Timothy Trull


Professor


106C McAlester
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TrullT@missouri.edu
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Lab: Personality and Emotion Laboratory

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of diagnosis and classification of mental disorders, personality disorders (particularly borderline personality disorder), substance use disorders, psychometrics and clinical assessment, the relationship between personality and psychopathology, professional issues in clinical psychology, affective instability, emotional dysregualtion, and ambulatory assessment methods.



Selected Publications

Trull, T. J., & Durrett, C. (2005). Categorical and dimensional models of personality disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 1, 355-380.

Trull, T. J., Solhan, M. B., Tragesser, S. L., Jahng, S., Wood, P. K., Piasecki, T. M., & Watson, D. (2008). Affective instability: Measuring a core feature of borderline personality disorder with ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 647-661.

Jahng, S., Wood, P.K., & Trull, T.J. (2008). Analysis of affective instability in EMA: Indices using successive difference and group comparison via multilevel modeling. Psychological Methods, 13, 345-375.

Distel, M. A., Hottenga, J. J., Trull, T. J., & Boomsma, D. I. (2008). Chromosome 9: Linkage for borderline personality disorder features. Psychiatric Genetics, 18, 302-307.

Ebner-Priemer, U. W., Eid, M., Stabenow, S., Kleindienst N., & Trull, T. (2009). Analytic strategies for understanding affective (in)stability and other dynamic processes in psychopathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 195-202.

Distel, M. A., Rebollo-Mesa, I., Willemsen, G., Derom, C. A., Trull, T. J., & Boomsma, D. I. (2009). Familial resemblance of borderline personality disorder features: Genetic or cultural transmission? PloS ONE, 4 (4), 1-8.

Solhan, M. B., Trull, T. J., Jahng, S., & Wood, P.K. (2009). Clinical assessment of affective instability: Comparing EMA indices, questionnaire reports, and retrospective recall. Psychological Assessment, 21, 425-436.

Distel, M. A., Trull, T. J., Vink, J. M., Willemsen, G., Derom, C. A., Lynskey, M., Martin, N. G., & Boomsma, D. I. (2009). The five factor model of personality and borderline personality disorder: A genetic analysis of comorbidity. Biological Psychiatry, 66, 1131-1138.

Ebner-Priemer, U. W., & Trull, T. (2009). Ecological momentary assessment of mood disorders and mood dysregulation. Psychological Assessment, 21, 463-475.

Trull, T. J., & Ebner-Priemer, U. W. (2009). Using Experience Sampling Methods/Ecological Momentary Assessment (ESM/EMA) in Clinical Assessment and Clinical Research: Introduction to the Special Section. Psychological Assessment, 21, 457-462.

Distel, M. A., Willemsen, G., Ligthart, L., Derom, C., Martin, N. G., Neale, M. C., Trull, T. J., & Boomsma, D. I. (2010). Genetic covariance structure of the four main features of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 427-444.

Trull, T.J., Jahng, S., Tomko, R. L., Wood, P. K., & Sher, K. J. (2010). Revised NESARC Personality Disorder Diagnoses: Gender, Prevalence, and Comorbidity with Substance Dependence Disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 412-426.

Verges, A., Steinley, D., Trull, T. J., & Sher, K. J. (2010). It’s the Algorithm! Why Differential Rates of Chronicity and Comorbidity are Not Evidence for the Validity of the Abuse-Dependence Distinction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 650-661.

Trull, T. J., Tomko, R. L., Brown, W. C., & Scheiderer, E. M. (2010). Borderline personality disorder in 3-D: Dimensions, symptoms, and measurement challenges. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 11, 1057-1069.

Trull, T. J., Distel, M. A., & Carpenter, R. W. (2010). DSM-V Borderline Personality Disorder at the Border Between a Dimensional and a Categorical View. Current Psychiatry Reports, 13, 43-49.

Distel, M. A., Middledorp, C. M., Trull, T. J., Derom, C. A., Willemsen, G., & Boomsma, D. I. (2011). Life events and borderline personality features: The influence of gene-environment interaction and gene-environment correlation. Psychological Medicine, 41, 849-860.

Jahng, S., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., Tragesser, S. L., Tomko, R., Grant, J. D., Bucholz, K. K., & Sher, K. J. (2011). Distinguishing General and Specific Personality Disorder Features and Implications for Substance Dependence Comorbidity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 656-669.

Jahng, S., Solhan, M. B., Tomko, R., Wood, P. K., Piasecki, T. A., & Trull, T. J. (2011). Affect and alcohol use: An EMA study of Outpatients with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 572-584.

Vergés, A. Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K. K., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., & Sher, K. J. (2012). Deconstructing the age-prevalence curve of alcohol use disorders: Why “maturing out is only a small piece of the puzzle. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 511-523.

Distel, M. A., Roeling, M. P., Tielbeek, J., van Toor, D., Derom, C. A., Trull, T. J., & Boomsma, D. I. (2012). The covariation of trait anger and borderline personality: A bivariate twin-siblings study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 458-466.

Carpenter, R. W., & Trull, T. J. (2013). Components of emotion dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: A review. Current Psychiatry Reports, 15, 335.

Carpenter, R. W., Tomko, R. L, Trull, T. J., & Boomsma, D. I. (2013). Gene-Environment Studies and Borderline Personality Disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 15, 336.

Trull, T. J., & Ebner-Priemer, U. W. (2013). Ambulatory assessment. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 9, 151-176.

Panagopoulos, V.N., Trull, T.J., Glowinski, A.L., Lynskey, M. T., Heath, A.C., Agrawal, A., Henders, A. K., Wallace, L., Todorov, A.A., Madden, P.A.F., Moore, E., Degenhardt, L., Martin, N.G., Montgomery, G. W., & Nelson, E.C. (2013). Examining the Association of NRXN3 SNPs with Borderline Personality Disorder Phenotypes in Heroin Dependent Cases and Socio-economically Disadvantaged Controls. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 128, 187-193.

Tomko, R. L., Brown, W. C., Tragesser, S. L., Wood, P. K., Mehl, M. R., & Trull, T. J. (2014). Social Context of Anger in Borderline Personality Disorder and Depressive Disorders: Findings from a Naturalistic Observation Study. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28, 434-448.

Tomko, R. L., Solhan, M. B., Carpenter, R. W., Brown, W. C., Jahng, S., Wood, P. K., & Trull, T. J. (2014). Measuring Impulsivity in Daily Life: The Momentary Impulsivity Scale (MIS). Psychological Assessment, 26, 339-349.

Brown, W. C., Tragesser, S. L., Tomko, R. L., Mehl, M. R., & Trull, T. J. (2014). Recall of Expressed Affect during Naturalistically Observed Interpersonal Events in those with Borderline Personality Disorder or Depressive Disorder. Assessment, 21, 73-81.

Tomko, R. L., Trull, T. J., Wood, P. K., & Sher, K. J. (2014). Characteristics of borderline personality disorder in a community sample: Comorbidity, treatment utilization, and general functioning. Journal of Personality Disorders, 28, 734-750.

Few, L. R., Grant, J. D., Trull, T. J., Statham, D. J., Martin, N. G., Lynskey, M. T., & Agrawal, A. (in press). Genetic variation in personality traits explains genetic overlap between borderline personality features and substance use disorders. Addiction.

Trull, T. J., & Ebner-Priemer, U. W. (2014). The role of ambulatory assessment in psychological science. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 466-470.

Trull, T. J., Lane, S. P., Koval, P., & Ebner-Priemer, U. W. (in press). Affective dynamics and psychopathology. Emotion Review.

Vergés, A., Jackson, K. M., Bucholz, K. K., Trull, T. J., & Sher, K. J. (2014). Personality Disorders and the Persistence of Axis I Disorders: A Reanalysis of published NESARC Findings. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 809-820.

Carpenter, R. W., Wood, P. K., & Trull, T. J. (in press). Comorbidity of borderline personality disorder and lifetime substance use disorders in a nationally representative sample. Journal of Personality Disorders.

Carpenter, R. W., & Trull, T. J. (in press). The pain paradox: Borderline personality disorder features, self-harm history, and the experience of pain. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment,

Scheiderer, E. M., Wang, T., Tomko, R. L., Wood, P. K., & Trull, T. J. (in press). Negative Affect Instability among Individuals with Comorbid Borderline Personality Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Clinical Psychological Science.

Delforterie, M. J., Lynskey, M., Huizink, M.A.C., Creemers, H. E., Few, L. R., Glowinski, A. L., Statham. D. J., Trull, T. J., Bucholz, K. K., Madden, P. A. F., Martin, N. G., Heath, A. C., & Agrawal, A. (2015). The relationship between cannabis use disorder symptoms and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Drug and Alcohol Disorders, 150, 98-104.