Sean P. Lane


Ph.D. (Social Psychology; Minor: Quantitative Psychology), New York University, 2013

M.A. (Quantitative Methods), Columbia University, 2008

B.S. (Mathematics; Additional Major: Psychology), Carnegie Mellon University, 2005

Graduate Student Recruitment:

I will be accepting graduate students for the 2019-20 academic year into both the Clinical Psychology and MCCS graduate training areas. For more information, click here.

Postdoctoral and Project Coordinator Openings:

My collaborators and I will be recruiting applicants for postdoctoral and project coordinator positions on a recently funded grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Official announcements for these positions are forthcoming. Of particular interest are postdoctoral researchers with PhDs in quantitative fields (e.g., quantitative psychology, statistics, computer science) and expertise in programming, simulation methods, machine learning, optimization, and/or software development. For more information regarding the postdoctoral positions, click here, and for the project coordinator position, click here.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on emotion regulation processes, their downstream effects on health and relationship outcomes, and how these processes differ between healthy and clinical subgroups. I apply and develop statistical methodologies, with a focus on nonlinear models and dynamic systems in characterizing these processes. I have also applied these methods in more substantive research, including the optimization of alcohol use disorder classification and the role of alcohol use as an antecedent, consequent, and modifier of emotion regulation processes.

Representative Publications:

Kammrath, L.K., Armstrong III, B.F., Francis, M.K., Lane, S.P., McNab, K.M., & Baumgarten, O.M. (in press). What predicts who we approach for social support?: Tests of the attachment figure and strong ties hypotheses. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Lane, S.P., & Hennes, E.P. (2018). Conducting sensitivity analyses to identify and buffer power vulnerabilities in studies examining substance use over time. Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.09.017

Carpenter, R.W., Tragesser, S.L., Lane, S.P., & Trull, T.J. (2018). Momentary assessment of everyday physical pain in outpatients with borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, & Treatment. doi: 10.1037/per0000304 [PMID: 30024195]

Hepp, J., Lane, S.P., Wycoff, A.M., Carpenter, R.W., & Trull, T.J. (2018). Interpersonal problems and negative affect in Borderline Personality Disorder and community adults in daily life: A replication and extension. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, 183-189. doi: 10.1037/abn0000318

Lane, S.P., & Hennes, E.P. (2018). Power struggles: Estimating sample size for multilevel relationships research. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35, 7-31.

Shrout, P.E., Stadler, G., Lane, S.P., McClure, M.J., Jackson, G.L., Clavél, F.D., Iida, M., Gleason, M.E.J., Xu, J.H., & Bolger, N. (2017). Initial elevation bias in subjective reports. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, E15-E23. [PMID: 29255039; PMCID: 5776801]

Carpenter, R.W., Trela, C.J., Lane, S.P., Wood, P.K., Piasecki, T.M., & Trull, T.J. (2017). Elevated rate of alcohol consumption in borderline personality disorder patients in daily life. Psychopharmacology, 234, 3395-3406. [PMID: 28884321; PMCID: 5660932]

Hepp, J., Lane, S.P., Carpenter, R.W., Niedfeld, I., Brown, W.C., & Trull, T.J. (2017). Interpersonal problems and negative affect in borderline personality and depressive disorder individuals’ daily lives. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 470-484. [PMID: 28529826; PMCID: 5436804]

Bonifay, W., Lane, S.P., & Reise, S.P. (2017). Three concerns with applying a bifactor model as a structure of psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 184-186. doi: 10.1177/2167702616657069

Lane, S.P., Carpenter, R.W., Sher, K.J., Trull, T.J. (2016). Alcohol craving and consumption in Borderline Personality Disorder: When, where, and with whom. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 775-792. [PMID: 28529826; PMCID: 5199026]

Lane, S.P., Steinley, D., & Sher, K.J. (2016). Meta-analysis of DSM AUD criteria severities: Structural consistency is only “skin deep”. Psychological Medicine, 46, 1769-1784. [PMID: 27019218; PMCID: 4894493]

Trull, T.J., Wycoff, A.M., Lane, S.P., Carpenter, R.W., & Brown, W.C. (2016). Cannabis and alcohol use, affect, and impulsivity in psychiatric outpatients’ daily lives. Addiction, 111, 2052-2059. [PMID: 27270874; PMCID: 5056804]

Hepp, J., Carpenter, R.W., Lane, S.P., & Trull, T.J. (2016). Momentary symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder as a product of trait personality and social context. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 7, 384-393. [PMID: 26901455; PMCID: 4993692]

Boness, C.L., Lane, S.P., & Sher, K.J. (2016). Assessment of withdrawal and hangover are confounded in the AUDADIS: Withdrawal prevalence is likely inflated. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40, 1691-1699. [PMID: 27339661; PMCID: 4961561]

Steinley, D., Lane, S.P., & Sher, K.J. (2016). Determining optimal diagnostic criteria through chronicity and comoridity. In Silico Pharmacology, 4, 1-12. [PMID: 26831872; PMCID: 4735036]

Lane, S.P., & Sher, K.J. (2015). Limits of current approaches to diagnosis severity based on criterion counts: An example with DSM-5 alcohol use disorder. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 819-835. [PMID: 26783505; PMCID: 4714779]

*Tomko, R.L., *Lane, S.P., Pronove, L.M., Treloar, H.R., Brown, W.C., Solhan, M.B., Wood, P.K., & Trull, T.J. (2015). Undifferentiated negative affect and impulsivity in borderline personality and depressive disorders: A momentary perspective. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 740-753. (equal first author contribution). [PMID: 26147324; PMCID: 4573801]

Trull, T.J., Lane, S.P., Koval, P., & Ebner-Priemer, U.W. (2015). Affective dynamics in psychopathology. Emotion Review, 7, 355-361. [PMID: 27617032; PMCID: 5016030]

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Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Mathematical &
Computational Cognitive Science, and Social Psychology
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