Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.

Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.

Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.

Contact Info
856-256-4500 ext. 5-3520
Robinson Hall 116D


BA (Psychology), University of Minnesota
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Kent State University
Postdoctoral research, Yale University School of Medicine

Research Expertise:
Schizophrenia-spectrum disorders | Individual differences | Health and lifestyle

Lab Website

My research focuses on schizophrenia and the schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. I am interested in understanding the individual risk factors that contribute to the development (or exacerbation) of schizophrenia-related disorders. Over the last several years my lab has specifically examined neurocognitive functioning, personality factors, social/interpersonal functioning, & lifestyle behaviors. Recent research has included outpatients with schizophrenia and high-risk samples (e.g. college students with high levels of schizotypy). I am also interested in the relationship between health behaviors (e.g., substance use, stress management, exercise & nutrition) and outcomes in those with schizophrenia-spectrum conditions.

Member of:
American Psychological Association (
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (
Society for Research in Psychopathology (

Recent Academic Projects:
Current projects include 1) a novel smoking cessation intervention for outpatients with psychosis involving a dual contingency management and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy paradigm, 2) examination of exercise on the reduction of parkinsonian motor symptoms in outpatients with schizophrenia-spectrum diagnoses, 3) internet and technology usage related to wellbeing and social functioning in young adults with schizotypy, 4) the relationship of effort-expenditure for rewards to health behaviors in schizotypy.

Highlighted Publications:

Uygur, M. & Dinzeo, T.J. (2021). Feasibility and effectiveness of a novel cycling training on the parkinsonian motor and psychiatric symptoms in individuals with schizophrenia. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 61, 102760. doi:

Alvarez, E.*, Pujji, S.* & Dinzeo, T.J. (2021). Cognitive Failures and the Role of Emotion in dimensional schizotypy: A replication and extension. Psychopathology, doi: 10.1159/000517795

Collins, P.B., Coren, J. & Dinzeo, T.J. (2020). Considerations for Improving the Patient’s Waiting Room Experience. Family Practice Management, 27(1):14-18.

Carter, C.,* Hass, R.W., Charfadi, M.*, & Dinzeo, T.J. (2019). Probing linear and nonlinear relations among schizotypy, mania, cognitive inhibition, and creativity. The Journal of Creative Behavior, 31, 83-92.

Dinzeo, T.J., Culiañez, V.*, Pujji, S.* & Sledjeski, E.M. (2018). The relationship of categorical & phonological verbal fluency to social functioning in a non-clinical schizotypy sample. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 28, 43-57

Dinzeo, T.J., Culiañez, V., Pujji, S. & Sledjeski, E.M. (2018). The relationship of categorical & phonological verbal fluency to social functioning in a non-clinical schizotypy sample. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 28, 43-57.

Dinzeo, T.J., Sledjeski, E.M., Durner, C., & Docherty, N.M. (2015). A comparative study of personality trait characteristics and reactivity in schizophrenia using a film clip paradigm. American Journal of Psychology, 128, 515-526.

Dinzeo, T.J., Thayasivam, U., & Sledjeski, E.M. (2014). The development of The Lifestyle and Habits Questionnaire-Brief version: Relationship to quality of life and stress in college students. Prevention Science, 15, 103-14.