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Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi

Laura J. Dixon

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

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

Research Link 

Research Areas:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Development and maintenance of anxiety pathology across the lifespan
  • Interoceptive and in vivo exposure
  • Anxiety in dermatology patients

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 (hartlab.olemiss.edu) for more information about current work.

Dr. Dixon plans to accept a graduate student for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Courses taught:
Psy 311: Abnormal Psychology
Psy 721: DBT Seminar
Psy 723: Clinical Practicum (Graduate)
Psy 741: Interviewing & Issues & Ethics in Human Research & Professional Psychology (Graduate)