Jeffrey S. Bedwell, Ph.D.
Professor, Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program, Department of Psychology
Secondary Appointment: Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
University of Central Florida
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 underlying causes of reduced motivation (i.e., avolition/apathy), reduced pleasure (anhedonia), and reduced emotional expression (i.e., constricted/blunted affect). Dr. Bedwell has a particular interest in how these symptoms manifest in mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Other current and upcoming research examines relationships of these constructs with psychopathy/propensity for violence, social anxiety severity, 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
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