Christopher Conway

Assistant Professor

Office: Integrated Science Center, Room 2131
Phone: 757-221-3886
Email: [[conway]]
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Research Interests

I investigate the origins, temporal course, and classification of psychopathology.  I focus on emotional disorders, which, broadly defined, include anxiety, depressive, and certain personality disorders.  In one line of research, I examine the environmental conditions that prompt—sometimes in concert with genetic vulnerabilities—the onset or exacerbation of disorder.  In another line of research, I evaluate the construct validity for transdiagnostic (i.e., dimensional) models of psychopathology to determine whether they might make research and treatment of emotional disorders work better.

Educational Background
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. Psychology (with distinction) and Spanish, Duke University
Courses Taught
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Research in Abnormal Psychology
  • Interplay of Nature & Nurture