Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Associate Adjunct Professor UCSD Experimental Psychopathology

Graduate Institution

University of British Columbia

Research Description

Experimental psychopathology and treatment outcome research in anxiety and depressive disorders. Social relationship functioning; understanding why people prone to anxiety or depression feel socially disconnected. Transdiagnostic dimensional approaches to understanding positive and negative valence system functioning. Development of empirically supported interventions to enhance positive emotions, social connections and well-being.

Representative Publications
  • Taylor, C. T., Lyubomirsky, S., & Stein, M. B. (2017). Upregulating the positive affect system in anxiety and depression: Outcomes of a positive activity intervention. Depression and Anxiety, 34, 267-280.

  • Taylor, C. T., Pearlstein, S. L., & Stein, M. B. (2017). The affective tie that binds: Examining the contribution of positive emotions and anxiety to relationship formation in social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 49, 21-30.

  • Taylor, C. T., Aupperle, R. L., Flagan, T., Simmons, A. N., Amir, N., Stein, M. B., & Paulus, M. P. (2014). Neural correlates of a computerized attention modification program in anxious subjects. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9, 1379-1387.