Waring, S. V., & Kelly, A. C. (2019). Trait self-compassion predicts different responses to failure depending on the interpersonal context. Personality and Individual Differences, 143, 47-54.

Miller, K.E., Kelly, A.C., & Stephen, E. (2019). Exposure to body focused and non-body focused others over a week: A preliminary investigation of their unique contributions to college women’s eating and body image. Body Image, 28, 48-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.12.003


Kelly, A. C., & Waring, S. V. (2018). A feasibility study of a 2‐week self‐compassionate letter‐writing intervention for nontreatment seeking individuals with typical and atypical anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 1005-1009. DOI: 10.1002/eat.22930

Vimalakanthan, K., Kelly, A.C., & Trac, S. (2018). From competition to compassion: A caregiving approach to intervening with appearance comparisons. Body Image, 25, 148-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.03.003


NOTE: 1-year parental leave December 2016-November 2017

Dupasquier, J.R., Kelly, A.C., Moscovitch, D.A., & Vidovic, V. (2017). Practicing self-compassion weakens the relationship between fear of receiving compassion and the desire to conceal negative experiences from others. Mindfulness. DOI: 10.1007/s12671-017-0792-0

Kelly, A.C., Wisniewski, L., Matin-Wagar, C., & Hoffman, E. (2017). Group-based compassion-focused therapy as an adjunct to outpatient treatment for eating disorders: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24, 475–487. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.2018

Hermanto, N., Zuroff, D.C., Kelly, A.C., & Leybman, M.J. (2017). Receiving support, giving support, and self-reassurance: A daily diary test of social mentality theory. Personality and Individual Differences, 107, 37-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.11.013


Kelly, A.C., Miller, K.E., & Stephen, E. (2016). The benefits of being self-compassionate on days when interactions with body-focused others are frequent. Body Image, 19, 195–203. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.10.005

Kelly, A.C., & Tasca, G.A. (2016). Within-persons predictors of change during eating disorders treatment: An examination of self-compassion, self-criticism, shame, and eating disorder symptoms. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 716-722. DOI: 10.1002/eat.22527

Hermanto, N., Zuroff, D.C., Kopala-Sibley, D.C., Kelly, A.C., Matos, M., Gilbert, P., & Koestner, R. (2016). Ability to receive compassion from others buffers the depressogenic effect of self-criticism: A cross-cultural multi-study analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 324-332. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.055

Kelly, A.C., & Stephen, E. (2016). A daily diary study of self-compassion, body image, and eating behavior in female college studentsBody Image, 17, 152-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.03.006

Zuroff, D.C., Shahar, G., Blatt, S.J., Kelly, A.C., & Leybman, M.J. (2016). Predictors and moderators of between-therapist and within-therapist differences in depressed outpatients' experiences of the Rogerian conditions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63, 162-172. DOI: 10.1037/cou0000139            

Kelly, A.C., & Dupasquier, J.R. (2016). Social safeness mediates the relationship between recalled parental warmth and the capacity for self-compassion and receiving compassionPersonality and Individual Differences, 89, 157-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.017

Zuroff, D.C., Sadikaj, G., Kelly, A.C., & Leybman, M.J. (2016). Conceptualizing and measuring self-criticism as both a personality trait and a personality state. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 14-21. DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2015.1044604


NOTE: 1-year parental leave June 2014-May 2015

Kelly, A.C., & Carter, J.C. (2015). Self-compassion training for binge eating disorder: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 88, 285-303. DOI: 10.1111/papt.12044

Carter, J. C., & Kelly, A. C. (2015). Autonomous and controlled motivation for eating disorders treatment: Baseline predictors and relationship to treatment outcome. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 76-90DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12062


Kelly, A.C., Vimalakanthan, K., & Miller, K. E. (2014). Self-compassion moderates the relationship between body mass index and both eating disorder pathology and body image flexibility. Body Image, 11, 446-453. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.07.005

Kelly, A.C., Vimalakanthan, K., & Carter, J.C. (2014). Understanding the roles of self-esteem, self-compassion, and fear of self-compassion in eating disorder pathology: An examination of female students and eating disorder patients. Eating Behaviors, 15, 388-391. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.04.008.

Kelly, A.C., & Carter, J.C. (2014). Eating disorder subtypes differ in their rates of psychosocial improvement over treatment. Journal of Eating Disorders 2, 2. DOI:10.1186/2050-2974-2-2 

Kelly, A.C., Carter, J.C., & Borairi, S. (2014). Are improvements in shame and self-compassion early in eating disorders treatment associated with better patient outcomes? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 54–64DOI: 10.1002/eat.22196  


Kelly, A.C., Carter, J.C., Zuroff, D.C., & Borairi, S. (2013). Self-compassion and fear of self-compassion interact to predict response to eating disorders treatment: A preliminary investigation. Psychotherapy Research, 23, 252-264. DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2012.717310

Kelly, A.C., & Carter, J.C. (2013). Why self-critical patients present with more severe eating disorder pathology: The mediating role of shame. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 148–161. DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12006


Kelly, A. C., Zuroff, D. C., Leybman, M. J., & Gilbert, P. (2012). Social safeness, received social support, and maladjustment: Testing a tripartite model of affect regulation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36(6), 815-826.

Carter, J.C., Kelly, A. C. & Norwood, S.J. (2012). Interpersonal problems in Anorexia Nervosa: Social inhibition as defining and detrimental. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 169-174.


Kelly, A. C., Zuroff, D. C., Leybman, M. J., & Martin, A. (2011). Leaders’ and followers’ social rank styles interact to predict small group performance. Social, Behaviour, and Personality Journal, 39, 963-978.

Leybman, M. J., Zuroff, D. C., Fournier, M. A., Kelly, A. C., & Martin, A. (2011). Social Exchange Styles: Measurement, validation, and application. European Journal of Personality, 25, 198-210.


Kelly, A.C., Zuroff, D.C., Foa, C.L., & Gilbert, P. (2010). Who benefits from training in self-compassionate self-regulation? A study of smoking reduction. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 727-755.

Zuroff, D.C., Kelly, A.C., Leybman, M.J., Blatt, S.J., & Wampold, B. (2010). Between- and within-therapists variability in the therapeutic relationship: Independent predictors of change in adjustment and vulnerability. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 681 - 697.


Kelly, A. C., Zuroff, D. C., & Shapira, L. B. (2009). Soothing oneself and resisting self-attacks: The treatment of two intrapersonal deficits in depression vulnerability. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 301-313.


Kelly, A. C., Zuroff, D. C., Leybman, M. J., Martin, E. A., & Koestner, R. (2008). Satisfied groups and satisfied members: Untangling the between- and within-groups effects of need satisfaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1805-1826. 

Book Chapters

Carter, J.C., Bojman, K., Kelly, A.C. (2018). Compassion-focused therapies in severe obesity. In S. Cassin, R. Hawa, & S. Sockalingam (eds.). Psychological Care in Severe Obesity: A Practical Approach. Cambridge University Press.

Kelly, A.C., Miller, K.E., Vimalakanthan, K., Dupasquier, J.R., & Waring, S. (2018). Compassion-based interventions for body image. In T. Tylka & N. Piran (eds.). Handbook of Positive Body Image: Constructs, Protective Factors, and Interventions. Oxford University Press.

Kelly, A. C., & Carter, J.C. (2016). Compassion-focused therapy for eating disorders. In T. Wade (ed.) Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. Springer Singapore. DOI:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_167-1

Kelly, A. C., & Zuroff, D.C. (2014). Treating perfectionism. In L. Grossman, & S. Walfish (eds.) Translating Psychological Research into Practice: A Desk Reference for Practicing Mental Health Professionals. New York: Springer Books.