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Published Research Papers


Fynn, D.M., Gignac, G.E., Becerra, R., Pestell, C., & Weinborn, M. (2021). The Prevalence and Characteristics of Alexithymia in Adults Following Brain Injury: A Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychology Review.

Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Hasking, P., McEvoy, P. M., Boyes, M., Sauer-Zavala, S., Chen, W., & Gross, J. J. (2021). The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire: Psychometric Properties and Relations with Affective Symptoms in a United States General Community Sample. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Cohodes, E. M., Preece, D. A., McCauley, S., Rogers, M. K., Gross, J. J., & Gee, D. G. (2021). Development and Validation of the Parental Assistance with Child Emotion Regulation (PACER) Questionnaire. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, 1-16.


Preece, D. A., Parry, C., Allan, M., & Allan, A. (2020). Assessing alexithymia in forensic settings: Psychometric properties of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale among incarcerated offenders. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.

Parry, C., Preece, D. A., Allan, M., & Allan, A. (2020). Alexithymia in non-violent offenders. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health.

Preece, D. A., Kiekens, G., Boyes, M., Mortier, P., Nock, M., Kessler, R., Bruffaerts, R., Hasking, P. (2020). Acquired capability for suicide among Belgian and Australian university students: Psychometric properties of the German Capability for Suicide Questionnaire and a test of the interpersonal theory of suicide. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Allan, A., Robinson, K., Chen, W., Hasking, P., & Gross, J. J. (2020). Assessing alexithymia: Psychometric properties of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire and 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in United States adults. Personality and Individual Differences166, 1-8.

Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Allan, A., Boyes, M., Chen, W., Hasking, P., & Gross, J. J. (2020). What is Alexithymia? Using Factor Analysis to Establish its Latent Structure and Relationship with Fantasizing and Emotional Reactivity. Journal of Personality, 1-15.

Greene, D., Hasking, P., Boyes, M., & Preece, D. (2020). Measurement Invariance of Two Measures of Alexithymia in Students Who Do and Who Do Not Engage in Non-suicidal Self-Injury and Risky Drinking. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 1-18.

Becerra, R., Preece, D. A., & Gross, J. J. (2020). Assessing beliefs about emotions: Development and validation of the Emotion Beliefs Questionnaire. PloS ONE, 15, 1-19.

Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Boyes, M. E., Northcott, C., McGillivray, L., & Hasking, P. A. (2020). Do self-report measures of alexithymia measure alexithymia or general psychological distress? A factor analytic examination across five samples. Personality and Individual Differences155, 1-8.

Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., & Gross, J. J. (2020). The emotion regulation questionnaire: psychometric properties in general community samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102, 348-356.


Preece, D., Becerra, R., & Campitelli, G. (2019). Assessing emotional reactivity: Psychometric properties of the Perth Emotional Reactivity Scale and the development of a short form. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 589-597.

Becerra, R., Preece, D., Campitelli, G., & Scott-Pillow, G. (2019). The assessment of emotional reactivity across negative and positive emotions: Development and validation of the Perth Emotional Reactivity Scale (PERS). Assessment, 26, 867-879.


Preece, D. A., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., & Allan, A. (2018). Measuring emotion regulation ability across negative and positive emotions: The Perth Emotion Regulation Competency Inventory (PERCI). Personality and Individual Differences, 135, 229-241.

Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., Dandy, J., & Allan, A. (2018). The psychometric assessment of alexithymia: Development and validation of the Perth Alexithymia Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 132, 32-44.

Preece, D., Becerra, R., Robinson, K., & Dandy, J. (2018). Assessing alexithymia: Psychometric properties and factorial invariance of the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale in nonclinical and psychiatric samples. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 40, 276-287.

Cruise, K. E., & Becerra, R. (2018). Alexithymia and problematic alcohol use: a critical update. Addictive Behaviors77, 232-246.

2017 and Earlier

Preece, D., Becerra, R., Allan, A., Robinson, K., & Dandy, J. (2017). Establishing the theoretical components of alexithymia via factor analysis: Introduction and validation of the attention-appraisal model of alexithymia. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 341-352.

Drake, D., Dandy, J., Loh, J. M., & Preece, D. (2017). Should parents financially support their adult children? Normative views in Australia. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 39, 248-359.

Becerra, R., Dandrade, C., & Harms, C. (2017). Can specific attentional skills be modified with mindfulness training for novice practitioners?. Current Psychology36(3), 657-664.

Dickinson, T., Becerra, R., & Coombes, J. (2017). Executive functioning deficits among adults with Bipolar Disorder (types I and II): A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of affective disorders218, 407-427.

Bojic, S., & Becerra, R. (2017). Mindfulness-based treatment for bipolar disorder: A systematic review of the literature. Europe’s journal of psychology13(3), 573.

Brown, A., & Becerra, R. (2017). Mindfulness for neuropathic pain: A case study. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy17(1), 19-37.

McGillivray, L., Becerra, R., & Harms, C. (2017). Prevalence and demographic correlates of alexithymia: A comparison between Australian psychiatric and community samples. Journal of clinical psychology73(1), 76-87.

Duarte, W., Becerra, R., & Cruise, K. (2016). The relationship between neurocognitive functioning and occupational functioning in bipolar disorder: a literature review. Europe’s journal of psychology12(4), 659.

Becerra, R., Bassett, D., & Harms, C. (2016). Emotion regulation in bipolar disorder: Self-report profiles and effects of psychotropic medication. Clinical Neuropsychiatry13.

Preece, D., Allan, A., & Becerra, R. (2016). A case study of the neuropsychological outcomes following microsurgery, conventional radiotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy for an adult’s recurrent craniopharyngioma. Brain Injury, 30, 104-111.

Allan, A., McKillop, D., Dooley, J., Allan, M. M., & Preece, D. A. (2015). Apologies following an adverse medical event: The importance of focusing on the consumer’s needs. Patient Education and Counseling, 98, 1058-1062.

Becerra, R., Cruise, K., Harms, C., Allan, A., Bassett, D., Hood, S., & Murray, G. (2015). Emotion regulation and residual depression predict psychosocial functioning in bipolar disorder: Preliminary study. Universitas Psychologica14(3), 855-864.

Vahey, R., & Becerra, R. (2015). Galvanic skin response in mood disorders: A critical review.

Cavazzi, T., & Becerra, R. (2014). Psychophysiological research of borderline personality disorder: Review and implications for biosocial theory. Europe’s Journal of Psychology10(1), 185-203.

Mercer, L., & Becerra, R. (2013). A unique emotional processing profile of euthymic bipolar disorder? A critical review. Journal of affective disorders146(3), 295-309.

Becerra, R., & Campitelli, G. (2013). Emotional reactivity: Critical analysis and proposal of a new scale. International Journal of Applied Psychology3(6), 161-8.

Becerra, R., Cruise, K., Murray, G., Bassett, D., Harms, C., Allan, A., & Hood, S. (2013). Emotion regulation in bipolar disorder: Are emotion regulation abilities less compromised in euthymic bipolar disorder than unipolar depressive or anxiety disorders?.

Becerra, R., & Millichap, D. (2007). Emotional Processing in Spontaneous Confabulatory Syndrome After an Acquired Brain Injury.

Becerra, R. (2004). Homonymous Mistakes with Ontological Aspirations. The Persisting Problem with the Word «Consciousness». SORITES, 11.

Becerra, R. (2004). “Atmosphere”, a Precursor of “Cognitive Schemas”: Tracing Tacit Phenomenological Influences on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology4(1).

Becerra, R., Amos, A., & Jongenelis, S. (2002). Organic alexithymia: a study of acquired emotional blindness. Brain injury16(7), 633-645.