Graduate Students

Adriana del Palacio-GonzálezAdriana del Palacio-González

Advisor/Supervisors: Dr. David A. Clark

Previous Degrees/Licensing/Training Obtained:
B.A., Psychology, National Autonomus University of Mexico (UNAM, Mexico)

I am interested in understanding specific and general factors that make individuals vulnerable to develop anxiety and depressive symptoms. I do this by investigating the emotion-cognition relation. My research focuses on information-processing mechanisms (e.g. memory retrieval), thought content, and emotion regulation strategies (e.g.  rumination) and their relationship to symptoms. In close relation to that area, I am also interested in transdiagnostic features of emotional disorders.

In the past I have done work on the relation of obsessionality, religiosity, mental control and selfhood (i.e., self-worth contingencies). More extensive work has be done investigating the relationship between cognitive vulnerabilities (i.e., looming cognitive style, anxiety sensitivity, cognitive content) and emotional reactivity and emotional regulation.

I am currently conducting a study investigating the role of different forms of repetitive thinking and memory retrieval in the emotional adjustment after negative life events.

Journal Articles

Del Palacio-González, A. & Clark, D. A. (in press). Cognitive Specificity in Normal Fear and Sadness: An Investigation of Emotional Reactivity and Recovery from Experimental Mood Induction. Cognitive Theory and Research.

García-Soriano, G., Clark, D. A., Belloch, A., del Palacio, A., & Castañeiras, C. (2012). Self-woth contingencies and obsessionality: A promising approach to vulnerability? Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 1, 196-202.

Hernández-Guzmán, L., del Palacio, A., Freyre, M., & Alcázar-Olán, R. (2011). La perspectiva dimensional de la psicopatología. [The dimensional perspective of psychopathology]. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 28, 111-120.

Book Chapters

Clark, D. A., & del Palacio-González, A. (in press). Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Clinical Features, Theory and Research Advances. In T. Ehring & P.M.G Emmelkamp (Eds.). The Wiley Handbook of Anxiety Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice. Chichester, UK: Wiley- Blackwell.

Rodriguez Biglieri, R., Clark, D. A., & del Palacio-González, A. (2011). Desafios y futuras líneas de investigación en terapia cognitiva aplicada a los trastornos de ansiedad. [Challenges and future research in Cognitive Therapy for Anxiety Disorders]. In R. Rodríguez-Biglieri & G. Vetere (Eds.), Manual de Terapia Cognitiva Conductual de los Trastornos de Ansiedad (pp. 437-460) [Manual of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders]. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Polemos.

Conference presentations:

Del Palacio-González, A., & Clark, D. A. (accepted). Anhedonia and Specific Hyporeactivity to Experimentally Induced Emotion. Oral presentation at the 2014 British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Del Palacio-González, A., & Clark, D. A. (2013, October). Pensamiento adaptativo y maladaptativo después de un rompimiento de noviazgo. [Adaptive and maladaptive thinking after a relationship breakup]. Paper presented at the 8th CEIMEXCAN Congress, Ottawa, Canada.

Del Palacio-González, A. & Clark, D. A. (2011, November). Cognitive and Affect Reactivity to Induced Emotion: An Experimental Investigation of the Cognitive-Content Specificity Hypothesis. Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), 45th Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Del Palacio-González, A.  & Clark, D. A. (2011, October). Miedo y Tristeza: Correlatos cognitivos implicados en la reactividad al miedo y la tristeza y su regulación [Fear and Sadness: Cognitive correlates of sadness and fear reactivity and regulation]. XIX Mexican Congress of Psychology, Cancun, Mexico. 

Inozu, M., del Palacio-González, A.,  Hilchey, C., & Clark, D. A.  (2011, May). International Intrusive Thoughts Interview Schedule (IITIS) in Turkish and Canadian samples.  Research Consortium on Instrusive Fear, International Research Meeting, Cordoba, Spain. 

Del Palacio-González, A. & Clark, D. A. (2009, November 19). Selfhood Vulnerability in OCD: Validity of the Obsessional Concerns and Self  Questionnaire. Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), 43rd Annual Convention, New York City, USA. 

Del Palacio-González, A. Clark, D. A., Mügkan, A., & McHale, N.  (2009, June 12). How does religiosity affect the relation of obsessionality and negative emotion with mental control? 2009 CPA Convention, Montreal, Canada.

Del Palacio-González, A. (2007, June 2). The Manualization of Treatments for Childhood Anxiety Disorders. XXXI Interamerican Congress of Psychology, Mexico City, Mexico.


Email:  adrianad@unb.ca