University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

The Clinical Training Program - Keith Burt

Keith Burt

Keith Burt, Associate Professor

  • B.A. Pomona College, 1998
  • M.Phil. Cambridge University, 1999
  • M.A. University of Minnesota, 2006
  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2007
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Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-4285
Office Location:Dewey Hall, Room 340


Affiliated Faculty, Developmental Psychopathology Concentration

My research interests center on the interplay of normal and abnormal development, especially across adolescence and the transition to young adult life. I am specifically interested in relations between competence (e.g., academic success, social relationships, and work success) and broad dimensions of psychopathology (e.g., internalizing and externalizing problems). Consistent with a developmental psychopathology perspective, my research emphasizes the interplay of multiple risk factors at multiple levels of analysis, and processes related to both resilience (positive adaptation despite adversity) as well as more maladaptive outcomes.

Students who have a good fit with our lab often have strong interests in developmental psychopathology and statistics / data analysis.

Burt Laboratory
Research in the Burt laboratory examines processes of risk and resilience in adolescence and the transition to adulthood.

Representative Publications

  • Burt, K. B., Whelan, R., Conrod, P. J., Banaschewski, T., Barker, G. J., Bokde, A. L. W., … Garavan, H. and the IMAGEN consortium. (2016). Structural brain correlates of adolescent resilience. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(11), 1287-1296.
  • Rosenberg, E. R., Burt, K. B., Paysnick, A. A., & Forehand, R. (2016). Youth self-views, behavioral/emotional problems, and coping with stress: The role of incremental self-theory. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25(6), 1713-1723.
  • Paysnick, A. A., & Burt, K. B. (2015). Moderating effects of coping on associations between autonomic arousal and adolescent internalizing and externalizing problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44(5), 846-858.
  • Burt, K. B., & Paysnick, A. A. (2014). Identity, stress, and behavioral and emotional problems in undergraduates: Evidence for interaction effects. Journal of College Student Development, 55(4), 368-384.
  • Burt, K. B., & Obradovic, J. (2013). The construct of psychophysiological reactivity: Statistical and psychometric issues.Developmental Review, 33, 29-57.
  • Burt, K. B., & Paysnick, A. A. (2012). Resilience in the transition to adulthood. Development and Psychopathology, 24(2), 493-505.

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