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Professor and Director of Clinical Training
Paul D Rokke



I am a Clinical Psychologist.  I conduct basic research on the interaction between emotion and cognition, especially as it relates to understanding vulnerability to psychopathology.  I also conduct applied research on the treatment of depression.


Department of Psychology, Dept 2765

PO Box 6050

North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Office: 126C12 Minard Hall
Phone: 701-231-8626



      1979 BA, Music, Psychology, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
      1981 MS, Clinical Psychology, North Dakota State University
      1985 PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Houston 

      Representative Publications:

      • Rokke, P. D., Tomhave, J. A., & Jocic, Z. (1999). The role of client choice and target selection in self-management therapy for depression in older adults.  Psychology and Aging, 14, 155-169.

      • Rokke, P. D., Arnell, K. M., Koch, M. D., Andrews, J. T. (2002). Dual-task attention deficits in dysphoric mood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 370-379.

      • Lystad, C. M., Rokke, P. D., and Stout, D. M. (2009). Emotion congruent facilitation of attention when processing anxious stimuli. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 499-510.  

      • Stout, D. M. & Rokke, P. D. (2010). Components of working memory predict symptoms of distress. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 1293-1303.

      • Rokke, P. D., & Lystad, C. M. (2015). Mood-specific effects in the allocation of attention across time. Cognition & Emotion, 29(1), 27–50.

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