Allison Kalpakci
University of Houston
PsychiatryPsychopathologyMental healthDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyInterpersonal communicationCognitionConstruct (philosophy)PersonalityPerceptionPersonality disordersPersonality pathologyDepression (differential diagnoses)Theory of mindExperiential avoidanceContext (language use)Borderline personality disorderForensic psychiatryChild and adolescent psychiatryAnxietyClinical psychologyDevelopmental stage theories
19Publications
7H-index
157Citations
Publications 17
Newest
#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Lynne Steinberg (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 25
Last. Peter Fonagy (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 134
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DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) Section II criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD) lack developmental operationalization. The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether DSM criteria operate similarly across adolescents and adults to determine if developmental adjustment for DSM criteria was needed. Three age cohorts were recruited: adolescents (ages 12-17 years; n = 484), young adults (ages 18-25 years; n = 442), and adults (ages ≥26 ...
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#1Kiana Wall (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
#2Allison Kalpakci (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Emotional sensitivity is a construct found in major developmental models of borderline personality disorder. However, the construct remains nebulous. The patient perspective is crucially important in helping to define and conceptualize any psychological construct – especially one that plays such a large role in the developmental theories of a given disorder. The aim of the current study was to explore the meaning of emotional sensitivity from the perspective of those who identify as being emotio...
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#1Allison Kalpakci (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
#2Carolyn Ha (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 15
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents is highly complex and heterogeneous. Within the disorder, research has suggested the existence of at least two subgroups: one with predominantly internalizing psychopathology features and one with predominantly externalizing psychopathology features. One process that may differentiate these groups is executive functioning (EF), given that poor EF is linked to externalizing psychopathology. Against this background, the current study used a mult...
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#1Salome Vanwoerden (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Allison Kalpakci (Yale University)H-Index: 7
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Abstract Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness that onsets in adolescence. Research has demonstrated the central role of parent-child relationships for the development and maintenance of BPD although more research is necessary to clarify the specific dynamics that relate to BPD during adolescence. Based on preliminary research establishing the importance of parent-child boundaries for adolescent BPD, this study sought to evaluate the relations between different forms o...
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#1Marina Ibraheim (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 1
#2Allison Kalpakci (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Abstract Background Research has supported the notion that emotion dysregulation is a core feature of BPD. However, given that this feature is typical of healthy adolescents as well as adolescents with other psychiatric disorders, the specificity of emotion dysregulation to BPD in this age group has not yet been determined. The overall aim of this study was to examine emotion dysregulation in adolescent inpatients with BPD compared with non-BPD inpatient adolescents and healthy non-clinical adol...
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#1Tyson R. Reuter (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
#2Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
Last. Jeffrey Temple (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)H-Index: 37
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Empirical literature demonstrates that sexual minorities are at an increased risk of developing psychopathology, including borderline personality disorder (BPD). The specific link between sexual orientation and BPD has received significantly less attention in youth, and it remains unclear what drives this relation. Given that there are higher rates of psychopathology in both sexual minorities and individuals with BPD, the present study aimed to determine if sexual orientation uniquely contribute...
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#1Amanda Venta (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 19
#2Charles Jardin (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 9
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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The importance of measuring attachment insecurity is underscored by a vast literature tying attachment insecurity to numerous psychological disorders. Self-report measures assess explicit attachment beliefs and experiences, while interview measures, like the Adult Attachment Interview, assess implicit internal working models about the self as worthy of care and others as reliable sources of care. The present study is a preliminary psychometric evaluation of a potentially cost-effective method of...
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#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Allison Kalpakci (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
The current special issue focuses on the potential of mentalizing as a translational construct for the understanding and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Mentalizing, which provides the central construct around which mentalization-based therapy (MBT) and theory is organized, refers to the capacity to meaningfully reflect on the mind of others as well as the self. In this introductory article to the special issue, we begin by discussing the need for and nature of translational ...
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Sep 7, 2015 in UbiComp (Ubiquitous Computing)
#1Muhsin Ugur (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 2
#2Dvijesh Shastri (University of Houston–Downtown)H-Index: 8
Last. Ioannis Pavlidis (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 41
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This study explored various user interface designs to transition a two dimensional (2D) questionnaire from its paper-and-pencil testing format to the mobile platform. The current administration of the test limits its usage beyond the lab environment. Creating a mobile version would facilitate ubiquitous administration of the test. Yet, the mobile design must be at least as good as its paper-based counterpart in terms of input accuracy and user interaction efforts. We developed four user interfac...
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#1William Mellick (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
#2Allison Kalpakci (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Prior studies have examined critical expressed emotion (EE-Crit) in mothers in the intergenerational transmission of depression. However, the potential moderating effect of maternal depression diagnostic status in relation to EE-Crit and youth depressive symptoms has yet to be determined. A total of N¼121 biological mother/daughter dyads that differed in maternal depression diagnostic status were recruited for the present study: (1) currently depressed mothers (current depression, n¼29); (2) for...
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