Stuart Quirk
  • Position: Clinical Faculty
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Address: Sloan Hall 214, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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  • Vitae: Curriculum vitae


Stuart W. Quirk received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1999. After completing his predoctoral internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, he joined the faculty at Central Michigan University in 1999.

Research Interest:

My recent lab work has focused on emotional response in social anxiety but I also have ongoing projects examining the measurement of narcissism and have ongoing work on emotional reactivity in schizotypy. I also conduct and collaborate on research on the role of normal personality scales in clinical assessment and studies examining determinants of affective forecasting errors.

Recent Research:​

Quirk, S. W., Wier, D., Martin, S. M., & Christian, A. (2014). The influence of parental rejection on the development of maladaptive schemas, rumination, and motivations for self-injury.  Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 

Martin S. M. & Quirk, S. W. (2014). Social anxiety and the accuracy of predicted affect. Cognition and Emotion.​14.894905

Christiansen, N. D., Quirk, S. W., Robie, C., & Oswald, F. L. (2014). Light Already defines the darkness: Understanding normal and maladaptive personality in the workplace. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 7, 138-143. http://​

Hoerger, M., Quirk, S. W., Chapman, B. P., & Duberstein, P. R. (2012). Affective forecasting and self-rated symptoms of depression, anxiety, and hypomania: Evidence for a dysphoric forecasting bias. Cognition & Emotion, 26, 1098-1106.

Hoerger, M., Quirk, S. W., & Weed, N. C. (2011). Development and validation of the Delaying Gratification Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 23, 725-738.

Hoerger, M., Quirk, S. W., Lucas, R. E., & Carr, T. H.  (2010). Cognitive determinants of affective forecasting errors. Judgment and Decision Making, 5, 365-373.​

Hoerger, M. & Quirk, S. Q. (2010). Affective forecasting and the Big Five. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 972-976.