Department of Psychological Sciences

Joseph Bardeen

Joseph Bardeen

Joseph Bardeen


  • 2013, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University
  • 2008, M.A., Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 2004, B.A., Psychology, State University of New York at Geneseo

About Joseph Bardeen
Associate Professor

Dr. Bardeen earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 2013. He completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Dr. Bardeen's research is broadly focused on information processing and emotion regulation in the development and maintenance of anxiety- and fear-related pathology. Within this broader context, he is particularly interested in the use of higher-order cognitive abilities, such as executive attention, to alleviate emotional distress. Dr. Bardeen has received grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health since 2017.  



Classes Taught

  • PSYC 8910, Clinical Practicum
  • PSYC 8370, Foundations of Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC 4010, Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 3560, Abnormal Psychology

Representative Publications

Google Scholar
  • Benfer, N., Spitzer, L., & Bardeen, J. R. (in press). Efficacy of third wave cognitive behavioral therapies in the treatment of posttraumatic stress: A meta-analytic study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 


  • Bardeen, J. R., Daniel, T. A., Gordon, R. D., Hinnant, J. B., & Weathers, F. W. (2020). Individual differences in attentional control explain the differential expression of threat-related attentional bias among those with posttraumatic stress symptomatology and predict symptom maintenance up to one year later. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 133, 103709. 


  • Bardeen, J. R., Daniel, T. A., Gratz, K. L., Vallender, E. J., Garrett, M. R., & Tull, M. T. (2020). The BDNF Val66Met polymorphism moderates the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma script-evoked attentional bias to cocaine cues among patients with cocaine dependence. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 72, 102223.
  • Thomas, K., & Bardeen, J. R. (2020). The buffering effect of attentional control on the relationship between cognitive fusion and anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 132, 103653.


  • Bardeen, J. R., & Benfer, N. (2019). Methodological considerations for assessing trauma history via self-report. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy11, 505-512


  • Bardeen, J. R., & Daniel, T. A. (2018). Anxiety sensitivity and attentional bias to threat interact to prospectively predict anxiety. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 47, 482-494.


  • Benfer, N., Bardeen, J. R., Cero, I., Kramer, L. B., Whiteman, S. E., Rogers, T. A., Silverstein, M. W., & Weathers, F. W. (2018). Network models of posttraumatic stress symptoms across trauma types. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 70-77.


  • Bardeen, J. R., & Daniel, T. A. (2017). A longitudinal examination of the role of attentional control in the relationship between posttraumatic stress and threat-related attentional bias: An eye-tracking study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 99, 67-77.


  • Bardeen, J. R., Daniel, T. A., Hinnant, J. B., & Orcutt, H. K. (2017). Emotion dysregulation and threat-related attention bias variability. Motivation and Emotion, 41, 402-409.


  • Fergus, T. A., & Bardeen, J. R. (2016). The Attention Training Technique: A review of a neurobehavioral therapy for anxiety and related disorders. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 502-516.


  • Bardeen, J. R. (2015). Short-term pain for long-term gain: The role of experiential avoidance in the relation between anxiety sensitivity and emotional distress. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 30, 113-119.


  • Bardeen, J. R., Fergus, T. A., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Attentional control as a prospective predictor of posttraumatic stress symptomatology. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 124-128.


  • Seligowski, A. V., Lee, D. J., Bardeen, J. R., & Orcutt, H. K. (2015). Emotion Regulation and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 44, 87-102.


  • Bardeen, J. R., Kumpula, M. J., & Orcutt, H. K. (2013). Emotion regulation difficulties as a prospective predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms following a mass shooting. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 188-196.





Last Updated: November 12, 2021