Hedy Kober

Hedy Kober
PhD, Columbia University (Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience); Respecialization in Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University; Clinical Internship, Yale University School of Medicine
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Craving, regulation of craving, substance use disorders, treatments for substance use and eating disorders, neural and psychological mechanisms of treatment, emotion regulation, mindfulness, meditation.
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    1. Roos, C.R^., & Kober, H. (in press). Emotion regulation in Substance Use Disorders: State of the science and next steps. In J. Gross & B. Ford (Eds.), Handbook of Emotion Regulation, 3nd Edition. New York, NY: Guilford.
    2. Koban, L^., Wager, T.D.,* & Kober, H.* (2023). A neuromarker for drug and food craving distinguishes drug users from non-users. Nature Neuroscience, 26, 316-325.
    3. Roos, C.R^., Harp, N^., Vafaie, N^., Gueorguieva, R., Frankforter, T., Carroll, K.M, & Kober, H. (2023). Randomized controlled trial of mindfulness- and reappraisal-based regulation of craving training among daily cigarette smokers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 37(7), 829-840.
    4. Vafaie, N^. & Kober, H. (2022). Drug cues and craving predict drug use and relapse: A comprehensive meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry, 79(7), 641-650.
    5. Lopez, R^., Ochsner, K.N., & Kober, H. (2022). Brief training in regulation of craving reduces cigarette smoking. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 138, 108749.
    6. Mollick, J^. & Kober, H. (2020). Computational models of drug use and addiction: A review. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129(6), 544-555.
    7. Sun, W^. & Kober, H. (2020) Regulating food craving: From mechanisms to interventions. Physiology & Behavior, 222, 112878.
    8. Suzuki, S^., Mell, M.M^., O’Malley, S., Krystal, J., Anticevic, A., & Kober, H. (2020). Regulation of craving and negative affect in Alcohol Use Disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 5(2), 239-250.
    9. Kober, H., Buhle, J., Weber, J., Ochsner, K.N.,* & Wager, T.D.* (2019). Let it be: Mindful-acceptance down-regulates pain and negative emotion. Social, Cognitive, & Affective Neuroscience, 14(11), 1147-1158.
    10. Boswell, R.G^*., Sun, W^*., Suzuki, S^., & Kober, H. (2018). Training in cognitive strategies reduces eating and improves food choice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 115(48), 11238-11247.
    11. Suzuki, S^. & Kober, H. (2018). Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.-in-Chief), J.M. Hooley, and P.D. Kendall (Assoc. Eds.), APA Handbook of Psychopathology: Vol. 1. Adult Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. pp. 481-506.
    12. Kober, H., Brewer, J.A., Height, K., & Sinha, R. (2017). Neural stress reactivity relates to smoking outcomes and differentiates between mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral treatments. NeuroImage, 151, 4-13.

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