Adam S. Radomsky

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Adam Scott Radomsky is a Canadian psychologist who studies obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Education and career[edit]

Radomsky received a BSc in psychology with a minor in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1994. He attended the University of British Columbia for graduate studies, receiving a PhD in 2001 under the direction of Stanley Rachman.[1] His thesis was titled An Experimental Analysis of Compulsive Ordering and Arranging.[2] Upon graduation, he took a tenure-track position at the University of Concordia, where he was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2013.[1]

Radomsky currently directs a research laboratory as well as a clinical practice, both focusing on the research and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders. His current research focuses on thoughts, beliefs and memory in OCD, and on new investigations of compulsive checking and contamination-based OCD. Radomsky became a co-editor of the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry in 2012,[1] and since 2016 has been editor-in-chief.[3]

In 2014, Radomsky was elected fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association.[4] He was the founding president of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT) in 2010 and was elected fellow in 2015.[5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Rachman, S., Radomsky, A.S., & Shafran, S. (2008). "Safety behaviour: A reconsideration". Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46(2), 163–173.
  • Radomsky, A.S., Ashbaugh, A.R., & Gelfand, L.A. (2007). "Relationships between anger, symptoms and cognitive factors in OCD checkers". Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(11), 2712-2725
  • Ashbaugh, A.R., Gelfand, L.A., & Radomsky, A.S. (2006). "Interpersonal aspects of responsibility and obsessive compulsive symptoms". Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34(2), 151–163.
  • Coles, M.E., Radomsky, A.S., & Horng, B. (2006). "Exploring the boundaries of memory distrust from repeated checking: Increasing external validity and examining thresholds". Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(7), 995–1006.
  • Radomsky, A.S., Gilchrist, P.T., & Dussault, D. (2006). "Repeated checking really does cause memory distrust". Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(2), 305–316.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Adam S. Radomsky, PhD. Concordia University. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Radomsky, Adam Scott (2001). An Experimental Analysis of Compulsive Ordering and Arranging (PhD thesis). University of British Columbia.
  3. ^ "Editorial Board". Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. Elsevier. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Fellows". Canadian Psychological Association. 21 August 2018. Archived from the original on 2010-11-22.
  5. ^ "Faculty". Retrieved 2020-01-02.

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