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Rebecca Brooker

Rebecca Brooker
Assistant Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Affective Science
  • Personality Processes
  • (979) 845-4409
  • Psychology 249
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Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Emotional and Biological Risk Factors for Anxiety Problems in Early Life

Neurodevelopmental Correlates of Risk for Psychopathology

Identifying Normative and Atypical Developmental Trajectories of Emotion Development

Gene-environment Interplay in the Development of Risk for Anxiety Problems

Recent Publications

Brooker, R.J. (In Press.). Parenting and socioeconomic status predict developmental changes in error-related negativity in young children. Child Development. NIHMSID: NIHMS922396.

Van Hulle, C.A., Moore, M.N., Goldsmith, H.H., & Brooker, R.J. (2017). Infant stranger fear trajectories predict diurnal cortisol rhythm and anxious behaviors during childhood. Development and Psychopathology, 29(3), 1119-1130. PMCID: PMC5509479.

Brooker, R.J., Canen, M.J., Davidson, R.J., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2017). Short- and long-term stability of alpha asymmetry: Baseline and affective measures. Psychophysiology, 54, 1100-1109. PMCID: PMC5507748.

Canen, M.J. & Brooker, R.J. (2017). ERN, theta power, and risk for anxiety problems in preschoolers. Biological Psychology, 123, 103-110. PMCID: PMC5292075

Najjar, R. & Brooker, R.J. (2017). Delta beta coupling is associated with paternal caregiving behaviors during preschool. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 112, 31-39. PMCID: PMC5243183.

Brooker, R.J., Alto, K.M., Marceau, K., Najjar, R., Leve, L.D., Ganiban, J.M., Reiss, D., Shaw, D.S., & Neiderhiser, J.M. (2016). Early inherited risk for anxiety moderates the association between fathers’ child-centered parenting and early social inhibition. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 7, 602-615. PMCID: PMC5102788.

Brooker, R.J., Kiel, E.J., & Buss, K.A. (2016). Early social fear predicts kindergarteners’ socially anxious behaviors: Direct associations, moderation by inhibitory control, and differences from nonsocial fear. Emotion, 16(7), 991-1010. PMCID: PMC27213729.

Begnoche, J.P., Brooker, R.J., & Vess, M. (2016). EEG asymmetry and ERN: Temperament outcomes in children. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0155713. PMCID: PMC4880182

Brooker, R.J., Phelps, R.A., Davidson, R.J., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2016). Context differences in delta-beta coupling are associated with neuroendocrine reactivity in infants. Developmental Psychobiology, 58(3), 406-418. PMCID: PMC4801734.

Brooker, R.J., Davidson, R.J., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2016). Maternal negative affect in infancy is linked to disrupted patterns of change in cortisol and alpha asymmetry across contexts during childhood. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 274-290. PMCID: PMC4666756.

 Phelps, R.A., Brooker, R.J., & Buss, K.A. (2016). Toddlers’ dysregulated fear predicts delta-beta coupling during preschool. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience,17, 28-34. PMCID: PMC4727986.