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Tracy Dennis-Tiwary

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Associate Member
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Room 636 North
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(212) 650-3878
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(212) 650-3931
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Education :
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2002
  • Postdoc, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2001-2002
Research Interest :

Dr. Dennis (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at Hunter College, The City University of New York. Trained in clinical psychology from a developmental psychopathology perspective, she is interested in the development of emotion regulation and risk for mood and anxiety disorders. Her research focuses on identifying neurophysiological correlates of emotional disruptions and emotion regulation with an eye towards improving early detection and treatment of emotional disorders. Current research projects explore the development of emotion regulation by integrating measurement of brain, behavior, and environment. New research uses event-related potentials to examine attentional biases in anxiety. Her recent publications include articles on neurophysiological processes related to anxiety, neural markers for emotion regulation and emotion-attention interactions, child temperamental exuberance and emotion regulation, and methodological issues in the measurement of emotion regulation.

Selected Publications :
  • Dennis, T.A., Buss, K.A., Hastings, P.D. (Eds.; in press). Physiological measures of emotion from a developmental perspective: State of the science. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development.
  • Dennis, T.A. (2010). Neurophysiological markers for emotion regulation from the perspective of emotion-cognition integration: Current directions and future challenges. Developmental Neuropsychology, 35, 212-230. PMID: 20390603
  • Dennis, T.A., Malone, M., & Chen, C. (2009). Emotional face processing and emotion regulation in children: An ERP study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34, 1-18. PMID: 19142768
  • Dennis, T.A., & Chen, C. (2009). Trait anxiety and conflict monitoring following threat: An ERP study. Psychophysiology, 46, 122-131. PMID: 19055504
  • Dennis, T.A., & Hajcak, G. (2009). The late positive potential: a neurophysiological marker for emotion regulation in children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 1373-1383. PMID: 19754501