Eric A. Fertuck

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation



North Academic Center





Eric A. Fertuck

Biography & Education

Degree/Date: B.S. 1992
Institution: Michigan State University
Specialization: Psychology, With Honors

Degree/Date: Ph.D. 1998
Institution: Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University
Specialization: Clinical Psychology

Degree/Date: Certificate, 2006  
Institution: Columbia University, Center for Psychoanalytic Psychoanalysis Training and Research   
Specialization: Psychoanalytic Training

Research Interests

Dr. Fertuck runs the Social Neuroscience and Psychopathology (SNAP) lab which advances a collaborative program of research at the interface of the clinical understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and related psychopathology, psychotherapy research, experimental psychopathology, and social neuroscience. Our interdisciplinary group harnesses these combined perspectives to advance our understanding of the mechanisms of psychopathology such as BPD and their treatment. Current projects include an EEG study of interpersonal trust learning in BPD, computerized text analysis of Reflective Functioning/Mentalization in psychotherapy, and the relation between quality of object relations and attachment to trust appraisal and interpersonal rejection sensitivity in BPD.  Over the coming year, we will organize a mix of activities in the Lab include presentation of works in progress, journal club style discussion of the literature, and collaborative literature review of germane topics. We are  very interested in mentoring students who are motivated to obtain first-hand experience in all aspects of the research endeavor, from the generation of a scientific question to the presentation/publication of new findings.



Miano, A., Fertuck, E. A., Roepke, S., & Dziobek, I. (2017). Romantic relationship dysfunction in borderline personality disorder—a naturalistic approach to trustworthiness perception. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8(3), 281-286.

Anglin, D., Fertuck, E., Tikhonov, A., Deokinanan, S., Grinband, J., & Wilson, S. (2017). SA59. The Psychophysiological Effects of Racially Primed Social Exclusion Among Ethnic Minorities With Attenuated Psychotic Symptoms. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(suppl_1), S134-S134. 


Silvers, J. A., Hubbard, A. D., Chaudhury, S., Biggs, E., Shu, J., Grunebaum, M. F., & ... Stanley, B. (2016). Suicide attempters with Borderline Personality Disorder show differential orbitofrontal and parietal recruitment when reflecting on aversive memories. Journal Of Psychiatric Research, 8171-78. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2016.06.020. 


Silvers, J. A., Hubbard, A. D., Biggs, E., Shu, J., Fertuck, E., Chaudhury, S., & ... Stanley, B. (2016). Affective lability and difficulties with regulation are differentially associated with amygdala and prefrontal response in women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging Section, 25474-82. doi:10.1016/j.pscychresns.2016.06.009. 


Bravo, E., Melara, R., & Fertuck, E. (2016). Journal Watch review of Maternal attachment representation and neurophysiological processing during the perception of infants’ emotional expressions. 10.1177/0003065116667293 


Chesin, M. S., Benjamin-Phillips, C. A., Keilp, J., Fertuck, E. A., Brodsky, B. S., & Stanley, B. (2016). Improvements in Executive Attention, Rumination, Cognitive Reactivity, and Mindfulness Among High-Suicide Risk Patients Participating in Adjunct Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: Preliminary Findings. Journal Of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, 22(8), 642-649. 


Wilson, S. T., Chesin, M., Fertuck, E., Keilp, J., Brodsky, B., Mann, J. J., & ... Stanley, B. (2016). Heart rate variability and suicidal behavior. Psychiatry Research, 240241-247. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.033.  


Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Peters, J. R., Fertuck, E. A., & Yen, S. (2016). Emotional Processes in Borderline Personality Disorder: An Update for Clinical Practice. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.


Fertuck, E. A., Tsoi, F., Grinband, J., Ruglass, L., Melara, R., & Hien, D. A. (2016). Facial trustworthiness perception bias elevated in individuals with PTSD compared to trauma exposed controls. Psychiatry Research, 23743-48.


Fertuck, E. A., Karan, E., & Stanley, B. (2016). The specificity of mental pain in borderline personality disorder compared to depressive disorders and healthy controls. Borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation, 3(1), 2. 

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