Matthew Kimble

Associate Professor of Psychology

 work(802) 443-5402
 Winter 2018: By Appointment only
 McCardell Bicentennial Hall 275

Matthew Kimble is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Middlebury College. He arrived at Middlebury in 2004 after six years at the Veteran Administration Hospital in Boston and two years teaching at the University of Wales, Bangor (GB).  He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College 1991 a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University 1996.

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His research interests focus on attentional processes in survivors of psychological trauma, particularly military veterans.  He uses eye tracking and event related potentials to better understand difficulties with expectancy and hypervigilance in trauma survivors.  He is published a number of articles on the topic, most recently one that looks at EEG responses to threatening sentences and has presented his work at national and international conferences.  See his CV for more details, or his scholarly writings for downloadable content.
Professor Kimble teaches a range of courses in the Psychology Department including Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, Psychological Disorders, Psychological Trauma, and Happiness.


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Select Publications since 2010

Kimble, M.O., Boxwala, M.,* Bean, W.,* Maletsky, K.,* Halper, J.,* Spollen, K.,* Fleming, K. (2014).  The impact of hypervigilance:  Evidence for a forward feedback loop.  Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 28, 241-245.  

Flack, W., Kimble, M.O., Campbell, B.E., Hopper, A., Peterca, O, & Heller, E.J. (2014).   Sexual Assault Victimization Among Female Undergraduates During Study Abroad: A Single Campus Survey Study.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-14, doi: 10.1177/0886260514563833

Ghisi, M., Novara, C., Buodo, G., Kimble, M., Scozzari, S., Di Natale, A., Sanavio, E, & Palomba, D.  (2013).  Psychological Distress and Posttraumatic Symptoms Following Occupational Accidents.  Behavioral Sciences, 3, 587-600. 

Kimble, M.O., Fleming, K., & Bennion, K.* (2013).  Contributors to Hypervigilance in a Military and Civilian Sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(8), 1672-1692.

Kimble, M.O., Batterink, L.*, Marks, L.*, Ross, C.*, & Fleming, K. (2012).  Negative expectancies in PTSD: Neurophysiological (N400) and behavioral evidence.   Journal of Psychiatric Research, 36, 849-855.

Kimble, M.O., Flack, W.F., Burbridge, E*. (2012). Study abroad increases risk for sexual assault in female undergraduates:  A Preliminary Report. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy.  doi: 10.1037/a0029608.

Kimble, M.O., Fleming, K., & Bandy, C.  (2010).  P300 to target and novel stimuli in trauma survivors.  Psychiatry Research, 178,  501–506.

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