Academic Publications:

In press

Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). Is grit relevant to well-being and strengths? Cross-cultural evidence for separating out perseverance of effort and consistency of interests. Journal of Personality.

Rottenberg, J., Devendorf, A. R., Kashdan, T. B., & Disabato, D. J. (in press). The curious neglect of high functioning after psychopathology: The case of depression. Perspectives in Psychological Science.

Disabato, D. J., Short, J. L., Lameira, D., Wong, S., & Bagley, K. (in press). Predicting help seeking behavior: The impact of knowing someone close who has sought help. Journal of American College Student Health.

Froh, J., Bono, G., Disabato, D. J., Blalock, D.V., & McKnight, P. E. (in press). Gratitude’s role in adolescent antisocial and prosocial behavior: A 4-year longitudinal investigation. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., & Kashdan, T. B. (in press). Integrating strengths under the umbrella of personality science? Re-conceptualizing strengths within clinical presentations. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Rallis, B. A., Esposito-Smythers, C., Disabato, D. J., Mehlenbeck, R. S., Kaplan, S. Geer, L., Adams, R., & Meehan, B. (in press). A brief peer gatekeeper suicide prevention training: Results of an open pilot trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology.


Goodman, F. R., Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., & Kaufman, S. B. (2018). Measuring well-being: A comparison of subjective well-being and PERMA. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13, 321-332.

Kashdan, T. B., Stiksma, M. C., Disabato, D. J., Bekier, J., Kaji, J., & Lazarus, R. (2018). The Five-Dimensional Curiosity Scale:  Capturing the bandwidth of curiosity and identifying four unique subgroups of curious people. Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 130-149.


Folk, J. B., Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., Carter, S. P., DiMauro, J. C., & Riskind, J. H. (2017). Wise additions bridge the gap between social psychology and clinical practice:  Cognitive-behavioral therapy as an exemplar. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 27, 407-423.

Alexander, L., McKnight, P. E., Disabato, D. J., & Kashdan, T. B. (2017). When and how to use multiple informants to improve clinical assessment. Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 39, 669-679.

Disabato, D. J., Kashdan, T. B., Short, J. L., & Jarden, A. (2017). What predicts positive life events that influence the course of depression? A longitudinal examination of gratitude and meaning in life. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 444-458.

Goodman, F. R., Disabato D. J., & Kashdan, T. B. (2017). Personality strengths as resilience:  A one year multi-wave study. Journal of Personality, 85, 423-434.


Folk, J., Disabato, D. J., Daylor, J., Wilson, J., Barboza, S., & Tangney, J. P. (2016). Evaluating the effectiveness of a criminal thinking intervention:  Taking a Chance on Change. Psychological Services, 13, 272-282.

Disabato, D. J., Folk, J., Daylor, J., Wilson, J., Barboza, S., & Tangney, J. P. (2016). Psychometric validation of a simplified form of the PICTS for assessing criminal thinking. Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 456-464.

Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., Short, J. L., & Jarden, A. (2016). Different types of well-being? A cross-cultural examination of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Psychological Assessment. 28, 471-482.

Machell, K. A., Disabato, D. J., & Kashdan, T. B. (2016). Buffering the negative impact of poverty on youth:  The power of purpose in life. Social Indicators Research, 126, 845-861.


Kashdan, T.B., Rottenberg, J., Goodman, F.R., Disabato, D.J., & Begovic, E. (2015). Lumping and splitting in the study of meaning in life: Thoughts on surfing, surgery, scents, and sermons. Psychological Inquiry, 26, 336-342.

Misiak, M., Kaczmarek, L. D., Kashdan, T. B., Zimny, M., Urbanski, H., Zasinski, A., & Disabato, D. J. (2015). Prenatal exposure to sex hormones predicts gratitude intervention use:  Examination of digit ratio, motivational beliefs, and online activities. Personality and Individual Differences, 77, 68-73.

Layperson Publications:

Disabato, D. J. (2016). Lost in the details? 4 simple steps to better understand study results. Noba Project Blog.