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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi

Laura J. Dixon

Laura J. Dixon
Clinical Faculty
Associate Professor of Psychology
302B Peabody Hall
(662) 915-2535

Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 2014
M.S., University of Wyoming, 2010
B.A., University of Arkansas, 2008

Research Link 

Research Areas:

  • Anxiety disorders and Stress-related Disorders
  • Misophonia
  • Transdiagnostic processes underlying anxiety and related disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Experimental Psychopathology

Dr. Dixon’s research emphasizes: (1) the use of experimental psychopathology approaches to study transdiagnostic mechanisms underlying anxiety pathology; (2) the systematic identification and evaluation of cognitive and emotional vulnerability factors (e.g., anxiety sensitivity, emotion regulation) that may exacerbate anxiety disorders and related health conditions, such as dermatological disorders; and (3) the development, evaluation, and dissemination of brief, targeted anxiety interventions to optimize treatment outcomes and increase access to care. See our lab website ( for more information about current work.

Dr. Dixon plans to accept a graduate student for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Courses taught:

Psy 201: Introduction to Psychology (Honors)
Psy 311: Integrative Approaches to Psychopathology
Psy 721: DBT Seminar
Psy 723: Clinical Practicum (Graduate)
Psy 741: Ethics and Professional Standards of Clinical Psychology (Graduate)