Cougle Lab

The Cougle Lab is affiliated with the Psychology Department at Florida State University.
We are broadly concerned with improving the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders,
problematic anger, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.

We've investigated computerized treatments for Social Anxiety Disorder Depression Substance Use Problems Body Dysmorphic Disorder Anger Perfectionism Loneliness

Jesse Cougle, Ph.D.

Jesse Cougle was born and raised in New Orleans and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University. He received postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and University of Texas at Austin and completed his internship at Charleston Consortium/Medical University of South Carolina. He has published widely on the topics of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and problematic anger. Dr. Cougle was the recipient of the President’s New Researcher Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the university-wide Graduate Faculty Mentor Award from FSU, and research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Associate Editor of Behavior Therapy, and currently serves on several editorial boards, including Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Anxiety Disorders.

Research Interests
Technology-based treatments for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (e.g., OCD, BDD), and problematic anger; improving understanding of OCD, anxiety disorders, and appearance-related psychopathology; transdiagnostic factors (e.g., distress intolerance)

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Florida State University
Department of Psychology
1107 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4301

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