Publications (Peer-Reviewed)


Scott, B.G., Pina, A.A., & Parker, J.H. (2018). Reluctance to express emotion explains the relation between cognitive distortions and social skill competence among anxious children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36, 402-417.
Banks, D.M., Scott, B.G., & Weems, C.F. (2018). Anxiety, hostile attributions, and differences in heart rate response to ambiguous situational vignettes in adolescents. Emotion, 18(2), 248-259. doi:10.1037/emo0000352


Graham, R.G., Scott, B.G. & Weems, C.F. (2017). Parenting behaviors, parent heart rate variability, and their associations with adolescent heart rate variability. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,46(5), 1089-1103. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0616-x


Scott, B.G., Lemery-Chalfant, K., Tein, J.Y., Stoll, R., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2016). A twin factor mixture modeling approach to childhood temperament: Differential heritability. Child Development, 87(6), 1940-1955.

Weems, C.F., Russell, J.D., Neill, E.L., Berman, S.L., & Scott, B.G. (2016).  Existential anxiety among adolescents exposed to disaster: Linkage with level of exposure and psychological symptoms. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29(5), 466-473. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22128


Weems, C.F., Scott, B.G., Graham, R.A., Banks, D.M., Russell, J.D., Taylor, L.K., Cannon, M.F., Varela, R.E., Scheeringa, M.A., Perry, A.M., & Marino, R.C. (2015). Fitting anxious emotion-focused intervention into the ecology of schools: Results from test anxiety program evaluation. Prevention Science, 16, 200-210. doi:10.1007/s11121-014-0491-1


Scott, B.G., Sanders, A.F.P., Graham, R.A., Banks, D.M., Russell, J.D., Berman, S.L., & Weems, C.F. (2014). Identity distress among youth exposed to natural disasters: Associations with level of exposure, posttraumatic stress, and internalizing problems. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 14, 255-267. doi: 10.1080/15283488.2014.944697

Scott, B.G., & Weems, C.F. (2014). Resting vagal tone and vagal response to stress: Associations with anxiety, aggression, and perceived anxiety control among youths. Psychophysiology, 51, 718-727. doi:10.1111/psyp.12218

Weems, C.F., Russell, J., Banks, D.M., Graham, R., Neill, E. & Scott, B.G. (2014). Memories of traumatic events in childhood fade after experiencing similar less stressful events. A prospective study. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General, 143, 2046-2055. doi:10.1037/xge0000016.

Scott, B.G., Larpre, G.E., Marsee, M.A., & Weems, C.F. (2014). Aggressive behavior and its associations with posttraumatic stress and academic achievement following a natural disaster. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43(1), 43-50, doi:10.1080/15374416.2013.807733


Weems, C.F., Scott, B.G., Russell, J.D., Reiss, A.L., & Carrión, V.G. (2013). Developmental variation in amygdala volumes among children with a history of exposure to traumatic stress. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38, 481-495. doi:10.1080/87565641.2013.820307

Scott, B.G., Burke, N. J., Weems, C. F., Hellman, J.L., & Carrión, V. G. (2013).  The interrelation of adverse childhood experiences within an at-risk -pediatric sample. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 6, 217-229.doi:10.1080/19361521.2013.811459

Pfefferbaum, B. J., Weems, C. F., Scott, B.G., Nitiéma, P., Noffsinger, M.A., Pfefferbaum, R. L., Varma, V. & Chakraburtty, A. (2013). Research methods in child disaster studies: A review of studies generated by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; and Hurricane Katrina. Child & Youth Care Forum, 42, 285-337.doi:10.1007/s10566-013-9211-4

Weems, C.F., Graham, R., Scott, B.G., & Banks, D.M. (2013). Suppressor effects and age differences in the expression of anxious emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 283-287. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.02.007

Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Taylor, L. K., Cannon, M. F., Romano, D. M., & Perry A. M. (2013). A theoretical model of continuity in anxiety and links to academic achievement in disaster exposed school children. Development and Psychopathology, 25, 729-738. doi:10.1017/S0954579413000138

Scott, B.G., & Weems, C.F. (2013). Natural disasters and existential concerns: A test of Tillich’s theory of existential anxiety. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 53, 114-128. doi:10.1177/0022167812449190


Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Banks, D. M. Graham, R. (2012). Is TV traumatic for all youths? The role of pre-existing posttraumatic stress symptoms on the link between disaster coverage and stress. Psychological Science, 23, 1293-1297. doi:10.1177/0956797612446952


Burke, N. J., Hellman, J.L., Scott, B.G., Weems, C. F., & Carrión, V. G. (2011). The impact of adverse childhood experiences in an urban pediatric population. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35, 408-413. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.02.006


Scott, B.G., & Weems, C.F. (2010). Patterns of actual and perceived control: Are control profiles differentially related to internalizing and externalizing problems in youth? Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 23, 515 - 528. doi: 10.1080/10615801003611479

Weems, C. F., Scott, B. G., Taylor, L. K., Cannon, M. F., Romano, D. M., Perry A. M., & Triplett, V. (2010). Test anxiety prevention and intervention programs in schools: Program development and rationale. School Mental Health, 2, 62-71. doi:10.1007/s12310-010-9032-7

Weems, C. F., Taylor, L. K., Cannon, M. F., Marino, R., Romano, D. M., Scott, B. G., Perry A. M., & Triplett, V. (2010). Posttraumatic stress, context, and the lingering effects of the Hurricane Katrina disaster among ethnic minority youth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 49-56. doi:10.1007/s10802-009-9352-y


Cogan, R., Stringer, A., Aldredge-Clanton, J., Porcerelli, J.H., Clason, W., & Scott, B. (2009). Diagnosis of ovarian cancer and object relationships in early memories: A pilot study. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 196-198. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e31819cb208


Cogan, R., Ashford, D., Chaney, B., Embry, S., Emory, L., Goebel, H., Holstrom, N., Keithley III, D., Lawson, M., McPherson, J., Scott, B., & Tebbets, J. Jr. (2004). Obsessiveness and a Thematic Apperception Test-based measure of aggression. Psychological Reports, 95, 828-830. doi:10.2466/pr0.95.3.828-830