Assistant Professor of Psychology
Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Current investigations include (1) the impact of social reactions upon disclosure of NSSI and suicidal behaviors; (2) the unique effects of interpersonal stress on NSSI; and (3) the prediction of suicide risk classification and subsequent suicide attempts within an emergency department setting.
Professor Ammerman’s research examines the spectrum of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors, including non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts; she works from the framework that self-injurious thoughts and behaviors serve as an extreme means of emotion regulation. Utilizing a multi-method approach, Professor Ammerman’s research seeks to understand how various intra- and inter- personal factors interact to increase chronic or imminent risk of self-injurious thoughts and behaviors. Professor Ammerman has a particular interest in the interpersonal context in which these thoughts and behaviors occur and how they may overlap with other risk behaviors (e.g. aggression, substance use).
Ammerman, B.A., Jacobucci, R., & McClsokey, M.S. (In Press). Using exploratory data mining to identify important predictors of non-suicidal self-injury frequency. Psychology of Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/vio0000146
Ammerman, B. A., Berman, M. E., & McCloskey, M. S. (In Press). Assessing non-suicidal self-injury in the laboratory. Archives of Suicide Research. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2017.1319312
Ammerman, B. A., Jacobucci, R., Kleiman, E. M., Uyeji, L. L., & McCloskey, M. S. (In Press). The relationship between NSSI age of onset and severity of self-harm. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12330
Burke, T. A.*, Ammerman, B. A.*, Knorr, A. C., Alloy, L. B., & McCloskey, M. S. (In Press). Measuring acquired capability for suicide within an ideation-to-action framework. Psychology of Violence.Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/vio0000090
Ammerman, B. A., Olino, T., Coccaro, E. F., & McCloskey, M. S. (2017). Predicting the daily occurrence of non-suicidal self-injury in Borderline Personality Disorder using ecological momentary assessment. Journal of Personality Disorder. doi: 10.1521/pedi_2017_31_278.
Ammerman, B. A., Jacobucci, R., Kleiman, E. M., Muehlenkamp, J., J. & McCloskey, M. S (2017). Exploration and validation of an empirically derived frequency criteria for NSSI Disorder using Exploratory Data Mining. Psychological Assessment, 29, 221-231. doi: 10.1037/pas0000334
Burke, T. A., Ammerman, B. A., Hamilton, J. L., & Alloy, L. B. (2017). Impact of non-suicidal self-injury scale: Initial psychometric validation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 130-142. doi: 10.1007/s10608-016-9806-9
Ammerman, B. A., Steinberg, L., & McCloskey. M. S. (2016). Risk-taking behavior and suicidality: The unique role of adolescent drug use. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1220313
Ammerman, B. A., Kleiman, E., Jenkins, A., Berman, M. & McCloskey, M. S. (2016). The use of propensity score matching to examine sensitivity to punishment and reward in non-suicidal self-injury. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 1-12. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000436
Ammerman, B. A., & Brown, S. (2016). The mediating role of self-criticism in the relationship between parental expressed emotion and NSSI. Current Psychology,1-9. doi: 10.1007/s12144-016-9516-1
Ammerman, B. A., Burke, T., Alloy, L. B., & McCloskey, M. S. (2016). Subjective pain during NSSI as an active agent in suicide risk. Psychiatry Research, 236, 80-85. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.12.028
Burke, T. A., Hamilton, J., L., Ammerman, B. A., Stange, J., & Alloy, L. B. (2016). Suicide risk aborted and interrupted suicide attempters versus actual suicide attempters. Psychiatry Research, 242, 357-364. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.05.051