Last Name

Alexander Jordan, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionGeneral Psychiatry
AddressWorking Remotely - Contact MED
Boston MA
Other Positions
InstitutionVA Boston Healthcare System

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
A native of the Boston area, Dr. Jordan is a clinical psychologist committed to helping people improve their lives and achieve their most meaningful goals. Good therapy begins with good assessment, and a careful psychological evaluation is at the foundation of any treatment with Dr. Jordan, who tailors his approach to clients’ unique challenges, strengths, values, and life circumstances. Therapy with Dr. Jordan is practical and goal-directed. He draws on proven cognitive and behavioral principles to help clients identify and then change counterproductive habits of thought and action.

Dr. Jordan’s clinical approach is deeply rooted in the science of psychology. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, published in leading academic journals, cited over 1000 times, and featured in media outlets such as the New York Times and Good Morning America. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Society of Clinical Psychology.

Outside his private practice, Dr. Jordan is the PTSD Expert Evaluator for the $45 million federally funded Consortium to Alleviate PTSD, an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Boston University School of Medicine, a Senior Lecturer at Suffolk University, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he also serves on the faculty of the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program. He has provided clinical supervision to predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows and has instructed undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and executive students.

Dr. Jordan received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Stanford University and his B.A. from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa and with highest honors in psychology. He completed his clinical training at a variety of Boston-area sites, including McLean Hospital. His clinical internship was in the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at VA Boston and Dartmouth College.

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  1. Wortmann JH, Jordan AH, Weathers FW, Resick PA, Dondanville KA, Hall-Clark B, Foa EB, Young-McCaughan S, Yarvis JS, Hembree EA, Mintz J, Peterson AL, Litz BT. Psychometric analysis of the PTSD Checklist-5 (PCL-5) among treatment-seeking military service members. Psychol Assess. 2016 Nov; 28(11):1392-1403. PMID: 26751087.
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  2. Schnall S, Haidt J, Clore GL, Jordan AH. Landy and Goodwin (2015) Confirmed Most of Our Findings Then Drew the Wrong Conclusions. Perspect Psychol Sci. 2015 Jul; 10(4):537-8. PMID: 26177952.
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  3. Jordan AH, Monin B, Dweck CS, Lovett BJ, John OP, Gross JJ. Misery has more company than people think: underestimating the prevalence of others' negative emotions. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2011 Jan; 37(1):120-35. PMID: 21177878.
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  4. Zitek EM, Jordan AH, Monin B, Leach FR. Victim entitlement to behave selfishly. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2010 Feb; 98(2):245-55. PMID: 20085398.
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  5. Jordan AH, Monin B. From sucker to saint: moralization in response to self-threat. Psychol Sci. 2008 Aug; 19(8):809-15. PMID: 18816289.
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  6. Schnall S, Haidt J, Clore GL, Jordan AH. Disgust as embodied moral judgment. Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2008 Aug; 34(8):1096-109. PMID: 18505801.
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