Publications

Diaz, A., Swingler, M., Tan, L., Smith, C. L., Calkins S.D., & Bell, M.A. (2019). Infant frontal EEG asymmetry moderates the association between maternal behavior and toddler negative affectivity. Infant Behavior & Development, 55, 88-99: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.03.002

Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Doane Sampey, L., Thompson, M., Hernández, M. M., Johns, S. K., & Southworth, J. (2019). The association between home chaos and academic achievement: The moderating role of sleep. Manuscript submitted for publication to Journal of Family Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037 /fam0000535.

Diaz, A., Blankenship, T.L., & Bell, M.A. (2018). Episodic memory in middle childhood: Age, brain electrical activity, and self-reported attention. Cognitive Development, 47, 63-70: doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2018.03.003

Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Thompson, M. S., … Southworth, J. (2018). Sleep duration moderates the association between children’s temperament and academic achievement. Early Education & Development, 29(5), 624–640.

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. L., Berger, R. H., VanSchyndel, S. K., Silva, K. M., Diaz, A., Thompson, M. S., Gal, D. E., & Southworth, J. (2018). Bidirectional associations between emotions and school adjustment. Journal of Personality, 86, 853-867: 10.1111/jopy.12361.

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. L., VanSchyndel, S. K., Berger, R. H., Silva, K. M., Diaz, A., Gal, D. E., Thompson, M. S., & Southworth, J. (2018). Self-regulation and academic achievement across the early elementary school grades: Examining longitudinal and bidirectional associations. Early Education and Development. Advance online publication: doi: 10.1080/10409289.2018.1496722

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. L., Berger, R. H., VanSchyndel, S. K., Silva, K. M., Diaz, A., Southworth, J., & Thompson, M. S. (2018). Emotions in school and psychological maladjustment from kindergarten to first grade. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 176,101-112. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2018.07.010.

Diaz, A., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Van Schyndel, S., Spinrad, T.L., Berger, R., Hernandez, M.M., Silva, K.M. & Southworth, J. (2017).Relations of Positive and Negative Expressivity and Effortful Control to Kindergarteners’ Student-Teacher Relationship, Academic Engagement, and Externalizing Problems at School. Journal of Research in Personality, 16, 3-14. doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2015.11.002.

Diaz, A., Berger, R., Valiente, C., Tao, C., Eisenberg, N., VanSchyndel, S., Spinrad, T.L., Doane, D., Thompson, M.S., Silva, K.M. & Southworth, J. (2017). Children’s sleep and academic achievement: The moderating role of effortful control. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 41, 275–284. doi: 10.1177/0165025416635284

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Diaz, A., VanSchyndel, S. K., Berger, R. H., Terrell, N., Silva, K. M., Spinrad, T. L., & Southworth, J. (2017). Concurrent and longitudinal associations of peers’ acceptance with emotions and effortful control in kindergarten. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 41, 30–40. doi: 10.1177/0165025415608519

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. L., VanSchyndel, S. K., Diaz, A., Silva, K. M., Berger, R. H., & Southworth, J. (2017). Observed emotions as predictors of quality of kindergarteners’ social relationships. Social Development. 26,21-30. doi: 10.1111/sode.12179

Smith, C. L., Diaz, A., Day, K. L., & Bell, M. A. (2016). Infant frontal electroencephalogram asymmetry and negative emotional reactivity as predictors of toddlerhood effortful control. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,142,262-273.

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., VanSchyndel, S. K., Spinrad, T. L., Silva, K.M., Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Terrell, N., Thompson, M. & Southworth, J. (2016). Emotional expression in school context, social relationships, and academic adjustment in kindergarten. Emotion, 16,553-566. doi:10.1037/emo0000147

Diaz, A., & Eisenberg, N. (2015). The Process of emotion regulation is different from individual differences in emotion regulation: Conceptual arguments and a focus on individual differences. Psychological Inquiry, 26, 37-47. doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2015.959094

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. L., VanSchyndel, S. K., Diaz, A., Piña, A. (2015). Observed emotion frequency versus intensity as predictors of socioemotional maladjustment. Emotion, 15, 699-704. doi:10.1037/emo0000099

Diaz, A.,& Bell, M.A. (2012). Frontal EEG asymmetry and fear reactivity in different contexts at 10 months. Developmental Psychobiology,54, 536-545. doi: 10.1002/dev.20612

Bell, M.A., & Diaz, A.(2012).  EEG/ERP measures of emotion-cognition integration during development.  In T.A. Dennis, K.A. Buss, & P.D. Hastings (Eds.), Physiological measures of emotion from a developmental perspective: State of the science. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 77(2), 8-16 doi:  10.1111/j.1540-5834.2011. 00656.x

Diaz, A. & Bell, M.A. (2011). Information processing efficiency and regulation at five months. Infant Behavior and Development, 34, 239-247. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2010.12.011

CHAPTERS IN EDITED BOOKS

aAuthors share first authorship

Bella, M.A., Wolfea, C., Diaz, A. & Liu, R. (2019). Cognition and Emotion. In V. LoBue, K. Buss & K Perez-Edgar. Handbook of emotion development.

Bell, M.A., Kraybill, J. H., & Diaz, A. (2013). Reactivity, regulation, and remembering:         Associations between temperament and memory. In P.J. Bauer & R. Fivush (Eds.), Handbook on the development of children’s memory, Vol 2. (pp. 671-687).  Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Presentations

** Graduate students * Undergraduate students

Perez-Arche, H.**, Diaz, A. & Simon-Dack, S. (2019, April). The McNair Scholar graduate project. Poster to be presented at the annual Student Symposium at Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

Grzywana, J.**, Holtgraves, T., Lee, T. T. C., Simon-Dack, S., Diaz, A., & Ritchey, K. (2019, April). Discerning emotional valence in verbal and visuospatial working memory with variations of the n-back task. Poster session presented at the Ball State 2019 Student Symposium, Muncie, IN.

Diaz, A., Hernández, M. M., Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T. L., Berger, R. H., Jones, S. K

& Southworth, J. (2019, March). Longitudinal relations between household chaos and children’s behaviors.Poster to be presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Diaz, A. Valiente, C. & Swanson, J. (2019, July). Examining longitudinal relations between school Engagement, externalizing behaviors, and academic achievement.Poster presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Xochimilco, Mexico.

Caballero,**A. M., Grzywana,**J., Slagel,**M., Diaz, A. (2018, November). Examining the role of frontal EEG asymmetry and negative affect in children’s inhibitory control. Poster session presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Indianapolis, IN.

King, J. A.**, Ascolani**, M. R., Smith, K. A.**, & Diaz, A. (2018, April). The multifaceted relationship between sleep, emotion, and social support in college freshmen. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Conference, Chicago, IL.

Ascolani, M. R.**, King, J. A.**, Smith K. A.**, & Diaz, A. (2018, April). An investigation of the role of temperament on freshman college students’ sleep quality. Poster at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Conference, Chicago, IL.

Smith, K. A.**, King, J. A.**, Ascolani, M. R.**, & Diaz, A. (2018, April). Determining resiliency outcome and sleep effects on first-year academic performance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. L., Berger, R. H., VanSchyndel, S. K., Silva, K. M., Diaz, A., Thompson, M. S., & Southworth, J. (2018, April). Behavioral self-regulation and academic measures in early elementary school: Examining longitudinal and bidirectional associations.Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Diaz, A., Blankenship, T., & Bell, M.A. (2017, April). Visual Recognition Memory in Middle Childhood:  EEG activity and attention. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Blankenship, T., Diaz, A., & Bell, M.A. (2017, April). Attentional Bias for Fearful Stimuli Relates to Episodic Memory During Middle Childhood. Poster presented at the Societyfor Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Berger, R.H., Diaz, A., Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T., VanSchyndel, S. & Southworth, (2017 April). Sleep duration moderates the association between child emotionality and academic achievement. In J. Bates & Breitenstein, R. (Chairs). Cross-sectional and longitudinal links between sleep and temperament in infancy and childhood: The role of contextual factors. Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Berger, R.H., Diaz, A., Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N., Spinrad, T., VanSchyndel, S. & Southworth, (2017 April). The association between home chaos and academic achievement: The moderating role of sleep duration. In Berger, R. (Chairs). Sleep as a mediator of environmental impact. Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Bell, M.A., Wolfe, C.D., Cuevas, K.C., & Diaz, A., (2017, April).Cognition-emotion interactions during early childhood: Individual differences in temperament, executive functions, and brain electrophysiology. In A. Schermerhorn (Chair), Electrophysiological mechanisms and individual differences in emotion-cognition interrelations in children. Symposium paper at the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas

Bell, M.A. Cuevas, K. & Diaz, A. (2017, April). Electrophysiological Mechanisms and Individual Differences in Emotion-cognition Interrelations in Children. In C. Ladouceur & A. Schermerhorn (Chairs). Cognition-Emotion Interactions during Infancy: Individual Differences in Attention and the Regulation Negative Affect. Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, Texas.

Caballero, A. M**&Diaz, A (2017, April). Gender bias and internalizing behavior: Parental gender ideologies and socialization. Poster presented at the MidAmerica Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), Charleston, IL

Diaz, A., Ward, R.*, & Benbow, A.* (2016, October). The Role of Temperament and Social Support. Poster presented at the 2016 Occasional Temperament Conference (OTC), Seattle, WA.

Rudasill, K.M., Hawley, L., Molfese, V.J., Tu, X., Prokasky, A., & Sirota, K. (2016, October). Temperament and Teacher-Child Conflict in Preschool: The Moderating Roles of Classroom Instructional and Emotional Support. In A. Diaz& S. VanSchyndel, S. (Chairs). Temperament in the School Context. Symposium paper presented at Occasional Temperament Conference (OTC), Seattle WA

Ward, R.**, Mull, A. *, Benbow, A. **, & Diaz, A. (2016, October). The Role of Temperament and Adaptive Metacognitive Strategies in Internalizing Symptomology. Poster presented at the 2016 Occasional Temperament Conference (OTC), Seattle, WA.

Bell, M.A., Diaz, A., & Smith, C.L. (2016, September). EEG coherence predicts preschool anxiety. Symposium paper at the Society for Research Psychophysiology, Minneapolis.

Diaz, A., Swingler, M., Calkins, S., Bell, M.A. (2016, May). Infant Frontal EEG Asymmetry Moderate the Association between Maternal Behavior and Toddler Negative Affectivity. Poster presented at The International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Bell, M.A., Diaz, A., & Smith, C. (2016, May). Infant EEG Coherence predicts preschool anxiety. Poster submitted to the Society for Prevention Research, San Francisco, CA.

Smith, C., Tan, L., Diaz, A., Calkins, S., Bell, M.A. (2016, May). Infant Positive Affect and Frontal EEG Asymmetry as Predictors of Toddlerhood Effortful Control. Poster presented at The International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Troxler, J., Smith, C., Diaz, A., Calkins, S., Bell, M.A. (2016, May). Maternal Intrusiveness as a Moderator of the Relation of Infant Negative Affect to Toddler Effortful Control. Poster presented at The International Conference on Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Berger, B. H., Diaz, A., Eisenberg, N., Hernández, M.M., Terrell, N., Thompson, M.S., Silva, K.M., Southworth, J., Spinrad, T.L., Valiente, C, & VanSchyndel, S. K. (2016 April). Emotions in School Context, Social Relationships, and Academic Adjustment in Kindergarten. Poster presented at the American Education Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Ward*, R., Diaz, A., & Benbow*, A. (2016, April). Depression and Anxiety in First Semester Freshmen. Poster presented at the Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH.

Hernandez, M. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., VanSchyndel, S., Spinrad, T. L. Silva, M., Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Terrell, N., Thompson, M., & Southworth, J. (2016, April).Emotions, relationships, and academic adjustment in kindergarten. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Diaz, A., Eisenberg, N. Valiente, C., VanSchyndel, S.,Spinrad, T., Berger, B., Silva, K. M. & Southworth, J. (2015, October). Relations of Positive and Negative Emotionality and Effortful Control to Kindergarteners’ Relationships and Engagement at School. In J. Hanratty(Chair). Self-regulation in school and at work.Symposium paper will be presented at Emotions, Tilburg, Netherlands.

Bell, M.A., Diaz, A., & Calkins, S. (2015, October). Infant frontoparietal functional connectivity maternal interaction style & risk for anxiety in early childhood. Paper presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research, Seattle, WA.

Hernández, M. M., Eisenberg, N., VanSchyndel, S., Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Silva, K. M., Valiente, C., Terrell, N. & Spinrad, T. L. (2015, October). Concurrent and longitudinal associations of peers’ acceptance with emotions and effortful control in kindergarten. In J. Hanratty (Chair). Self-regulation in school and at work. Symposium conducted at the International Conference on Emotions, Well-being and Health, Tilburg, Netherlands.

Diaz, A., Berger, R. H., Silva, K. M., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. & Southworth, J. (2015, March). Effortful control and academic achievement: The moderating role of children’s sleep. In R. Berger & A. Miller, (Chairs). The Association of Sleep with Social-Contextual Risks and Developmental Outcomes in Early Childhood.Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Van Schyndel, S., Diaz, A., Spinrad, T. & Eisenberg, N. (2015, March). The Interplay of Early Parenting and RSA on Anger and Effortful Control Development in Childhood. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T., Eisenberg, N. & Southworth, J. (2015, March). Cumulative Risk Predicts Poor Sleep Quality in Early Elementary School Children. In R. Berger & A. Miller, (Chairs). The Association of Sleep with Social-Contextual Risks and Developmental Outcomes in Early Childhood.Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hernández, M., VanSchyndel, S., Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Silva, K. M., Valiente, C., Spinrad, T. & Eisenberg, N. (2015, March). Positive and negative emotions in school contexts: Implications for academic Competence and Engagement in Kindergarten. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Diaz, A., Eisenberg, N., Valiente, C., VanSchyndel, S., Spinrad, T., Berger, R. H., Silva, K. & Southworth, J. (2014, November). Relations of Positive and Negative Emotionality and Effortful Control to Kindergarteners’ Relationships and Engagement at School. Poster presented at NICHD Scholars Workshop, North Bethesda, MD.

Berger, R. H., Diaz, A., Silva, K., Valiente, C., Eisenberg, N. & Spinrad, T. (2014, November). The consistency and timing of sleep relates to attentional control in early school-age children. Poster presented at the Occasional Temperament Conference, Lincoln, NE.

Bell, M.A., Diaz, A., Cuevas K., Rajan V., & Calkins S.D. (2014, November). Infant temperament, attention & functional connectivity, but not maternal sensitivity, predicts infant negative affect at 5 months. Poster presentedat International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP), Washington, D.C.

Valiente, C., Diaz, A., Berger, R. H., Eisenberg, N. (2014, August). The roles of social and emotional processes in children’s early academic success. Paper presented at the Annual Convention for the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Smith, E., Diaz,A., Culver, S., Bevan, D., Wong, E. & Mcnabb, A. (2014, July). The Diversity of Scientific Journeys: Getting into and Succeeding in Science. Poster presented at Poultry Science Association Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Diaz, A., & Bell, M.A. (2013, March). What role does frontal EEG asymmetry, maternal observations, and memory play in early developing fear?Poster presented at Central Virginia Chapter of Society for Neuroscience, Roanoke, Virginia.

Diaz, A., & Bell, M.A. (2013, April). Understanding normal variations of fear: Context and memory. In S. Hart (Chair). The infant’s presentation of fear: Contexts, cues, and electrophysiological substrates. Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington

Bell, M.A., Cuevas, K., Diaz, A., Calkins, S.D., Marcovitch, S., & Swingler, M.S. (2013, April). Behavioral and electrophysiological indices of negative affect in different contexts during infancy. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Bell, M.A., Cuevas, K., &Diaz, A., (2012, September). Functional connectivity and top-down regulation of stress during infancy. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans.

Bell, M.A., Diaz, A., Kraybill, J.H., Marcovitch, S., & Calkins, S.D. (2012, June). Functional connectivity and top-down regulation of threat during infancy.Poster presented at International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bell, M.A., Diaz, A., & Kraybill, J.H. (2012, June). Psychophysiological indicators of stress regulation during infancy. In M. Sullivan (Chair), Using psychophysiological measures to understand emotion and emotion regulation in infancy.Symposium paper presented at International Conference on Infancy Studies, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reyes, N., Diaz, A., Hubble, M., Bell, M.A. (2012, May). Predictors of social competence: Temperamental inhibitory control and negative affect in 24 month olds. A poster presented at the 24th annual Association for Psychological Science Convention. Chicago, Illinois.

Diaz, A. & Bell, M.A. (2011, November) Infant fear reactivity: Frontal EEG asymmetry and maternal ratings. Poster to be presented at International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP), Washington, D.C.

Diaz, A & Bell, M.A. (2011, March). The Role of Child and Maternal Behaviors on Noncompliance. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Diaz, A & Bell, M.A. (2010, October). The Role of Infant Maternal Behaviors on Later Child Negative Affect. Poster presented at the 18thOccasional Temperament Conference. Brunswick, ME.

Diaz, A & Bell, M.A. (2010, October). The Physiology of Fear in Different Context and Proximity. Poster presented at the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American in the sciences (SACNAS). Anaheim, CA.

Diaz, A & Bell, M.A. (2010, March). Fear Reactivity in Infancy? EEG and Recognition Memory. Poster presented at GSA Research Symposium, Blacksburg, VA.

Diaz, A & Bell, M.A. (2010, March). Temperament-Related Fear Reactivity in Infancy: EEG and Recognition Memory. Poster presented at International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Baltimore, MD.

Diaz, A. & Bell, M.A. (2009, November). EEG Differences in Infant Visual Processing Speed During Attention and Distress. Poster presentedat the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Phoenix, AZ.

Diaz, A., & Bell, M.A. (2009, October). Frontal EEG Asymmetry: Social and Non-Social Temperamental Fear Reactivity at 10-months. Poster presentedat International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP), Chicago, IL.

Diaz, A., Wolfe, C.D., Morasch, K.C., & Bell, M.A. (2009, April). Look Duration and Qualitative Differences in Self Regulation at 5 Months: Distraction vs. Mother Orienting.Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Denver, CO.

Diaz, A., Morasch, K.C., & Bell, M.A. (2008, November). Gender differences in        temperament at 24 months: Inhibitory control, attention, and frontal EEG activation. Poster presentedat International Society for Developmental Psychobiology (ISDP), Washington, DC.

Diaz, A., Morasch, K.C., Wolfe, C.D., & Bell, M.A. (2008, November) Gender Differences in Look Duration and Emotion Regulation at 5-Months.Poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS,) in Orlando, FL. 

Diaz, A., Morasch, K.C., Wolfe, C.D., & Bell, M.A. (2008, March). Maternal-rated sex differences in emotion at 10 months: Infant self-regulation and frontal EEG asymmetryPoster presented at International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS), Vancouver, BC.