Ongoing Research
Complicated Grief and Sleep

Examining the effects of Complicated Grief on sleep quality.

Complicated Grief Behaviors

Examining the role of yearning and emotional pain in Complicated Grief

Peer-reviewed Publications

Arizmendi, B., Seeley, S. H., Allen, J. J. B., Killgore, W. D. S., Andrews-Hanna, J. R., Weihs, K. L., & O’Connor, M-F. (under review). A pull to be close: The differentiating effects of oxytocin and grief stimulus type on approach behavior in complicated grief.

De Feijter, M., O’Connor, M-F., Arizmendi, B., Arfan Ikram, M., Luik, A. (under review). The longitudinal association of actigraphy-estimated sleep with grief in middle-aged and elderly persons.


Arizmendi, B., Kaszniak, A. W., & O’Connor, M-F. (2016). Disrupted prefrontal activity during emotion processing in complicated grief: an fMRI investigation. NeuroImage, 164, 968-976.


Arizmendi, B., & O’Connor, M-F. (2015). What is “normal” in grief? Australian Critical Care, 28(2), 58-62


O’Connor, M-F. & Arizmendi, B., & Kaszniak, A. W. (2014). Virtually supportive: A feasibility pilot study of an online support group for dementia caregivers in a 3D virtual environment. Journal of Aging Studies, 30, 87-93. NIHMSID 593742.


O’Connor, M-F. & Arizmendi, B. (2013). Neuropsychological correlates of Complicated Grief in older spousally bereaved adults. Journals of Gerontology B Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 69B(1), 12-18. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbt025


Courtney, C., Dawson, M., Rizzo, A., Arizmendi, B., & Parsons, T.D. (2013). Predicting navigation performance with psychophysiological responses to threat in a virtual environment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8021, 129-138.


Parsons, T.D., Courtney, C., Dawson, M., Rizzo, A., & Arizmendi, B. (2013). Visuospatial processing and learning effects in virtual reality based mental rotation and navigational tasks. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 8019, 75-83.


Parsons, T.D., Courtney, C., Arizmendi, B., & Dawson, M. (2011). Virtual reality Stroop task for neurocognitive assessment. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics,143, 433-439.