Department of Psychology

Dr. Bruce J. Diamond

Office:   Science East 2062B
Phone:   973-720-3400
Email:   diamondb@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   M 9:30am-10:30am, T 3:00pm-5:00pm

Department: Psychology
Position: Full Professor/Graduate Program Director
Area Specialization: Neuropsychology and cognitive/clinical neuroscience.

Education/Licensing:

  • B.A. Ohio State University
  • M.Ed. Smith College
  • Ph.D. University of Manchester (UK)

Dr. Diamond’s research is in neuropsychology and cognitive/clinical neuroscience . Cognitive, psychiatric, brain imaging and autonomic techniques are used in order to examine memory, executive function, attention/concentration, information processing and mood/anxiety in clinical and healthy populations. He has published in numerous respected journals, has written a number of chapters and has presented at many national and international conferences.  Dr. Diamond is licensed in the State of New Jersey in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation.

 

Experience

  • Predoctoral Internship: Devereux Foundation
  • Posdoctoral Internship: Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Positions:

Elwyn Institutes

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Alternative in Community Treatment (ACT)

 

Lab Name and Mission:

Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (CCN)
The lab examines the cognitive, psychiatric, neurophysiological and autonomic correlates of memory, executive function, attention/concentration and mood/anxiety.

 

Publications (selected)

Diamond, Bruce J. , Mayes, Andrew R. and Meudell, Peter R.(2011). Priming, recognition and autonomic discrimination in amnesia.  Neurocase, 17:1,76-90.

Zeidan, F., Johnson, S.K.., Diamond, B.J. David, Z., Goolkasian, P. (2010). Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence of brief mental training. Consciousness and Cognition, 19(2):597-605.

Diamond, Bruce J, Johnson, Susan K., Kaufman, Michael and Graves, Linda (2008). Relationships between Information Processing, Depression, Fatigue and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis. Archives in Clinical Neuropsychology. 23(2), 189-199.

Johnson, S., Diamond, BJ, S Rausch, S, Kaufman, M , Samuel C. Shiflett, SC., Graves, L. (2006). The effect of gingko biloba on functional measures in multiple sclerosis: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Explore:The Journal of Science and Healing, Vol 2,(1), pp.19-24

Lengenfelder, J., Bryant, D., Diamond, B.J., Kalmar, J.H., Moore, N.B. & DeLuca, J. (2006). Processing speed interacts with working memory efficiency in multiple sclerosis. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol 21, 229-238

DeLuca, J., Christodoulou, C., Diamond, B.J., Rosenstein, E.D., Kramer, N., Ricker, J.H., & Natelson, B.H. (2004). The nature of memory impairment in chronic fatigue syndrome. Rehabilitation Psychology, Vol. 49 (1) February 2004, pp. 62-70

Christodoulou, C., DeLuca, J., Ricker, J.H., Madigan, N.K., Bly, B.M., Lange, G., Kalnin, A.J., Liu, W.C., Steffener, J., Diamond, B.J. and Ni, A.C. (2001) Functional magnetic resonance imaging of working memory impairment after traumatic brain injury.J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2001;71:161-168

Myers, Catherine E., DeLuca, John, Schultheis, Maria T., Schnirman, Geoffrey M., Ermita, Brandon R , Diamond, Bruce J., Warren, Stacey G.and Gluck, Mark. (2001). Impaired Delay Eyeblink Classical Conditioning in Individuals with Anterograde Amnesia Resulting from Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115, 3, 560-570.

Madigan, Nancy, DeLuca, John, Diamond, Bruce J. et al. (2000). Modality-specific differences in speed of information processing in traumatic brain injury. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 15, 3, 943-956.

Diamond, Bruce J., DeLuca and Kelley, Sharon M. (1997). Executive functions and memory impairments in patients with aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery. Brain 120, 1015-1025

Diamond, Bruce J. Mayes, Andrew R. and Meudell, Peter (1996). Autonomic and recognition indices of aware and unaware memory in amnesics and healthy subjects. Cortex. 32, 439-459

Ikai T, Findley TW, Izumi S, Hanayama K, Daum MC, Andrews, JF, Diamond, BJ. (1996). Reciprocal inhibition in the forearm during voluntary contraction and thinking about movement. J. Electromyography Clin Neurophysiology, 36, 295-304.

DeLuca, J and Diamond, BJ. (1995). Anterior communicating artery aneurysm: A review of neuroanatomical and neuropsychological sequela. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 17, 1.

Diamond, Bruce J., Valentine, Tim, Mayes, Andrew R., Sandel, M. Elizabeth (1994) Evidence of covert recognition in a prosopagnosic patient. Cortex, 30, 377-393.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Diamond, Bruce J (2010). Aneurysm. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Eds). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Heidelberg, Germany:  Springer-Verlag

Diamond, Bruce J (2010). Anterior communicating artery. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Eds). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Heidelberg, Germany:  Springer-Verlag

Diamond, Bruce J and Mosley, Joseph E. (2010). Viral Encephalitis. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Eds). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Heidelberg, Germany:  Springer-Verlag

Diamond, Bruce J (2010).Meningitis. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Eds). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag

Diamond, Bruce J (2010).Organic Brain Syndrome. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Eds). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Heidelberg, Germany:  Springer-Verlag.

 

Chapters

Diamond, B.J, & Shreve, G.M.. (2010). Neural, Physiological and Behavioral Correlates of  Language Translation and Interpretation in the Bilingual Brain. In G. Shreve and E. Agelone (Eds), Translation and Cognition. Philadelphia: Johns Benjamin.

Diamond, B.J, Shreve, G.M.. (2008). Cognitive-Sensory Adaptive Learning Systems. 
In R. Zheng and S.P. Ferris (Eds), Online Instructional Modeling: Theories and Practice (201-220). Hershy, PA: Information Science Reference

Diamond, B.J., Shiflett, S.C., Feiwel, N., Matheis, R.J., Richards, J.A., Noskin, O. and Graves, L. (2002). Ginkgo Biloba Extract: Mechanisms, Clinical Indications and Comments. Research and Practice in Alzheimer’s disease . Serdi Publishers: France

Diamond, BJ, Schoenberger,N., Nayak, S, Cotter, N. and Shiflett, S.C. (1998). Alternative medicine in the treatment of neurological disorders. pages 170-206. In: Complementary/Alternative Medicine: An evidence based approach. John Spencer, (ed). Mosby: St. Louis, pp 170-206.

 

Edited Work

Guest Editor: Diamond, BJ. Guest Editor of  the Special Issue on Telerehabilitation for the Journal “NeuroRehabilitation”. Volume 18, Number 2, 2004.

 

Conference Presentations: (Published or in-press abstracts through 2005)

Diamond, Bruce J. Johnson, S.K., David, Zhanna et al.,. Executive Costs, Processing Speed and Affect
To  be presented at the APS 23rd Annual Conference, May 25-29th, 2011, Washington, D.C., USA.

Diamond, Bruce J., Mayes, Andrew R. and Meudell, Peter (2011). Priming, Recognition and Autonomic Discrimination in Amnesia. JINS, INS, Boston MA, Feb, 2010.

Diamond, BJ.,  Mosley, J., Moors, A.C.,Moreines, J., Kosztyo,K., McKim,  D., Krynicky, J. (2010) Deconstructing Information Processing Speed Using Novel Accuracy Selectable Programs, APS, Boston, MA.

Zeidan, F., Johnson, S.K., Diamond, B.J., David, Z., & Goolkasian, P. (April, 2010). Mindfulness meditation improves cognition: Evidence for brief mental training. To be presented at the 17th Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, Canada.

Moors, Amy C, Mosley, J., Haines, E.L., Diamond, B.J.. The Quicker We Process, the Less We’re Prejudiced?. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, January, 2010  

Diamond, Bruce J. The Impact of  Load, Operations and Fatigue on Processing Speed Using Novel Accuracy Selectable Programs. International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA, Feb, 2009.

Diamond, Bruce, Haines, Elizabeth L.,  J, Mosley, Joseph, Moors, Amy C, Angelica Rojas
Danielle Gemmell. Relationships between Explicit Measures of Bias, Processing Speed and Mood. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, Florida, Feb 4th - 8th, 2008

Diamond, Bruce J, Mosley, Joseph, Moors, Moreines, Jared,  Amy C, Moors, Bracco, Jacqueline,  Rojas  Angelica
Single and Dual Processing Using Accuracy Selectable Programs Impacts Speed Not Accuracy. APS, Chicago, IL, May 22-25, 2008.

Diamond, Bruce J., Dettle, Krista (2008). Processing speed, age, visual-spatial organization and memory, and verbal fluency in children. Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA, March 15th, 2008.

Diamond, B.J., DeLuca, J., Noskin, O. (2008). Visual and Verbal Memory and Awareness in Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm: During and After Confabulation. International Neuropsychological Society, February 6, 2008 to February 9, 2008, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

Moreines, Jared,  Mosley, Joseph,  Gennace, Anthony, Diamond, Bruce J. Depressed Mood Inversely Correlates with Cognitive Functioning in Healthy College Students. American Psychiatric Association, May 5, 2008 Washington, DC.

Diamond, B.J., Moors, A.C. and  Takemoto, C. (2007). Three-Back and Simple Reaction Time Tasks Differentially Predict Encoding and Retrieval, APS, Washington, DC.

Diamond, B.J., Johnson, S.K., Moors, A.C. (2007). Relationships between Information Processing Speed,  Depression  and Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis Eastern Psychological Association, Paper Presentation, March 24th, 2007: Philadelphia, PA

Diamond, Bruce J. Mayes, Andrew R., Meudell, Peter. (2006). Predicting Recognition on the Basis of Physiological Activity at Encoding. INS, Zurich, Switzerland

Diamond,BJ. (2006). Giving Voices to the Voiceless. NJ EDge.Net Annual Conference, New Jersey

Mosley , Joseph,  Gennace, Anthony, Kachur, Elizabeth and Diamond, Bruce J (2006). Mood  and Information Processing, EPA, Baltimore, MD

Johnson, Susan K  Diamond, Bruce J Kaufman,  Michael. (2005). Differential Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Measures Sensitive to Cognitive Slowing in Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Archives in Neuropsychology.

Diamond, Bruce J and DeLuca, John. (2005). Information Processing Speed in Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,

Diamond, Bruce J. Gennace, Anthony and Zorogastua, Karent (2005). Relationships Between Processing Speed, Reaction Time and Long-Term Memory. EPA, Boston, MA