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Rebecca Brooker

Rebecca Brooker
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Affective Science
  • Personality Processes
Contact
  • (979) 845-4409
  • rebeccabrooker@tamu.edu
  • Psychology 249
Professional Links
Office Hours
Office hours held online for Fall 2020. See your syllabus for times and log in information
Accepting Students
May Be for 2021-2022

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., Kiel, E.J., MacNamara, A., ‡Nyman, T., John-Henderson, N., Schmidt, L.A., & VanLieshout, R.A. (2020). Maternal neural reactivity during pregnancy predicts infant temperament. Infancy, 15, 46-66.

Brooker, R.J., Bates, J.E., Buss, K.A., ‡Canen, M.J., Dennis-Tiwary, T.A., Gatzke-Kopp, L., Hoyniak, C., Klein, D., Kujawa, A., Lahat, A., Lamm, C., Moser, J.S., Peterson, I.T., Tang, A., Woltering, S., & Schmidt, L.A. (2019). Conducting event related potential (ERP) research with young children: A review of components, special considerations and recommendations for research on cognition and emotion. Journal of Psychophysiology. Published online, 3 July. doi: 10.1027/0269-8803/a000243 NIHMSID: 1037397.

Schmidt, N.L., Brooker, R.J., Carroll, I.C., Gagne, J.R., Luo, Z., Moore, M.N., Planalp, E.M., Sarkisian, K., Schmidt, C.A., Van Hulle, C.A., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2019). Longitudinal research at the interface of affective neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, and behavioral genetics: Findings from the Wisconsin Twin Project. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22, 233-239. PMCID: PMC6750215.

Vess, M., Brooker, R.J., Stichter, M., Neiderhiser, J.M. (2019). Genes and virtue: Exploring how heritability beliefs shape conceptions of virtue and its development. Behavior Genetics, 49, 168-174.
Vess, M., Brooker, R.J., Schlegel, R.J., & Hicks, J.A. (2019). Daily mental lapses and the subjective experience of true self alienation. Journal of Research in Personality, 78, 148-152.
Brooker, R.J. (2018). Parenting and socioeconomic status predict developmental changes in error-related negativity in young children. Child Development, 89(3), 725-733. PMCID: PMC5948123.

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.

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.

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

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

Brooker, R.J. (2018). Parenting and socioeconomic status predict developmental changes in error-related negativity in young children. Child Development, 89(3), 725-733.

Brooker, R.J., Bates, J.E., Buss, K.A., Canen, M.J., Dennis-Tiwary, T.A., Gatzke-Kopp, L., Hoyniak, C., Klein, D., Kujawa, A., Lahat, A., Lamm, C., Moser, J.S., Peterson, I.T., Tang, A., Woltering, S., & Schmidt, L.A. (2019). Conducting event related potential (ERP) research with young children: A review of components, special considerations and recommendations for research on cognition and emotion. Journal of Psychophysiology. Published online, 3 July. doi: 10.1027/0269-8803/a000243 NIHMSID: 1037397.

Schmidt, N.L., Brooker, R.J., Carroll, I.C., Gagne, J.R., Luo, Z., Moore, M.N., Planalp, E.M., Sarkisian, K., Schmidt, C.A., Van Hulle, C.A., Lemery-Chalfant, K., & Goldsmith, H.H. (2019). Longitudinal research at the interface of affective neuroscience, developmental psychopathology, and behavioral genetics: Findings from the Wisconsin Twin Project. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 22, 233-239. PMCID: PMC6750215.

Vess, M., Brooker, R.J., Stichter, M., Neiderhiser, J.M. (2019). Genes and virtue: Exploring how heritability beliefs shape conceptions of virtue and its development. Behavior Genetics, 49, 168-174.

Vess, M., Brooker, R.J., Schlegel, R.J., & Hicks, J.A. (2019). Daily mental lapses and the subjective experience of true self alienation. Journal of Research in Personality, 78, 148-152.

Brooker, R.J., Kiel, E.J., MacNamara, A., Nyman, T., John-Henderson, N., Schmidt, L.A., & VanLieshout, R.A. (2020). Maternal neural reactivity during pregnancy predicts infant temperament. Infancy, 15, 46-66.