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Kathleen Gunthert Professor Psychology

Additional Positions at AU
Director of Clinical Training
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Delaware
MA, Psychology, University of Delaware
BA, Psychology, Catholic University of America

Dr. Gunthert’s program of research focuses on the influence of everyday stress and coping on depression and anxiety. Specifically, she has used intensive daily monitoring techniques to address how everyday mood regulation variables, including coping strategies and emotional reactivity to stress, are associated with the presence, development, and maintenance of depressive symptoms.
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Psychology Department
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Spring 2024

  • PSYC-301 Research Methods in Psychology

  • PSYC-622 Stress, Coping, and Emotion

  • PSYC-898 Doctoral Continuing Enrollment

  • PSYC-899 Doctoral Dissertation

Fall 2024

  • PSYC-301 Research Methods in Psychology

  • PSYC-652 Assess Intel Functions & Pers

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

  • Chue, A., Gunthert, K., Kim, R., Alfano, C., & Ruggiero, A. (2018). The role of sleep in adolescents’ daily stress recovery: negative affect spillover and positive affect bounce-back effects. Journal of Adolescence, 66, 101-111.
  • Chue, A., Gunthert, K., Ahrens, A., & Skalina, L. (2017). How does social anger expression predict later depression symptoms? It depends how often one is angry. Emotion, 17, 6-10.
  • Hughes, C., Gunthert, K., German, R., & Wenze, S. (2015). The subscale specificity of the affective control scale: Ecological validity and predictive validity of feared emotions. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 984-992.
  • Skalina, L., Gunthert, K., Ahrens, A., & Wenze, S. (2015). The influence of neuroticism on covariation of negative and positive emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 165-169.
  • Hutchison, J. & Gunthert, K. (2013). Development and validation of a measure of Beliefs in Automatic Mood Regulation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 1243-1256.
  • Wenze, S., Gunthert, K., & German, R. (2012). Influence of dysphoria and anxiety on affective forecasting and recall errors. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Forand, N., Gunthert, K., Cohen, L., Butler, A., & Beck, J. (2011). Preliminary evidence that anxiety is associated with accelerated treatment response in cognitive therapy for major depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 150-161.
  • Wenze, S., Gunthert, K., & Forand, N. (2011). Cognitive reactivity as a prospective predictor of dysphoric symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 556-562.
  • Wenze, S., Gunthert, K., Forand, N., & Laurenceau, J. P. (2009). The influence of dysphoria on reactivity to naturalistic fluctuations in anger. Journal of Personality, 77, 795-824.
  • Cohen, L., Gunthert, K., Butler, A., Parrish, B., Wenze, S., & Beck, J. S. (2008). Negative affective spillover from daily events predicts early response to cognitive therapy for depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 955-965.
  • Gunthert, K. C., Conner, T., Armeli, S., Tennen, H., Covault, J., & Kranzler, H. (2007). The serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and anxiety reactivity in daily life: A daily process approach to gene-environment interaction.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 762-768.