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Keith Bredemeier, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Delaware, B.A. (2004)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. (2012)
Clinical Internship – Brown University (2011 - 2012)

Research Interests

My primary line of research aims to identify basic attention and executive control deficits associated with dimensions of anxiety and depression. In particular, I am interested in deficits associated with the tendency to worry (e.g., anxious apprehension or “cognitive anxiety”). Further, I am beginning to explore how attention and executive deficits impact information processing, perceptions, and emotion regulation, factors that may cause these deficits to develop (e.g., genes), and possible ways to remediate them (e.g., cognitive training, mindfulness meditation).

Selected Publications

Bredemeier, K., Berenbaum, H., Brockmole, J.R., Boot, W.R., Simons, D.J., & Most, S.B. (2012). A load on my mind: Evidence that anhedonic depression is like multi-tasking. Acta Psychologica, 139, 137-145.

Bredemeier, K., Berenbaum, H., & Spielberg, J.M. (2012). Worry and perceived threat of proximal and distal undesirable outcomes. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 425-429.

Bredemeier, K. & Simons, D.J. (2012). Working memory and inattentional blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 19, 239-244.

Berenbaum, H., Bredemeier, K., Boden, M.T., & Thompson, R.J. (2012). Worry, anhedonic depression, and emotional style. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 72-80.

Bredemeier, K., Berenbaum, H., Most, S.B., & Simons, D.J. (2011). Links between neuroticism, emotional distress, and disengaging attention: Evidence from a single-target RSVP task. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 1510-1519.

Berenbaum, H., Bredemeier, K., Boden, M.T., Thompson, R.J., & Milanak, M.E. (2011). Affective instability, family history of mood disorders, and neurodevelopmental disturbance. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 220-229.

Sadeh, N. & Bredemeier, K. (2011). Individual differences at high perceptual load: The relation between trait anxiety and selective attention. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 747-755.

Bredemeier, K., Spielberg, J.M., Silton, R.L., Berenbaum, H., Heller, W., & Miller, G.A. (2010). Screening for depressive disorders using the MASQ anhedonic depression scale: A receiver-operator characteristic analysis. Psychological Assessment, 22, 702-710.

Bredemeier, K. & Berenbaum, H. (2008). Intolerance of uncertainty and perceived threat. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 28-38.

Berenbaum, H., Bredemeier, K., & Thompson, R.J. (2008). Intolerance of uncertainty: Exploring its dimensionality and associations with need for cognitive closure, psychopathology, and personality. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 117-125.