Ezra Wegbreit, Ph.D.

Ezra Wegbreit

Program Director, Psychology
Associate Professor, Psychology

NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Brown University Alpert Medical School

NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard University Medical School

Ph.D., Psychology, Northwestern University

Graduate Teaching Certificate, Northwestern University

B.S., Psychology and B.A., Philosophy, Virginia Tech (dual degree)

Division: Social & Behavioral Sciences
206 Eddy Hall
  • Wegbreit, E., Weissman, A. B., Cushman, G. K., Bojanek, E., Kim, K. L., Leibenluft, E., & Dickstein, D.P. (2016). Reversal-learning deficits in childhood-onset bipolar disorder across the transition from childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Affective Disorders. 203:46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.05.046. Epub 2016 May 26. PMID: 27280962.
  • Wegbreit, E., Weissman, A. B., Cushman, G. K., Puzia, M. E., Kim, K. L., Leibenluft, E., & Dickstein, D.P. (2015). Facial emotion recognition in childhood-onset bipolar I disorder: An evaluation of developmental differences between youths and adults. Bipolar Disorders. May 8. doi: 10.1111/bdi.12312. PMID: 25951752
  • Wegbreit, E., Cushman, G. K., Puzia, M. E., Weissman, A. B., Kim, K. L., Laird, A. R., & Dickstein, D. P. (2014). Developmental meta-analyses of the functional neural correlates of bipolar disorder. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(8):926-35. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.660. PMID: 25100166.
  • Wegbreit, E., Franconeri, S., & Beeman, M. (2014). Anxious mood narrows attention in feature space. Cognition and Emotion. 29(4):668-677. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.922933. PMID: 24901246.
  • Wegbreit, E., Suzuki, S., Grabowecky, M., Kounios, J., & Beeman, M. (2012). Visual attention modulates insight versus analytic solving of verbal problems. Journal of Problem Solving, 4(2), 94-115. PMID: 24459538. PMCID: PMC3897204.
  • Wegbreit, E., Ellis, J. A., Nandam, A., Fitzgerald, J. M., Passarotti, A. M., Pavuluri, M. N., & Stevens, M. C. (2011). Amygdala functional connectivity predicts pharmacotherapy outcome in pediatric bipolar disorder. Brain Connectivity, 1(5), 411-422. PMID: 22432455. PMCID: PMC3604767.
  • NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brown University Alpert Medical School
  • NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University Medical School
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago

Frequent Classes Taught

PS-120: Introduction to Psychology 

PS-225: Lifespan Development 

PS-327: Biopsychology

PS-330: Sensation and Perception

PS-341: Learning

PS-364: Cognition

Graduate Classes Taught

CMHC-660: Research and Statistics

CMHC-670: Lifespan Development

Less Frequently Taught

PS-101A1: First-Year Seminar "What You Know, Isn't So"

PS-121: Child Psychology

PS-209A1: Special Topics: Statistics for Psychology 

PS-498: History and Systems of Psychology