Chair, Psychology Department; Associate Professor of PsychologyB.Sc., University of Ghana; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University
Optimal decision-making, Decision-making and preventive health behaviors, Motivation and cognition in self-control, Gender issues.
Tehranifar, P., Reynolds, D., Flom, J., Fulton, L., Liao, Y., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Terry, M.B. (2011). Reproductive and menstrual factors and mammographic density in African American, Caribbean, and white women, Cancer Causes & Control, 22(4), 599-610.
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Consedine, N. S., & Magai, C. (2010). The obscuring object of race: Clinical breast exams and coping styles in ethnic subpopulations of women. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 289-305
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. (2008), ed. A Culturally Competent Health Care System: Relevant strategies to respond to the changing demographics makup of New York City. By Ketty H. Rey. Victoria, Canada:Trafford Publishing
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E, & Magai, C. (2008). The influence of coping styles on mammography screening in a multiethnic sample. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(3), 183-192.
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Consedine, N., Ungar, T., & Magai, C. (2008). The influence of coping with prostate cancer threat on frequency of digital rectal examinations. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(2), 188-200.
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. (2006). The impact of imposed patterning, intrinsic motivation, and cognition on random and simple outcomes in choice behavior. The Behavior Analyst Today, 7(4), 481-491.
Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Kaluk Longfellow, J., Ungar, T., & King, A. R. (2006). Stress versus negative emotion in the prediction of physical complaints: Does predictive utility vary across ethnic groups? Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(3), 541-557.
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Consedine, N. S., & Magai, C. (2006). On the importance of being ethnic: Coping with the threat of prostate cancer in relation to prostate cancer screening. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(3), 509-526.
Magai, C., Consedine, N. S., Krivoshekova, Y. S., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. & McPherson, R. (2006). Emotion experience and expression across the adult lifespan: Insights from a multi-modal assessment study. Psychology and Aging, 21(2), 303-317.
Consedine, N. S., Morgenstern, A. H., Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E., Magai, C., & Neugut, A. I. (2006). Prostate cancer screening behavior in men from seven ethnic groups: The Fear Factor. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 15, 228-237.
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E, Consedine, N. S., Magai, C., Gillespie, M., & Pierre-Louis, J. (2005). Breast self-exam practices among women from six ethnic groups and the influence of cancer worry. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 92 (1), 35 – 45.
Kudadjie-Gyamfi, E. (2004). Effects of random outcomes on choice behavior. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 1296-1304.
Society of Judgment and Decision-Making
American Psychological Society
American Psychological Association
Psychology of Women, Division 35 of APA
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
PAUL MICHAEL RAMIREZ
Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB); Professor of Psychology; Adjunct Professor, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesB.A., Lehman College, CUNY; M.A., New York University; M.A., City College, CUNY; M.Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY
Postdoctoral Program in Psychopharmacology
Clinical Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuroscience, Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Clinical Trials, Biofeedback, Hypnosis, Major Mental Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Schizophrenia, Cross-Cultural Issues and Health Psychology, Clinical Education Films
Cohen, CI, Palekar, N, Barker, J, Ramirez, PM. The relationship between trauma and clinical outcome variables among older adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012; 20(5):408-15
Tomarken, A, Roth A., Holland, J, Ganz, O, Schachter, S, Kose, G, Ramirez, PM, Allen, R, Nelson, CJ (2012). Examining the role of trauma, personality and meaning in young prolonged grievers. Psychooncology. 2012; 21(7):771-7.
Ibrahim, F, Cohen, CI, Ramirez, PM. Successful aging in older adults with Schizophrenia: Prevalence and associated factors. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010; 18(10):879-886.
Cohen, CI, Pathak, R, Ramirez PM, Vahia I. Outcome among community dwelling older adults with Schizophrenia: Results using five conceptual models. Community Mental Health Journal. 2009; 45(2): 151-156.
Jerrell JM, Ramirez PM. Changes in neuropsychological functioning following treatment with risperidone, olanzapine, and conventional antipsychotic medications. Hum. Psychopharmacol Clin Exp. 2008; 23: 1–10.
Consedine N, Adjei, B, Ramirez, PM, McKiernan, J. An object lesson: Source determines the relations that trait anxiety, prostate cancer worry, and fear of screening hold with prostate screening frequency. Cancer Epidemiol, Biomarkers & Prev. 2008; 17:1631-1639.
JYPO* and Ramirez PM. “Japanese Translation of the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale”. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems. 2008. *Japan Young Psychiatrists Organization
Tomarken A, Holland J, Schachter S, Vanderwerker L, Zuckerman E, Nelson C, Coups E, Ramirez PM, Prigerson H. Factors of complicated grief pre-death in caregivers of cancer patients. Psychooncology. 2008; 17(2):105-11
Bankole A, Cohen CI.; Vahia I, Diwan, S, Palekar N, Reyes P, Sapra M, Ramirez PM. Symptomatic remission in a multiracial urban population of older adults with schizophrenia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2008; 16(12):966-973.
Vahia, I., Cohen C.I. ,Ramirez, P., Nurhussein M. Adequacy of medical treatment in older persons with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services. 2008; 59: 853-859.
Cohen C.I. Vahia, I., Reyes, P., Diwan,S., Bankole, A.O., Palekar, N. Kehn, M., Ramirez, P. Schizophrenia in later life: Clinical symptoms and well-being. Psychiatric Services. 2008; 59:232-234.
Bankole AO, Cohen CI, Vahia I, Diwan S, Kehn M, and Ramirez PM. Factors affecting quality of life in a multiracial sample of older persons with schizophrenia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2007;15: 1015 - 1023.
Diwan S, Cohen CI, Bankole AO, Vahia I, Kehn M, and Ramirez PM. Depression in older adults
with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Prevalence and associated factors. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2007; 15: 991 - 998.
Consedine NS, Horton D, Ungar, T, Joe, AK, Ramirez P, Borrell L. Fear, knowledge, and efficacy beliefs differentially predict the frequency of digital rectal examination versus prostate specific antigen screening in ethnically diverse samples of older men. Amer J of Men’s Health. 2007; 1(1): 29 – 43
Garno JL, Goldberg JF, Ramirez PM, Ritzler BA. Bipolar disorder with comorbid cluster B personality disorder features: Impact on suicidality. J Clin Psychiatry. 2005; 66(3):339-45.
Garno, JL, Goldberg, JF, Ramirez, PM, Ritzler, B. Impact of child abuse on the clinical course of
bipolar disorder. British J. of Psychiatry, 2005; 186: 121-125.
Opler, L.A., Ramirez, P.M., Dominguez, L., Johnson, P. Rethinking Medication Prescribing Practices in Hispanics. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2007; 10 (2):1-7.
Cohen, CI, Ramirez, PM, Kehn, M, Magai, C, Eimicke, J., Brenner, R. Assessing quality of life in older persons with schizophrenia. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2003; 11(6): 658-666.
Opler, L.A. & Ramirez, P.M. “The Informant Questionnaire for the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (IQ-PANSS)”. Toronto, Canada: Multi-Health Systems Publications, Inc. 2009.
Opler, L.A. & Ramirez, P.M. The Use of the Positive & Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) in
Clinical Practice. Journal of Practical Psychiatry & Behavioral Health. 1998; 4:157-162.
Opler, L.A., Klahr, D., & Ramirez, P.M. Pharmacologic treatment of delusional disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 1995; 18(2): 379-391.
Klahr, D., Opler, L.A., & Ramirez, P.M. Cognitive deficits in affective disorders and schizophrenia. [Refereed letter] American Journal of Psychiatry. 1995; 152, 2, 303.
Ramirez, P.M. Cultural awareness and mental health. The Hispanic Outlook In Higher Education, 1995; 6, 17-18.
Johnson, P.B., Ramirez, P.M., Opler, L.A., Malgady, R. Relationship between neuroleptic dose and positive and negative symptoms. Psychological Reports. 1994; 74, 481-482.
Opler, L.A., Ramirez, P.M., & Lee, S.K. Serotonergic agents and frontal lobe dysfunction. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1994; 55, 362-363.
Opler, L.A., Albert, D., & Ramirez, P.M. Psychopharmacological treatment of negative schizophrenic symptoms: A review. Comprehensive Psychiatry. 1994; 35(1): 16-28.
Ramirez, P.M. & Opler, L.A. Hypnosis as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood incest. The International Journal of Professional Hypnosis. 1994; 7, 33-38.
Ramirez, P.M. & Opler, L.A Hypnosis in the treatment of incest: A case study. The International Journal of Professional Hypnosis. 1994; 7, 38-40.
Ramirez, P.M. & Opler, L.A. Neuroleptic effects on positive & negative phenomenology in schizophrenia. [Refereed letter] Schizophrenia Research. 1993; 9(2-3): 109.
Ramirez, P.M., Opler, L.A., Goldberg, E.A., Kay, S.R., & Gerstman, L.J. The relationship of positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia to syndromal homogeneity, affect, and neuropsychological functioning. [Poster Abstract] International Journal of Neuroscience. 1992; 63, 240-241.
Opler, L.A., Ramirez, P.M., Rosenkilde, C.E., & Fiszbein, A. Neurocognitive features of chronic schizophrenic inpatients. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 1991; 179: 638-640.
Ramirez, P.M. & Opler, L.A. Cerebral dysfunction in schizophrenia and its relationship to positive and negative symptoms [Refereed letter]. New England Journal of Medicine. 1990; 323 (8), 546-547.
Merriam, A.E., Kay, S.R., Opler, L.A., & Ramirez, P.M. Information processing deficit in schizophrenia: A frontal lobe sign? Archives of General Psychiatry. 1989; 46, 760.
Ramirez, P.M. [Invited Review of Valett Inventory of Critical Thinking Abilities (VICTA)]. The Reading Teacher. 1987; 41, No. 3, 348-350.
Ramirez, P.M. Brain-behavior relationships relevant to the neuropsychological assessment of learning disorders. Journal of Educational Neuropsychology. 1982; 2, 1-23.
Ramirez, P.M. The case for a neuropsychological approach to learning disorders. Minnesota Reading Association Highlights. 1982; 4: 1.
Ramirez, P.M., Castro-Blanco, D., Kehn, M. The diagnostic family conference. In Richter R.W. & Richter, B.Z. (Eds.), “Alzheimer’s Disease-A Physician's Guide to Practical Management”. Totowa,NJ: Humana Press. 2004.
Opler, L.A., Ramirez, P.M., Mougios, V.M. Outcome assessment in the treatment of serious mental illness. In Ishak, W., Burt T., Sederer, L. (Eds.), “Outcome Measurement in Psychiatry: A Critical Review”. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc. 2002.
Ramirez, P.M., DeSantis, D., Opler, L.A. EEG biofeedback training in the treatment of attention deficit disorder in adults: A viable augmentation to traditional medical intervention. In Wasserstein, J., Wolf, L., & LeFever, F.F.(Eds.), “Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Mechanisms and Life Outcomes”. NY: New York Academy of Sciences. 2001.
Opler. L.A., Frank, D.M., Ramirez, P.M. Psychostimulants in the treatment of adults with psychosis and attention deficit disorder. In Wasserstein, J., Wolf, L., & LeFever, F.F.(Eds.), “Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Brain Mechanisms and Life Outcomes”. NY: New York Academy of Sciences. 2001.
Gibson, C. & Ramirez, P.M. Managed Care and the Therapeutic Community Psychologist. In LKW Berg, & MG O’Leary (Eds), “Time Effective Treatment: Psychotherapy in The Era of Rationed Care”, GCMH: Albany, NY. 1996.
One-Man Photography Exhibition, Advertising Club of New York, Park Ave and 35th Street, 1975.
Producer and Director:
18 Educational Videos on The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (Schizophrenia)
20 Educational Videos on The Young Mania Rating Scale (Pediatric & Adult Bipolar Disorder)
10 Educational Videos on The Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (Depression)
20 Educational Videos on The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (Depression)
10 Educational Videos on The Children’s Depression Rating Scale (Pediatric Depression)
03 Educational Videos on The Clinical Depression Scale for Schizophrenia
04 Educational Videos on The Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive
02 Educational Videos on The Mini-Mental State Examination (Cognitive Testing)
05 Educational Video on The Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (EPS)
02 Educational Videos on the Simpson-Angus Scale (Extrapyramidal Side Effects)
02 Educational Videos on The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM
05 Educational Videos on The CY-BOCS (Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale)
01 Educational Video on The K-SADS-PL (Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Present and Lifetime).
Elected to Sr. Fellow Status, Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA)
Recipient, Visiting Fellowship, APA’s Advanced Training Institute in Functional
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Harvard Medical School
Included in Lexington’s Who’s Who Biographical Registry Millennium Edition
Included in the Dictionary of American Scholars (10th Edition)
Recipient of the City University of N.Y. Ph.D. Alumni Assn’s Achievement Award
Included in Who's Who in Medicine & Healthcare
Included in Who's Who in the East (25th ed.)
Philip Morris Racial Tolerance Award Project Instructor
P.E.W. Faculty Development Award, Long Island University
National Institute of Mental Health Minority Research Investigator Fellowship Award
Elected to Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society in Psychology
Elected to the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
New York State Head Injury Association Recognition Award
National Science Foundation Fellow
American Psychological Association
Diplomate: American Board of Professional Disability Consultants
Senior Fellow, Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback
Member, Common Rules and Standards Task Force, Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards
Board Certified, Biofeedback Certification Institute
Member, Board of Advisors, The Center for Advanced Study in India (Clinical Trials Consultant)
Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
International Neuropsychological Society
Chair, New York State Board for Psychology (NYS Education Dept)
New York Academy of Traumatic Brain Injury (2005-2011)
New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
NYSPA Neuropsychology Division (2000-2012)
Board of Directors, North Carolina Biofeedback Society (2006-2009)
Professor of Psychology; Director of Psychotherapy Research and Clinical Supervisor, Psychological Services Center, LIU BrooklynB.A., Psychology, Queen’s University; M.A., Psychology, City University of New York, M. Phil., Psychology, City University of New York; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, City University of New York
Psychotherapy Research (e.g., therapeutic alliance development, alliance ruptures, process-outcome); Clinical Research (e.g., depression, anxiety, personality disorders, attachment); Developmental Research (e.g., parenting, infertility)
Samstag, L. W. (2012). Introduction to the special section on ethical issues in clinical writing. Psychotherapy, 49, 1-2.
Samstag, L.W. (2009). Mending the gap: An introduction to the commentaries on Dinger, Strack, Sachesse, and Schauenburg (2009). Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46, 275-276.
Muran, J.C., Safran, J.D., Gorman, B. S., Samstag, L.W., Eubanks-Carter, C., & Winston, A. (2009). The relationship of early alliance ruptures and their resolution to process and outcome in three time-limited psychotherapies for personality disorders. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46, 233-248.
Gelso, C. & Samstag, L.W. (2008). The therapeutic relationship. In S.D. Brown & R.W. Lent (Eds.). Handbook of counseling psychology (4th edition) (pp. 267-283). New York: John Wiley.
Catay, Z., Allen, R., & Samstag, L.W. (2008). Maternal regulation strategies in the United States and Turkey: A brief report. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 39, 644-649.
Muran, J.C. & Samstag, L.W. (2008). Comment: Can some interpersonalists be more different than alike? Implications for method in practice and research. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45, 320-323.
Samstag, L.W., Muran, J.C., Wachtel, P.L., Slade, A., Safran, J.D., & Winston, A. (2008). Evaluating negative process: A comparison of working alliance, interpersonal behavior, and narrative coherency among three psychotherapy outcome conditions. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 62, 165-194.
Samstag, L.W. (2007). The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change: Reaction to Rogers’ 1957 article. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 295-299.
Samstag, L.W. (2006). The working alliance in psychotherapy: An overview of the invited papers in the special section. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43, 299-306.
Muran, J.C., Safran, J.D., Samstag, L.W., & Winston, A. (2005). A comparative treatment study of personality disorders. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42, 512-531.
Safran, J.D., Muran, J.C., Samstag, L.W., & Winston, A. (2005). A comparative treatment study of potential treatment failures. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42, 532-545.
Samstag, L.W., Muran, J.C., & Safran, J.D. (2004). Defining and identifying alliance ruptures. In D. Charman (Ed.), “Core concepts in brief dynamic psychotherapy” (pp. 187-214). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Safran, J.D., Muran, J.C., Samstag, L.W., & Stevens, C.L. (2002). Repairing alliance ruptures. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38, 406-412.
Samstag, L.W. (2002). The common versus unique factors hypothesis in psychotherapy research: Did we misinterpret Rosenzweig? Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 12, 58-66.
Fellow: American Psychological Association, Division 29, (September, 2008).
I. H. Paul Dissertation Award: Presented by the Clinical Psychology Department of The City University of New York, New York, NY, (May, 1998).
American Psychoanalytic Association – Research Associate
American Psychological Association: Divisions 12, 29, & 39
Harry Stack Sullivan Society (2003-2009)
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration
Society for Psychotherapy Research