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Mood and anxiety disorders 

*denotes student/trainee author

Weinberg, A., Kujawa, A., & Riesel, A. (in press). Understanding trajectories to anxiety and depression: Neural responses to errors and reward as indices of stress susceptibility. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

*Dickey, L., *West, M., *Pegg, S. *Green, H., & Kujawa, A. (in press). Neurophysiological responses to interpersonal emotional images prospectively predict the impact of COVID-19 pandemic-related stress on internalizing symptoms. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

*Kesselring, I., Yaremych, H. E., *Pegg, S., *Dickey, L., & Kujawa, A. (in press). Zoom or in-person? An ecological momentary assessment study of the effects of time with friends and depressive symptoms on affect in emerging adults. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

*Pegg, S., Arfer, K. B., & Kujawa, A. (in press). Altered reward responsiveness in depression: An examination of social and monetary reward domains and interactions with rejection sensitivity. Journal of Affective Disorders.

*Gupta, R. S., Kujawa, A., & Vago, D. (2021). A preliminary investigation of ERP components of attentional bias in anxious adults using temporospatial principal component analysis. Journal of Psychophysiology.

Kujawa, A., *Green, H., Compas, B. E., *Dickey, L., & *Pegg, S. (2020). Exposure to COVID-19 pandemic stress: Associations with depression and anxiety in emerging adults in the U.S. Depression and Anxiety, 37, 1280-1288.

*Pegg, S., *Dickey, L., *Green, H., & Kujawa, A. (2020). Differentiating clinically depressed adolescents with and without active suicidality: An examination of neurophysiological and self-report measures of reward responsiveness. Depression and Anxiety, 37, 876-884.

*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

King, L., Salo, V., Kujawa, A., & Humphreys, K. L. (in press). Advancing the RDoC initiative through the assessment of caregiver social processes. Development and Psychopathology.

Kujawa, A., Arfer, K. B., Finsaas, M., Kessel, E. M., Mumper, E., & Klein, D. N. (2020). Effects of maternal depression and mother-child relationship quality in early childhood on neural reactivity to rejection and peer stress in adolescence: A 9-year longitudinal study. Clinical Psychological Science, 8, 657-672.

Goldstein, B. L., Kessel, E. M., Kujawa, A., Finsaas, M. C., Davila, J., Hajcak, G., & Klein, D. N. (2020). Stressful life events moderate the effect of neural reward responsiveness in childhood on depressive symptoms in adolescence. Psychological Medicine, 50, 1548-1555.

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. (2019). Parenting style, exposure to natural disaster-related stress and the development of neural reactivity to threat and reward in children. Development and Psychopathology, 21, 1589-1598

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. (2019). Reduced reward responsiveness predicts change in depressive symptoms in anxious children and adolescents following treatment. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 29, 378-385.

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 and affective neuroscience

*Pegg, S., *Jeong, H. J., Foti, D., & Kujawa, A. (2021). Differentiating stages of reward responsiveness: Neurophysiological measures and associations with facets of the behavioral activation system. Psychophysiology, 58,

*Pegg, S., & Kujawa, A. The effects of a brief motivation manipulation on reward responsiveness: A multi-method study with implications for depression. (2020). International Journal of Psychophysiology, 150, 100-107.

*Cárdenas, E. F., Kujawa, A., Humphreys, K.L. (2020). Neurobiological changes across the perinatal period: Implications for health and behavior. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1097-1110.

*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.