KOPETZ Catalina – Adjunct Research Professor

Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, USA.

Fields of interest/specialization: Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Catalina Kopetz received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from University of Maryland. She is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on the mechanisms that underlie multiple goal pursuit and management of goal conflict and their implications for risk taking (i.e., overeating, substance use, risky sexual behavior, drunk driving). She published in prestigious journals spanning social and clinical psychology, prevention sciences, psychopharmacology, behavioral and brain sciences, as well as journals appealing to a broader audience such as Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Perspectives in Psychological Science, Current Directions in Psychological Science and Psychological Review. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (including NIDA, NCI, and NIAAA).

Curriculum Vitae: Kopetz_CV

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fXPSILUAAAAJ&hl=en

Representative works:

  • Kopetz, C., Woerner, J. I., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C. W., Nelson, C. A., Zeanah, C. H., & Fox, N. (2019). Early psychosocial deprivation and adolescent risk-taking: The role of motivation and executive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148(2), 388-399; doi: 10.1037/xge0000486.
  • Kopetz, C., Collado, A. C., & Lejuez, C. W. (2015). When the end justifies the means; Automatic tendencies toward sex-trade for crack cocaine. Motivation Science, 1(4), 233-243.
  • Kopetz, C. & Orehek, A., E. (2015). When the end justifies the means; Self-defeating behavior as “rational” and “successful” self-regulation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24(5), 386-391.
  • Kopetz, C., Lejuez, C. W, Wiers, R., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2013). Motivation and self-regulation in addiction. Perspectives in Psychological Sciences, 8(1), 3-24.
  • Kopetz, C., Faber, T., Fishbach, A., & Kruglanski, A. (2011). Multifinality Constraints Effect: How Goal Multiplicity Narrows the Means Set to a Focal End. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(5), 810-826.