Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.

Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.

Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Tom Dinzeo, Ph.D.
Psychology

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

Biography

Education:
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

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 (www.apa.org)
Society for the Teaching of Psychology (http://www.apa.org/about/division/div2.aspx)
Society for Research in Psychopathology (www.psychopathology.org)

Recent Academic Projects:
Current projects include the examination of schizophrenia-spectrum indicators and 1) parental education and income and early life experiences on levels of physical activity and nutrition patterns, 2) the contribution of cognitive and emotional factors in the development of delusional ideation, 3) internet and technology usage related to wellbeing and social functioning, 4) individual differences in physiological response (EEG, blood pressure/heart rate) during visual change detection task. We are also in the process of finalizing a 7-year longitudinal project examining the prediction of academic functioning among college students with varying levels of schizotypy.

Highlighted Publications:

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.

Docherty, N.M., Dinzeo, T.J.,  McCleery, A., Bell, E.K, Shakeel, M.K., Moe, A. (2014). Internal versus External Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia: Symptom and Course Correlates. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 20, 1-11.

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.