Dr. Eva Zysk is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and at Vantage College, UBC. Her research interest include contamination fears in OCD, virtual reality therapy for Social Anxiety, and student presentation anxiety. She has received awards for her teaching, including the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award. She is passionate about helping students settle into and enjoy university
Research interests include aetiology phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of OCD contamination fear subtypes; virtual reality exposure therapy for social anxiety; and student presentation anxiety.
Premkumar, P., Heym, N., Brown, D., Battersby, S., Sumich, A., Huntington, B., Daly, R., & Zysk, E. The effectiveness of self-guided virtual-reality exposure therapy for public-speaking anxiety. Frontiers in Psychiatry (in press).
Kalra, A. & Zysk, E. (2021). An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Emotional Experience of the 1947 Partition Survivors. Journal of Student Research, 10, 1.
Ramsden, R. & Zysk, E. (2021). Are Recent Mental Health Campaigns Successfully Targeting Young Men and Changing Their Attitudes Towards Depression, Suicide and Help-seeking? The Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences, 27.
AlMahadin, G., Lotfi, A., Zysk, E. et al. (2020). Parkinson’s disease: current assessment methods and wearable devices for evaluation of movement disorder motor symptoms – a patient and healthcare professional perspective. BMC Neurology 20, 419.
Zysk, E., Shafran, R., & Williams, T.I. Origins of mental contamination. (2018). Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (Special Issue), 17, 3–8. DOI: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.08.007 [IF=1.63]
Zysk, E., Shafran, R., & Williams, T.I. (2017). A Single-Subject Evaluation of the Treatment of Morphing Fear. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2017.03.003 [IF=2.54]
Shafran, R., Zysk, E. & Williams, T.I. CBT for a fear of morphing: a case illustration. (In press). In S. Dimidjian, (Ed.), Evidence-Based Practice in Action. New York: Guilford Press.
Zysk, E., Shafran, R, Williams, T.I. & Melli, G. (2015). Development and validation of the Morphing Fear Questionnaire (MFQ). Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 23(6), 533–542. [IF=2.58]
Zysk, E., Sundin, E., Premkumar, P. & Banyard, P. (2015). Health Psychology. In P. Banyard, C. Norman, B. Winder & G. Dillon (Eds.), Essential Psychology (pp. 469-482). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Rachman, S., Radomsky, A.S., Elliott, C.M., & Zysk, E. (2012). Mental contamination: The perpetrator effect. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 43(1), 587−593. [IF=2.52]
Rachman, S., Shafran, R., Radomsky A. S., Zysk, E. (2010). Reducing contamination by exposure plus safety behaviour. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42(3), 397−404. [IF=2.52]
Miller, G.E., Gaudin, A., Zysk, E., & Chen, E. (2008). Parental Support and Cytokine Activity in Childhood Asthma; The Role of Glucocorticoid Sensitivity. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 123(4), 824–830.