Publications (Peer-Reviewed)


Davis, L. Aylward, A. Scott, B.G. Jacobs, J. (Accepted) “Following the Breath:” A trauma-informed pilot study for educator wellness in rural Montana. Education Science.

Scott, B.G., Sunchild, L.***, Small, C.***, & McCullen, J.R.* (Advance Online). Anxiety and depression in Northern Plains American Indian Youth: Evidence for resilience and risk. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

McCurdy, B., Scott, B.G., & Weems, C.F. (2022). The associations among parent anxiety, emotion regulation, and parenting behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 31, 2618-2630.

Weissman,, Ruth Striegel; Scott, Brandon G.; Edwards, Kelley; Rose, Jennifer S.; Kuntz, Matthew; Wilcox, Holly C. (2022): Adapting a Youth Suicide Prevention Program for Rural Communities in the United States: A Feasibility Study [Registered Report Stage 1 protocol]. figshare. Journal contribution., Discovery Psychology.

Weissman, R.S., Scott, B.G., Schure, M.B., McCrory, B., Greist, J., Kuntz, M., & Wilcox, H.C. (2022). Psychometric properties of the 7-item version of the Concise Health Risk Tracking Self-report Scale for rural adults enrolled in an Internet-delivered self-help program for depression. Journal of Rural Health, 38(3), 574-582. doi:10.1111/jrh.12629.


Scott, B.G., Fike, E.J. & McCullen, J.R.* (2021). Depressive symptoms among stress-exposed
youth: Relations with tonic and phasic indices of autonomic functioning. Developmental

Scott, B.G., Ward, N., Otto, J. (2021). Modeling the system of beliefs that affect driving under the
influence of cannabis and alcohol in Washington State. Journal of Drug Issues. 

Diehl, K.J.**, Scott, B.G., McCullen, J.R.* (2021). Correspondence of parasympathetic-mediated
heart rate variability derived from electrocardiogram and photoplethysmography signals in
ethnically diverse adolescents. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 167, 7-14. 

Ward, N.J., Finley, K., Townsend, A.*, Scott, B.G. (2021). The effects of message threat on
psychological reactance to traffic safety messaging. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic
Psychology and Behaviour, 80, 250-259. 

Scott, B.G., Ward, N., Otto, J., & Finley, K. (2021). Modeling the system of beliefs that influence
willingness to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) in Washington State. Accident Analysis
and Prevention, 151, 105988. 

Weems, C.F., Camp, R.D., Neill, E.L., & Scott, B.G. (2021). Developmental differences in child
and adolescent reasoning about anxiety sensations. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 45, 166-178.


Danvers, A.F., Scott, B.G., Shiota, M.N., Tein, J.Y., Wolchik, S., & Sandler, I.I. (2020). Effects of
therapeutic intervention on parentally bereaved children’s emotion reactivity and regulation 15
years later. Prevention Science, 21, 1017-1027.


Scott, B.G., Alfano, C.A., Russell, J., & Weems, C.F. (2019). Heart rate variability and anxious arousal: Unique relations with sleep-related problems in stress-exposed adolescents. Developmental Psychobiology, 61, 1180-1190. doi:10.1002/dev.21883


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. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12227.
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. doi:10.1111/cdev.12561

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