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>Abramson, L., Callaghan, B.L., Silvers, J.A., Choy, T., VanTieghem, M., Vannucci, A., Fields, A., Tottenham, N. (2024). The effects of parental presence on amygdala and mPFC activation during fear conditioning: An exploratory study. Developmental Science. PDF.

Meredith, W. J., & Silvers, J. A. (2024). Experience-dependent neurodevelopment of self-regulation in adolescenceDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 101356. PDF.

Saragosa-Harris, N.M., Guassi Moreira, J.F., Waizman, Y.H., Sedykin, A.E., Peris, T.S.* & Silvers, J.A.* (in press). Early life adversity is associated with greater similarity in neural representations of ambiguous and threatening stimuli. Development and Psychopathology. *Equal author contribution. 


Calderon Leon, M. D.*, Guassi Moreira, J. F.*, Saragosa-Harris, N. M., Waizman, Y. H., Sedykin, A., Peris, T. S.**, & Silvers, J. A.** (2023). Parent and Friend Relationship Quality and Links to Trajectories of Loneliness during the First Year of College. *Equal author contribution. **Equal author contribution. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. PDF.

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Méndez Leal, A.S., Waizman, Y.H., Tashjian, S.M., Galván, A., & Silvers, J.A. (2023). Value-based neural representations predict social decision preferencesCerebral Cortex. PDF.

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Sahi, R.S., Calderon Leon, M.D., Saragosa-Harris, N.M., Waizman, Y.H., Sedykin, A.E.,  Ninova, E., Peris, T.S., Gross, J.J., & Silvers, J.A. (2021). A Data-Driven Typology of Emotion Regulation Profiles. Emotion. In Press. PDF

Méndez Leal, AS., Silvers, JA., Carroll, JE., Cole, S., Mahrer, N., Ross, K., Dunkel Schetter, C. (2023). Maternal Early Life Adversity Predicts Increased Pro-inflammatory Gene Transcription in the Third Trimester. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. PDF.

Meredith, W.J. & Silvers, J.A. (2023). Experience-dependent neurodevelopment of affective learning and regulation in adolescence. In Samson, A., Sander, D., & Kramer, U. (Eds.), Change in Emotion and Mental Health

Sahi, R.S., Eisenberger, N.I., & Silvers, J.A. (2023). Peer facilitation of emotion regulation in adolescenceDevelopmental Cognitive Neurosciences. PDF.

Sahi, R.S., Gaines, E. M., Nussbaum, S. G., Lee, D., Lieberman, M. D., Eisenberger, N. I., & Silvers, J. A. (2023). You changed my mind: Immediate and enduring impacts of social emotion regulation. Emotion. In Press.

Saragosa-Harris, N., Guassi Moreira, J.F., Waizman, Y.H., Sedykin, A., Silvers, J.A.+ & Peris, T.S.+ (2023). Neural representations of ambiguous affective stimuli and resilience to anxiety in emerging adultsBiological Psychology. PDF. +Equal authorship contributions

Silvers, J.A. & Peris, T.S. (2023). The neuroscience of emerging adulthood: Reward, ambiguity, and social support as building blocks of mental health. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. PDF.

Vacaru, S.V., Parenteau, A.M., Yi, S., Silvers, J.A., Hostinar, C.E., & de Weerth, C. (2023). Adolescents’ Hair Cortisol Concentrations during COVID-19: Evidence from Two Longitudinal Studies in The Netherlands and the United States. Developmental Psychobiology. In press.

Waizman, Y.H., Sedykin, A.E., Guassi Moreira, J.F., Saragosa-Harris, N.M., Silvers, J.A.*, & Peris, T.S.* (2023). Emotion regulation strategies and beliefs about emotions predict psychosocial outcomes in response to multiple stressors. Affective Science.*Equal author contribution. PDF.

Waller, C.R., Méndez Leal, A.S., & Silvers J.A. (2023).  Disparities in depression and anxiety that impact self-identified sexual minorities also affect a broader group of same-gender attracted young adults. Journal of Adolescent Health. In Press. PDF.


Barclay, M.E., Silvers, J.A., & Lee, S.S. (2022). Childhood irritability: Predictive validity and mediators of adolescent psychopathology. Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. PDF.

Fields, A., Silvers, J.A., Callaghan, B.L., VanTieghem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., & Tottenham, N. (2022). Fear modulates parental orienting during childhood and adolescenceJournal of Experimental Child Psychology. PDF.

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Méndez Leal, A.S., Waizman, Y.H., Saragosa-Harris, N., Ninova, E., & Silvers, J.A. (2022). Early caregiving adversity differentially shapes behavioral sensitivity to reward and risk during decision-making. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(12), 3249–3267. PDF.

Lee, J., Dhauna, J., Silvers, J.A., Houston, M.H., & Barnert, E.S. (2022). Therapeutic dance for the healing of sexual trauma: A systematic reviewTrauma, Violence & Abuse. PDF.

*+Méndez Leal, A.S., +Alba, L., Cummings, K., Jung, J., Waizman, Y.H., Guassi Moreira, J.F., Saragosa-Harris, N., Ninova, E., Waterman, J., Langley, A., Tottenham, N., +Silvers, J.A.+, & +Green, S. (2022). Sensory processing differences as a novel link between early caregiving experiences and mental health. Development and Psychopathology, 1-14. PDF. (+Equal authorship contributions). 

Sahi RS, He Z, Silvers JA, Eisenberger NI (2022). One size does not fit all: Decomposing the implementation and differential benefits of social emotion regulation strategies. Emotion. PDF.

Saragosa-Harris, N. & Silvers, J.A. (2022). The brain science of emotions (and how to control them). Frontiers for Young Minds. 10:710002. PDF.

Silvers, J.A. (2022). Adolescence as a pivotal period for emotion regulation development. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 258–263. PDF.


Callaghan, B.L., Pini, N., Silvers, J.A., VanTieghem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., Fifer, W.P., Tottenham, N. (2021). Child-Parent Cardiac Transference is Decreased Following Disrupted/Absent Early Care. Developmental Psychobiology, 63(5), 1279-1294. PDF

Deno, M., Yamagata, S., Silvers, J.A., Tonegawa, A., & Toshihiko, E. (2021). Age and sex differences in the differentiation of anger expression strategies and interpersonal contexts among Japanese adolescentsInternational Journal of Emotion Education, 13(2), 40-58. PDF.

Guassi Moreira, J.F., McLaughlin, K.A., & Silvers, J.A. (2021). Characterizing the network architecture of emotion regulation neurodevelopmentCerebral Cortex, 31(9), 4140-4150. PDF

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Méndez Leal, A.S., Waizman, Y.H., Saragosa-Harris, N.M., Ninova, E., & Silvers, J.A. (2021). Revisiting the Neural Architecture of Decision-Making: Univariate and Multivariate Evidence for System-Based Models in Adolescence. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(28), 6006-6017. PDF

Korom, M., Callaghan, B.L., VanTieghem, M., Silvers, J.A., Choy, T., Kalter, J., Blumenthal, E., & Tottenham, N. (2021). Shifting children’s attentional focus to emotions during art museum experiencesBritish Journal of Developmental Psychology, 40: 73-91. PDF

Méndez Leal, A.S., & Silvers, J.A. (2021). Neurobiological Markers of Resilience to Early Life Adversity During Adolescence. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 6(2), 238-247. PDF

Méndez Leal, A.S., & Silvers, J.A. (2021). Neuroscientific Approaches to the Study of Self and Social Emotion Regulation During Development. Oxford Handbook of Emotional Development. Ed. Dukes, D., Samson, A., Walle, E.  PDF

Saragosa-Harris, N.M. & Silvers, J.A. (in press). The Neural Bases of Emotion Regulation within a Process Model Framework. Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Second Edition. PDF


Callaghan, B.L.+, Gasser, C.+, Silvers, J.A., VanTieghem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K., Tompary, A., Davachi, L.^, & Tottenham, N.^ (2020). Age-related increases in posterior hippocampal granularity are associated with remote detailed episodic memory in development. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(8), 1738-1754. PDF

Dash, G. F., Thomsen, K. R., Ewing, S. W. F., & Silvers, J. A. (2020). Foundations of addictive problems in adolescents: Neurobiological factors.  Adolescent Addiction (pp. 19-41). Academic Press. PDF

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Sahi, R., Ninova, E., Parkinson, C., & Silvers, J.A. (2020). Performance and belief-based emotion regulation capacity and tendency: Mapping links with cognitive flexibility and perceived stressEmotion. PDF

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Tashjian, S.M., Galván, A., & Silvers, J.A. (2020). Computational and motivational mechanisms of human social decision making involving close others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 93, 104086. PDF

Méndez Leal, A.S., & Silvers, J.A. (2020). The Developing Social Brain. In J. B. Benson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (Second Edition) (pp. 410–416). Elsevier. PDF

Sahi, R., Ninova, E., & Silvers, J.A. (2020). With a Little Help From My Friends: Selective Social Potentiation of Emotion Regulation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. PDF

Silvers, J.A. (2020). Extinction learning and cognitive reappraisal: Windows into the neurodevelopment of emotion regulation. Child Development Perspectives, 14(3), 178-184. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Callaghan, B.L., VanTieghem, M., Choy, T., O’Sullivan, K. and Tottenham, N. (2020). An exploration of amygdala‐prefrontal mechanisms in the intergenerational transmission of learned fear. Developmental Science, 24(3), 13056. PDF

Waizman, Y.H., Méndez Leal, A.S., Guassi Moreira, J.F., Saragosa-Harris, N.M., Ninova, E., & Silvers, J.A. (2020). Effects of Emotion Regulation Strategy Usage on Internalizing Symptoms Following Early Institutional Care. Developmental Psychobiology, 63(5), 1202-1209. PDF


Botvinik-Nezer, R., … Guassi Moreira, J.F., … Méndez Leal, A.S., … Silvers, J.A., … & Poldrack, R.A., Schonberg, T. (2019). Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams. Nature, 582, 84-88. PDF

Guassi Moreira, J.F., McLaughlin, K.A., Silvers, J.A. (2019). Spatial and temporal cortical variability track with age and affective experience during emotion regulation in youthDevelopmental Psychology, 55(9), 1921-1937. PDF

Guassi Moreira, J. F., Tashjian, S. M., Galván, A., & Silvers, J. A. (2019). Is social decision making for close others consistent across domains and within individuals? Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 149(8), 1509-1526. PDF

Martin, R.E., Silvers, J.A., Hardi, F., Stephano, T., Helion, C., Insel, C., Franz, P.J., Ninova, E., Lander, J.P., Mischel, W., Casey, B.J. & Ochsner, K.N. (2019). Longitudinal changes in brain structures related to appetitive reactivity and regulation across developmentDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 38, 100675. PDF

Silvers, J.A., & Guassi Moreira, J.F. (2019). Capacity and tendency: A neuroscientific framework for the study of emotion regulation. Neuroscience Letters, 693, 35-39. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Squeglia, L.M., Rømer Thomsen, K., Hudson, K.A., & Feldstein Ewing. S.W. (2019). Hunting for what works: Adolescents in addiction treatment. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 43(4), 578-592. PDF


Guassi Moreira, J.F., & Silvers, J.A. (2018). In Due Time: Neurodevelopmental Considerations in the Study of Emotion Regulation. In P.M. Cole & T. Hollenstein (Eds.), Emotion Regulation A Matter of Time. Burlington, MA: Taylor & Francis. PDF

Guassi Moreira, J.F., Tashjian, S.M., Galván, A., & Silvers, J.A. (2018). Parents versus peers: Assessing the impact of social agents on decision making in young adulthood. Psychological Science, 29(9), 1526-1539. PDF


Silvers, J.A., Goff, B., Gabard-Durnam, L., Gee, D.G., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C., & Tottenham, N. (2017). Vigilance, the amygdala, and anxiety in youth with a history of institutional care. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 2, 493-501. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Insel, C., Powers, A., Franz, P., Helion, C., Martin, R.E., Weber, J., Casey, B.J., Mischel, W., & Ochsner, K.N. (2017). vlPFC-vmPFC-amygdala interactions underlie age-related differences in cognitive regulation of emotion. Cerebral Cortex, 27(7), 3502-3514. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Insel, C., Powers, A., Franz, P., Helion, C., Martin, R.E., Weber, J., Casey, B.J., Mischel, W., & Ochsner, K.N. (2017). The transition from childhood to adolescence is marked by a general decrease in amygdala reactivity and an affect-specific ventral-to-dorsal shift in medial prefrontal recruitment. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 128-137. PDF


Doré, B.P., Silvers, J.A., & Ochsner, K.N. (2016). Towards a personalized science of emotion regulation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(4), 171-187. PDF 

Silvers, J.A., Hubbard, A.D., Biggs, E., Shu, J., Fertuck, E., Chaudhury, S., Grunebaum, M.F., Weber, J., Kober, H., Chesin, M., Brodsky, B.S., Koenigsberg, H., Ochsner, K.N., Stanley, B. (2016). Affective lability and difficulties with regulation are differentially associated with amygdala and prefrontal response in women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 254, 74-82. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Hubbard, A.D., Chaudhury, S., Biggs, E., Shu, J., Grunebaum, M.F., Fertuck, E., Weber, J., Kober, H., Brodsky, B.S., Chesin, M., Ochsner, K.N., & Stanley, B. (2016). Suicide attempters with Borderline Personality Disorder show differential orbitofrontal and parietal recruitment when reflecting on aversive memories. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 81, 71-78. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Lumian, D.S., Gabard-Durnam, L., Gee, D.G., Goff, B., Fareri, D.S., Caldera, C., Flannery, J., Telzer, E.H., Humphreys, K.L. & Tottenham, N. (2016). Previous institutionalization is followed by broader amygdala-hippocampal-PFC network connectivity during aversive learning in human developmentJournal of Neuroscience, 36(24), 6420-6430. PDF


Silvers, J.A., Shu, J., Hubbard, A.D., Weber, J., & Ochsner, K.N. (2015). Concurrent and lasting effects of emotion regulation on amygdala response in adolescence and young adulthoodDevelopmental Science, 18(5): 771-784. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Weber, J., Wager, T.D., & Ochsner, K.N. (2015). Bad and worse: Neural systems underlying reappraisal of high and low intensity negative emotionsSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(2), 172-179. PDF

Silvers, J.A., Wager, T.D., Weber, J., & Ochsner, K.N. (2015). The neural bases of uninstructed negative emotion modulationSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(1), 10-18. PDF


Buhle, J.T.*, Silvers, J.A.*, Wager, T.D., Lopez, R., Onyemekwu, C., Kober, H., Weber, J. & Ochsner, K.N. (2014). Cognitive reappraisal of emotion: A meta-analysis of human neuroimaging studies. Cerebral Cortex, 24(11), 2981-2990. *Contributed equally PDF

Silvers, J.A., Insel, C., Powers, A., Franz, P., Casey, B.J., Mischel, W., & Ochsner, K.N. (2014). Curbing craving: Behavioral and brain evidence that children regulate craving when instructed to do so but have higher baseline craving than adultsPsychological Science, 25(10), 1932-1941. PDF


Silvers, J.A., Buhle, J.T., & Ochsner, K.N. (2013). The neuroscience of emotion regulation: Basic mechanisms and their role in development, aging and psychopathology. In K.N. Ochsner & S.M. Kosslyn (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume II: The Cutting Edges (pp. 52-78). New York: Oxford University Press. PDF


Ochsner, K.N., Silvers, J.A., & Buhle, J.T. (2012). Functional imaging studies of emotion regulation: A synthetic review and evolving model of the cognitive control of emotion. New York Academy of Sciences, 1251, E1-24. PDF

Silvers, J.A., McRae, K., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Gross, J.J., Remy, Katherine A., & Ochsner, K.N. (2012). Age-related differences in emotional reactivity, regulation and social rejection in development. Emotion, 12(6), 1235-1247. PDF


Wallace, G.L., Case, L.K., Harms, M.B., Silvers, J.A., Kenworthy, L.E., & Martin, A.  (2011). Diminished sensitivity to sad facial expressions in high functioning autism spectrum disorders is associated with symptomatology and adaptive functioning. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(11), 1475-1486. PDF


Denny, B. T., Silvers, J.A., & Ochsner, K. N. (2009). How we heal what we don’t want to feel: The functional neural architecture of emotion regulation. In A. M. Kring & D. M. Sloan (Eds.), Emotion regulation and psychopathology: A transdiagnostic approach to etiology and treatment (pp. 59-87). New York: Guilford Press. PDF

Wallace, G.L., Silvers, J.A., Martin, A. & Kenworthy, L.E. (2009).  Further evidence for inner speech deficits in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(12), 1735-1739. PDF


Silvers, J.A., & Haidt, J. (2008). Moral elevation can induce nursing. Emotion, 8(2), 291-295. PDF