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Dr. Adriana Miu is a clinical assistant professor and clinical psychologist who joined the UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry in July 2019. She attended Stanford University, where she received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Economics. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University and completed her internship at Northern California VA Health Care System and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. She was a clinical instructor and psychologist at Stanford for two years before joining UT Southwestern. She specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with sexual trauma and early psychosis. Adapting each individual’s needs, Dr. Miu uses an integrative approach that draws from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavior therapy. Her research interests include social-cognitive factors, such as growth mindset and hostile attribution bias.


Undergraduate School
Stanford University (2010), Psychology
Graduate School
Emory University (2013), Psychology
Graduate School
Emory University (2016), Psychology
Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2017), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Social Cognition
  • Trauma


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

An entity theory of intelligence predicts higher cortisol levels when high school grades are declining.
Lee, H. Y., Jamieson, J. P., Miu, A. S., Josephs, R. A., & Yeager, D. S. Child development 2018
Ebola and the social media
Fung, I. C. H., Tse, Z. T. H., Cheung, C. N., Miu, A. S., & Fu, K. W. The Lancet 2014 384 9961
Implicit theories of personality and attributions of hostile intent: a meta-analysis, an experiment, and a longitudinal intervention.
Yeager DS, Miu AS, Powers J, Dweck CS, Child Dev 2013 Sep-Oct 84 5 1651-67
Implicit theories of personality predict motivation to use prosocial coping strategies after bullying in high school
Yeager, D.S., & Miu, A.S. Edited by In Frydenberg, E., & Reevy, G. Personality, stress and coping: Implications for education 2011 47-62

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (2019)
  • Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists - International (2019)
  • American Psychological Association (2018)
  • Association for Psychological Science (2013)