Bard Faculty

Justin Dainer-Best

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Primary Academic Program: Psychology

Area of Specialization: Abnormal Psychology


BA, Haverford College; PhD, The University of Texas at Austin. Clinical psychology internship, University of Vermont. Justin Dainer-Best's research interests include the cognitive bases of depression; open science research practices; statistical modeling; and novel ways to use the internet and mobile technology to carry out psychological science. His research deals with identifying and modifying negative self-reference cognition in depression. His peer-reviewed work has appeared most recently in the publications PLOS ONE (2018; 2015), Psychological Assessment (2018), Journal of Affective Disorders (2018), and Biological Psychology (2017). At Bard since 2018.