Scott Pickett




Scott M. Pickett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Office: 209 Pryale Hall
Phone: 248-370-2307
pickett@oakland.edu
Lab webpage: https://sites.google.com/a/oakland.edu/t3rlab/

Major Field
Clinical Psychology

Degrees
B.S., Michigan State University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
   Graduate Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry

Undergraduate Courses
 PSY 100 Foundations in Contemporary Psychology
 PSY 241 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
 PSY 341 Introduction to Psychopathology
 PSY 374 Psychology of Women
 PSY 445 Seminar in Emotion Regulation
 PSY 661 Health Behavior Change

Graduate Courses
 PSY 635 Analysis of Psychopathology

Research Interests
 1) Investigate the mechanisms that may impact recovery from psychological trauma
 2) Understand the emotional contexts related to emotion regulation strategies 
 3) Examine the interaction between psychological stress, anxiety, and health
 4) Develop/modify interventions of clinical problems

Publications 
*Student Publication (Mentored Authorship)

*Barbaro, N., & Pickett, S. M. (in press). Mindfully green: Examining the effect of connectedness to nature on the relationship between mindfulness and engagement in pro-environmental behavior. Personality and Individual Differences; Special Issue on Mindfulness.

Pickett, S. M., Barbaro, N. M, & Mello, D. (in press). The relationship between subjective sleep disturbance, sleep quality, and emotion regulation difficulties in a sample of college students reporting trauma exposure. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy.

*Barbaro, N. M., Pickett, S. M., Parkhill, M. R. (2015). Environmental Attitudes Mediate the Link between Need for Cognition and Pro-Environmental Goal Choice. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 220-223.

*Hamill, T. S., Pickett, S. M., Amsbaugh, H., & Aho, K. M. (2015). Mindfulness and Acceptance In Relation To Behavioral Inhibition System Sensitivity and Psychological Distress. Personality and Individual Differences, 72, 24-29.

*Aho, K. M., Pickett, S. M., & Hamill, T. S. (2014). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and Insomnia: A Commentary on Future Directions. Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 7(11), 1-12.

*Markarian, S. A., Pickett, S. M., Deveson, D. F., & Kanona, B. B.  (2013). A model of BIS/BAS sensitivity, emotion regulation difficulties, and sleep quality for depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 210(1), 281-286.

Arnedt, J. T., Cuddihy, L. M., Swanson, L. M., Pickett, S. M., Aikens, J., & Chervin, R. (2013). Randomized controlled trial of telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia, Sleep, 36(3), 353-362. 

Pickett, S. M., Lodis, C. S., Parkhill, M. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2012).  Personality and experiential avoidance: A model of anxiety sensitivity. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(3), 246-250.

Pickett, S. M., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K., (2011). Experiential avoidance as a moderator of the relationship between behavioral inhibition system sensitivity and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1038-1045.

Swanson, L., Pickett, S. M., Flynn, H. A., Armitage, R. (2011). Relationships between depression, anxiety, and insomnia symptoms in perinatal women seeking mental health treatment. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(4), 553-558.

Pickett, S. M., & Kurby, C. A.  (2010). The impact of experiential avoidance on the inference of characters' emotions: Evidence for an emotional processing bias.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34(6), 493-500.

Orcutt, H. K., Pickett, S. M., & Pope, E. B. (2008).  The relation of offense-specific forgiveness to posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in a sample of college students.  Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 16, 72-91. 

Reddy, M. K., Pickett, S. M., & Orcutt, H. K. (2006).  Experiential avoidance as a mediator of the relationship between psychological abuse and current mental health symptoms in college students.  Journal of Emotional Abuse, 6(1), 67-85. 

Orcutt, H. K., Garcia, M., & Pickett, S. M. (2005). Female-perpetrated intimate  partner violence and romantic attachment style in a college student sample.  Violence & Victims, 20(3), 287-302.

Orcutt, H. K., Pickett, S. M., & Pope, E. B. (2005). Experiential avoidance and forgiveness as mediators in the relation between traumatic life events and PTSD symptoms.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 24(7), 1003-1029.

Book Chapters

Pickett, S. M., & Arnedt, J. T. (2014). Appropriate use of sleep studies in patients with chronic insomnia. In R. Chervin (Ed.), Common Pitfalls in Sleep Medicine: Case-based Learning. University Printing House: Cambridge.

Ravindranath, D. R. & Pickett, S. M. (2011). Appendix A. Selected Screening Tools and Research Instruments. In M. Riba, L. Wulsin, M. Rubenfire, & D. Ravindranath (Eds.), Psychiatry and Heart Disease, The Mind, Brain, and Heart. Wiley: Wiley-Blackwell.

Published Abstracts

Caravello, L. K., Kozak, A. T., Davis, J. E., Pickett, S. M., & Parkhill, M. R. (2015). Is low distress tolerance linked to addictive eating. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49 (Suppl 1), S106.

Kabacinski, D., Aho, K. M., Eleftheriou, M., Swanson, L. M., & Pickett, S. M. (2014). Examining the Role of Emotion Regulation Difficulties in the Relationship between Psychological Symptoms and Insomnia Severity. Sleep, 37 (Abstract Supplement), A284.

Mello, D., Hamill, T. S., Hunsanger, J., & Pickett, S. M. (2014). Sleep Quality and PTSD Symptom Severity: Daytime Dysfunction as a Predictor of Emotion Regulation Difficulties. Sleep, 37 (Abstract Supplement), A284.

Yanos, B. R., Kozak, A. T., & Pickett, S. M. (2014). Predicting engagement in leisure-time physical activity among the sexes: The relationships between body satisfaction, social physique anxiety, and exercise motives. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 47, S278.

Smith, L. J., Swanson, L., Pickett, S. M., Minhas, S., Aikens, J., Chervin, R, & Arnedt, J. (2011). Efficacy of a telephone intervention for insomnia: Preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial. Sleep, 34 (Abstract Supplement), A181-182.

Pickett, S. M., Swanson, L. M., Roberts, A., & Arnedt, J. T. (2010). Insomnia severity and sleep adequacy as predictors of depressive and anxious symptoms in a psychiatric treatment seeking population. Sleep, 33 (Abstract Supplement), A237-A238.

Swanson, L., Pickett, S. M. , & Armitage, R. (2010). Insomnia symptoms as predictors of anxiety and depression in treatment-seeking perinatal women. Sleep, 33 (Abstract Supplement), A238.

Professional Presentations

Aho, K. & Pickett, S. M. (2014, November ). The Mediating Role of Female Sexual Self-Concept in the Relationship between Motivations for Sexual Behavior and Female Sexual Function. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Barbaro, N., Eleftheriou, M., Lanni, D., Niewinski, S., & Pickett, S. M. (2014, November). Embodied Cognition: The Role of Experiential Avoidance in the Relationship between Motor Behaviors and Evaluation of Valenced Stimuli. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Drogs, A. E., Hamill, T. S., Parkhill, M. R., Burgess-Proctor, A., Pickett, S. M., & Kozak, A. T. (2014, November). Is Sexual Assault Victimization Status Related to Awareness of and Confidence in Rape Prevention Programming on Campus? Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Hamill, T. S., Pickett, S. M., Parkhill, M. R., & Kozak, A. T. (2014, November ). Mindfulness as a Mediator of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Disordered Eating in Females. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Jarrett, N. L., Hunsanger, J., & Pickett, S. M. (2014, November). Mindfulness and Forgiveness Influence the Relationship between Interpersonal Transgression Blameworthiness and Depression and Anxiety Symptoms. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Parkhill, M. R., & Pickett, S. M. (2014, November). Difficulties in Emotion Regulation as a Mediator of the Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse Victimization and Sexual Aggression Perpetration in Men. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Pickett, S. M., Hamill, T. S., Parkhill, M. R., Tarockoff, A. (2014, November). Comparison of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reports and the Association with the Perpetration of Relationship Aggression among a Sample of College Men. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Barbaro, N., Pickett, S. M., & Parkhill, M. R. (2014, May). Need for Cognition Strengthens Correspondence Between Environmental Attitudes and Pro-Environmental Goal Choice. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.

Davis, J.E., Kozak, A.T., Sesi, A., Parkhill, M.R., & Pickett, S.M. (2014, April). Condom use and goal directed behavior in college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Sesi, A., Kozak, A.T., Davis, J.E., Pickett, S.M., & Parkhill, M.R. (2014, April). The link between mindfulness and distress tolerance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.