Paul Rosen, PhD

Paul J. Rosen, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Louisville. Dr. Rosen specializes in research and treatment of ADHD/ADD and emotions in children, teenagers, and families. Dr. Rosen is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in clinical services/counseling for children and families with ADHD/ADD in the Louisville area.

Associate Professor

Paul J. Rosen, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville, RACER Lab, Research on ADHD and Children's Emotion Regulation


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Child Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2008-2010
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky, 2008
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1999

Research Interests

  • Emotion dysregulation in children
  • ADHD and comorbid internalizing/externalizing disorders of childhood
  • Intervention development

My research focuses primarily on emotion regulation and dysregulation among children with and without ADHD. Specific areas of research include 1) Assessment of patterns of emotion regulation and dysregulation among children with ADHD and typically functioning children; 2) The link between emotion dysregulation and emotional and behavioral problems in children with ADHD; 3) Development of interventions for the treatment of emotion dysregulation among children with ADHD, and 4) Use of portable data assessment technology (i.e.,smartphones) in the assessment of mood and behavior.

Selected Publications

Note: * = Student author

*Leaberry, K. D., Rosen, P. J., *Fogleman, N. D., *Walerius, D. M., & *Slaughter, K. E. (2017). Comorbid internalizing and externalizing disorders predict lability of negative emotions among children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, (online first).  doi:10.1177/1087054717734647

*Gramszlo, C., *Fogleman, N. D., Rosen, P. J., & Woodruff-Borden, J. (2017). Intolerance of uncertainty in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. ADHD: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 3, 1-9.

 *Fogleman, N. D., *Walerius, D. M., Rosen, P. J., & Leaberry, K. D. (2016). The relation of negative affect to peer victimization among children with and without ADHD. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 46, 1-10.

*Walerius, D. M., Rosen, P. J,, & *Fogleman, N. D. (2016). The role of ADHD and negative emotional lability in predicting changes in parenting daily hassles, Journal of Child & Family Studies, 25 (7), 2279-2291.

*Factor, P. I, Rosen, P.J., *Reyes, R.A.(2016 in print, 2013 online first). The relation of poor emotional awareness and externalizing behavior among children with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20 (2), 168-177, first published online 9 July 2013, DOI: 10.1177/ 1087054713494005.

Rosen, P. J., *Walerius, D. M., *Fogleman, N. D., & *Factor, P. I. (2015) Association of emotional lability and emotional and behavioral difficulties among children with and without ADHD. ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, 7 (4), 281-294, DOI: 10.1007/s12402-015-0175-0.*

Rosen, P. J., & *Factor, P. I. (2015 in print, 2012 online first). Emotional impulsivity and emotional and behavioral difficulties among children with ADHD: An Ecological Momentary Assessment study. Journal of Attention Disorders,19 (9), 779-793,  first published online 19 November 2012, DOI: 10.1177/1087054712463064.

*Walerius, D. M., *Reyes, R. A., Rosen, P. J., & *Factor, P. I., (2014). Functional impairment variability in children with ADHD due to emotional impulsivity. Journal of Attention Disorders, published online 17 December 2014, DOI: 10.1177/1087054714561859.

*Factor, P. I., *Reyes, R. A., Rosen, P. J. (2014). Emotional impulsivity in children with ADHD associated with comorbid--not ADHD--symptomatology. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36 (4), 530-541.

Rosen, P. J., Vaughn, A. J., Epstein, J. N, et al. (2014). Social self-control, externalizing behavior, and peer liking among children with ADHD-CT: A mediation model. Social Development,23 (2), 288-305. Originally published online 5 July 2013, DOI: 10.1111/sode.12046.

Rosen, P. J., Epstein, J. N., & Van Orden, G. (2013). I know it when I quantify it: Ecological Momentary Assessment and Recurrence Quantification Analysis of emotion dysregulation in children with ADHD. ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, 5, 283-294.

Rosen, P. J., Milich, R., & Harris, M. J. (2012). Dysregulated negative emotional reactivity as a predictor of chronic peer victimization in childhood. Aggressive Behavior, 38 (5), 414-427.

Epstein, J.N., Langberg, J.M., Rosen, P.J., Graham, A., Narad, M.E., Antonini, T.N., Brinkman, W.B., Froehlich, T., Simon, J.O., & Altaye, M. (2011).  Evidence for higher reaction time variability for children with ADHD on a range of cognitive tasks including reward and event rate manipulations. Neuropsychology, 25(4), 427-441.

Rosen, P. J., & Epstein, J. N. (2010). A pilot study of Ecological Momentary Assessment of emotion dysregulation in children. Journal of ADHD and Related Disorders, 1 (4), 39-52.

Rosen, P. J., Milich, R., & Harris, M. J. (2007). Victims of their own cognitions: Implicit social cognitions, chronic peer victimization, and the victim schema model. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 28, 221-226.

Courses often taught


  • Child Psychopathology
  • Research Methods


  • Psychology Interventions
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Clinical Supervision