Bipolar Spectrum Psychopathology, Psychosis, Emergence of Symptoms, Early Detection of Bipolar Symptoms
I am interested in bipolar spectrum psychopathology, particularly identifying dimensions within the bipolar spectrum. I believe these differential expressions of these dimensions could enhance our understanding of symptom severity and prognosis. Additionally, much of my research focuses on subclinical expressions of bipolar symptoms and resulting impairment. I use data scientific techniques, such as regression, factor analysis, and item response theory.
Bachelor of Arts: University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Science: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Awards and Honors
- Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019
- Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020
- Teacher Ranked as Excellent by Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021
PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 238: Psychopathology and Problems in Living, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PSYC 398: Honors Psychology
Berson, T. R., Kemp, K. C., Bathery, A. J., Barrantes-Vidal, N., & Kwapil, T. R. (2020). The association of bipolar spectrum psychopathology with psychotic-like and schizotypic symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-020-09805-8
Berson, T. R., Sperry, S. H., Walsh, M. A., & Kwapil, T. R. (2021). A critical examination of multidimensionality within the Hypomanic Personality Scale. Submitted for publication.