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Publications

Publications

Albertsen, E.J., O'Connor, L.E. & Berry, J.W. (2006). Religion and interpersonal guilt: Variations across ethnicity and spirituality. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 9(1), 67-84. [pdf]

Berry, J.W., Elliott, Timothy R., & Rivera, P. (2007). Resilient, undercontrolled, and overcontrolled personality prototypes among persons with spinal cord injury. Journal of Personality Assessment, 89(3), 292-302.

Berry, J.W.(2003, June). The Marriage Assessment, Treatment and Enrichment Center . Paper presented at Works of Love: Scientific & Religious Perspectives on Altruism, Villanueva, PA.

Berry, J.W., Worthington, E.L., Jr., Parrott, L., III, O'Connor, L.E., & Wade, N.G. (2001). Dispositional forgiveness: Development and construct validity of the transgression narrative test of forgiveness (TNTF). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1277-1290. [pdf]

Berry, J.W., Worthington, E.L., Jr., Parrott, L., III, O'Connor, L.E., & Wade, N.G. (2005). Forgivingness, vengeful rumination, and affective traits. Journal of Personality, 73 (1),183-226. [pdf]

Esherick, M., O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., & Weiss, J. (1999). The role of guilt in obsessions and compulsions. Unpublished manuscript. [pdf]

Meehan, W., O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Weiss, J., Morrison, A., & Acampora, A. (1996). Guilt, shame, and depression in clients in recovery from addiction. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 28, 125-134.[pdf]

O'Connor, L. E., Berry, J. B., Lewis, T., Mulherin, K., & Yi, E. (2007). Empathy and depression. In T.F.D. Farrow & P, W, R. Woodruff (Eds.), Empathy and mental illness. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [pdf]

O'Connor, L. E., Berry, J. B., Lewis, T., Rangan, R.K., & Poursohrab, N. (2013). Personality, Psychopathology, and the Neurotransmitter Attributes Questionaire (NAQ). Sage Open. [online]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Crisostomo, P., & Yi, E. (2005, February). Altruism and empathy-based guilt across five cultures.In G. Fricchione (Chair), Identifying altruism. Symposium conducted at the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

O'Connor, L.E. (2004, February). Survivor guilt across cultures: The down side to winning in social comparison. In S. Kitayama and R. Nesse (series organizers), Shame and guilt an evolutionary and cultural perspective. Symposium conducted as part of the Evolution and Human Adaptation Program / Culture & Cognition Program Winter 2004 Lecture Series, Ann Arbor, MI.

O'Connor, L.E. (2003, June). Altruism as a fundamental motivation: The role of interpersonal guilt and empathy. Paper presented at Works of Love: Scientific & Religious Perspectives on Altruism, Villanueva, PA.

O'Connor, L.E. (2001). Pathogenic beliefs and guilt in human evolution: Implications for psychotherapy. In P. Gilbert & K. Bailey (Eds.), Genes on the couch: Explorations in evolutionary psychology (pp.276-303). London: Brunner-Routledge. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E. (1996). Altruism as a fundamental unconscious motivation. SFPRG Process Notes, Spring, 10-12, 19. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., & Berry, J.W. (1990). The drug-of-choice phenomenon: Why addicts start using their preferred drug. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 22, 305-311. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Inaba, D., Weiss, J., & Morrison, A. (1994). Shame, guilt, and depression in men and women in recovery from addiction. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 11, 503-510. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Morrison, A., & Brown, S. (1995). The drug-of-choice phenomenon: Psychological differences among drug users who preferred different drugs. The International Journal of the Addictions, 30, 541-555. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Morrison, A., & Brown, S. (1992). Retrospective reports of psychiatric symptoms before, during, and after drug use in a recovering population. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 24, 65-68. [pdf]

O'Connor, L. , Berry, J. , Stiver, D. & Rangan, R. (2012). Depression, Guilt, and Tibetan Buddhism. Psychology, 3, 805-809. doi: 10.4236/psych.2012.329122. [open access]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., & Weiss, J. (1999). Interpersonal guilt, shame, and psychological problems. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 18, 181-203. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Weiss, J., Bush. M., & Sampson, H. (1997). Interpersonal guilt: The development of a new measure. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53 (1), 73-89. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Weiss, J., & Gilbert, P. (2002). Guilt, fear, submission, and empathy in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 71, 19-27. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Weiss, J., Schweitzer, D., & Sevier, M. (2000). Survior guilt, submissive behaviour and evolutionary theory: The down-side of winning in social comparison. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 73, 519-530. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Edelstein, S., Berry, J.W., & Weiss, J. (1994). Changes in the patient's level of insight in brief psychotherapy: Two pilot studies. Psychotherapy, 31, 533-544.[pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Esherick, M., & Vieten, C. (2002). Drug- and alcohol-abusing women. In L.S.A. Straussner & S. Brown (Eds.), The handbook of addiction treatment for women (pp.75-98). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Rangan, R.K., Berry, J.W., Stiver, D.J., Hanson, R., Ark, W. & Li, Toni (2015). Empathy, Compasionate Altruism and Psychological Well-Being in Contemplative Practioners across Five Traditions, Psychology, 6 (8), 989-1000. [open access]

Stereotype threat and the training of professional psychologists. O'Connor, L.E. & Weiss, J. (1993).

O'Connor, L.E. & Weiss, J. (1993). Individual psychotherapy for addicted clients: An application of control mastery theory. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 25, 283-291. [pdf]

O'Connor, L.E. Weiss, J., & Sampson, H. (2000). Let the people have (empirically valid) therapy. New Therapist, 5, 30-31.

Pole, N., Ablon, J.S., & O'Connor, L.E. (2008). Using psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and control mastery prototypes to predict change: A new look at an old paradigm for long-term single-case research. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55(2), 221-232.[pdf]

Pole, N., Ablon, J.S., O'Connor, L.E., & Weiss, J. (2002). Ideal control mastery technique correlates with change in a single case. Psychotherapy: Theory/Research/Practice/Training, 39, 88-96.[pdf]

Troyer, T.N., Acampor, A.P., O'Connor, L.E., & Berry, J.W. (1995). The changing relationship between therapeutic communities and 12-step programs: A survey. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 27, 177-180. [pdf]

Vieten, C., Amorak, T., Schlitz, M. (2006). I to we: The role of consciousness transformation in compassion and altruism. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 41(4), 917-933. [pdf]

Worthington, E.L., Jr., O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Sharp, C., Murray, R., & Yi, E. (2005). Compassion and forgiveness: Implications for psychotherapy. In P. Gilbert (Ed.), Compassion: Conceptualisations, Research and Use in Psychotherapy (pp.168-192). London: Brunner-Routledge. [pdf]

Selected Presentations

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Lewis, T., Wilson, D.S., Yi, E. (2005, May). Neurotransmitter attributes questionnaire: Personality on the internet and in the classroom. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.[pdf]

Hirsch, J., Kosoff, A., Berry, J.W., and O'Connor, L.E. (2005, April). Survivor Guilt Transmitted Across Generations:From Holocaust Survivors to Their Offspring. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR. [pdf]

Yi, E., Crisostoma, P., O'Connor, L.E., Tsai, M. (2005, April). Cross-Cultural Studies of Altruism and Empathy-Based Guilt. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.[pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Yi, E., Wilson, D.S., Schloss, J., Kryla, N., and Mascardo, T. (2004, July). Survivor Guilt: Surpassing Siblings, Friends and Strangers. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.[pdf]

O'Connor, L.E., Berry, J.W., Yi, E., & Lynch, M. (2001) Interpersonal guilt and responses to terrorism. Poster session presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. [large pdf]

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