- Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology): University of Southern California
- M.A. (Clinical Psychology): University of Southern California
- B.A.: Yale University
Courses taught at TCNJ:
- Design and Statistical Analysis (PSY 203)
- Abnormal Psychology (PSY 217)
- Research Seminar (PSY 299)
- Clinical Psychology (PSY 331)
- Counseling and Clinical Seminar (PSY 373) on the Psychology of Mindfulness and Meditation
- Senior Seminar: The Psychology of Mindfulness and Meditation (PSY 470)
Research Interests: My research interests focus on the causes and consequences of rumination, a cognitive coping strategy that involves repetitive and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts about a negative experience or feeling. Rumination is associated with a range of negative clinical outcomes, from depression and anxiety to alcohol use and aggressive behavior. My research generally focuses on outcomes related to anger and aggression. I am currently exploring specific types of interpersonal stressors that may lead to increased rumination. Finally, I am interested in studying mindfulness as a possible antidote to rumination.
- Zielinski, M., Borders, A., & Giancola, P. (in press). Does hostile rumination mediate the associations between child abuse, parenting characteristics, and borderline features in adulthood?. Personality and Mental Health.
- Borders, A., Rothman, D., & McAndrew, L. (2014). Sleep problems may mediate associations between rumination and PTSD and depressive symptoms among OIF/OEF veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
- Borders, A., Guillen, L., A., & Meyer, I. (2014). Rumination, sexual orientation uncertainty, and psychological distress in sexual minority university students. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(4), 497-523.
- Borders, A., McAndrew, L., Quigley, K. S., & Chandler, H. K. (2012). Rumination moderates the associations between psychiatric symptoms and risky behaviors in Veterans. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25, 583-586.
- Borders, A., & Giancola, P. (2011). Trait and state hostile rumination facilitate alcohol-related aggression. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72, 545-554.
- Borders, A., & Liang, C. T. H. (2011). Rumination partially mediates the associations between perceived ethnic discrimination, emotional distress, and aggression. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 125-133.
- Van Dam, N., Earleywine, M., & Borders, A. (2010). Measuring mindfulness? An Item Response Theory analysis of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(7), 805-810.
- Borders, A., Jajodia, A., & Earleywine, M. (2010). Could mindfulness decrease anger, hostility, and aggression by decreasing rumination?. Aggressive Behavior, 36, 28-44.
- Borders, A., Smucker, S., & Earleywine, M. (2007). Dispositional rumination and alcohol-aggression expectancies moderate the relationship between alcohol consumption and alcohol-related violence. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 327-338.
*Note: Any underlined name is a student.
Fun fact: Dr. Borders has performed at Carnegie Hall… twice!