Payton graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a B.S. in Psychology. He is interested in the etiology of mood and anxiety disorders, especially depression. His research is currently focusing on using networks of observable symptoms to explain the emergence and maintenance of psychopathology without relying on latent categories (e.g., symptoms are the disorder, rather than symptoms being caused by the disorder). He is also interested in how cultural factors impact psychopathology and how these factors relate to increasing rates of depression and anxiety. He can be reached at payton_jones@g.harvard.edu

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