Jutta Joormann

Jutta Joormann

Jutta Joormann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Free University of Berlin, 2000

Research Interests

The research in my lab is guided by the idea that a more complete understanding of emotional disorders requires the integration of methods and findings from clinical psychological, social/cognitive psychological, and biological research. Our primary research goal is to gain a better understanding of how basic cognitive processes and individual differences in emotion and mood regulation increase the risk for the onset of depression and anxiety disorders, and hinder recovery from these disorders. We are currently working on developing a model that links attention and memory processes to ruminative responses to negative mood states. Our research further examines the influence of these ruminative responses on deficits in emotion regulation in depression and investigates the neurobiological correlates of these processes. We are also investigating whether these processes are linked to the high rates of comorbidity of depression and anxiety disorders. In addition, we are very interested in the intergenerational transmission of psychological disorders and in the role that emotion regulation plays in this transmission. Our research interests in this area focus on differences in basic cognitive processes and in emotion regulation and on the role these factors play in depression and anxiety onset. Finally, an important goal of our research is to use results of empirical investigations that delineate the cognitive processes that maintain psychological disorders and that increase the risk for the onset of disorders to develop more efficient and effective treatment and prevention programs.

Selected Publications

Joormann, J., Cooney, R.E., Henry, M.L., Gotlib, I.H. (in press). Neural correlates of mood regulation in girls at high risk for depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

LeMoult, J. & Joormann, J. (in press). Attention and memory biases in Social Anxiety Disorder: The role of comorbid depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Waugh, C. E., Muhtadie, L., Thompson, R.J., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (in press). Affective and Physiological Responses to Stress in Girls at Elevated Risk for Depression. Development and Psychopathology.

Whitney, J., Joormann, J., Gotlib, I.H., Kelley, R.G., Adams, E., Acquaye, T., Howe, M., Chang, K.D., & Singh, M.K. (in press). Information processing in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of Psychology and Psychiatry.

Yoon, K.L. & Joormann, J. (in press). Is Timing Everything? Investigating the impact of rumination and distraction on interpersonal problem solving. Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Yoon, K.L. & Joormann, J. (in press). Stress reactivity in social anxiety disorder with and without comorbid depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Zetsche, U., D'Avanzato, C., & Joormann, J. (in press). Depression and Rumination: Relation to components of inhibition. Cognition and Emotion.

Arditte, K.A., & Joormann, J. (2011). Emotion regulation in depression: Reflection predicts recovery from a depressive episode. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 536-543.

Arteche, A., Joormann, J., Harvey, A., Craske, M., Gotlib, I.H., Lehtonen A., Counsell, N. & Stein, A. (2011). The effects of postnatal maternal depression and anxiety on the processing of baby faces. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 197-203.

Berman, M.G., Nee, D.E, Casement, M., Kim, H.S., Deldin, P., Kross, E., Gonzalez, R., Gotlib, I.H., Hamilton, P., Joormann, J., Waugh, C., & Jonides, J. (2011). Neural and behavioural effects of interference resolution in depression. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 85-96.

Carver, C., Johnson, S.L., Joormann, J., Kim, Y. & Nam, J.Y. (2011). Serotonin transporter polymorphism interacts with childhood adversity to predict aspects of impulsivity. Psychological Science, 22, 589-595.

Carver, C., Johnson, S.L., Joormann, J., LeMoult, J., & Cuccaro, M.L. (2011). Childhood adversity interacts separately with 5-HTTLPR and BDNF to predict lifetime depression diagnosis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 132, 89-93.

Furman, D., Joormann, J., Hamilton, J.P.,Gotlib, I.H. (2011). Altered Timing of Limbic System Activation During Elaboration of Sad Mood as a Function of Serotonin Transporter Polymorphism. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 270-276.

Gotlib, I.H., Jonides, J., & Joormann, J. (2011). Memory for affectively valenced stimuli in depression: Evidence from a novel matching task. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 1246-1254.

Joormann, J. & Siemer, M. (2011). Affective processing and emotion regulation in depression and dysphoria: Cognitive biases and deficits in executive control. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 13-28.

Joormann, J., Levens, S., & Gotlib, I.H. (2011). Sticky thoughts: Depression and rumination are associated with difficulties manipulating emotional material in working memory. Psychological Science, 22, 979-983.

Tran, T., Hertel, P. & Joormann, J. (2011). Cognitive Bias Modification: Induced Interpretive Biases Affect Memory. Emotion, 11, 145-152.

Tran, T., Siemer M., & Joormann, J. (2011). Implicit interpretation biases affect stress reactivity. Cognition and Emotion, 25, 546-558.

Zetsche, U. & Joormann, J. (2011). Components of cognitive inhibition differentially predict rumination and depressive symptoms. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 65-73.

Cooney, R.E., Joormann, J., Eugene, F., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010). Neural correlates of rumination in depression. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 470-478.

DeRaedt, R., Koster, E., & Joormann, J. (2010). Attentional Control in Depression: A Translational Affective Neuroscience Approach. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 1-7.

Eugene, F., Joormann, J., Cooney, R., Atlas, L., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010). Neural correlates of inhibitory deficits in depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 181, 30-35.

Fritzsche, A., Dahme, B., Gotlib, I.H., Joormann, J., Magnussen, H., Watz, H., Nutzinger, D., & Von Leupoldt, A. (2010). Specificity of cognitive biases in patients with current depression and remitted depression and in patients with asthma. Psychological Medicine, 40, 815-826.

Gotlib, I.H., Hamilton, J.P., Cooney, R.E., Singh, M.K., Henry, M.L., & Joormann, J. (2010). Altered neural processing of reward and loss in girls at risk for major depression. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67, 380-387.

Gotlib, I.H. & Joormann, J. (2010). Cognition and Depression: Current status and future directions. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 285-312.

Joormann, J. (2010). Inhibition and emotion regulation in depression. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 161-166.

Joormann, J. & D'Avanzato, C. (2010). Emotion regulation in depression: The role of cognitive factors. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 913-939.

Joormann, J., Gilbert, K., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010). Emotion identification in girls at risk for depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 575-582.

Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010). Emotion regulation in depression: Relation to cognitive inhibition. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 281-298.

Joormann, J., Nee, D.E., Berman, M.G., Jonides, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010). Interference resolution in major depression. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 21-33.

LeMoult, J., Hertel, P., & Joormann, J. (2010). Training the Forgetting of Negative Material: The Role of Active Suppression and the Relation to Stress Reactivity. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 365-375.

Thomason, M.E., Henry, M.L., Hamilton, P.J., Joormann, J., Pine, D.S., Ernst, M., Goldman, D., Mogg, K., Bradley, B.P., Britton, J.C., Lindstrom, K.M., Monk, C., Sankin, L.S., Louro, H.M.C., & Gotlib, I.H. (2010). Neural and behavioral responses to emotional faces in children as a function of the short allele of the serotonin transporter gene. Biological Psychology, 85, 38-44.

Van Randenborgh, A., Hueffmeier, J., LeMoult, J., & Joormann, J. (2010). Letting go of unmet goals: Does depressive rumination impair goal disengagement? Motivation and Emotion, 34, 325-332.

Carver, C. S., Johnson, S. L., & Joormann, J. (2009). Two-mode models of self-regulation as a tool for conceptualizing the role of serotonergic function in normal behavior and diverse disorers. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 195-199.

Chen, M.C., Joormann, J., Hallmayer, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009). 5-HTTLPR predicts waking cortisol in girls at risk for depression. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 681-686.

Joormann, J., Hertel, P., LeMoult, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009). Training intentional forgetting of negative material in depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 34-43.

Joormann, J., Teachman, B., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009). Sadder and Less Accurate? False memory for negative material in depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 412-417.

Joormann, J. & Tran, T. (2009). Rumination and intentional forgetting of emotional material. Cognition and Emotion, 23, 1233-1246.

LeMoult, J., Joormann, J., Sherdell, L., Wright, Y., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009). Identification of facial expressions of emotion in recurrent depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 828-833.

Waugh, C., Dearing, K., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2009). Association between the COMT val158met polymorphism and self-perceived social acceptance in adolescent girls. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 19, 395-401.

Yoon, K. L., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2009). Judging the intensity of facial expressions of emotion: Depression-related biases in the processing of positive affect. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 223-228.

Yoon, K. L., Hong, S. W., Joormann, J., & Kang, P. (2009). Perception of facial expressions of emotion during binocular rivalry. Emotion, 9, 172-182.

Carver, C.S., Johnson, S.L., & Joormann, J. (2008). Serotonergic function, two-mode models of self-regulation, and vulnerability to depression: What depression has in common with impulsive aggression. Psychological Bulletin, 134, 912-943.

Feldman, G., Joormann, J., & Johnson, S.L. (2008). A self-report measure of responses to positive affect: Rumination and Dampening. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 507-525.

Gotlib, I.H., Joormann, J., Hallmayer, J., & Minor, K.L. (2008). Biological stress reactivity mediates the relation between genotype and risk for depression. Biological Psychiatry, 63, 847-851.

Hertel, P. T., Brozovich, F., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2008). Biases in interpretation and memory in generalized social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 277-288.

Joormann, J. & Gotlib, I.H. (2008). Updating the contents of working memory in depression: Interference from irrelevant negative material. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 206-213.

Kovacs, M., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2008). Emotion (dys)regulation and links to depressive disorders. Child Development Perspectives, 2, 149-155.

Cooney, R.E., Joormann, J., Atlas, L., Y., Eugene, F., & Gotlib, I.H. (2007). Neural correlates of affect regulation through mood-incongruent recall. Neuroreport, 18,1771-1774.

Johnson, S.L., Joormann, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2007). Information-processing biases as predictors of symptomatic improvement and diagnostic recovery from major depression. Emotion, 7, 201-206.

Joormann, J., Siemer, M., & Gotlib, I.H. (2007). Mood regulation in depression: Differential effects of distraction and recall of happy memories on sad mood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 484-490.

Joormann, J. & Gotlib, I.H. (2007). Selective attention to emotional faces following recovery from depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 80-85.

Joormann, J., Talbot, L., Gotlib, I.H. (2007). Biased processing of emotional information in girls at risk for depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 135-143.

Joormann, J., Yoon, K.L., & Zetsche, U. (2007). Cognitive inhibition in depression. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 12, 128-139.

Cooney, R., Atlas, L., Joormann, J., Eugene, F., & Gotlib, I.H. (2006). Amygdala activation in the processing of neutral faces in social anxiety disorder: Is neutral really neutral? Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 148, 55-59.

Joormann, J. & Gotlib, I.H. (2006). Is this happiness I see? Biases in the identification of emotional facial expressions in depression and social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 705-714.

Joormann, J. (2006). The relation of rumination and inhibition: Evidence from a negative priming task. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, 149-160.

Joormann, J., Dkane, M., & Gotlib, I.H. (2006). Adaptive and maladaptive components of rumination? Diagnostic specificity and relation to depressive biases. Behavior Therapy, 37, 269-280.

Gotlib, I.H., Traill, S.K., Montoya, R.L., Joormann, J., & Chang, K. (2005). Attention and memory biases in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: Indications from a pilot study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46, 84-93.

Gotlib, I.H., Yue, D.N., & Joormann, J. (2005). Selective attention in dysphoric individuals: The role of affective interference and inhibition. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 29, 17-429.

Joormann, J., Hertel, P.T., Brozovich, F., & Gotlib, I.H. (2005). Remembering the good, forgetting the bad: Intentional forgetting of emotional material in depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 640-648.

Joormann, J., Kosfelder, J., & Schulte, D. (2005). The impact of comorbidity of depression on the treatment of anxiety disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 29, 569-591.

Rottenberg, J., Joormann, J., Brozovich, F., & Gotlib, I.H. (2005). Emotional intensity of idiographic sad memories in depression predicts symptom levels one year later. Emotion, 5, 238-242.

Verhaeghen, P., Joormann, J. & Kahn, R. (2005). Why we sing the blues: The relation between self-reflective rumination, mood, and creativity. Emotion, 5, 226-232.

Joormann, J. (2004). Attentional bias in dysphoria: The role of inhibitory processes. Cognition and Emotion, 18, 125-147.

Joormann, J. & Siemer, M. (2004). Memory accessibility, mood regulation and dysphoria: Difficulties in repairing sad mood with happy memories? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 179-188.

Gotlib, I.H., Kasch, K.L., Traill, S.K., Joormann, J., Arnow, B.A., & Johnson, S.L. (2004). Coherence and specificity of information-processing biases in depression and social phobia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 113, 386-398.

Gotlib, I.H., Krasnoperova, E., Yue, D.N., & Joormann, J. (2004). Attentional bias for negative interpersonal stimuli in clinical depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,113, 127-133.

Siemer, M. & Joormann, J. (2003). Power and measures of effect size in analysis of variance with fixed versus random nested factors. Psychological Methods, 8, 497-517.

Siemer, M. & Joormann, J. (2003). Assumptions and consequences of treating providers in therapy studies as fixed versus random effects: Reply to Crits-Christoph, Tu, and Gallop (2003) and Serlin, Wampold, and Levin (2003). Psychological Methods, 8, 535-544.


Sample Syllabi
PSY 352 Abnormal Psychology
University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology