PhD 2008, University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of PsychologyProfile:
My research focuses on the differences between acute trauma, such as an auto accident or single-incident assault, and chronic trauma, such as sustained physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. My lab investigates how information processes, especially attention and cognition, are impacted by prolonged trauma exposure and re-shaped through therapeutic interventions. I am also particularly interested in the physiological signature of chronic trauma, and the ways in which it differs from the signature of acute trauma. We use measures of autonomic reactivity such as heart rate, skin conductance, and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), to investigate these differences. For more information, please visit the Trauma and Affective Psychophysiology Lab's website
Peterson, C., Park, N., Pole, N. D’Andrea, W. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2008). Strengths of character and posttraumatic growth. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(2), 214-217.Office Location:
Pole, N., Cumberbatch, E., Taylor, W., Metzler, T., Marmar, C. & Neylan, T. (2005). Comparisons between high and low peritraumatic dissociators in cardiovascular and emotional activity while remembering trauma. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 6(4), 51-67.
D’Andrea, W., Pole, N. & Odera, L. (2005). Trauma, alexithymia and PTSD symptoms: Does gender matter? Depression and Anxiety, 22(4), 242.
van der Kolk, B.A. & D’Andrea, W. (In press). Towards a Developmental Trauma Disorder Diagnosis for childhood interpersonal trauma. In R. Lanius, E.Vermetten & C. Pain (Eds). The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic. To be published by Cambridge University Press.
D’Andrea, W., Chiu, P., King, B., & Deldin, P. (In Press, Applied Cognitive Psychology). Linguistic Predictors of PTSD Symptoms Following the 9/11 Attacks.
D’Andrea, W. & Pole, N. (In Press, Psychological Trauma). Psychotherapy Processes as Predictors of Cognitive and Physiological Outcomes in Complexly-Traumatized Women.
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