student profile: Mr Matthew Modini


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Negative Rumination in Social Anxiety Disorder : Mediating Processes and the Effects of Treatment

Supervisors: Maree ABBOTT , Caroline HUNT

Thesis abstract:

Pre- and post-event rumination are key factors in the development and maintenance of social anxiety disorder (SAD) according to cognitive models of social anxiety. However, there has been limited research into what cognitive factors predict and maintain levels of rumination in socially anxious individuals, particularly in regards to pre-event rumination. If the cognitive predictors of negative rumination can be determined then they can be targeted when designing interventions that aim to address the role of both pre- and post-event rumination in the development and maintenance of SAD. This study aims to: (1) determine the size and direction that hypothesised cognitive and attentional processes share with pre- and post-event rumination in social anxiety; (2) investigate which processes need to be reduced following cogntiive behavioral treatment to mediate the relationship between changes in trait social anxiety and pre- and post-event rumination; (3) make recommendations regarding the processes that need to be targeted when designing interventions that aim to address the role of pre- and post-event rumination in the development and maintenance of SAD; (4) test the effectiveness of a brief cognitive restructuring and a meta-cognitive intervention in terms of reducing levels of pre- and post-event rumination and state anxiety.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Petrie, K., Joyce, S., Tan, L., Henderson, M., Johnson, A., Nguyen, C., Modini, M., Groth, M., Glozier, N., Harvey, S. (2017). A framework to create more mentally healthy workplaces: A viewpoint. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [More Information]
  • Stein, J., Modini, M., Hunt, C., Abbott, M. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Trait Cognitive Self-Report Measures in Social Anxiety. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39(1), 147-163. [More Information]
  • Read, J., Sharpe, L., Modini, M., Dear, B. (2017). Multimorbidity and depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 221, 36-46. [More Information]
  • Modini, M., Abbott, M. (2017). Negative rumination in social anxiety: A randomised trial investigating the effects of a brief intervention on cognitive processes before, during and after a social situation. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 73-80. [More Information]
  • Modini, M., Abbott, M. (2016). A Comprehensive Review of the Cognitive Determinants of Anxiety and Rumination in Social Anxiety Disorder. Behaviour Change, 33(3), 150-171. [More Information]
  • Burton, A., Abbott, M., Modini, M., Touyz, S. (2016). Psychometric Evaluation of Self-Report Measures of Binge-Eating Symptoms and Related Psychopathology: A Systematic Review of the Literature. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(2), 123-140. [More Information]
  • Modini, M., Abbott, M., Hunt, C. (2015). A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Trait Social Anxiety Self-Report Measures. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(4), 645-662. [More Information]

2017

  • Petrie, K., Joyce, S., Tan, L., Henderson, M., Johnson, A., Nguyen, C., Modini, M., Groth, M., Glozier, N., Harvey, S. (2017). A framework to create more mentally healthy workplaces: A viewpoint. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [More Information]
  • Stein, J., Modini, M., Hunt, C., Abbott, M. (2017). A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Trait Cognitive Self-Report Measures in Social Anxiety. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39(1), 147-163. [More Information]
  • Read, J., Sharpe, L., Modini, M., Dear, B. (2017). Multimorbidity and depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 221, 36-46. [More Information]
  • Modini, M., Abbott, M. (2017). Negative rumination in social anxiety: A randomised trial investigating the effects of a brief intervention on cognitive processes before, during and after a social situation. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 55, 73-80. [More Information]

2016

  • Modini, M., Abbott, M. (2016). A Comprehensive Review of the Cognitive Determinants of Anxiety and Rumination in Social Anxiety Disorder. Behaviour Change, 33(3), 150-171. [More Information]
  • Burton, A., Abbott, M., Modini, M., Touyz, S. (2016). Psychometric Evaluation of Self-Report Measures of Binge-Eating Symptoms and Related Psychopathology: A Systematic Review of the Literature. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(2), 123-140. [More Information]

2015

  • Modini, M., Abbott, M., Hunt, C. (2015). A Systematic Review of the Psychometric Properties of Trait Social Anxiety Self-Report Measures. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37(4), 645-662. [More Information]

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