Peer Reviewed Articles


* denotes a student author

*Ritzert, T. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Berghoff, C. R., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Nicholson, E. (2015). The impact of a cognitive defusion intervention on behavioral and psychological flexibility: An experimental evaluation in a spider fearful non-clinical sample. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4, 112-120. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.04.001

*Starosta, A. J., *Berghoff, C. R., & Earlywine, M. (2015). Factor structure and gender stability in the Multidimensional Condom Attitudes Scale. Assessment, 22, 374-384. doi:10.1177/1073191114547887

*Berghoff, C. R., Forsyth, J. P., *Ritzert, T. R., & Sheppard, S. C. (2014). Comparing paths to quality of life: Contributions of ACT and cognitive therapy intervention targets in two highly anxious samples. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3(2), 89-97. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2014.04.001

Valdivia-Salas, S., Forsyth, J. P., *Berghoff, C. R., & *Ritzert, T. R. (2014). Using panicogenic inhalations of carbon dioxide enriched air to induce attentional bias for threat: Implications for the development of anxiety disorders. Cognition and Emotion, 28, 1474-1482. doi:10.1080/02699931.2014.883964

*Acheson, D. A., Forsyth, J. P., & *Moses, E. (2012). Interoceptive conditioning and panic disorder-II: An experimental evaluation of multiple contingency arrangements. Behavior Therapy, 43, 174-189.

*Berghoff, C. R., Pomerantz, A. M., Segrist, D. J., Pettibone, J. C., & *Bedwell, D. R. (2012). The relationship between experiential avoidance and impulsiveness in a non-clinical sample. Behaviour Change, 29, 25-35.

*Herzberg, K. N., *Sheppard, S. C., Forsyth, J. P., Credé, M., Earleywine, M., & Eifert, G. H. (2012, April 9). The Believability of Anxious Feelings and Thoughts Questionnaire (BAFT): A Psychometric Evaluation of Cognitive Fusion in a Nonclinical and Highly Anxious Community Sample. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0027782

Eifert, G. H., & Forsyth, J. P. (2011). The application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to problem anger. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18, 241-250.

Gannon, S., Roche, B., Kanter, J., Forsyth, J. P., & Linehan, C. (2011). A derived relations analysis of approach-avoidance conflict: Implications for the behavioral analysis of human anxiety. The Psychological Record, 61, 227-252.

*VanDam, N., *Sheppard, S., Forsyth, J. P., & Earleywine, M. (2011).  Self-Compassion is a better predictor than mindfulness of symptom severity and quality of life in mixed anxiety and depression.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 123-130.

Cisler, J. M., Olatunji, B. O., Feldner, M. T., & Forsyth, J. P. (2010). Emotion regulation and the anxiety disorders: an integrative review. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 68-82.

Frye, C. A., Paris, J. P., Franco, C., Sodano, R., Freidenberg, B., Gordis, E., Anderson, D. A., Forsyth, J. P., & Wulfert, E. (2010).  Sex differences in salivary cortisol to acute stressors among healthy participants, recreational or pathological gamblers, and those with posttraumatic stress disorder  Hormones and Behavior, 57, 35-45.

*Sheppard, S. C., Forsyth, J. P., Hickling, E. J., & *Bianchi, J. (2010).  A novel application of ACT to psychosocial problems associated with Multiple Sclerosis: Results from a half-day workshop intervention.  International Journal of MS Care, 12, 200-206.

*Sabsevitz, J., *Sheppard, S. C., *Russo, A., & Forsyth, J. P.  (2010).  An open trial evaluating one-session exposure therapy for snake-fearful individuals. the Behavior Therapist, 33, 48-53.

Eifert, G. H., Forsyth, J. P., Arch, J., Espejo, N., Keller, M., & Langer, D. (2009). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for anxiety disorders: Three case studies exemplifying a unified treatment protocol. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 16, 368–385.

*Finlay, C. G., & Forsyth, J. P. (2009). Context and renewal of conditioned fear: An experimental evaluation using 20% carbon dioxide-enriched air as an unconditioned stimulus. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 737–745.

*Kelly, M. M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2009). Associations between emotional avoidance, anxiety sensitivity, and reactions to an observational fear challenge procedure. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, 331-338.

*Van Dam, N., Earleywine, M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2009). Gender bias in the sixteen-item anxiety sensitivity index: An application of polytomous differential item functioning. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 256-259.

* Fox, J., Halpern, L., & Forsyth, J. P. (2008). Mental health checkups for children and adolescents: A means to identify, prevent, and minimize suffering associated with anxiety and mood disorders. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15, 182–211.

Marx, B., Forsyth, J. P., *Heidt, J. M., *Fusé, T., & Gallup, G. G., Jr. (2008). Tonic immobility as an evolved predator defense: Implications for sexual assault survivors. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 15, 74-90.

Dymond, S., Roche, B., Forsyth, J. P., Whelan, R., & Rhoden, J. (2008). Derived avoidance learning: Transformation of avoidance response functions in accordance with same and opposite relational frames. Psychological Record, 58, 271-288.

Olatunji, B. O., Feldner, M. T., *Karekla, M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2008). A comparative evaluation of panicogenic processes and quality of life in a sample of non clinical panickers and age and sex matched non panicking controls. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 175-186.

Roche, B., Forsyth, J. P., & *Maher, E. (2007). The impact of demand characteristics on brief acceptance and control-based interventions for pain tolerance. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14, 381-393.

Dymond, S., Roche, B., Forsyth, J. P., & Whelan, R. (2007). Derived transformation of avoidance in accordance with same and opposite relational frames: Implications for understanding the verbal evolution of fear and avoidance. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 88, 249-262.

*Kelly, M. M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2007). Sex differences in response to an observational fear conditioning procedure. Behavior Therapy, 38, 340-349.

Olatunji, B. O., Forsyth, J. P., & Feldner, M. T. (2007). Emotion Regulation: Implications for the shift from normative fear-relevant learning to anxiety-related psychopathology. American Psychologist, 62, 257-259.

*Acheson, D. T., Forsyth, J. P., *Prenoveau, J. M., & Bouton, M. B. (2007). Interoceptive fear conditioning as a learning model of panic disorder: An experimental evaluation using 20% CO2 enriched air in a non clinical sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 2280-2294.

*Kelly, M. M., & Forsyth, J. P. (2007). Observational fear conditioning in the acquisition and extinction of attentional bias for threat: An experimental evaluation. Emotion, 7, 324-335.

Olatunji, B. O., Forsyth, J. P., & *Cherian, A. (2007). Evaluative differential conditioning of disgust: A sticky form of relational learning that is difficult to extinguish. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21, 820-834.

*Fusé, T. M. K., Forsyth, J. P.., Marx, B., Gallup, G. G. Jr., & *Weaver, S. (2007). Factor structure of the Tonic Immobility Scale in female survivors of sexual assault: An exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21, 265-283.

Bernstein, A., Zvolensky, M. J., Norton, P. J., Schmidt, N. B., Taylor, S., Forsyth, J. P., Lewis, S. F., Feldner, M. T., Leen-Feldner, E. W., Stewart, S. H., & Cox, B. (2007). Taxometric and factor analytic models of anxiety sensitivity: Integrating approaches to latent structural research. Psychological Assessment, 19, 74-87.

Zvolensky, M. J., Forsyth, J. P., Bernstein, A., & Leen-Feldner, E. W. (2007). A concurrent test of the anxiety sensitivity taxon: Its relation to bodily vigilance and perceptions of control over anxiety-related events in a sample of young adults. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21, 72-90.

Smyth, S., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Forsyth, J. P. (2006). A derived transfer of simple discrimination and self-report arousal functions in spider fearful and non-spider fearful participants. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 85, 223-246.

Kashdan, T. B., *Barrios, V., Forsyth, J. P., & *Steger, M. F. (2006). Experiential avoidance as a generalized psychological vulnerability: Comparisons with coping and emotion regulation strategies. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1301-1320.

*Prenoveau, J. M., Forsyth, J. P., *Kelly, M. M., & *Barrios, V. (2006). Repeated exposure to 20% CO2 challenge and risk for developing panic attacks: A controlled 6 and 12-month follow-up in a nonclinical sample. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20, 1158-1167.

*Kelly, M. M., Forsyth, J. P., & *Karekla, M. (2006). Sex differences in response to a panicogenic challenge procedure: An experimental evaluation of panic vulnerability in a non-clinical sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1421-1430.

Forsyth, J. P. (2005). Introduction to the clinical forum. the Behavior Therapist.

*Heidt, J. M., Marx, B. P., & Forsyth, J. P. (2005). Tonic Immobility and unwanted sexual experiences in childhood: A preliminary report evaluating the sequela of rape induced paralysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 1157-1171.

Zvolensky, M. J., Schmidt, N. B., Antony, M. M., McCabe, R. E., Forsyth, J. P., Feldner, M. T., Leen-Feldner, E. W., Karekla, M., & Kahler, C. W. (2005). Evaluating the role of panic disorder and emotional sensitivity processes involved with smoking. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 673-686.

*Karekla, M., *Lundgren, J. D., & Forsyth, J. P. (2004). A survey of graduate training in empirically supported and manualized treatments: A preliminary report. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 230-242.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., Wilson, K. G., Bissett, R. T., Pistorello, J., Toarmino, D., Polusny, M., A., Dykstra, T. A., Batten, S. V., Bergan, J., Stewart, S. H., Zvolensky, M. J., Eifert, G. H., Bond, F. W., Forsyth, J. P., *Karekla, M., & McCurry, S. M. (2004). Measuring experiential avoidance: A preliminary test of a working model. The Psychological Record, 54, 553-578.

*Karekla, M., Forsyth, J. P., & *Kelly, M. M. (2004). Emotional avoidance and panicogenic responding to a biological challenge procedure. Behavior Therapy, 35, 725-746.

Brown, T. A., *White, K. S., Forsyth, J. P., & Barlow, D. H. (2004). The structure of perceived emotional control: Psychometric properties of a revised Anxiety Control Questionnaire. Behavior Therapy, 35, 75-99.

Forsyth, J. P., Parker, J., & *Finlay, C. G. (2003). Anxiety sensitivity, controllability, and experiential avoidance and their relation to drug of choice and addiction severity in a residential sample of substance abusing veterans. Addictive Behaviors, 28, 851-870.

Forsyth, J. P., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2002). Experimental psychopathology, clinical science, and practice: An irrelevant or indispensable alliance? Applied and Preventive Psychology: Current Scientific Perspectives, 10, 243-264.

Schmidt, N. B., Forsyth, J. P., Santiago, H. T., & Trakowski, J. H. (2002). Classification of panic attack subtypes in patients and normal controls in response to biological challenge: Implications for assessment and treatment. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 16, 625-638.

Forsyth, J. P., & McNeil, D. W. (2002). Mastery of your anxiety and worry: A multimodal case study of the effectiveness of a manualized treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 9, 200-212.

Zvolensky, M. J., & Forsyth, J. P. (2002). Anxiety sensitivity dimensions in the prediction of body vigilance and emotional avoidance. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26, 449-460.

Zvolensky, M. J., Forsyth, J. P., *Fusé, T. M., *Feldner, M. T., & *Leen-Feldner, E. (2002). Panic attacks and smoking: An initial investigation of panic-relevant cognitive processes. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 31, 170-182.

*Kelly, M. M., Forsyth, J. P., & *Karekla, M. (2002). Brains, computer games, and behavior: What do they have to do with progress in behavior therapy? the Behavior Therapist, 25, 79-83.

Forsyth, J. P., & *Kelly, M. M. (2001). A tale of three blind men on the proper subject matter of clinical science and practice: Commentary on Plaud's behaviorism vs. Ilardi and Feldman's cognitive neuroscience. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57, 1133-1148.

Zvolensky, M. J., Eifert, G. H., Lejuez, C. W., Hopko, D., & Forsyth, J. P. (2000). Assessing the perceived predictability of anxiety-related events: A report on the Perceived Predictability Index. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 31, 201-219.

Forsyth, J. P. (2000). Dialectics of psychological practice in the age of managed care: Where ethics and the bottom line collide. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 30, 225-227.

Forsyth, J. P. (2000). Further reflections on fidelity and deceit at the bedside: DSM diagnosis, human suffering, and managed behavioral health care. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 30, 234-237.

Forsyth, J. P., Lejuez, C. W., & *Finlay, C. G. (2000). Anxiogenic effects of repeated administrations of 20% CO2-enriched air: Stability within sessions, habituation across time. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 31, 103-121.

Forsyth, J. P., Eifert, G. H., & *Canna, M. A. (2000) Evoking analogue subtypes of panic attacks in a non-clinical population using carbon dioxide-enriched air. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 38, 559-572.

Forsyth, J. P. (2000). Back to basics: A modest proposal for changing the content and scope of AABT's abstract submission form. the Behavior Therapist, 23(6), 129-130.

Forsyth, J. P., Daleiden, E., & Chorpita, B. F. (2000). Response primacy in fear conditioning: Disentangling the contributions of the UCS vs. the UCR. The Psychological Record, 50, 17-33.

Forsyth, J. P., Kollins, S., *Palav, A., *Duff, K., & *Maher, S. (1999). Has behavior therapy drifted from its experimental roots?: A survey of publication trends in mainstream behavioral journals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 30, 205-220.

Eifert, G. H., Forsyth, J. P., Lejuez, C., & Zvolensky, M. (1999). Moving from the laboratory to the real world and back again: Increasing the relevance of laboratory examinations of anxiety. Behavior Therapy, 30, 273-283.

Forsyth, J. P., *Palav, A., & *Duff, K. (1999). The absence of relation between anxiety sensitivity and fear conditioning using 20% and 13% CO2-enriched air as unconditioned stimuli. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37, 143-153.

Forsyth, J. P., & Wulfert, E. (1999). Applying to doctoral training programs in clinical psychology: Writing an effective personal statement. the Behavior Therapist, 22, 113-115.

Lejuez, C. W., Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1998). Devices and methods for administering carbon dioxide-enriched air in experimental and clinical settings. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 29, 51-60.

Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1998). Response intensity in content-specific fear conditioning comparing 20% vs. 13% CO2-enriched air as unconditioned stimuli. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 107, 291-307.

Forsyth, J. P., & Chorpita, B. F. (1997). Unearthing the nonassociative etiology of phobic fears: A rejoinder. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 28, 297-305.

Forsyth, J. P. (1997). In the name of the "advancement" of behavior therapy: Is it all in a name? Behavior Therapy, 28, 615-627.

Forsyth, J. P., & Hawkins, R. P. (Eds.) (1997). Thirty years of behavior therapy: Promises kept, promises unfulfilled [introduction to the special series]. Behavior Therapy, 28, 327-331.

Forsyth, J. P. (1997). It was the age of wisdom, it is the age of hope: Commentary on "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Behavior Therapy, 28, 397-401.

Forsyth, J. P., Masia, C. L., Larkin, K. T., & Hawkins, R. P. (1997). Just say "no" to drugs: Student-faculty perspectives on prescription privileges for psychologists. the Behavior Therapist.

Forsyth, J. P.., Chase, P. N., & Hackbert, L. (1997). A behavior analytic interpretation of attributions in the context of behavior therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 28, 17-29.

Hawkins, R. P., & Forsyth, J. P. (1997). The behavior analytic perspective: Its nature, prospects, and limitations for behavior therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 28, 7-16.

Hawkins, R. P., & Forsyth, J. P. (1997). Bridging barriers between paradigms: Making cognitive concepts relevant for behavior analysts. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 28, 3-6.

Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1996). Systemic alarms in fear conditioning--I: A reappraisal of what is being conditioned. Behavior Therapy, 27, 441-462.

Forsyth, J. P., Eifert, G. H., & Thompson, R. N. (1996). Systemic alarms in fear conditioning--II: An experimental methodology using 20% carbon dioxide inhalation as an unconditioned stimulus. Behavior Therapy, 27, 391-415.

Forsyth, J. P., Lejuez, C. W., Hawkins, R. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1996). Cognitive versus contextual causation: Different world views but perhaps not irreconcilable. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 27, 369-376.

Eifert, G. H., & Forsyth, J. P. (1996). Heart-focused and general illness fears in relation to parental medical history and separation experiences. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 34, 735-739.

Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1996). The language of feeling and the feeling of anxiety: Contributions of the behaviorisms toward understanding the function-altering effects of language. The Psychological Record, 46, 607-649.

Forsyth, J. P., & Eifert, G. H. (1996). "Cleaning-up" cognition in triple-response fear assessment through individualized functional behavior analysis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 27, 87-98.

Forsyth, J. P., Hawkins, R. P., & Hutchinson, W. R. (1995). Neural network learning theory: Can it help resolve the behavioral cognitive controversy? the Behavior Therapist, 19(1), 5-9.

Eifert, G. H., Forsyth, J. P., & Schauss, S. L. (1993). Unifying the field: Developing an integrative paradigm for behavior therapy. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 24, 107-118.

Kleespies, P. M., Penk, W. E., & Forsyth, J. P. (1993). The stress of patient suicidal behavior during clinical training: Incidence, impact, and recovery. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 24, 293-303.