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

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:

Lane, S.P., & Hennes, E.P. (in press). Power struggles: Estimating sample size for multilevel relationships research. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Hepp, J., Lane, S. P., Wycoff, A.M., Carpenter, R. W., & Trull, T. J. (2017). Interpersonal problems and negative affect in Borderline Personality Disorder compared to community controls in daily life: A replication and extension. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 5(3), 470–484.

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.

Winograd, R. P., Steinley, D., Lane, S. P., & Sher, K. J. (2017). An experimental investigation of drunk personality using self and other reports. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 439-456.

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.

Mangels, J. A., Hoxha, O., Lane, S. P., Jarvis, S. N., & Downey, G., (2017). Orienting to social threat cues undermines feedback based learning in rejection sensitive women. Social Neuroscience. 1-20.

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.

Bonifay, W., Lane, S.P., & Reise, S.P. (2016). Three concerns with applying a bifactor model as a structure of psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science. 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. doi: 10.1177/2167702615616132

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. doi: 10.1111/add.13471 [PMID: 27270874]

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. [PMID: 26901455]

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. doi: 10.1186/s40203-016-0015-8 [PMID: 26831872; PMCID: 4735036]

Aguilar, L., Downey, G., Krauss, R., Pardo, J., Lane, S.P., & Bolger, N. (2016). A dyadic perspective on speech accommodation and social connection: Both partners’ rejection sensitivity matter. Journal of Personality, 84, 165-177. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12149 [PMID: 25393028; PMCID: 4430452]

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. doi: 10.1177/2167702614553026 [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. doi: 10.1177/1754073915590617 [PMID: 27617032; PMCID: 5016030]

Vergés, A., Jackson, K.M., Bucholz, K.K., Trull, T.J., Lane, S.P., Sher, K.J. (2014). Personality disorders and the persistence of substance use disorders: A reanalysis of published NESARC findings. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 809-820. doi: 10.1037/abn0000011 [PMID: 25314264; PMCID: 4229360]

Mendoza, S.A., Lane, S.P., Amodio, D.M. (2014). For members only: Ingroup punishment of fairness norm violations in the Ultimatum Game. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 662-670. doi: 10.1177/1948550614527115

Vergés, A., Kushner, M.G., Bucholz, K.K., Trull, T.J., Lane, S.P., & Sher, K.J. (2014). Personality disorders and the persistence of anxiety disorders: Evidence of a time-of-measurement effect in NESARC. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 178-186. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.09.012 [PMID: 24211148; PMCID: 3943573]

McClure, J.M., Xu, J.H., Craw, J.P., Lane, S.P., Bolger, N., & Shrout, P.E. (2014). Understanding the costs of support transactions in daily life. Journal of Personality, 82, 563-574. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12061 [PMID: 23906503]

Lane, S.P., Bluestone, C., & Burke, C.T. (2013). Trajectories of BMI from early childhood through early adolescence: SES and psychosocial predictors. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 66-82. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02078.x [PMID: 22574894]

Shrout, P.E, & Lane, S.P. (2012). Reliability. In H. Cooper et al. (Eds.), APA handbook of research methods in psychology, Vol 1: Foundations, planning, measures, and psychometrics (pp. 643-660). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Shrout, P.E, & Lane, S.P. (2012). Psychometrics. In M.R. Mehl & T.S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of research methods for studying daily life (pp. 302-320). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Rabaglia, C.D., Marcus, G.F., & Lane S.P. (2011). What can individual differences tell us about the specialization of function? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 288-303. [PMID: 22185239]

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Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology and Social Psychology
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