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Dr. Alexandria Meyer

State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2016

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Dr. Meyer is not recruiting a graduate student for Fall of 2023

Research Interests

My research focuses on identifying and validating neural biomarkers to elucidate the underlying etiopathogenesis of anxiety disorders across development. I have primarily focused on error-related brain activity (the ERN), using event-related potentials (ERPs) from childhood through adulthood, in an effort to better understand trajectories of risk for anxiety and thereby illuminate novel treatment and prevention methods. I am especially interested in examining the relationship between parenting styles and threat-sensitivity in offspring, as well as examining intervention strategies that directly target neural risk markers. I am interested in working with students who share these research interests and plan to pursue academic careers.

Current Research

On-going projects include examining the relationship between harsh parenting styles and neural risk markers of threat-sensitivity in children, as well as characterizing normative development of these neural markers in an effort to delineate developmental trajectories that lead to anxiety disorders. We will also be exploring to what extent attentional and cognitive training may alter neural markers of threat sensitivity in children and adolescents with the goal of developing novel intervention strategies that target early risk markers.

Selected Publications

Meyer, A., Glenn, C., Kujawa, A., Klein, D., & Hajcak, G.  (in press).  Error-related brain activity is related to aversive potentiation of the startle response in children, but only the ERN is associated with anxiety disorders.  Emotion

Meyer, A., Lerner, M.D., De Los Reyes, A., Laird, R. D., & Hajcak, G.  (in press).  Considering ERP difference scores as individual difference measures: Issues with subtraction and alternative approaches.  Psychophysiology

Meyer, A., Bress, J. N., Hajcak, G., & Gibb, B. E. (2016). Maternal Depression Is Related to Reduced Error-Related Brain Activity in Child and Adolescent Offspring. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 1-12.

Weinberg, A., Meyer, A., Hale‐Rude, E., Perlman, G., Kotov, R., Klein, D. N., & Hajcak, G. (2016). Error‐related negativity (ERN) and sustained threat: Conceptual framework and empirical evaluation in an adolescent sample. Psychophysiology, 53(3), 372-385.

Meyer, A., Hajcak, G., Torpey-Newman, D. C., Kujawa, A., & Klein, D. N. (2015). Enhanced error-related brain activity in children predicts the onset of anxiety disorders between the ages of 6 and 9. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(2), 266.

Bress, J. N., Meyer, A., & Hajcak, G. (2015). Differentiating anxiety and depression in children and adolescents: Evidence from event-related brain potentials. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44(2), 238-249.

Meyer, A., Proudfit, G. Hajcak, Laptook, R. S., Jiyon, K., Kujawa, A. J., Bufferd, S. J., Torpey, D. C., & Klein, D. N. (2014). Self-reported and observed punitive parenting prospectively predicts increased error-related negativity in six-year-old children.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1–9. 

Meyer, A., Bress, J., Proudfit, G.Hajcak.  (2014). Psychometric properties of the error-related negativity in children and adolescents. Psychophysiology, 51(7), 602-610.

Meyer, A., Riesel, A., & Proudfit, G. Hajcak. (2013). Reliability of the ERN across multiple tasks as a function of increasing errors. Psychophysiology, 50(12), 1220-1225.

Meyer, A., Hajcak, G., Torpey, D. C., Kujawa, A., Kim, J., Bufferd, S.,& Klein, D. N. (2013). Increased error-related brain activity in six-year-old children with clinical anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41(8), 1257-1266. 

Riesel, A., Weinberg, A., Endrass, T., Meyer, A., & Hajcak, G. (2013). The ERN is the ERN is the ERN? Convergent validity of error-related brain activity across different tasks. Biological psychology, 93(3), 377-385. 

Meyer, A., Klein., D.N., Torpey, D.C., Kujawa, A.J., Hayden, E.P., Sheikh, H.I., . . . & Hajcak, G. (2012). Additive effects of the dopamine D2 receptor and dopamine transporter genes on the error-related negativity in young children. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 11(6), 695- 703.

Meyer, A., Weinberg, A., Klein, D.N., & Hajcak, G. (2012). The development of the error-related negativity (ERN) and its relationship with anxiety: Evidence from 8 to 13 year-olds. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(1), 152-161.


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