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Kyla Machell Blalock, PhD

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
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Office: 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27705

Child clinical psychology, mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, pediatric neuropsychology

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., George Mason University, 2017

Publications

Kashdan, Todd B., Dan V. Blalock, Kevin C. Young, Kyla A. Machell, Samuel S. Monfort, Patrick E. McKnight, and Patty Ferssizidis. “Personality strengths in romantic relationships: Measuring perceptions of benefits and costs and their impact on personal and relational well-being.” Psychol Assess 30, no. 2 (February 2018): 241–58. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000464.

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Young, K. C., K. A. Machell, T. B. Kashdan, and M. L. Westwater. “The cascade of positive events: Does exercise on a given day increase the frequency of additional positive events?” Personality and Individual Differences 120 (January 1, 2018): 299–303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.03.032.

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Goodman, Fallon R., David J. Disabato, Todd B. Kashdan, and Kyla A. Machell. “Personality Strengths as Resilience: A One-Year Multiwave Study.” J Pers 85, no. 3 (June 2017): 423–34. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12250.

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Machell, Kyla A., Bethany A. Rallis, and Christianne Esposito-Smythers. “Family environment as a moderator of the association between anxiety and suicidal ideation.” J Anxiety Disord 40 (May 2016): 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2016.03.002.

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Machell, K. A., D. J. Disabato, and T. B. Kashdan. “Buffering the Negative Impact of Poverty on Youth: The Power of Purpose in Life.” Social Indicators Research 126, no. 2 (March 1, 2016): 845–61. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-015-0917-6.

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Machell, K. A., D. V. Blalock, T. B. Kashdan, and M. Yuen. “Academic achievement at the cost of ambition: The mixed results of a supportive, interactive environment on socially anxious teenagers.” Personality and Individual Differences 89 (January 1, 2016): 166–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.018.

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Blalock, D. V., A. T. Franzese, K. A. Machell, and T. J. Strauman. “Attachment style and self-regulation: How our patterns in relationships reflect broader motivational styles.” Personality and Individual Differences 87 (December 1, 2015): 90–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.07.024.

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Machell, Kyla A., Todd B. Kashdan, Jerome L. Short, and John B. Nezlek. “Relationships between meaning in life, social and achievement events, and positive and negative affect in daily life.” J Pers 83, no. 3 (June 2015): 287–98. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12103.

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Machell, Kyla A., Fallon R. Goodman, and Todd B. Kashdan. “Experiential avoidance and well-being: a daily diary analysis.” Cogn Emot 29, no. 2 (2015): 351–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2014.911143.

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Kleiman, Evan M., Todd B. Kashdan, Samuel S. Monfort, Kyla A. Machell, and Fallon R. Goodman. “Perceived responsiveness during an initial social interaction with a stranger predicts a positive memory bias one week later.” Cogn Emot 29, no. 2 (2015): 332–41. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2014.905458.

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