John G. Kerns

John G. Kerns
Professor
204A McAlester Hall
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Research Interests: 

My research is focused on cognitive and emotional control, including its neural basis, how it is related to psychopathology, especially psychosis and emotion dysregulation, and how it might be disrupted during development.

Selected Publications: 

Hua, J. P. Y., Trull, T. J., Merrill, A. M., Myers, O. T. T., Straub, K. T., & Kerns, J. G. (2021). Daily-life negative affect in emotional distress disorders associated with altered frontoinsular emotion regulation activation and cortical gyrification. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 45, 1-18. 

Straub, K. T., & Kerns, J. G. (2021). Positive schizotypy, maladaptive openness, and openness facets. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 12, 51-58.

Straub, K. T., Hua, J. P. Y., Karcher, N. R., & Kerns, J. G. (2020). Psychosis risk is associated with decreased white matter integrity in limbic network corticostriatal tracts. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 301: 111089.

Hua, J. P. Y., Sher, K. J., Boness, C. L., Trela, C. J., McDowell, Y. E., Merrill, A. M., Piasecki, T. M., & Kerns, J. G. (2020). Prospective study examining the effects of extreme drinking on brain structure in emerging adults. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44, 2200-2211.

Hua, J. P. Y., Trull, T. J., Merrill, A. M., McCarty, R. M., Straub, K. T., & Kerns, J. G. (2020). Daily-life affective instability in emotional distress disorders is associated with function and structure of posterior parietal cortex. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 296, 111028. 

Hua, J. P. Y., Piasecki, T. M., McDowell, Y. E., Boness, C. L., Trela, C. J., Merrill, A. M., Sher, K. J., & Kerns, J. G. (2020). Alcohol use in young adults associated with cortical gyrification. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 209, 107925.

Karcher, N. R., Hua, J. P. Y., & Kerns, J. G. (2019). Probabilistic category learning and striatal functional activation in psychosis risk. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45, 396-404.

Karcher, N. R., Hua, J. P. Y., & Kerns, J. G. (2019). Striatum-related functional activation during reward- and punishment-based learning in psychosis risk. Neuropsychopharmacology, 44, 1967-1974.

Hua, J. P. Y., Karcher, N. R., Merrill, A. M., O’Brien, K. J., Straub, K. T., Trull, T. J., &  Kerns, J. G. (2019). Psychosis risk is associated with decreased resting-state functional connectivity between the striatum and the default mode network. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19, 998-1011.

Karcher, N. R., Bartholow, B. D., Martin, E. A., & Kerns, J. G. (2017). Associations between electrophysiological evidence of reward and punishment-based learning and psychotic experiences and social anhedonia in at-risk groups. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42, 925-932.

Martin, E. A., Karcher, N. R., Bartholow, B. D., Siegle, G. J., & Kerns, J. G. (2017). An electrophysiological investigation of emotional abnormalities in groups at risk for schizophrenia-spectrum personality disorders. Biological Psychology, 124, 119-132.