Department of PsychologyUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa

Department of Psychology Faculty Profile

David Cicero

David Cicero

Associate Professor

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Missouri (2012)

Research

Area: Clinical and quantitative psychology, schizophrenia, psychosis, self-relevant information processing, aberrant salience, risk for schizophrenia. The goal of my research is to understand the mechanisms involved in the development of psychosis and to use that understanding to improve our ability to predict and prevent future psychosis. Most social-cognitive models of psychosis have included two specific components: Aberrant salience (i.e., the unusual or incorrect assignment of significance or importance to stimuli, which is thought to be associated with dopamine dysregulation; Kapur, 2003) and self-processing (i.e., the way in which an individual processes information related to the self). My research program focuses on: (a) defining and measuring the constructs of aberrant salience and psychotic-like experiences; (b) examining the relations between self-processing and psychotic and psychotic-like experiences; and (c) investigating the interaction between aberrant salience and self-processing in psychosis. My research uses questionnaire and interview assessments of psychotic symptoms, basic social cognitive neuroscience tasks to measure aberrant salience and self-processing, experimental psychopathology paradigms to understand normal and abnormal belief formation, and advanced statistical techniques to examine the factor structure of psychotic-like experiences.

Publications

The Inventory of Psychotic-Like Anomalous Self-Experiences: Development and Validation, Psychological Assessment (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Neis, A.M., Klaunig, M.J., & Trask, C.L.

Confirmatory factor analysis of the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire: Measurement Invariance between Sexes. Assessment (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Rand-Giovannetti, D., Cicero, D.C., Latner, J., & Mond, J.

Brief assessment of schizotypy: A multinational study. Schizophrenia Research (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Fonseca-Pedrero, E., Debbane, M., Ortuno-Sierra, J., Chan, R.C.K., Cicero, D.C., Zang, L., Brenner, C., Barkus, E., Linscott, R., Kwapil, T., Barrantes-Vidal, N., Cohen, A., Raine, A., Compton, M., Tone, E.B., Shur, J., Muniz, J., Fumero, A., Tsaousis, I., Preti, A., Chmielewski, M., Laloyaux, J., Mechri, A., Lahmar, M.A., Wuthrich, V., Laroi, F., Badcock, J.C., & Jablenski, A.

The time has come for dimensional personality disorder diagnosis. Personality and Mental Health (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Hopwood, C.J., Kotov, R., Krueger, R.F., Watson, D., Widiger, T.A., Althoff, R.R., Ansell, E.B., Bach, B., Bagby, R.M., Blais, M.A., Bornovalova, M.A., Chmielewski, M., Cicero, D.C., Clark, L.A., Conway, C., De Clerq, B., De Fruyt, F., Docherty, A.R., Eaton, N.R., Edens, J.F., Texas Forbes, M.K., Forbush, K.T., Leising, D., Livesley, W.J., Lukowitsky, M.R., Lynam, D.R., Markon, K.E., Miller, J.D., Morey, L.C., Mullins-Sweatt, S.N., Ormel, J.H., Patrick, C.J., Pincus, A.L., Ruggero, C., Samuel, D.B., Sellbom, M., Slade, T., Tackett, J.L., Thomas, K.M., Trull, T.J., Vachon, D.D., Waszczuk, M.A., Waugh, M.H., Wright, A.G.C., Yalch, M.M., Zald, D.H., Zimmermann, D.

Tracking salience in young people: a psychometric field-test of the Aberrant Salience Inventory (ASI). Early Intervention in Psychiatry. (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: 2. Raballo, A., Cicero, D.C., Kerns, J.G., Sanna, S., Pintus, M., Pintus, E., Corriaas, I., Lai, V., Petretto, D.R., Carta, M., & Preti, A.

The structure and reliability of self-reported schizotypal personality traits: A cross-national study. Psychological Medicine. (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: 3. Fonseca-Pedrero, E., Debbane, M., Ortuno-Sierra, J., Chan, R.C.K., Cicero, D.C., Zang, L., Brenner, C., Barkus, E., Linscott, R., Kwapil, T., Barrantes-Vidal, N., Cohen, A., Raine, A., Compton, M., Tone, E.B., Shur, J., Muniz, J., Fumero, A., Tsaousis, I., Preti, A., Chmielewski, M., Laloyaux, J., Mechri, A., Lahmar, M.A., Wuthrich, V., Laroi, F., Badcock, J.C., & Jablenski, A.

Measurement Invariance of the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief among White, Asian, Hispanic, and Multiracial Populations (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Krieg, A.*, & Martin, E.A.

Self-Concept Clarity and Psychopathology. In Lodi-Smith, J. & Demarree, K. (Eds). Self-Concept Clarity, Springer Publishing, New York City (2017)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C.

The role of ethnic identity, self-concept, and aberrant salience in psychotic-like experiences. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Cohn, J.R.

Evidence that communication impairment in schizophrenia is associated with generalized poor task performance. Psychiatry Research. (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Merrill, A. M., Karcher, N. R., Cicero, D. C., Becker, T. M., Docherty, A. R., & Kerns, J. G.

Bipolar disorder: Biological factors. In Wenzel, A.E. (Ed). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA. (2017)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Klaunig, M.

Bipolar I disorder. In Wenzel, A.E. (Ed). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA. (2017)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Trask, C.

Bipolar disorder: Epidemiology. In Wenzel, A.E. (Ed). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, SAGE, Thousand Oaks, CA. (2017)
  Type: Chapters in books
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Trask, C.

Differential item functioning of the Full and Brief Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales in Asian, White, Hispanic, and Multiethnic samples. Assessment (2017)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Martin, E.A., & Krieg, A.

Anomalous Self- Experiences and Positive Symptoms are Independently Associated with Emotion Processing Deficits in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research (2016)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Klaunig, M.J.*, Trask, C.L.*, & Neis, A.M.*

Comparing Social Anxiety Between Asian Americans and European Americans: An Examination of Measurement Invariance. Assessment (2016)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Kreig, A.*, Yu, Y., & Cicero, D.C.

Eating disorder features and quality of life: Does gender matter? Quality of Life Research (2016)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Wagner, A.F.*, Stefano, E. C.*, Cicero, D.C., Latner, J.D., & Mond, J.M.

Measurement invariance of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire in Asian, Pacific Islander, White, and Multiethnic Populations. Psychological Assessment (2016)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: David C. Cicero

Decreased self- concept clarity in people with schizophrenia. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (2016)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Becker, T.M., Martin, E.A. & Kerns, J.G.

An Experimental Examination of the Aberrant Salience Hypothesis Using a Salience Manipulation and a Behavioral Magical Thinking Task. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology (2015)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Karcher, N., Cicero, D.C., Kerns, J.G.

Social Anhedonia is Not Just Extreme Introversion: Empirical Evidence of Distinct Constructs. Journal of Personality Disorders (2015)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Martin, E.A., Cicero, D.C., Bailey, D. H. & Kerns, J.G.

Evidence for the discriminant validity of the Revised Social Anhedonia Scale from Social Anxiety (2015)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Kreig, A., Becker, T.M., & Kerns, J.G.

The Role of Positive Affect and Individual differences in Intuition in the Accuracy of Pattern Recognition, Imagination, Cognition, and Personality: Consciousness in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice. (2015)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: David C. Cicero, Joshua A. Hicks, Laura A. King

Self-reported ambivalence in Schizophrenia and Associations with Negative Mood. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (2014)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Docherty, A. R., Cicero, D. C., Becker, T. M., & Kerns, J. G.

Reinforcement learning deficits in people with schizophrenia persist after extended trials. Psychiatry Research (2014)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Martin, E.A., Becker, T.M., & Kerns, J.G.

Aberrant Salience, Self-Concept Clarity, and Interview-Rated Psychotic-Like Experiences (In Press) Journal of Personality Disorders (2014)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D. C., Docherty, A.R., Martin, E.A., Becker, T. M., & Kerns, J. G.

Correspondence between Psychometric and Clinical High Risk for Psychosis in an Undergraduate Population (in press). Psychological Assessment (2014)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Martin, E.A., Becker, T.M., Docherty, A.R., & Kerns, J.G.

A deficit in attention to affective information related to anhedonia in schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. (2013)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Martin, E.A., Becker, T.M., Cicero, D.C., & Kerns, J.G.

The role of aberrant salience and low self-concept clarity in psychotic-like experiences. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. doi: 10.1037/a0027361 (2013)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Becker, T.M., Martin, E.A., Docherty, A.R., & Kerns, J.G.

Social networking profile correlates of schizotypy. Psychiatry Research. (2012)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Martin, E.A., Bailey, D.H., Cicero, D.C., Kerns, J.G.

Cognitive control components and speech symptoms in people with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. (2012)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Becker, T. M., Cicero, D. C., Cowan, N., & Kerns, J. G.

Differential associations between schizotypy facets and emotion traits. Psychiatry Research (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Martin, E.A., Becker, T.M., Cicero, D.C., Docherty, A.R., & Kerns, J.G.

Social Anhedonia, but not positive schizotypy is associated with poor affective control. (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Martin, E.A., Cicero, D.C., & Kerns, J.G.

Unpleasant and pleasant referential thinking: relations with self-relevant information processing, paranoia, and other schizotypal traits. Journal of Research in Personality. 45, 208-218. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.02.002 (2011)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Kerns, J.G.

Is Paranoia a defense against or an expression of low self-esteem? European Journal of Personality. doi:10.1002/per.794 (2010)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Kerns, J.G.

Multidimensional factor structure of positive schizotypy. Journal of Personality Disorders, 24, 327-343. doi: 10.1521/pedi.2010.24.3.327 (2010)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Kerns, J.G.

Can dissociation be discriminated from disorganized and positive schizotypy? Journal of Personality. 78, 1239-1270. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00649.x (2010)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C. & Kerns, J.G.

The Aberrant Salience Inventory: a new measure of psychosis proneness. Psychological Assessment. 3, 688-701. doi: 10.1037/a0019913 (2010)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Kerns, J.G., & McCarthy, D.M.

Positive affect, intuition, and feelings of meaning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (2010)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Hicks, J.A., Cicero, D.C., Burton, C.M., Trent, J. & King, L.A.

Are there developmentally limited forms of bipolar disorder? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 188, 431-447. doi: 10.1037/a00115919. (2009)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., Epler, A.E., & Sher, K.J.

Antidepressant exposure in bipolar children. Psychiatry Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 66(4), 317-322. doi: 10.1521/psyc.66.4.317.25437 (2003)
  Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
  Co-Authors: Cicero, D.C., El-Mallakh, R.S., Holman, J., & Robertson, J.

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