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Edelyn  Verona

Edelyn Verona

Edelyn Verona
Professor and Director of Clinical Training


Office: PCD 4126
Phone: 813/974-0392



Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), 2001, Florida State University (FSU)


The research in our lab considers biological (e.g., genes, neurophysiology) and psychosocial factors (e.g., stress, early adversity) involved in the development and maintenance of disinhibited and dysregulated forms of psychopathology and behavior, including aggression and violence, personality disorders, substance use, and different facets of psychopathic personality. Another major area of interest is in gender differences in pathways to externalizing (antisociality, substance use, violence) and manifestations of psychopathy in women. In terms of methods, we conduct both experimental and naturalistic (e.g., interview and self-report) studies with community, clinical or forensic human samples. In one aspect of our work, we apply psychophysiological or brain science approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, startle) to help uncover affective or cognitive mechanisms that may explain symptom or phenotypic presentations.

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Recent Publications

*Hoffmann, A., & Verona, E. (in press). Psychopathic traits and sexual coercion against relationship partners in men and women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Verona, E. , *Murphy, B., & *Bresin, K. (in press). Oxytocin-related single nucleotide polymorphisms, family environment, and psychopathic traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research & Treatment.

*McKinley, S., Patrick, C.J., & Verona, E. (2018). Antisocial Personality Disorder: Neurophysiological mechanisms and distinct subtypes. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5, 72-80.

Verona, E. & *Bozzay, M.L. (2017). Biobehavioral approaches to aggression implicate perceived threat and insufficient sleep: Clinical relevance and policy implications. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 4, 178-185.

*Edwards, B., **Albertson, E., & Verona, E. (2017). Dark and vulnerable personality trait correlates of dimensions of criminal behavior among adult offenders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 921-927.

Verona, E., *Murphy, B., & *Javdani, S. (2016). Gendered pathways: violent childhood maltreatment, sex exchange, and drug use. Psychology of Violence, 6, 124-134.

Verona, E., & *Bresin, K. (2015). Aggression proneness: transdiagnostic processes involving negative valence and cognitive systems. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98, 321-329.