Selected Publications

Cognitive Flexibility

Dirks, B., Romero, C., Voorhies, W., Kupis, L., Nomi, J.S., Dajani, D.R. Odriozola, P., Burrows, C.A., Beumont, A.L., Cardona, S.M., Parlade, M.V., Alessandri, M., Britton, J.C., & Uddin, L.Q. (2020). Neural responses to a putative set-shifting task in children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research, In press.

Baez, A.C., Dajani, D.R., Voorhies, W., Parlade, M., Alessandri, M., Britton, J.C., Llabre, M.M., & Uddin, L.Q. (2020). Parsing the Heterogeneity of Executive Function in Atypically and Typically Developing Children: A Conceptual Replication and Exploration of Social Function. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50(3), 707-718.

Britton, J.C., Rauch, S.L., Rosso, I.M., Killgore, W.D.S., Price, L.M., Ragan, J., Chosak, A., Hezel, D.M., Pine, D.S., Leibenluft, E., Pauls, D.L., Jenike, M.A., & Stewart, S.E. (2010). Cognitive inflexibility and frontal-cortical activation in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(9):944-953.

Executive Function

Burdette, E.T., Timpano, K.R., Novotny, S.E., Yepes, B.E., Reeb-Sutherland, B.C., & Britton, J.C. (2021). Repetitive Negative Thinking and Depressive Symptoms are Differentially Related to Response Inhibition: The influence of non-emotional, socio-emotional, and self-referential stimuli. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 147, 103989.  doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2021.103989

Threat and Safety Learning

Abend, R., Burk, D., Ruiz, S., Gold, A.L., Napoli, J., Britton, J.C., Michalska, K.J., Shechner, T., Winkler, A.M., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S., Averbeck, B.B. (2022) Computational Modeling of Rapid Threat Learning Reveals Links with Anxiety and Neuroanatomy. ELife, 11, e66169. doi: 10.7554/eLife.66169

Abend, R., Gold, A.L., Britton, J.C., Michalska, K.J., Shechner, T., Sachs, J.F., Winkler, A.M, Leibenluft, E., Averbeck, B., & Pine, D.S. (2020) Anticipatory Threat Responding: Associations with Anxiety, Development and Brain Structure. Biological Psychiatry, 87(10), 916-925.

Gold, A.L., Abend, R., Britton, J.C., Behrens, B., Farber, M., Ronkin, E., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S., (2020). Age differences in the neural correlates of anxiety disorders: An fMRI study of response to learned threat. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177(5), 454-463.

Shechner, T., Fox, N.A., Mash, J.A., Jarcho, J.M., Chen, G., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S., & Britton J.C. (2017). Differences in neural response to extinction recall in young adults with or without history of behavioral inhibition. Development and Psychopathology, 23, 1-11.

Geller, D.A., McGuire, J.F., Orr, S.P., Pine, D.S., Britton, J.C., Small, B.J., Murphy, T.K., Wilhelm, S., &  Storch, E.A.. (2017). Fear conditioning and extinction in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 29(1), 17-26.

Gold, A.L., Shechner, T., Farber, M.J., Spiro, C.N., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S.,& Britton J.C. (2016). Amygdala-cortical connectivity: Associations with anxiety, development, and threat. Depression and Anxiety, 33(10), 917-926.

Michalska, K.J., Shechner, T., Hong, M., Britton, J.C., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D.S., & Fox, N.A. (2016). A developmental analysis of threat/safety learning and extinction recall during middle childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 146, 95-105.

Shechner, T., Britton J.C., Ronkin, E.G., Jarcho, J.M., Mash, J.A., Michalska, K.J., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S. (2015). Fear conditioning and extinction in anxious and non-anxious youth and adults: Examining a novel developmentally-appropriate fear conditioning task. Depression and Anxiety, 32(4), 277-288.


Evans, T.C. Taylor, C. T., & Britton, J.C. (2021). Characterizing the time course of automatic action tendencies to affective facial expressions and its dysregulation in social anxiety disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 78, 102363.

Evans, T.C., & Britton, J.C. (2020). Social Avoidance Modulates Automatic Avoidance Actions to Social Reward-Threat Conflict. Cognition and Emotion, 34(8), 1711-1720.  doi:10.1080/02699931.2020.1787353.

Evans, T.C., Rodriguez, A.M., & Britton, J.C. (2019). Sympathetic and Self-Reported Threat Reactivity in Social Anxiety: Modulation by Threat Certainty and Avoidance Behavior. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment,  41,  627–638.


Travis presentation

Azriel, O., Britton, J.C., Pine, D.S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2022) Development and Validation of the Attention Bias Questionnaire (ABQ). International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, e1905. doi: 10.1002/mpr.1905.

Evans, T.C., Bar-Haim, Y., Fox, N.A., Pine, D.S., & Britton, J.C. (2020). Neural Mechanisms Underlying Heterogeneous Expression of Threat-Related Attention in Social Anxiety. Behavior Research and Therapy. 132:103657. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2020.103657

Evans, T.C., Walukevich, K.A., Seager, I., & Britton, J.C. (2018). A psychometric comparison of anxiety-relevant attention measures. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 31(5), 539-554. 

Evans, T.C. & Britton, J.C. (2018). Improving the psychometric properties of dot-probe attention measures using response-based computation. Journal of Behavioral Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 60, 95-103.

White, L.K., Sequeria, S., Britton J.C., Brotman, M.A., Gold, A.L., Berman, E., Towbin, K.A., Abend, R., Fox, N.A., Bar-Haim, N.A., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S. (2017). Complementary features of attention bias modification therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy in pediatric anxiety disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(8), 775-784.

Britton, J.C., Dellarco, D.V., & Evans, T.C. (2017). Reducing pediatric anxiety through training: An integrative neurocognitive approach. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 4, 231-253.

Evans, T.C., Walukevich, K.A., & Britton J.C. (2016). Vigilance-avoidance and disengagement are differentially associated with fear and avoidant behaviors in social anxiety. Journal of Affective Disorders, 199, 124-31.

Britton J.C. Suway, J.G., Clementi, M.A., Fox, N.A., Pine, D.S., & Bar-Haim, Y. (2015). Neural changes with attention bias modification for anxiety: A randomized trial. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(7), 913-920.

White, L.K., Britton, J.C., Sequeira, S., Ronkin, E.G., Chen, G., Bar-Haim, Y., Shechner, T., Ernst, M., Fox, N.A., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S. (2016). Behavioral and neural stability of attention bias to threat in healthy adolescents. Neuroimage, 136, 84-93.