Mike Roche, Ph.D.

Mike Roche, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • Office: Wayne Hall 525
  • Email: MRoche@wcupa.edu  

Office Hours: Spring 2024

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Thursday: 9:30 - 10:00 AM & 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

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Courses Typically Taught

  • Abnormal Psychology / Psychopathology
  • Assessment I, Assessment II
  • Clinic Practicum
  • Supervision
  • Personality
  • Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Brief Description of Research Interests

My research is primarily focused on the topic of personality disorder, personality traits, and personality processes. Informed through interpersonal theory, I investigate the impact personality has on social and emotional processes experienced in daily life. I am also interested in how longitudinal data (e.g. daily diary designs, ecological momentary assessment) can enhance psychological assessment, diagnosis (particularly the DSM-5 Alternative Personality Disorder model), and personalized interventions.

Representative Publication

  • Roche, M. J. (2020). Clinical Applications of Estimating Reliability of Within-Person Couplings in a Multilevel Framework. Journal of Personality Assessment, 102, 147-148.
  • Meehan, K., Cain, N., Roche, M. J., Clarkin, J., & De Panfilis, C, (2019). Rejection Sensitivity and Self-Regulation of Daily Interpersonal Events. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 49, 223-233.
  • Roche, M.J., Pincus, A.L., & Cole, P.E. (2019). Linking dimensions and dynamics in psychopathology research: An example using DSM-5 instruments. Journal of Research in Personality, 82, 103852.
  • Cain, N., Meehan, K., Roche, M. J., Clarkin, J., & De Panfilis, C, (2019). Effortful control and interpersonal behavior in daily life. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 315-325.
  • Roche, M. J., & Jacobson, N. C. (2019). Elections have consequences for student mental health: An accidental daily diary study. Psychological Reports, 122, 451-464.
  • Dowgwillo, E., Roche, M. J., & Pincus, A. L. (2018). Examining the Interpersonal Nature of Criterion A of the DSM-5 Section III Alternative Model for Personality Disorders using Bootstrapped Circular Confidence Intervals. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 581-592.
  • Jacobson, N.C., & Roche, M.J. (2018). Current evolutionary adaptiveness of anxiety: Extreme phenotypes of anxiety predict increased fertility across multiple generations. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 106, 82-90.
  • Meehan, K. B., Cain, N. M., Roche, M. J., Clarkin, J. F., & De Panfilis, C. (2018). Rejection sensitivity and interpersonal behavior in daily life. Personality and Individual Differences, 126, 109-115.
  • Roche, M.J. (2018). Applying the interpersonal situation heuristic scheme to both within and between situation dynamics. European Journal of Personality, 32, 575-576.
  • Roche, M. J. (2018). Examining the alternative model of personality disorder in daily life: Evidence for incremental validity. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 9, 574-583.
  • Roche, M. J., Jacobson, N., & Phillips, J. (2018). Expanding the validity of the Level of Personality Functioning Scale observer-report and self-report versions across trait, psychodynamic, and interpersonal paradigms. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 571-580.
  • Stein, M., Slavin-Mulford, J., Sinclair, S. J., Chung, W.-J., Roche, M. J., Denckla, C., & Blais, M. A. (2018). Extending the use of the SCORS-G composite ratings in assessing level of personality organization. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 166-175.
  • Wallace, L.N. & Roche, M.J. (2018). Vaping in context: Links among e-cigarette use, social status, and peer influence for college students. Journal of Drug Education, 48, 36-53.
  • Roche, M. J., Pincus, A. L., & Jacobson, N. C. (2017). Teaching Strategies for personality assessment at the undergraduate level. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99, 117-125.
  • Roche, M. J., Sinclair, S. J., Temes, C., Massey, C., Chung, W.-J., Stein, M., Richardson, L., & Blais, M. (2017). The Empirically-Derived Violence and Aggression Risk Index from the Personality Assessment Inventory: Development, Validation, and Application in General Psychiatric Settings. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 81(3), 213-232.
  • Roche, M. J., Jacobson, N., & Pincus, A. L. (2016). Using repeated daily assessments to uncover oscillating patterns and temporally-dynamic triggers in structures of psychopathology: Applications to the DSM–5 alternative model of personality disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(8), 1090-1102.
  • Sinclair, S. J., Roche, M. J., Temes, C., Massey, C., Chung, W.-J., Stein, M., Richardson, L., & Blais, M. (2016). Evaluating chronic suicide risk with the Personality Assessment Inventory: Development and initial validation of the Chronic Suicide Risk Index (S_Chron). Psychiatry Research, 245, 443-450.
  • Ambwani, S., Roche, M. J., Minnick, A. M., & Pincus, A. L. (2015). Negative affect, interpersonal perception, and binge eating behavior: An experience sampling study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 715-726.
  • Ansell, E. B., Laws, H. B., Roche, M. J., & Sinha, R. (2015). Effects of marijuana use on impulsivity and hostility in daily life. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 148, 136–142.
  • Conroy, D. E., Ram, N., Pincus, A. L., Coffman, D. L., Lorek, A. E., Rebar, A. L., & Roche, M. J. (2015). Daily physical activity and alcohol use across the adult lifespan. Health Psychology, 34(6), 653-660.
  • Schoenleber, M., Roche, M. J., Wetzel, E., Pincus, A. L., & Roberts, B. W. (2015). Development of a Brief Version of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 27, 1520-1526.
  • Wu, L. Z., Roche, M. J., Dowgwillo, E. A., Wang, S., & Pincus, A. L. (2015). A Chinese Translation of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems–Short Circumplex. Journal of Personality Assessment, 97(2), 153–162.
  • Ram, N., Conroy, D. E., Pincus, A. L., Lorek, A., Rebar, A., Roche, M. J., Coccia, M., Morack, J., Feldman, J., & Gerstorf, D. (2014). Examining the interplay of processes across multiple time-scales: Illustration with the Intraindividual Study of Affect, Health, and Interpersonal Behavior (iSAHIB). Research in Human Development, 11(2), 142–160.
  • Roche, M. J., Pincus, A. L., Rebar, A. L., Conroy, D. E., & Ram, N. (2014). Enriching psychological assessment using a person-specific analysis of interpersonal processes in daily life. Assessment, 21, 515-528.
  • Wang, S., Roche, M. J., Pincus, A. L., Conroy, D. E., Rebar, A. L., & Ram, N. (2014). Interpersonal dependency and emotion in every day life. Journal of Research in Personality, 53, 5–12.
  • Roche, M. J., Pincus, A. L., Conroy, D. E., Hyde, A. L., & Ram, N. (2013). Pathological Narcissism and Interpersonal Behavior in Daily Life. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4, 315-323.
  • Roche, M. J., Pincus, A. L., Hyde, A. L., Conroy, D. E., & Ram, N. (2013). Within-person covariation of agentic and communal perceptions: Implications for interpersonal theory and assessment. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 445-452.
  • Roche, M. J., Pincus, A. L., Lukowitsky, M. R., Ménard, K. S., & Conroy, D. E. (2013). An integrative approach to the assessment of narcissism. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(3), 237–248.
  • Steffensmeier, D. J., Schwartz, J., & Roche, M. J. (2013). Gender and twenty-first century corporate crime: Female involvement and the gender gap in Enron-era corporate frauds. American Sociological Review, 78, 448-476.
  • Hopwood, C. J., Ansell, E. B., Pincus, A. L., Wright, A. G., Lukowitsky, M. R., & Roche, M. J. (2011). The circumplex structure of interpersonal sensitivities. Journal of Personality, 79(4), 707–740.
  • Roche, M. J., Shoss, N. E., Pincus, A. L., & Ménard, K. S. (2011). Psychopathy moderates the relationship between time in treatment and levels of empathy in incarcerated male sexual offenders. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 23(2), 171–192.

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