Sam Winer is associate professor of psychology at The New School for Social Research. He uses novel methods and theory to attempt to better understand, identify, and treat individuals experiencing anhedonia, depression, and anxiety. His work is currently guided by Reward Devaluation Theory, which details why and how some depressed individuals come to avoid potentially hopeful and positive information.
BA 2003, University of Illinois at Chicago
MA 2008, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD 2012, University of Illinois at Chicago
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Collins, A. C.*, Lass, A. N. S.*, Jordan, D. G.* & Winer, E. S. (in press). Examining rumination, devaluation of positivity, and depressive symptoms via community-based network analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1002/jclp.23158
Jordan, D. G.*, Collins, A. C.*, Dunaway, M.*, Kilgore, J.*, & Winer, E. S. (2021). Negative affect interference and fear of happiness are independently associated with depressive symptoms. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77, 646-660. doi:10.1002/jclp.23066
Lass, A. N. S.* & Winer, E. S. (2020). Distress tolerance and symptoms of depression: A review and integration of literatures. Clinical Psychology: Research and Practice, e12336. doi:10.1111/cpsp.12336
Jordan, D. G.*, Winer, E. S., Salem, T.* (2020). The current status of temporal network analysis for clinical science: Considerations as the paradigm shifts? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76, 1591-1612. doi:10.1002/jclp.22957
Winer, E. S., Jordan, D. G.*, & Collins, A. C.* (2019, invited). Conceptualizing anhedonias and implications for depression treatments. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 19, 325-335. doi:10.2147/PRBM.S159260
Jordan, D. G.*, Winer, E. S., Salem, T.*, & Kilgore, J.*. (2018). Longitudinal evaluation of anhedonia as a mediator of fear of positive evaluation and other depressive symptoms. Cognition and Emotion, 32, 1437-1447. doi:10.1080/02699931.2017.1289895
Winer, E. S., Bryant, J. C.*, Bartoszek, G., Rojas, E., Nadorff, M. R., & Kilgore, J.* (2017). Mapping the relationship between anxiety, anhedonia, and depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 221, 289-296. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2017.06.006
Winer, E. S. & Salem, T.* (2016). Reward devaluation: Dot-probe meta-analytic evidence of avoidance of positive information in depressed persons. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 18-78. doi:10.1037/bul0000022.
cognitive biases and psychopathology, reward devaluation in depression, recent changes in anhedonia, predictors of psychological crisis and suicide, research methodology and statistical theory, network analysis