Abend, R., Gold, A., Britton, J.C., Michalska, K.J., Shechner, T., Sachs, J.F., Winkler, A.M., Leibenluft, E., Averbeck, B.B., & Pine, D.S. Anticipatory Threat Responding: Associations with Anxiety, Development, and Brain Structure. Biological Psychiatry, In Press.

Michalska, K.J., Feldman, J., Ivie, E., Shechner, T., Sequeira, S., Averbeck, B., Degnan, K.A., Chronis-Tuscano, A., Leibenluft, E., Fox, N.A., & Pine, D.S. (2019). Early-childhood social reticence predicts neural responses to fear extinction recall in preadolescent youth. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 36, 100605. [PDF].

Speer, A.C., & Michalska, K.J. (2019). Promoting Reciprocity through Theatre: Interdisciplinary Reflections from the S-Word Laboratory. Stanislavski Studies, 1-8. [PDF]

Michalska, K.J., & Davis, E.L. (2019). The psychobiology of emotional development: The case for examining sociocultural processes. Developmental Psychobiology, 61, 416-429. [PDF]

Devineni, P., Papalexakis, E.E., Michalska, K.J., & Faloutsos, M. (2018). MIMiS: Minimally Intrusive Mining of Smartphone User Behaviors. [arXiv:1805.05476].

Michalska, K.J., Gardiner, G., & Hughes, B.L. (2018). What neuroscience can tell us about social situations: Challenges and opportunities. Oxford Handbook of Situations, Oxford University Press, In Press.  

Michalska, K.J., Feldman, J.S., Abend, R., Gold, A.L., Didldine, T., Palacios-Barrios, E., Leibenluft, E., Towbin, K., Pine. D.S., & Atlas, L. (2018). Anticipatory effects on perceived pain: Associations with development and anxiety. Psychosomatic Medicine, 80, 853-860. [PDF]  

Michalska, K.J., Machlin, L., Moroney, B., Lowet, D., Hettema, J., Robeson-Nay, R., Averbeck, B., Brotman, M., Nelson, E., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S. (2017). Anxiety symptoms and children’s eye gaze during fear learning. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58, 1276-1286. [PDF]

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

Michalska, K.J., Zeffiro, T.A., & Decety, J. (2016). Brain response to viewing others being harmed in children with conduct disorder symptoms. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57, 510-519. [PDF]

Michalska, K.J. (2015). Emotion understanding in developmental disorders: What can neuroscience teach us? Existenz, International Journal of Philosophy, 10, 8-16.

Michalska, K.J., Decety, J., Zeffiro, T.A., & Lahey, B.B. (2015). Association of regional gray matter volumes in brain with disruptive behavior disorders in male and female children. Neuroimage: Clinical, 7, 252-257. [PDF]

Shechner, T., Britton, J., Ronkin, E., Jarcho, J. Mash, J., Michalska, K.J., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D. (2014). Fear conditioning and extinction in anxious and non-anxious youth and adults: Examining a developmentally-appropriate fear conditioning task. Depression and Anxiety, 32, 277-288. [PDF]

Michalska, K.J., Decety, J., Liu, Chunyu, L., Overmyer, M., Jacob, S., Hipwell, A., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & Lahey, B.B. (2014). Genetic imaging of the association of oxytocin receptor gene polymorphisms with human maternal parenting. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 21, 1-10. [PDF]

Michalska, K.J., Kinzler, K. D., & Decety. (2013). Age-related gender differences in dispositional empathy do not predict brain responses. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 3, 22-32. [PDF]

Decety, J., & Michalska, K.J. (2013). A neuroscience perspective on empathy and its development. In J. Rubenstein and P. Rakic (Eds.), Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Healthy and Diseased Brain: Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience (pp. 379-393). San Diego, CA.

Lahey, B., Michalska, K. J., Liu, C., Chen, Q., Hipwell, A., Chronis-Tuscano, A., Waldman, I. D., & Decety, J. (2012). Imaging the robust association of polymorphisms in the estrogen receptor-α gene with harsh human maternal parenting. Neuroscience Letters, 525, 17-22. [PDF]

Decety, J., Michalska, K.J., & Kinzler, K. D. (2012).The contribution of emotion and cognition to moral sensitivity: A neurodevelopmental study. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 209-220. [PDF]

Decety, J., Michalska, K.J., & Kinzler, K. D. (2011). The developmental neuroscience of moral sensitivity. Emotion Review, 3, 305-307.

Decety, J., & Michalska, K.J. (2010). Neurodevelopmental changes in the circuits underlying empathy and sympathy from childhood to adulthood. Developmental Science, 13, 886-899.

Decety, J., Michalska, K.J., Akitsuki, Y., & Lahey, B.B. (2009). Atypical empathic responses in adolescents with aggressive conduct disorder: a functional MRI investigation. Biological Psychology, 80, 203-211.

Decety, J., Michalska, K.J., & Akitsuki, Y. (2008). Who caused the pain? An fmri investigation of empathy and theory of mind in children. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2607-2614.

Budson, A.E., Michalska, K.J., Sullivan, A.L., Rentz, D.M., Daffner, K.R., & Schacter, D.L. (2003). False recognition in Alzheimer’s Disease: Evidence from categorized pictures. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 16, 16-27.

Budson, A.E., Michalska, K.J., Rentz, D.M., Daffner, K.R. & Schacter, D.L. (2002). Use of a false recognition paradigm
in an Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trial. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 17, 93-100.

Rentz, D.M., Faust, R.R., Michalska, K.J., Budson, A.E, Sperling, R. & Daffner, K.R. (2001). Highly intelligent elderly patients: Should the mild cognitive impairment criteria be revised for this group? Advanced Studies in Medicine, 1, 317-319.

Under Review & In Preparation


Michalska, K.J., Zhou, E. & Borelli, J.L. (under review). Psychobiological divergence among emotional experience and autonomic arousal in middle childhood: Relations with anxiety and depression.

Glenn, D. E., Fox, N. A., Pine, D. S., Peters, M. A. K., & Michalska, K. J., (under review). Overlap in neural representations of conceptual and perceptual aspects of fear processing among children with social reticence.

Glenn, D. E. & Michalska, K.J. (in prep). A novel multi-component model of coherence in emotion reactivity: Implications for the development of psychopathology.

Gardiner, G., Sauerberger, K., Michalska, K.J., & Funder, D. (under review). Who Happy People Are and What They Do: Sex Differences in Personality and Behavioral Correlates of Happiness.

Michalska, K.J., Walker, O.L., Troller-Renfree, S., Pine, D.S., & Fox, N.A. (in prep). Responding to Social Exclusion: Influences of Behavioral Inhibition.