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Dr. Jesse Cougle


University of Texas at Austin, 2008

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Dr. Cougle is recruiting a graduate student for Fall of 2022

Research Interests

Cognitive, behavioral, and biological processes in anxiety disorders, PTSD, problematic anger, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; treatment of anxiety disorders and problematic anger; computerized treatments; courage and strategies to facilitate courageous behavior.



Current Research

Computerized interventions for anxiety disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and anger; understanding maintaining factors in obsessions, compulsive checking, contamination fear, and body dysmorphic disorder; risk factors for PTSD; computerized treatments for distress intolerance; computerized treatments for substance use problems (tobacco, cannabis, and alcohol).



Selected Publications


McDermott, K. A., & Cougle, J. R. (in press). Disengagement training for the treatment of pathological worry: A preliminary test. Behavior Therapy.

Mathes, B. M., Day, T. N., Wilver, N. L., Redden, S. A., & Cougle, J. R. (2020). Indices of change in exposure and response prevention for contamination-based OCD. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 133, 103707.  

Cougle, J. R., Mueller, N. E., McDermott, K. A., Wilver, N. L., Carlton, C. N., & Okey, S. A. (2020). Text message safety behavior reduction for social anxiety: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88, 445-454.

Cougle, J. R., Wilver, N. L., Day, T. N., Summers, B. J., Okey, S. A., & Carlton, C. N. (2020). Interpretation bias modification versus progressive muscle relaxation for social anxiety disorder: A web-based controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 51, 99-112.

Wilver, N. L., Summers, B. J., & Cougle, J. R. (2020). Effects of safety behavior fading on appearance concerns and related symptoms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88, 65-74.

Macatee, R. J., Okey, S. A., Albanese, B. J., Schmidt, N. B., & Cougle, J. R. (2019). Distress intolerance moderation of motivated attention to cannabis and negative stimuli after induced stress among cannabis users: An ERP study. Addiction Biology, 24, 717-729.

Wilver, N. L., & Cougle, J. R. (2019). An internet-based controlled trial of interpretation bias modification versus progressive muscle relaxation for body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87, 257-269.

Smith, H. L., McDermott, K. A., Carlton, C. N., & Cougle, J. R. (2019). Predictors of symptom outcome in interpretation bias modification for dysphoria. Behavior Therapy, 50, 646-658.

Mathes, B. M., McDermott, K. A., Okey, S. A., Vazquez, A., Harvey, A. M., & Cougle, J. R. (2019). Mental contamination in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Associations with contamination symptoms and treatment response. Behavior Therapy, 50, 15-24. 

Mathes, B. M., Kennedy, G. A., Wilver, N. L., Carlton, C. N., & Cougle, J. R. (2019). A multi-method analysis of incompleteness in behavioral treatment of contamination-based OCD. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 114, 1-6.

Summers, B. J., & Cougle, J. R. (2018). An experimental test of the role of appearance-related safety behaviors in body dysmorphic disorder, social anxiety, and body dissatisfaction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, 770-780.

Kennedy, G. A., McDermott, K. A., Mathes, B. M., Summers, B. J., & Cougle, J. R. (2018). “Not just right” experiences account for unique variance in eating pathology. Eating Disorders, 26, 464-476.

Smith, H. L., Dillon, K. H., & Cougle, J. R. (2018). Modification of hostile interpretation bias in depression: A randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 49, 198-211.

Macatee, R. J., Albanese, B. J., Clancy, K., Allan, N. P., Bernat, E., Cougle, J. R., & Schmidt, N. B. (2018). Distress intolerance modulation of neurophysiological markers of cognitive control during a complex go/no-go task. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127, 12-29.

Cougle, J. R., Summers, B. J., Allan, N. P., Dillon, K. H., Smith, H. L., Okey, S. A., & Harvey, A. M. (2017). Hostile interpretation training for individuals with alcohol use disorder and elevated trait anger: A controlled trial of a web-based intervention. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 99, 57-66. 

Summers, B. J., Matheny, N. L., & Cougle, J. R. (2017). ‘Not just right’ experiences and incompleteness in body dysmorphic disorder. Psychiatry Research, 247, 200-207.

Macatee, R. J., Albanese, B. J., Schmidt, N. B., & Cougle, J. R. (2017). Attention bias towards negative emotional information and its relationship with daily worry in the context of acute stress:  An eye-tracking study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 90, 96-110.

Summers, B. J., & Cougle, J. R. (2016). Modifying interpretation biases in body dysmorphic disorder: Evaluation of a brief computerized treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 87, 117-127. 

Macatee, R. J., Albanese, B. J., Allan, N. P., Schmidt, N. B., & Cougle, J. R. (2016). Distress intolerance as a moderator of the relationship between daily stressors and affective symptoms: Tests of incremental and prospective relationships. Journal of Affective Disorders, 206, 125-132.

Smith, H. L., Summers, B. J., Dillon, K. H., Macatee, R. J., & Cougle, J. R. (2016). Hostile interpretation bias in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 203, 9-13. 

Smith, H. L., Summers, B. J., Dillon, K. H., & Cougle, J. R. (2016). Is worst-event trauma type related to PTSD symptom presentation and associated features? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 38, 55-61.

Macatee, R. J., Capron, D. W., Guthrie, W., Schmidt, N. B., & Cougle, J. R. (2015). Distress tolerance and pathological worry: Tests of incremental and prospective relationships. Behavior Therapy, 46, 449-462.


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