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Bradley White

Bradley White

Faculty, Department of Psychology
Core Faculty, Clinical Science
Faculty, Biological Psychology
Supervising Faculty, Psychological Services Center
Faculty/Consultant, Child Study Center
Faculty, Child Assesment Clinic


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I am a clinical scientist interested in the development, impacts, and treatment of antisocial behavior across the lifespan and various settings, including community, clinical, and forensic contexts. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida State University in 2005 and completed my predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC.

My research addresses the role of dispositional and environmental factors in the development and maintenance of emotional, behavioral, and social functioning in children, adolescents, and young adults. I am also interested in how antisocial behavior may be reduced and prosocial behavior enhanced, including the efficacy and effectiveness of interventions for social and emotional dysfunction. Current studies are described on the lab website (see link to the right).

I am also a licensed clinical psychologist, and certified forensic evaluator and sex offender treatment provider, with clinical experience in a variety of child and adult forensic, correctional, psychiatric and community settings. In addition to research and clinical supervision, I enjoy teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

I also hold a M.S. degree in Zoology from Michigan State University, with a specialization in behavioral and physiological ecology and evolutionary biology.

Interests

  • In the Cognition, Emotion, and Self-Regulation (CEaSR) Lab, we study the nature, causes, impacts, and treatment of disruptive, aggressive, and associated behavior problems from childhood through early adulthood from a developmental psychopathology framework, as well as factors influencing prosocial behavior. Our current studies emphasize early to middle childhood processes and interventions: http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/ceasr

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 3034 Psychological Disorders of Children
  • PSYC 4114 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 5965 Clinical Practicum Supervision
  • PSYC 6264 Child Psychopathology

Publications

  • Below is a representative sample. See CV link for a full list.
  • White, B.A., Cordie-Garcia, L., & Fuller-Thomson, E. (2016). Incarceration of a family member during childhood is associated with later heart attack: Findings from two large, population-based studies. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 89-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.12.006 . Article link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SSJ3AlNEEfPo
  • White, B.A., & Turner, K.A. (2015.) Contingent on Contingencies: Connections between Anger Rumination, Self-esteem, and Aggression. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 199-202.
  • White, B.A., Gordon, H., & Guerra, R. C. (2015). Callous–unemotional traits and empathy in proactive and reactive relational aggression in young women. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 185-189.
  • White, B.A. (2013). Who cares when nobody is watching? Psychopathic traits and empathy in prosocial behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 116-121.
  • White, B.A., & Turner, K.A. (2013). Anger Rumination and Effortful Control: Mediation Effects on Reactive but not Proactive Aggression. Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Pugliese, C. E., White, B. A., Ollendick, T. H. & White, S. W. (2013). Social Anxiety Predicts Aggression in Children with ASD: Clinical Comparisons with Socially Anxious and Oppositional Youth. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 5, 1205-13.
  • White, B.A., Ollendick, T.H., & Jarrett, M.A. (2013). Self-regulation deficits explain the link between reactive aggression and internalizing and externalizing symptoms in children. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 1-9.
  • White, B.A., & Kistner, J.A. (2011). Biased Self-Perceptions, Peer Rejection, and Aggression in Children, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 5, 645-656.

    Bradley White


Office Hours

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