology and mental health diagnosis
  • Psychometrics, measure development, and factor analysis

Representative publications:

  • Stanton, K., Balzen, K., Brock, P., DeFluri, C., Levin-Aspenson, H. F., & Zimmerman, M. (2023). Negative mood dysregulation loads strongly onto common factors with many forms of psychopathology: Considerations for assessing nonspecific symptoms. Assessment. Advance online publication.

  • Stanton, K., Mostajabi, J., Myntti, W., Willis, L., Yun, J., Osborne, H., & Brewer, K. L. (2023). Examining the joint factor structure of mania, internalizing, and thought disorder symptoms in a large online sample. Journal of Emotion and Psychopathology. Advance online publication.

  • Emery, N. N., Stanton, K., Baumgardner, S., Simons, J. S., Douglass, M. A., & Prince, M. A. (2023). Discrete emotions and global affect: Applying empirically driven approaches to experience sampling data to model state and trait affective structure and affect-alcohol use associations in a heavy drinking young-adult sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 167, 104356.

  • Stanton, K., Watts, A. L., Levin-Aspenson, H. F., Carpenter, R. W., Emery, N. N., & Zimmerman, M. (2023). 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, 105, 1-13.

  • Rodriguez-Seijas, C., Li, J. J., Balling, C., Brandes, C., Bernat, E., Boness, C., Forbes, M. K., Forbush, K. T., Joyner, K. J., Krueger, R. F., Levin-Aspenson, H. F., Michelini, G., Ro, E., Rutter, L., Stanton, K., Tackett, J. L., Waszczuk, M., Eaton, N. R. (2023). Diversity and the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP). Nature Reviews Psychology, 2, 483-495.

  • Khoo, S., Stasik-O’Brien, S. M., Ellickson-Larew, S., Stanton, K., Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (2023). The predictive validity of consensual and unique facets of neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness in five personality inventories. Assessment, 30, 1182-1199.

  • 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: https://rb.gy/pldwf

  • Open Science Framework page and manuscript preprints: https://osf.io/bczyx/



PSYC 2000: Research Methods
PSYC 4390: Personality Science

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