Neil P Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Clinical Psychology, Duke University, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Clinical Psychology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Pediatric Physical Illness, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Affective Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Research Interests

Emotion and cognition interactions; Stress and anxiety; Reward and cognition interactions
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Jones, N. P., Schlund, M., Kerestes, R., & Ladouceur, C. D. (2020). Emotional Interference in Early Adolescence: Positive Reinforcement Modulates the Behavioral and Neural Effects of Negative Emotional Distracters. Cereb Cortex, 30(4), 2642-2657.
  2. Jones, N. P., Fournier, J. C., & Stone, L. B. (2017). Neural correlates of autobiographical problem-solving deficits associated with rumination in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 218, 210-216.
  3. Jones, N. P., Chase, H. W., & Fournier, J. (2016). Brain mechanisms of anxiety's effects on cognitive control in major depressive disorder. Psychological Medicine, 46(11), 2397-2409.
  4. Jones, N. P., Siegle, G. J., & Mandell, D. (2015). Motivational and emotional influences on cognitive control in depression: A pupillometry study. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 15(2), 263-275.
  5. Jones, N. P., Siegle, G. J., Muelly, E. R., Haggerty, A., & Ghinassi, F. (2010). Poor performance on cognitive tasks in depression: Doing too much or not enough? Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 10(1), 129-140.

Clinical Interests

Family therapy; CBT for mood & anxiety disorders

Education Interests

Biological statistics