Kenny Ananda Karyadi


I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2010.  I started the Ph.D. program at IUPUI in Clinical Psychology in 2011.  I obtained my Master of Science degree from IUPUI in 2013. 

Research Interests: 

I am currently conducting research in the Impulsivity Neuroscience Laboratory. My research broadly focuses on risk factors (e.g. impulsivity traits, emotional states, cue reactivity, and attentional biases) and protective factors (e.g. religiosity, acculturation, and mindfulness) underlying risky behaviors, especially substance use behaviors.

My bachelor’s thesis examined the roles of negative emotions and emotionally driven impulsiveness in driving alcohol use behaviors. My master’s thesis examined the roles of alcohol cravings and cue reactivity in driving increased alcohol use behaviors among impulsive individuals. Currently, I am primarily working on two research projects. In the first project, I am examining whether cue exposure would increase cravings, attentional biases, and addictive behaviors. In the second project, I am conducting a meta-analytic review on the protective effect of mindfulness against substance use behaviors.

I am currently a pre-doctoral fellow. My research is supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (AA07462). 

Select Publications:

  1. Karyadi, K. A., & King, K. M. (2011). Urgency and Negative Emotions: Evidence for Moderation on negative alcohol consequences. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 635-640.
  2. King, K. M., Karyadi, K. A., Luk, J. W., & Patock-Peckham, J. A. (2011). Dispositions to rash action moderate the association between concurrent drinking, depressive symptoms, and alcohol problems during emerging adulthood. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 446-454.  
  3. Karyadi, K. A., Coskunpinar, A., Dir, A., & Cyders, M. A. (2013). The interactive effects of affect lability, urgency, and sensation seeking on young adult problematic drinking. Journal of Addiction, 2013, 1-7.  
  4. Coskunpinar, A., Dir, A. L., Karyadi, K. A., Koo, C., & Cyders, M. A. (in press). Mechanisms underlying the relationship between negative affectivity and problematic alcohol use. Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  5. Cyders, M. A., Dzemidzic, M., Eiler, W. J., Coskunpinar, A., Karyadi, K. A., & Kareken, D. A. (in press). Negative urgency and ventromedial prefrontal cortex responses to alcohol cues: fMRI evidence of emotion-based impulsivity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.