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Psychology Research Labs

Catherine Lutz Zois: Clinical, Community and Social Psychology

Primary Research Areas

Intimate Partner Violence:

  • What are factors associated with an increased likelihood of victimization? – Revictimization
  • What factors predict whether a victim of IPV will develop PTSD (e.g., rumination, avoidant coping, event specific attribution, self-compassion)?


  • Differences between Primary and Secondary psychopathy.
  • Emotional dysregulation, Alexithymia, Borderline Personality Disorder.
  • Empathy.
  • Past suicide attempts and self-injurious behavior.
  • The role of self-compassion.
Opportunities for Undergraduate Student Involvement
  • A project designed to increase our understanding of why mistrust may serve as a mechanism for rape revictimization.
  • A study of mechanisms and protective factors for the development of PTSD following stalking victimization.
Contact Catherine Lutz Zois

Office: 330 St. Joseph's Hall


Phone: 937-229-2164



Department of Psychology

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1430