Dr. Hetrick is a clinical psychologist whose research interests focus on the behavioral, cognitive, and biological bases of severe psychological disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism.

A specific focus of his research lab over the past decade has been the study of cerebellar involvement in psychological disorders.

His teaching is focused on clinical and translational research, dimensional approaches to psychopathology, abnormal psychology, evidence-based practice, intervention and evaluation, and foundations of clinical psychology at both the undergraduate and doctoral levels.

Areas of Study

  • Clinical Psychological Science
  • Neuroscience Science
  • Cognitive Science

Research Topics

  • Cerebellar structural and functional contributions to cognitive processes and psychopathology;
  • Brain-behavior relationships that underlie perceptual and attentional anomalies associated with schizophrenia and related disorders
  • Temporal processing and Intra-subject response variability;
  • Relevant methods include human brain (EEG, ERP, MRI) and skeletomotor (EMG) recordings, and clinical-neuropsychological assessment;
  • Clinical translational science.

Subject Area

  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
Past Affiliations
Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Psychology
PhD, Ohio State University, Psychology and Clinical, 1999
MA, California State University, Fullerton, Psychology and Experimental, 1993
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University, Psychology, 1987
clinical psychology neuropsychology psychophysiology eeg neurophysiology psychopathology evoked potential schizophrenia autism
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Psychophysiological Research
Society for Research in Psychopathology
Society of Biological Psychiatry