Thom Dunn

Thom DunnTitle: Associate Professor

Degree: Ph.D., 1999, University of Cincinnati, Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

My Area of Interest:

Neuropsychological Assessment and Eating Disorders

I have several areas of academic interest. Among them are the neuropsychological functioning of student veterans; neuropsychological assessment and effort; and eating disorders. I am particularly interested in a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa. This is a rare disorder where people are too restrictive of what they eat by trying to be too healthy. Media attention of this condition has been considerable and I have been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and Popular Science, to name a few.

My Teaching

I teach a broad range of classes, including statistics, cognition, physiological psychology, and psychopharmacology. I believe the role of the instructor is to excite and energize students to go above and beyond the material. I am particularly gratified when students tell me that they repeated something that I taught them to their roommate or friends because what they learned was so interesting. I have been fortunate to have several students go on to Ph.D. programs and always like hearing that things they learned in my classes have benefited them in graduate school.

My Latest Professional Activity

  • Dunn, T.M., Rhodes, A., Crowder, S. and Poole, K. (2012). Tower Test of the D-KEFS: Comparisons between control, clinical and fake bad groups. Poster presented to the national meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Poole, K., Crowder, S., Dunn, T.M. and Rhodes, A. (2012). Implicit Memory of Mirror Tracing Task and Response Bias. Poster presented to the national meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Pierce, C. A., Sheldon, J. C., Dunn, T. M., Vierthaler, J. M., Yamato, Y., & House, R., (2011, November). Practice and training opportunities for psychology on a consultation liaison service at a safety net hospital. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
  • Retzlaff, P., Dunn, T.M. and Harwood, T.M. (2011). The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory–III. In: Harwood, T.M., Beutler, L.E. and Groth-Marnat, G. (Eds). Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality, 2nd ed. pp. 219 – 251. Guilford Press: New York.
  • Moroze, R.M, Dunn, T.M., Holland, J.C., Yager, J., & Weintraub, P. (In Press). Microthinking about micronutrients: A case of transition from obsessions about healthy eating to near-fatal “Orthorexia Nervosa” and proposed diagnostic criteria. Psychosomatics.
  • Weintraub, P., Dunn, T.M. and Jager, J. (2014). Relationship of behavioral addictions to eating disorders and substance use disorders. In, T.D. Brewerton and A.B. Dennis (Eds.), Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (pp 405 – 427). Springer- Vertag: Berlin.
  • McKelvie, J., Pierce, C.A., Dunn, T.M. Weintraub, P. and House, R.M. (2014). Lost in the present: Anterograde amnesia and medical decision making capacity. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 3, 54-59. doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2014.31007

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