Nicholas C. Jacobson
Pennsylvania State University
23Publications
7H-index
150Citations
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Psychological Reports 0.67
Michael J. Roche13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Penn State Altoona),
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University)
Polling suggested that the 2016 United States presidential election affected citizens' mood and stress levels. Yet, polling often fails to employ repeated measurement designs that can capture pre- and post-levels of change within the same person. In this study, undergraduate students (N = 85) completed a 14-day daily diary where mood, stress, and mental health outcomes were assessed before and after the election. Multilevel modeling revealed an immediate upsurge in anxiety, stress, and poor slee...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Behavior Research Methods 3.60
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University),
Sy-Miin Chow14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Pennsylvania State University),
Michelle G. Newman37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Pennsylvania State University)
With the recent growth in intensive longitudinal designs and the corresponding demand for methods to analyze such data, there has never been a more pressing need for user-friendly analytic tools that can identify and estimate optimal time lags in intensive longitudinal data. The available standard exploratory methods to identify optimal time lags within univariate and multivariate multiple-subject time series are greatly underpowered at the group (i.e., population) level. We describe a hybrid ex...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Clinical psychological science
Michelle G. Newman37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Pennsylvania State University),
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University)
+ 3 AuthorsMartin J. Sliwinski47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Pennsylvania State University)
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Published on Nov 2, 2018in Journal of Personality Assessment 2.34
Michael J. Roche13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Penn State Altoona),
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University),
Jennifer J. Phillips1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pennsylvania State University)
ABSTRACTThe Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS) operationalizes Criterion A of the DSM–5 alternative model for personality disorders. Yet, research on this measure has been slow to accumulate and questions remain regarding its reliability and validity. This study examined the LPFS observer-rated (OR) and self-report (SRA) versions of Criterion A in a sample of 240 students who provided psychological life history data and a variety of self-report measures. The results suggested the LPFS...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Journal of Psychiatric Research 4.00
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University),
Michael J. Roche13
Estimated H-index: 13
Abstract Objective Although recent research has begun to examine the impact of elevated anxiety on evolutionary fitness, no prior research has examined anxiety across a continuum. Such research is important as the effect of traits across a continuum on fertility hold important implications for the levels and distribution of the traits in later generations. Method In a three-generational sample ( N = 2657) the linear and quadratic relationship between anxiety and the number of children, grandchil...
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Published on Jul 4, 2018in Psychotherapy Research 2.95
Michelle G. Newman37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Pennsylvania State University),
Lucas S. LaFreniere1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pennsylvania State University),
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University)
AbstractObjective: Evidence is mixed regarding whether relaxation-induced anxiety (RIA) impedes relaxation training (RT) efficacy. Unlike past studies that averaged RIA across sessions, we examined peak RIA, change in RIA level across sessions, and timing of peak RIA with outcome. Method: This was a secondary analysis of Borkovec, Newman, Pincus, and Lytle [2002. A component analysis of cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety disorder and the role of interpersonal problems. Journal ...
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Published on Sep 3, 2018in Structural Equation Modeling 3.53
Linying Ji1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pennsylvania State University),
Sy-Miin Chow14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Pennsylvania State University)
+ 2 AuthorsE. Mark Cummings63
Estimated H-index: 63
(University of Notre Dame)
Myriad approaches for handling missing data exist in the literature. However, few studies have investigated the tenability and utility of these approaches when used with intensive longitudinal data. In this study, we compare and illustrate two multiple imputation (MI) approaches for coping with missingness in fitting multivariate time-series models under different missing data mechanisms. They include a full MI approach, in which all dependent variables and covariates are imputed simultaneously,...
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Published on Mar 4, 2017in Journal of Personality Assessment 2.34
Michael J. Roche13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Penn State Altoona),
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University),
Carley A. Roche1
Estimated H-index: 1
Personality assessment is a crucial component of clinical practice, and the training and proficiency criteria to develop competence are complex and multifaceted. Like many advanced topics, the field of personality assessment would benefit from early exposure in undergraduate classroom settings. This research evaluates how an undergraduate personality course can be enhanced through 2 enrichment activities (self-assessments and a personality project). Students completed several self-assessments of...
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Published on Nov 1, 2017in Psychological Bulletin 13.25
Nicholas C. Jacobson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Pennsylvania State University),
Michelle G. Newman37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Pennsylvania State University)
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