Christopher Conway

Christopher Conway, Psychology Faculty Member.

Associate Professor of Psychology


Email: [email protected]

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 316
Phone: 718-817-1605

    • 2007 BS in Psychology and Spanish, Duke University
    • 2009 MA in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
    • 2013 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • My Bronx Personality Lab studies the development of borderline personality disorder, anxiety, and depression. We work on a few different lines of research:

    1. Momentary links between personality processes, symptoms, and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (including suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury) using experience sampling methods.

    2. Distress tolerance--the ability to remain goal-oriented in the face of discomfort--as a protective factor for borderline PD and self-injurious thoughts and behaviors.

    3. Short- and long-term changes in personality and psychopathology, particularly over key developmental transitions. We often investigate whether change is a function of major environmental stressors (e.g., financial strain, romantic breakup).

    4. The dimensions that make up personality and clinical disorders. With the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology consortium, we examine ways to define psychopathology in terms of dimensions instead of categories, reflecting evidence that mental health vs illness is a matter of quantitative (instead of qualitative) differences. We figure out how to use these dimensions to improve inferences we can make about psychopathology's time course and relations with stress-related events/traits.

    • PSYC 2000 Statistics
    • PSYC 2900 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 5200 Fixing Psychology's Replication Crisis
    • PSYC 6225 Personality Theory and Research
    • PSYC 7121 Clinical Diagnosis
  • Conway, C. C., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., & Caspi, A. (in press). Translating the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) from potential to practice: Ten research questions. American Psychologist. preprint

    Conway, C. C., Grogans, S. E., Anderson, A. S., Islam, S., Craig, L. E., Wedlock, J., Hur, J., DeYoung, K. A., & Shackman, A. J. (in press). Neuroticism is associated with longitudinal increases in broadband internalizing symptoms, but not narrow-band anhedonia or anxious arousal, in emerging adulthood. Clinical Psychological Science. preprint/data/code

    Larrazabal, M. A., Naragon-Gainey, K., & Conway, C. C. (2022). Distress tolerance and stress-induced emotion regulation behavior. Journal of Research in Personality, 104243. preprint/data/code

    Conway, C. C., Forbes, M. K., South, S. C., & the HiTOP Consortium. (2022). A Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) primer for mental health researchers. Clinical Psychological Science, 10, 236-258. preprint/data/code


  • Visit this site to see what I'm working on, including article preprints, data analysis code, and datasets.