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Nassim Tabri

Management Board Member

Degrees:Ph.D. (Concordia)

Keywords: addiction, overvalued ideation, psychopathology, self-concept

Research Interests

In one line of research, I investigate how various transdiagnostic factors (e.g., overvalued ideation, perfectionism, and impulsivity) may function together to proliferate and maintain engagement in various health compromising behaviours (e.g., disordered eating and gambling).
The research I have conducted is contributing to the development of a transdiagnostic theory of mental health disorders, which will help explain why people engage in health compromising behaviours. The ultimate aim of this line of research is to enhance the prevention, assessment, and treatment protocols of various mental health disorders (e.g., prevention and treatment for disordered eating).
In a second line of research, I investigate the mental health implications of group membership. This research integrates social identity theory with theories from clinical and health psychology to understand how group-related factors (e.g., perceived intergroup threat, group-based emotions, and social identification) affect the mental health and well-being of group members. The goal is to develop an integrative framework of how group membership may affect our mental health and well-being.

Sample Publications

Becker, K. R., Plessow, F., Tabri, N., Coniglio, K. A., Franko, D. L., Zayas, L. V., Germine, L., Thomas, J. J., & Eddy, K. T. (2017). Global/local processing style: Explaining the relationship between trait anxiety and binge eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders., 50(11), 1264 – 1272. doi: 10.1002/eat.22772

Franko, D. L., Tabri, N., Keshaviah, A., Murray, H. B., Herzog, D. B., Thomas, J. J., Coniglio, K., Keel, P. K., & Eddy, K. T. (2018). Predictors of long-term recovery in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa: Data from a 22-year longitudinal study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 96, 183-188. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.10.008

Tabri, N., Murray, H. B., Thomas, J. J., Franko, D. L., Herzog, D. B., & Eddy, K. T. (2015). Overvaluation of body shape and weight and engagement in non-compensatory weight-control behaviors in eating disorders: Is there a reciprocal relationship? Psychological Medicine, 45(14), 2951 – 2958. doi:10.1017/S0033291715000896

Tabri, N., Werner, K. M., Milyavskaya, M., & Wohl, M. J. A. (in press). Perfectionism predicts disordered gambling via financially focused self-concept. Journal of Gambling Issues.

Tabri, N., Wohl, M. J. A., & Caouette, J. (2018). Will we be harmed, will it be severe, can we protect ourselves? Threat appraisals predict collective angst (and its consequences). European Journal of Social Psychology, 48(1), 72 – 85 doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2303

Tabri, N., Wohl, M. J. A., Eddy, K. T., & Thomas, J. J. (2017). Me, myself, and money: Having a financially focused self-concept and its consequences for disordered gambling. International Gambling Studies, 17(1), 30 – 50. doi: 10.1080/14459795.2016.1252414