Anthony C. Ruocco, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Professor) is a clinical psychologist who conducts research at the intersections of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and cognitive-affective neuroscience. His research focuses primarily on cognition and psychopathology, including symptoms and maladaptive traits. His research encompasses neurocognitive, social-cognitive, and neuroimaging studies of externalizing psychopathology (e.g., disinhibited behaviours, personality disorder diagnoses and traits, substance use disorders), suicidal thinking and behaviours, and depression, with a particular emphasis on executive functions, especially cognitive control. His research extends to family studies and investigations that incorporate measures of brain structure and function, including using magnetic resonance imaging and near-infrared spectroscopy brain imaging techniques.
Personality disorders, suicide risk, depression, executive functions, clinical neuropsychology, neuroimaging