Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

242  University of North Texas  (84538)

Principal Investigator: Ruggero,Camilo

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 267,614

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: - 3/31/25

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Psychology

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Lib Arts & Soc Sci

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Development of Negative Valence Measures

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: State University of New York at Buffalo

Program Title: N/A
CFDA Linked: Mental Health Research Grants


1.1.1 (SAM); IRB Protocol #MODCR00005332; The National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) represents a breakthrough framework for understanding the etiology of mental disorders (Cuthbert & Kozak, 2013; Cuthbert & Insel, 2013), but it has no clinical traction at present. Of the RDoC units of analysis, self-report measures can be most feasibly implemented in a clinic, but many self-reports specified in the RDoC matrix have psychometric shortcomings and lack normative data (NAMHC, 2016; Watson et al., 2017). The current proposal responds to PAR-18-930 by seeking to develop psychometrically sound, brief, and validated self-report measures of each NVS construct with strong normative data. We will investigate linkages of these self-report measures to other RDoC units of analyses (behavior, task performance, and psychophysiology) to identify self-reports that align with NVS dimensions most strongly and specifically. Also, we will fully characterize clinical manifestations of NVS constructs using a comprehensive dimensional system of symptoms, maladaptive traits, and behaviors (Hierarchical Taxonomy Of Psychopathology; HiTOP). The direct counterpart of NVS is internalizing psychopathology, which HiTOP describes with high resolution using 36 specific dimensions. Measure development will be carried out in 2 successive phases, each including a sample of (a) 500 outpatients in psychiatric clinics and (b) 500 community-dwellers. Participants will be adults selected to be representative of the US adult population in terms of age, sex, and ethnicity to obtain good normative data. In Phase 3, we will validate self-report measures against physiology, task performance, and behavior markers of NVS aligned with the RDoC matrix. The proposed research will provide a comprehensive catalogue of characteristics linked to NVS.

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