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Representative publications

 

Vulnerability to mood and anxiety disorders

Pegg, S., Ethridge, P., Shields, G. S., Slavich, G. M., Weinberg, A., & Kujawa, A. (2019). Blunted social reward responsiveness moderates the effect of lifetime social stress exposure on depressive symptoms. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 178.

Kujawa, A., Hajcak, G., & Klein, D. N. (2019). Reduced reward responsiveness moderates the effect of maternal depression on depressive symptoms in offspring: Evidence across levels of analysis. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 60, 82-90.

Kujawa, A., & Burkhouse, K. L. (2017). Vulnerability to depression in youth: Advances from affective neuroscience. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2, 28-37.

Kessel, E. M., Kujawa, A., Dougherty, L. R., Hajcak, G., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2017). Neurophysiological processing of emotion in children of mothers with a history of depression: The moderating role of preschool persistent irritability. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 1599-1608.

Burkhouse, K. L., Kujawa, A., Keenan, K., Klumpp, H., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2017). The relation between parent depressive symptoms and neural correlates of attentional control in offspring: A preliminary study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 263, 26-31.

Kujawa, A., Wu, M., Klumpp, H., Pine, D. S., Swain, J. E., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Altered development of amygdala-frontal connectivity during emotional face processing in anxious youth and young adults. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 345-352.

Goldstein, B., Shankman, S., Kujawa, A., Torpey, D., Olino, T., & Klein, D. N. (2016). Developmental changes in electroencephalographic frontal asymmetry in young children at risk for depression. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 57, 1075-1082.

Kessel, E. M., Dougherty, L. R., Kujawa, A., Hajcak, G., Carlson, G. R., & Klein, D. N. (2016). Longitudinal associations between preschool disruptive mood dysregulation symptoms and neural reactivity to monetary reward during preadolescence. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 26, 131-137.

Kujawa, A., Glenn, C. R., Hajcak, G., & Klein, D. N. (2015). Affective modulation of the startle response among children at high and low risk for anxiety disorders. Psychological Medicine, 45, 2647-2656.

Kujawa, A., MacNamara, A., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2015). Enhanced neural reactivity to threatening faces in anxious youth: Evidence from event-related potentials. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1493-1501.

Proudfit, G. H., Bress J., Foti, D., Kujawa, A., Klein, D. N. (2015). Depression and event-related potentials: Emotional disengagement and reward insensitivity. Current Opinion in Psychology, 4, 110-113.

Kujawa, A., Proudfit, G. H., & Klein, D. N. (2014). Neural reactivity to rewards and losses in offspring of mothers and fathers with histories of depressive and anxiety disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology123(2), 287-297.

Torpey, D. C., Hajcak, G., Kim, J., Kujawa, A., Dyson, M. W., Olino, T. M., & Klein, D. N. (2013). Error-related brain activity in young children: Associations with parental anxiety and child temperamental negative emotionality. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 54(8), 854-862.

Kujawa, A. J., Hajcak, G., Torpey, D., Kim, J., & Klein D. N. (2012). Electrocortical reactivity to emotional faces in young children and associations with maternal and paternal depression. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 53(2), 207-215.

Kujawa, A. J., Torpey, D., Kim, J., Hajcak, G., Rose, S., Gotlib, I., & Klein, D. N. (2011). Attentional biases for emotional faces in young children of mothers with chronic or recurrent depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39(1), 125-135

Parenting, stress, and developmental psychopathology

Kessel, E.M., Nelson, B.D., Finsaas, M., Kujawa, A., Meyer, A., Hajcak, G., Kotov, R., Carlson, G.A., Bromet, E.J., & Klein, D.N. (in press). Parenting style, exposure to natural disaster-related stress and the development of neural reactivity to threat and reward in children. Development and Psychopathology. 

Kessel, E. M., Nelson, B. D., Kujawa, A., Hajcak, G., Kotov, R., Carlson, G. A., Bromet, E. J., & Klein, D. N. (2018). Hurricane Sandy exposure alters the development of neural reactivity to negative stimuli in children. Child Development, 89, 339-248.

Kujawa, A., Hajcak, G., Danzig, A. P., Black, S. R., Bromet, E. J., Carlson, G. A., Kotov, R., & Klein. D. N. (2016). Neural reactivity to emotional stimuli prospectively predicts the impact of a natural disaster on psychiatric symptoms in children. Biological Psychiatry, 80, 381-389.

Kujawa, A., Proudfit, G. H., Laptook, R., Klein, D. N. (2015). Early parenting moderates the association between parental depression and neural reactivity to rewards and losses in offspring. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 503-515.

Kujawa, A., Dougherty, L., Durbin, C. E., Laptook, R., Torpey, D., & Klein, D. N. (2014). Emotion recognition in preschool children: Associations with maternal depression and early parenting. Development & Psychopathology, 26(1), 159-170.

Neural predictors and mechanisms of treatment response

Kujawa, A., Burkhouse, K. L., Karich, S. R., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (in press) Reduced reward responsiveness predicts change in depressive symptoms in anxious children and adolescents following treatment. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.

Burkhouse, K. L., Kujawa, A., Klumpp, H., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2017). Neural correlates of explicit and implicit emotion processing and relation to pediatric anxiety treatment response. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 58, 546-554.

Bunford, N., Kujawa, A., Swain, J. E., Hanna, G. L., Koschmann, E., Simpson, D., Connolly, S., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2017). Neural reactivity to angry faces predicts treatment response in pediatric anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45, 385-395.

Kujawa, A., Swain, J. E., Hanna, G. L., Koschmann, E., Simpson, D., Connolly, S., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Prefrontal reactivity to social signals of threat as a predictor of treatment response in anxious youth. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41, 1983-1990.

Kujawa, A., Weinberg, A., Bunford, N., Fitzgerald, K. D., Hanna, G. L., Monk, C. S., Kennedy, A. E., Klumpp, H., Hajcak, G., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Error-related brain activity in youth and young adults before and after treatment for generalized or social anxiety disorder. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 71, 162-168.

Burkhouse, K. L., Kujawa, A., Kennedy, A., Shankman, S., Langenecker, S., Phan, K. L., & Klumpp, H. (2016). Reward reactivity as a neural predictor of CBT response in anxiety and depression. Depression and Anxiety, 33, 281-288.

Developmental affective neuroscience

Cardenas, E., Kujawa, A., & Humphreys, K. L. (2019). Neurobiological changes across the perinatal period: Implications for health and behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Pegg, S., Dickey, L., Mumper, E., Kessel, E., Klein, D. N., & Kujawa, A. (2019). Stability and change in emotional processing across development: A 6‐year longitudinal investigation using event‐related potentials. Psychophysiology, e13438.

Babinski, D. E., Kujawa, A., Kessel, E. M., Arfer, K. B., & Klein, D. N. (2019). Sensitivity to peer feedback in young adolescents with symptoms of ADHD: Examination of neurophysiological and self-report measures. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 605-617.

Kujawa, A., Carroll, A., Mumper, E., Mukherjee, D., Kessel, E., Olino, T., Hajcak, G., & Klein, D. N. (2018). A longitudinal examination of event-related potentials sensitive to monetary reward and loss feedback from late childhood to middle adolescence. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 132, 323-330. 

Kujawa, A., Kessel, E. M., Carroll, A., Arfer K., & Klein, D. N. (2017). Social processing in early adolescence: Associations between neurophysiological, self-report, and behavioral measures. Biological Psychology, 128, 55-62. 

Kujawa, A., Kessel, E., Goldstein, B., Hajcak, G., Bufferd, S., Dyson, M., & Klein, D. N. (2017). Behavioral observations of positive and negative valence systems in early childhood predict physiological measures of emotional processing three years later. Journal of Affective Disorders, 216, 70-77.

Ethridge, P., Kujawa, A., Dirks, M., Arfer, K., Kessel, E., Klein, D. N., & Weinberg, A. (2017). Neural responses to social and monetary reward in early adolescence and emerging adulthood. Psychophysiology, 54, 1786-1799.

Wu, M., Kujawa, A., Lu, L., Fitzgerald, D., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Age-related changes in amygdala-frontal connectivity during emotional face processing from childhood into young adulthood. Human Brain Mapping, 37, 1684-1695.

MacNamara, A., Vergés, A., Kujawa, A., Fitzgerald, K. D., Monk, C. S., & Phan, K. L. (2016). Age-related changes in emotional face processing across childhood and adolescence: Evidence from event-related potentials. Developmental Psychobiology, 58, 27-38.

Kujawa, A., Proudfit, G. H., Kessel, E., Dyson, M., Olino, T., & Klein, D. N. (2015). Neural reactivity to monetary rewards and losses in childhood: Longitudinal and concurrent associations with observed and self-reported positive emotionality. Biological Psychology, 104, 41-47. 

Kujawa, A., Arfer, K. B., Klein, D. N., & Proudfit, G. H. (2014). Electrocortical reactivity to social feedback in youth: A pilot study of the Island Getaway task. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, 140-147.

Kujawa, A., Klein, D.N., & Hajcak, G. (2013). Two-year stability of the late positive potential across middle childhood and adolescence. Biological Psychology, 94(2), 290-296.

Kujawa, A., Klein, D. N., & Hajcak, G. (2012). Electrocortical reactivity to emotional images and faces from middle childhood to early adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(4), 458-467.