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Publications

In Press (2019)

  1. Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., *Dolan, M., & Mota, N. (in press). Examination of the structural relations between PTSD symptoms and reckless/self-destructive behaviors. International Journal of Stress Management.
  2. *Cloutier, R. M., *Kearns, N.T., Knapp, A., Contractor, A.A., & Blumenthal, H. (in press). Heterogeneous patterns of marijuana use motives using latent profile analysis. Substance Use & Misuse.
  3. Weiss, N. H., Darosh, A. G., Contractor, A. A., Schick, M. M., & Dixon-Gordon, K. L. (in press). Confirmatory validation of the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale - Positive. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
  4. Forkus, A. R., Weiss, N. H., Contractor, A. A., Breines, J., Dranger, P. (in press). PTSD's blame criterion and mental health outcomes in a community mental health treatment-seeking sample. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy.
  5. Schick, M. R., Weiss, N. H., Contractor, A. A., Dixon-Gordon, K., & Spillane, N. S. (in press). Depression and risky alcohol use: An examination of the underlying role of difficulties regulating positive emotions in trauma-exposed individuals. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
  6. Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., Dixon-Gordon, K., & Blumenthal, H. (in press). Heterogeneity in the co-occurrence of substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder: A latent class analysis approach. Journal of Dual Diagnosis.
  7. Weiss, N. H., Forkus, S. R., Contractor, A. A., Darosh, A. G., Goncharenko, S., & Dixon-Gordon, K. L. (in press). Do difficulties regulating positive emotions contribute to risky sexual behavior among trauma-exposed individuals? A path analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  8. Dornbach-Bender, A., Ruggero, C., Schuler, K., Contractor, A. A., Waszczuk, M., Bromet, E., Luft, B., & Kotov, R. (in press). Positive and negative affect in the daily life of World Trade Center responders with PTSD: An ecological momentary assessment study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy.
  9. Contractor, A. A., *Caldas, S. V., *Dolan, M., Natesan, P., & Weiss, N. H. (in press). Invariance of the construct of posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review. Journal of Traumatic Stress.
  10. *Kearns, N. T., *Cloutier, R. M., Carey, C., Contractor, A. A., & Blumenthal, H. (in press). Alcohol and marijuana polysubstance use: Comparison of posttraumatic stress disorder symptom endorsement and severity patterns. Cannabis.

In Print (2019)

  1. Contractor, A. A., & Weiss, N. H. (2019). Typologies of PTSD clusters and reckless/self-destructive behaviors: A latent profile analysis. Psychiatry Research, 272, 682-691.

In Print (2018)

  1. Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., & Elhai, J. D. (2018). Examination of the relation between PTSD symptoms, smartphone feature uses, and problematic smartphone use. Social Science Computer Review. (pdf)
  2. Weiss, N. H., Forkus, S. R., Contractor, A. A., & Schick, M. (2018). Difficulties regulating positive emotions and alcohol and drug misuse: A path analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 84, 45-52.
  3. Contractor, A.A., Caldas, S.*, Dolan, M.*, Lagdon, S., & Armour, C. (2018). PTSD's factor structure and measurement invariance across subgroups with differing count of trauma types. Psychiatry Research, 264, 76-84.
  4. Zhang, Z., Abarda, A., Contractor, A. A., Wang, J., & Dayton, C. M. (2018). Exploring heterogeneity in clinical trials with latent class analysis. Annals of Translational Medicine, 6, 119-130.
  5. Claycomb, M., Mitchell, M. A., Contractor, A. A., Dranger, P., Charak, R., & Elhai, J. D. (2018). The relationship between distress tolerance regulation, counterfactual rumination, and PTSD symptom clusters. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 82, 133-140.
  6. Ross, J., Waterhouse-Bradley, B., Contractor, A. A., & Armour, C. (2018). Typologies of adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to incarceration in U.S. Military Veterans. Child Abuse and Neglect, 79, 74-84.
  7. Elhai, J. D. & Contractor, A. A. (2018). Examining latent classes of smartphone users: Relations with psychopathology and problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 82, 159-166.
  8. Lagdon, S., Ross, J., Robinson, M., Contractor, A. A., Charak, R., & Armour, C. (2018). Assessing the mediating role of social support in childhood maltreatment and psychopathology among college-students in Northern Ireland. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
  9. Litz, B., Contractor, A. A., Rhodes, C., Dondaville, K. A., Jordan, A. H., Resick, P. A., Foa, E. B., Young-McCaughan, S., Mintz, J., Yarvis, J. S., Peterson, A. L. (2018). Distinct trauma types in military service members seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31, 286-295.
  10. Contractor, A. A., Caldas, S.*, Weiss, N. H., & Armour, C. (2018). Examination of the heterogeneity in PTSD and impulsivity facets: A latent profile analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 125, 1-9.
  11. Weiss, N. H., Bold, K. W., Contractor, A. A., Sullivan, T. P., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (2018). Trauma exposure and heavy drinking and drug use among college students: Identifying the roles of negative and positive affect lability in a daily diary study. Addictive Behaviors, 79, 131-137.
  12. Contractor, A. A., Caldas, S.*, Fletcher, S., Shea, M. T., & Armour, C. (2018). Empirically-derived lifespan polytraumatization typologies: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 1137-1159.
  13. Barnes, J. B., Hayes, A. M., Contractor, A. A., Nash, W. P., & Litz, B. T (2018). The structure of co-occurring PTSD and depression symptoms in a cohort of Marines pre- and post-deployment. Psychiatry Research, 259, 442-449. (pdf)
  14. Contractor, A. A., Brown, L. A., & Weiss, N. H. (2018). Relation between lifespan polytrauma typologies and post-trauma mental health. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 80, 202-213.
  15. Brown, L. A., Contractor, A. A., & Benhamou, K. (2018). Posttraumatic stress disorder clusters and suicidal ideation. Psychiatry Research, 270, 238-245.
  16. Contractor, A. A., Greene, T., *Dolan, M., & Elhai, J. D. (2018). Relations between PTSD and depression symptom clusters in samples differentiated by PTSD diagnostic status. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 59, 17-26.
  17. Weiss, N. H., Darosh, A., Contractor, A. A., Forkus, S. R., Dixon-Gordon, K., & Sullivan, T. P. (2018). Heterogeneity in emotion regulation difficulties among women victims of domestic violence: A latent profile analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 239, 192-200.
  18. *Gerber, M., Frankfurt, S., Contractor, A. A., **Oudshoorn, K., Dranger, P., & Brown, L. A. (2018). Influence of multiple traumatic events on mental health outcomes: Does count matter? Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 4, 645-654.
  19. Contractor, A. A., Brown, L. A., *Caldas, S., Banducci, A. N., Taylor, D. J, Armour, C., & Shea, M. T. (2018). Posttraumatic stress disorder and positive memories: Clinical considerations. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 58, 22-32.
  20. Haas, A. R., Forkus, S., Weiss, N. H., & Contractor, A. A. (2018). Posttraumatic symptomatology and alcohol misuse among Black college students: Examining the influence of anxiety sensitivity domains. Journal of Dual Diagnosis.

In Print (2017)

  1. Presseau, C., Contractor, A. A., Reddy, M., & Shea, M. T. (2017). Childhood maltreatment and post-deployment psychological distress: The indirect role of emotional numbing. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy.
  2. Sullivan, E.*, Contractor, A. A., Gerber, M.*, & Neumann, C. (2017). Examination of polytrauma typologies: A latent class analysis approach. Psychiatry Research, 255, 111-118.
  3. Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., Tull, M. T., & Elhai, J. D. (2017). PTSD's relation with problematic smartphone use: Mediating role of impulsivity. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 177-183.
  4. Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., Dranger, P., Ruggero, C., & Armour, C. (2017). PTSD's risky behavior criterion: Relation with DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters and psychopathology. Psychiatry Research, 252, 215-222. (pdf)
  5. Contractor, A. A., Bolton, E., Gallagher, A. W., Rhodes, C., Nash, W. P., Litz, B. (2017). Longitudinal measurement invariance of posttraumatic stress disorder in deployed Marines. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30, 259-269. (pdf)
  6. Weiss, N. H., Johnson, C. D., Contractor, A. A., Peasant, C., Swan, S. C., & Sullivan, T. P. (2017). Racial/ethnic differences moderate associations of coping strategies and posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters among women experiencing partner violence: A multigroup path analysis. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 30, 347-363.
  7. Contractor, A. A., Frankfurt, S., Weiss, N. H., & Elhai, J. D. (2017). Latent-level Relations between DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters and problematic smartphone use. Computers in Human Behavior, 72, 170-177.
  8. Contractor, A. A., Roley-Roberts, M. E., Langdon, S., & Armour, C. (2017). Heterogeneity in patterns of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder and depression symptoms: Latent profile analyses. Journal of Affective Disorders, 212, 17-24. (pdf)
  9. Roley, M. E., Contractor, A. A., Weiss, N. H., Armour, C., & Elhai, J. D. (2017). Impulsivity facets' predictive relations with DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9, 76-79. (pdf)

In Print (2016)

  1. Frankfurt, S., Armour, C., Contractor, A. A., & Elhai, J. D. (2016). Measurement invariance testing of DSM-5 PTSD symptom structure. Psychiatry Research, 245, 365-370.
  2. Műllerová, J., Hansen, M., Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., & Armour, C. (2016). Dissociative features in posttraumatic stress disorder: A latent profile analysis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 8, 601-608.
  3. Claycomb, M., Roley, M. E., Contractor, A. A., Armour, C., Dranger, P., Wang, L., & Elhai, J. D. (2016). The relationship between negative expressivity, anger, and PTSD symptom clusters. Psychiatry Research, 243, 1-4.
  4. Contractor, A. A., Presseau, C., Capone, C., Reddy, M. K., & Shea, M. T. (2016). The moderating role of dysphoria in the relationship between intrusions and alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 55, 5-14
  5. Contractor, A. A., Armour, C., Shea, M. T., Mota, N., & Pietrzak, R. H. (2016). Latent profiles of DSM-5 PTSD symptoms and the "Big Five" personality traits. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 37, 10-20.
  6. Biehn, T. L., Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., Tamburrino, M., Fine, T. H., Cohen, G., Shirley, E., Chan, P., Liberzon, I., Calabrese, J., R. & Galea, S. (2016). Latent dimensions of posttraumatic stress disorder and their relations with alcohol use disorder. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 421-429.
  7. Armour, C., Contractor, A. A., Shea, T., Elhai, J. D., & Pietrzak, R. H. (2016). Factor structure of the PCL-5: Relationships among symptom clusters, anger, and impulsivity. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204, 108-115.

In Print (2015)

  1. Mitchell, M. A., Contractor, A. A., Dranger, P., & Shea, M. T. (2015). Unique relations between counterfactual thinking and DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice, 8, 293-300.
  2. Contractor, A. A., Armour, C., Forbes, D., & Elhai, J. D. (2015). PTSD's underlying dimensions and their relation with impulsivity facets. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 204, 20-25.
  3. Contractor, A. A., Claycomb, M., Byllesby, B., Layne, C. M., Kaplow, J., Steinberg, A. M., … Elhai, J. D. (2015). Hispanic ethnicity and Caucasian race: Relations with PTSD's factor structure in clinic-referred youth. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 456-464.
  4. Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., Fine, T. H., Tamburrino, M. B., Cohen, G. H., Shirley, E., . . . Calabrese, J. R. (2015). Latent profile analyses of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and generalized anxiety disorder symptoms in trauma-exposed veterans. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 68, 19-26.
  5. Armour. C., Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., Stringer, M., Lyle, G., Forbes, D., & Richardson, J. D. (2015). Identifying latent profiles of posttraumatic stress and major depression symptoms in Canadian veterans: Exploring differences across profiles in health-related functioning. Psychiatry Research, 228, 1-7.
  6. Roley, M. E., Claycomb, M. A., Contractor, A. A., Dranger, P., Armour, C., & Elhai, J. D. (2015). The relationship between rumination, PTSD, and depression symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 180, 116-121.
  7. Elhai, J. D., Contractor, A. A., Tamburrino, M., Fine, T. H., Cohen, G., Shirley, E., Chan, P., Liberzon, I., Calabrese, J. R., & Galea, S. (2015). Structural relations between DSM-5 PTSD and major depression symptoms in military soldiers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175, 373-378.
  8. Contractor, A. A., Armour, C., Wang, X., Forbes, D., & Elhai, J. D. (2015). The mediating role of anger in the relationship between PTSD symptoms and impulsivity. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 7, 138-145. (pdf)

In Print (2014)

  1. Richardson, J. D., Contractor, A. A., Armour, C., St. Cyr, K., Elhai, J. D., & Sarreen, J. (2014). Predictors of long-term treatment outcome in combat and peacekeeping veterans with military-related PTSD. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 75, e1299-e1305.
  2. Contractor, A. A., Mehta, P., Tiamiyu, M. F., Hovey, J. D., Geers, A. L., Charak, R., … Elhai, J. D. (2014). Relations between PTSD and distress dimensions in an Indian child/adolescent sample following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 925-935.
  3. St. Cyr, K., McIntyre-Smith, A., Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., & Richardson, J. D. (2014). Somatic symptoms and health-related quality of life among treatment-seeking Canadian Forces personnel with PTSD. Psychiatry Research, 218, 148-152. (pdf)
  4. Armour, C., Contractor, A. A., Palmieri, P. A., & Elhai, J. D. (2014). Assessing latent level associations between PTSD and dissociative factors: Is depersonalization and derealization related to PTSD factors more so than alternative dissociative factors? Psychological Injury and Law, 7, 131-142.
  5. Contractor, A. A., Durham, T. A., Brennan J. A., Armour, C., Wutrick, H. R., Frueh, B. C., & Elhai, J. D. (2014). DSM-5 PTSD's symptom dimensions and relations with major depression's symptom dimensions in a primary care sample. Psychiatry Research, 215, 146-153.

In Print (2013)

  1. Contractor, A. A., Layne, C. M., Steinberg, A. M., Ostrowski, S. A., Ford, J. D., & Elhai, J. D. (2013). Do gender and age moderate the symptom structure of PTSD? Findings from a national clinical sample of children and adolescents. Psychiatry Research, 210, 1056-1064.
  2. Lubomirsky, B., Wang, X., Xie, H., Smirnoff, J., Biehn, T., Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., Sutu, C., Brickman, C., Liberzon, I., McLean, S., & Tamburrino, M. (2013). Preliminary study on the relationship between visitation in the emergency department and post-traumatic mental health. Social Work in Mental Health, 12, 69-80.
  3. Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., Ractliffe, K. C., & Forbes, D. (2013). PTSD's underlying symptom dimensions and relations with behavioral inhibition and activation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 645-651.
  4. Fine, T. H., Contractor, A. A., Tamburrino, M., Elhai, J. D., Prescott, M. R., Cohen, G. H., et al. (2013). Validation of the telephone-administered PHQ-9 against the in-person administered SCID-I. Journal of Affective Disorders, 150, 1001-1007.
  5. Elhai, J. D., Contractor, A. A., Biehn, T. L., Allen, J. G., Oldham, J., Ford, J. D., et al. (2013). Changes in the Beck Depression Inventory-II's underlying symptom structure over one month of inpatient treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201, 371-376.
  6. Biehn, T. L., Contractor, A. A., Elhai, J. D., Tamburrino, M., Fine, T. H., Prescott, M. R., … Galea, S. (2013). Relations between the underlying dimensions of PTSD and major depression using an epidemiological survey of deployed Ohio National Guard soldiers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 144, 106-111.

In Print (2012)

  1. Elhai, J. D., Contractor, A. A., Tamburrino, M., Fine, T. H., Prescott, M. R., Shirley, E., et al. (2012). The factor structure of major depression symptoms: A test of four competing models using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9. Psychiatry Research, 199, 169-173.

In Print (2011)

  1. Elhai, J. D., Contractor, A. A., Palmieri, P. A., Forbes, D., & Richardson, J. D. (2011). Exploring the relationship between underlying dimensions of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in a national, trauma-exposed military sample. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 477-480.

Other Publications

  1. Smith, S. F., Ghafoori, B., Caspi, Y., Felix, E., & Contractor, A. A. (October, 2014). Importance of Considering Culture. Final Installment: Intervention and Treatment. ISTSS Traumatic Stresspoints.
  2. Ghafoori, B., Caspi, Y., Contractor, A. A., Smith, S. F. (March, 2014). Importance of Considering Culture Series: Culture and Traumatic Symptoms. ISTSS Traumatic Stresspoints, 28:2.
  3. Caspi, Y., Ghafoori, B., Smith, S. F., & Contractor, A. A. (October, 2013). On the Importance of Considering Culture When Defining Trauma. ISTSS Traumatic Stresspoints, 27: 5.
  4. Contractor, A. A., Smith, S. F., Johnson, L., Ghafoori, B., Caspi, Y., & Triffleman, E. (2013). Importance of Attending to Cultural Issues in Trauma Scholarship. ISTSS Traumatic Stresspoints, 27:2.

PDFs of individual articles are available from Dr. Contractor upon request.

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