Joseph E Beeney, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Pennsylvania State University Clinical Psychology
UPMC Western Psychiatric HospitalClinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of MedicineClinical Psychology

Research Interests

Social cognition in personality disorders; Computational neuroscience; Social determinants of emotion
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Beeney JE, Forbes EE, Hipwell AE, Nance M, Mattia A, Lawless JM, Banihashemi L, & Stepp SD. Determining the key childhood and adolescent risk factors for future BPD using regularized regression: comparison to depression and conduct disorder. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. In Press.
  2. Beeney JE, Hallquist MN, Scott LN, Ringwald WR, Stepp SD, Lazarus SA, Wright AGC, Mattia & Pilkonis PA. The emotional bank account and the four horsemen of the apocalypse in romantic relationships of people with borderline personality disorder: a dyadic observational study. Clinical Psychological Science. 2019 Sept 1; 7(5): 1063-1077.
  3. Beeney, JE, Hallquist, MN, Clifton, AD, Lazarus, SA & Pilkonis, PA. Social disadvantage and BPD: a study of social networks. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research & Treatment. 2018; 9(1), 62-72.
  4. Beeney JE, Wright AGC, Stepp SD, Hallquist MN, Lazarus SA, Beeney JRS, Scott, LN & Pilkonis, PA. Disorganized Attachment and Personality Functioning in Adults: A Latent Class Analysis. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. 2016.
  5. Beeney JE, Stepp SD, Hallquist MN, Scott LN, Wright AGC, Ellison WD, et al. Attachment and social cognition in borderline personality disorder: Specificity in relation to antisocial and avoidant personality disorders. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. 2015;6(3):20715.

Clinical Interests

Borderline personality disorder; Social determinants of psychopathology; Social cognition in personality disorders

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Research lab management; Personality disorders