Dr. Nicole Cain awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Mental Health

Sep, 2019

Dr. Nicole Cain has been awarded a multi-site research grant in the amount of $398,981 from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for her project titled "Influence of Daily Disruptions in Sleep and Self-Regulation on Proximal Risk for Suicide." This project integrates multimethod and ecological momentary assessment research frameworks, which allows for the consideration of situational contexts in mapping the interactive role of arousal, self-regulation, interpersonal functioning, and suicidal behavior unfolding in the real-time context of everyday life! Congratulations, Dr. Cain! 

Project Title 

Influence of Daily Disruptions in Sleep and Self-Regulation on Proximal Risk for Suicide.

Project Narrative
To date, few empirical studies have longitudinally evaluated the influence of dysregulating interpersonal events in interaction with impairments in arousal and self-regulatory functioning in the proximal development of suicidal thoughts and impulses. Through the integration of multimethod and ecological momentary assessment research frameworks,
the current study evaluates the hypothesis that disturbed sleep will carry deleterious effects on subsequent days’ interpersonal functioning, leading to proximal increases in suicidal ideation, as buffered by effortful control. The utilization of mobile assessment methods will allow for more precise temporal resolution and consideration of situational contexts in mapping the interactive role of arousal, self-regulation, interpersonal functioning, and suicidal impulses unfolding in the real-time context of everyday life.

 

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