Jeffrey S. Bedwell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Program Director and Director of Clinical Training,
Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program
For more information on Dr. Bedwell, see: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1205-5792
Office: (Orlando) Psychology Building – Room 332
Laboratory Location: Psychology Building – Rooms 333 and 334
The UCF Mood, Personality, and CogniTion (MPACT) Lab uses a transdiagnostic National Institute of Mental Health Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) approach to examine the underlying causes of and new ways to classify reduced motivation (i.e., avolition/apathy), reduced pleasure (i.e., anhedonia), and reduced emotional expression (i.e., constricted/blunted affect). Dr. Bedwell has a particular interest in how these symptoms manifest in disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Other current and upcoming research examines relationships of these constructs with psychopathy, social anxiety severity, concussion history, and suicidal thoughts/attempts. Most of Dr. Bedwell’s research uses a cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychopathology approach (e.g., event-related potentials, pupillometry, inflammatory markers). The long-term goal of this research is to improve treatment and prevention efforts targeted toward these specific symptoms, regardless of the disorder.
Our laboratory is equipped with a Neuroscan SynAmps RT 64-channel EEG system, a SR Research EyeLink 1000 eye tracking system, automated blood pressure/pulse cuff, ability to record electromyography and skin conductance, E-Prime 2.0 Professional software for stimulus presentation, and BrainVision Analyzer software for event-related potential (ERP) analysis.
Graduate students of the UCF Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program conduct research in our lab, as well as undergraduate students assisting with our projects and/or conducting Honors in the Major projects. If you are a UCF undergraduate student who would like to assist in the lab, please complete the department’s RA Match form and indicate our lab name.
|Current Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Students in the MPACT Lab|| Other Current Students in the
August 2023 – Dr. John O’Donnell graduating
2019 UCF Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Bowl-O-Ween Event –
MPACT Lab Team
33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology –
Buffalo – September 2019
32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology –
Indianapolis – September 2018
Photos from MPACT Lab Social Event – April 2018
31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology –
Denver – September 2017
72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry –
San Diego – May 2017
71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry –
Atlanta – May 2016
“National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks” Fundraising Event
(UCF Memory Mall) – May 2016