Humphreys KL, Miron D, McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA, Nelson CA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH (2018) Foster care promotes adaptive functioning in early adolescence among children who experienced severe, early deprivation. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

Rosen ML, Sheridan MA, Sambrook KA, Peverill MR, Meltzoff AN, McLaughlin KA (2018) The role of visual association cortex in associative memory formation across development. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(3), 365-380.

Rosen ML, Sheridan MA, Sambrook KA, Meltzoff AN, McLaughlin KA (2018) Socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement: A multi-modal investigation of neural mechanisms in children and adolescents. Neuroimage, 173, 298-310.

Miller A, McLaughlin KA, Busso D, Brueck S, Peverill M, Sheridan MA (2018) Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation and Adolescent Suicidal Ideation. Biological Psychiatry – Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 125-132.

Miller A, Sheridan MA, Hanson JL, McLaughlin KA, Bates JE, Lansford JE, Pettit GS, Dodge KA (2018) Dimensions of Deprivation and Threat, Psychopathology, and Potential Mediators: A Multi-Year Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Sheridan MA, McLaughlin KA, Winter W*, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Nelson CA (in press) Early deprivation disrupts development of associative learning leading to depression and social problems in adolescence. Nature Communications.

Davidow JY, Sheridan MA, Van Dijk K, Santillana R, Snyder J, Bustamante C, Rosen BR, Somerville LH (in press) Development of prefrontal cortical connectivity and the enduring effect of learned value on cognitive control. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Finn A, Kharitonova M, Holtby N, Sheridan M (in press) Prefrontal and hippocampal structure predict statistical learning ability in early childhood. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Rosen ML, Sheridan MA, Sambrook KA, Dennison MJ, Jenness JL, Askren MK, Meltzoff AN, McLaughlin KA (2017) Salience network response to changes in emotional expressions of others is heightened during early adolescence: relevance for social functioning. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12571.

Jenness JL, Rosen ML, Sambrook KA, Dennison MJ, Lambert HK, Sheridan MA, McLaughlin KA (2017) Violence exposure and neural systems underlying working memory for emotional stimuli in youth. Development and Psychopathology, 1–12.

LeWinn, K Z, Sheridan, M A, Keyes, K M, Hamilton, A, & McLaughlin, K A (2017) Sample composition alters associations between age and brain structure. Nature Communications, 8(1), 874.

Sheridan MA, Peverill M, Finn A, McLaughlin KA (2017) Dimensions of Childhood Adversity have Distinct Associations with Neural Systems Underlying Executive Functioning. Development and Psychopathology.

Schaefer J, Moffitt TE, Arseneault L, Danese A, Fisher HL, Houts R, Sheridan MA, Wertz J, & Caspi A (2017) Adolescent Victimization and Early-Adult Psychopathology: Approaching Causal Inference Using a Longitudinal Twin Study to Rule Out Noncausal Explanations. Clinical Psychological Science.

Troller-Refree, S., McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A., Nelson, C.A., Zeanah, C.H., Fox, N.A. (2017). The beneficial effects of a positive attention bias amongst children with a history of psychosocial deprivation. Biological Psychology, 122, 110-120. doi: 10.1016/j.bp.2016.04.008

Busso, D.S., McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A. (2017). Dimensions of Adversity, Physiological Reactivity, and Externalizing Psychopathology in Adolescence: Deprivation and Threat. Psychosomatic Medicine, 79(2), 162. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000369

Lambert, H.K., Sheridan, M.A., Sambrook, K.A., Rosen, M.L., Askren, M.K., McLaughlin, K.A. (2017). Hippocampal Contribution to Context Encoding across Development is Disrupted following Early-Life Adversity. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(7), 1925-1934. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2618-16.2017

Christensen, K.A., Aldao, A., Sheridan, M.A., McLaughlin, K.A. (2017). Habitual reappraisal in context: peer victimisation moderates its association with physiologcial reactivity to social stress. Cognition and Emotion, 31(2), 384-394. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1103701

McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A., Nelson, C.A. (2017). Neglect as a Violation of Species-Expectant Experience: Neurodevelopmental Consequences. Biological Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.02.1096

Busso, D.S., McLaughlin, K.A., Brueck, S., Peverill, M., Gold, A.L., Sheridan, M.A. (2017). Child Abuse, Neural Structure, and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(4), 321-328. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2017.01.013 

Dennison MJ, Sheridan MA, Busso DS*, Jenness JL, Peverill M*, Rosen ML, McLaughlin KA (2017) Neurobehavioral markers of resilience to depression amongst adolescents exposed to child abuse. J Abnorm Psychol. 2016 Nov;125(8):1201-1212.


Blattman, C., Jamison, J., Koroknay-Palicz, T., Rodrigues, K., & Sheridan, M.A. (2016). Measuring the measurement error: A method to qualitatively validate survey data. Journal of Development Economics, 120, 99–112. doi: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.01.005

Blattman, C., Jamison, J., Sheridan, M.A., & others. (2016). Reducing crime and violence: Experimental evidence from cognitive behavioral therapy in Liberia. The Field Experiments Website. 

Busso, D.S., McLaughlin, K.A., & Sheridan, M.A. (2016). Dimensions of Adversity, Physiological Reactivity, and Externalizing Psychopathology in Adolescence: Deprivation and Threat. Psychosomatic Medicine, 1. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000369

Dennison, M.J., Sheridan, M.A., Busso, D.S., Jenness, J.L., Peverill, M., Rosen, M. L., & McLaughlin, K. A. (2016). Neurobehavioral markers of resilience to depression amongst adolescents exposed to child abuse. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(8), 1201–1212. doi: 10.1037/abn0000215

Fan, Q., Witzel, T., Nummenmaa, A., Van Dijk, K.R.A., Van Horn, J.D., Drews, M.K., Somerville, L.H., Sheridan, M.A., Santillana, R.M., Snyder, J., Hedden, T., Shaw, E.E., Hollinhead, M.O., Renvall, V., Zanzonico, R., Keil, B., Cauley, S., Polimeni, J.R., Tisdall., Buckner, R.L., Wedeen V.J., Wald, L.L., Toga, A.W.,  Rosen, B. R. (2016). MGH–USC Human Connectome Project datasets with ultra-high b-value diffusion MRI. NeuroImage, 124, 1108–1114. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.075

Finn, A.S., Kalra, P.B., Goetz, C., Leonard, J. A., Sheridan, M.A., & Gabrieli, J. D. E., (2016). Developmental dissociation between the maturation of procedural memory and declarative memory. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 212–220. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.027

Gold, A.L., Sheridan, M.A., Peverill, M., Busso, D.S., Lambert, H.K., Alves, S., Pine, D.S., McLaughlin, K.A. (2016). Childhood abuse and reduced cortical thickness in brain regions involved in emotional processing. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(10), 1154–1164. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12630

Jenness, J.L., Jager-Hyman, S., Heleniak, C., Beck, A.T., Sheridan, M.A., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2016). Catastrophizing, rumination, and reappraisal prospectively predict adolescent PTSD symptom onset following a terrorist attack. Depression and Anxiety, 33(11), 1039–1047. doi: 10.1002/da.22548

McLaughlin, K.A., & Sheridan, M.A. (2016). Beyond Cumulative Risk: A Dimensional Approach to Childhood Adversity. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(4), 239–245. doi: 10.1177/0963721416655883

Peverill, M., McLaughlin, K.A., Finn, A.S., & Sheridan, M.A. (2016b). Working memory filtering continues to develop into late adolescence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 78–88. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2016.02.004

Sheridan, M.A., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2016). Neurobiological models of the impact of adversity on education. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 10, 108–113. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.05.013

Tibu, F., Sheridan, M.A., McLaughlin, K.A., Nelson, C.A., Fox, N.A., & Zeanah, C.H. (2016). Disruptions of working memory and inhibition mediate the association between exposure to institutionalization and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Psychological Medicine, 46(3), 529–541. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002020

Tibu, F., Sheridan, M.A., McLaughlin, K.A., Nelson, C.A., Fox, N.A., & Zeanah, C. H. (2016). Reduced Working Memory Mediates the Link between Early Institutional Rearing and Symptoms of ADHD at 12 Years. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01850

Troller-Renfree, S., McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A., Nelson, C.A., Zeanah, C.H., & Fox, N.A. (2017). The beneficial effects of a positive attention bias amongst children with a history of psychosocial deprivation. Biological Psychology, 122, 110–120. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.04.008

Blattman, C., Jamison, J.C., & Sheridan, M.A. (2016). Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence on Adult Noncognitive Investments in Liberia.


Gooding, H.C., Milliren, C., Austin, S.B., Sheridan, M.A., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2015). Exposure to violence in childhood is associated with higher body mass index in adolescence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 151–158. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.08.005

Gooding, H.C., Milliren, C.E., Austin, S.B., Sheridan, M.A., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2016). Child Abuse, Resting Blood Pressure, and Blood Pressure Reactivity to Psychosocial Stress. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(1), 5–14. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv040

Hamoudi, A., & Sheridan, M.A. (2015). Unpacking the Black Box of Cognitive Ability A novel tool for assessment in a population based survey. 

Humphreys, K.L., McGoron, L., Sheridan, M.A., McLaughlin, K.A., Fox, N.A., Nelson, C.A., & Zeanah, C.H. (2015). High-Quality Foster Care Mitigates Callous-Unemotional Traits Following Early Deprivation in Boys: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(12), 977–983. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.09.010

Kharitonova, M., Winter, W., & Sheridan, M.A. (2015). As Working Memory Grows: A Developmental Account of Neural Bases of Working Memory Capacity in 5- to 8-Year Old Children and Adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(9), 1775–1788. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00824

McLaughlin, K.A., Peverill, M., Gold, A. L., Alves, S., & Sheridan, M.A. (2015). Child Maltreatment and Neural Systems Underlying Emotion Regulation. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(9), 753–762. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.06.010

McLaughlin, K.A., Rith-Najarian, L., Dirks, M.A., & Sheridan, M.A. (2015). Low Vagal Tone Magnifies the Association Between Psychosocial Stress Exposure and Internalizing Psychopathology in Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44(2), 314–328. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2013.843464

McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A., Gold, A.L., Duys, A., Lambert, H.K., Peverill, M., Heleniak, C., Shechnet, T., Wojcieszak, Z., Pine, D. S. (2016). Maltreatment Exposure, Brain Structure, and Fear Conditioning in Children and Adolescents. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41(8), 1956–1964. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.365

*Busso, D and Sheridan, MA (2015) Toxic Environments and Human Development. Salem Health: Psychology & Behavioral Health, 4th Edition. (Eds) Nancy A. Piotrowski.

Sumner, J.A., Sheridan, M.A., Drury, S. S., Esteves, K.C., Walsh, K., Koenen, K. C., & McLaughlin, K. A. (2015). Variation in CACNA1C is Associated with Amygdala Structure and Function in Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 25(9), 701–710. doi: 10.1089/cap.2015.0047

Rotenstein LS*, Sheridan M, Garg R, Adler GK (2015) Effect of mineralocorticoid receptor blockade on hippocampal-dependent memory in adults with obesity. Obesity. 23(6):1136-42. doi: 10.1002/oby.21104. PMID:25959271

Saygin, Z.M.*, Osher, D.E., Koldewyn, K., Martin, R.E.*, Finn, A.* Saxe, R., Gabrieli, J.D.E., Sheridan, M.A. (2015) Structural connectivity of the developing human amygdala. PLOS-1. 10(4):e0125170. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125170.

McLaughlin, K.A., Sheridan, M.A., Tibuc, F., Fox, N.A., Zeanah, C.H., Nelson, C.A. (2015) Causal effects of the early caregiving environment on development of stress response systems in children. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. 112(18):5637-42. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423363112

Christensen, K.A., Aldao, A., Sheridan, M.A., & McLaughlin, K.A. (2017). Habitual reappraisal in context: peer victimisation moderates its association with physiological reactivity to social stress. Cognition and Emotion, 31(2), 384–394. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1103701

Sumner J.A., McLaughlin K.A., Walsh K., Sheridan M.A., Koenen K.C. (2015) Caregiving and 5-HTTLPR Genotype Predict Adolescent Physiological Stress Reactivity: Confirmatory Tests of Gene × Environment Interactions. Child Devlopment 2015 Mar 3. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12357. PMID:2573107

Finn, A.S., Kalra, P.B., Goetz, C., Leonard, J.A., Sheridan, M.A., & Gabrieli, J.D.E. (2016). Developmental dissociation between the maturation of procedural memory and declarative memory. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 212–220. doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2015.09.027

Brett Z.H., Sheridan M.A., Humphreys K, Smyke A, Gleason M.M., Fox N, Zeanah C, Nelson C, Drury S. (2015) A neurogenetics approach to defining differential susceptibility to institutional care. International Journal Behavioral Development Mar;39(2):150-160. PMID:25663728


McLaughlin KA, Sheridan M.A., Lambert HK (2014) Childhood adversity and neural development: deprivation and threat as distinct dimensions of early experience. Neuroscience Biobehavioral Reviews. Nov;47:578-91.

McLaughlin, K., Sheridan, M.A., *Alves, S., Mendes, W. (2014). Child maltreatment and autonomic nervous system reactivity: identifying dysregulated stress reactivity patterns by using the biopsychosocial model of challenge and threat. Psychosomatic Medicine, Sep;76(7):538-46. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000098. PMCID: 25170753

McLaughlin KA, *Busso DS, Duys A, Green JG, *Alves S, *Way M, Sheridan MA. (2014) Amygdala response to negative stimuli predicts PTSD symptom onset following a terrorist attack. Depression and Anxiety. Oct;31(10):834-42. doi: 10.1002/da.22284. PMID: 24995938

*Busso DS, McLaughlin KA, Sheridan MA.(2014) Media exposure and sympathetic nervous system reactivity predict ptsd symptoms after the Boston marathon bombings. Depression and Anxiety. Jul;31(7):551-8. doi: 10.1002/da.22282. PMID: 24995832

Sumner JA, McLaughlin KA, Walsh K, Sheridan MA, Koenen KC. (2014) CRHR1 genotype and history of maltreatment predict cortisol reactivity to stress in adolescents. Psychoneuroendocrinolog. May;43:71-80. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.02.002. PMID: 24703172

Sheridan, M, *Kharitonova, M., *Martin, R., Gabrieli, J.D.E (2014) Neural substrates of the development of cognitive control in children 5-10 years of age. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Aug;26(8):1840-50. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00597. PMID: 24650280

*Rith-Najarian, L R, McLaughlin, K, Sheridan, M, Nock, M (2014) The biopsychosocial model of stress in adolescence: Self-awareness of performance versus stress reactivity. Stress. Mar;17(2):193-203. doi: 10.3109/10253890.2014.891102. PMCID:24491123

*Law, E; Sideridis, G, Albers Prock, L, Sheridan MA (2014) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Young Children: Predictors of Diagnostic Stability. Pediatrics.

*Winter, W and Sheridan, M. (2014) Previous reward decreases errors of commission on later "No-Go" trials in children 4 to 12 years of age: Evidence for a context monitoring account Developmental Science. Sep;17(5):797-807. doi: 10.1111/desc.12168. PMID: 24636228

*Finn, A., Kraft, M.A., West, M.R., Leonard, J., Bish, C.E., *Martin, R.E., Sheridan, M.A., Gabrieli, C.F.O and Gabrieli, J.D.E (2014) Cognitive Skills, Student Achievement Tests, and Schools, Psychological Science. Mar;25(3):736-44. doi: 10.1177/0956797613516008.PMID: 24434238

McLaughlin, K.A., *Alves, S., Sheridan, M.A. (2014) Vagal regulation and internalizing psychopathology among adolescents exposed to childhood adversity. Developmental Psychobiology. Jul;56(5):1036-51. doi: 10.1002/dev.21187. PMID: 24338154

McLaughlin, K, Sheridan, M., *Winter, W, Fox, N, Zeanah, C, Nelson, C (2014) Widespread reductions in cortical thickness following severe early-life deprivation: A neurodevelopmental pathway to ADHD. Biological Psychiatry. Oct 15;76(8):629-38. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.08.016. PMID: 2409079


Mclaughlin K, Sheridan, MA, Nelson C (2013)  Adverse childhood experiences and brain development: neurobiological mechanisms linking the social environment to psychiatric disorders In A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders (Eds) Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea

McLaughlin, K.A., Rith-Najarian, L., Dirks, M.A., & Sheridan, M.A. (2013). Low vagal tone magnifies the association between psychosocial stress exposure and internalizing psychopathology in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. PMID: 24156380

*Khartinova, M, *Martin, R, Gabrieli, J, Sheridan, M. (2013) Cortical grey-matter thinning is associated with age-related improvements on executive function tasks Journal of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 6, 61-71

Sheridan, M, *How, J, *Araujo, M, *Schamberg, M, Nelson, CA (2013) What are the Links Between Maternal Social Status, Hippocampal Function, and HPA Axis Function in Children? Developmental Science 16 (5), 665-675

Miller, M, Sheridan, M, Cardoos, SL, Hinshaw, SP (2013) Impaired decision-making as a young adult outcome of girls diagnosed with ADHD in childhood. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 19(1):110-4


Sheridan, M, McLaughlin, K, Fox, NA, Zeanah, C, Nelson, C A (2012) Variation in neural development as a result of exposure to institutionalization early in childhood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vol. 109(32):12927-12932 doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200041109

Sheridan, M, Sarsour, K, Jutte, D, D’Esposito, M, Boyce, WT (2012) The impace of social disparity and prefrontal function in childhood? PLOSone, 7(4):e35744


Sarsour, K, Sheridan, M, Jutte, D, Nuru-Jeter, A, Hinshaw, S, Boyce, W (2011) Family Socioeconomic Status and Child Executive Functions: The Roles of Language, Home Environment and Single Parenthood Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 17(1): 120-32.

Nelson, CA & Sheridan, MA (2011) Lessons from Neuroscience Research for Understanding Causal Links between Family and Neighborhood Characteristics and Educational Outcomes. In Whither Opportunity: Rethinking the Role of Neighborhoods and Families on Schools and School Outcomes for American Children (Eds) Richard Murnane and Greg Duncan


Sheridan, M, Drury, S, McLaughlin, K, Almas, A (2010) Early institutionalization: neurobiological consequences and genetic modifiers. Neuropsychology Reviews. 20(4):414-29.

*Finn, A, Sheridan, M, Hinshaw, S, Hudson-Camm, C, and D’Esposito, M (2010) Longitudinal evidence for functional specialization of the neural circuit supporting working memory in the human brain Journal of Neuroscience, 30(33):11062-7.

Sheridan, M, Hinshaw, S, and D’Esposito, M (2010) An fMRI study of working memory on and off stimulant medication in adolescents with ADHD Journal of Attention Disorders, 14(1), 69-78.

McLaughlin KA, Fox NA, Zeanah CH, Sheridan MA, Marshall PJ, and Nelson CA (2010) Delayed Maturation in Brain Activity Explains the Association between Early Environmental Deprivation and Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Biological Psychiatry

Cools R, Miyakawa A, Sheridan MA, D'Esposito M. (2010) Enhanced frontal function in Parkinson's disease. Brain. 133(Pt 1):225-33.


Tottenham, N and Sheridan, M (2009) A review of adversity, the amygdala and the hippocampus: a consideration of developmental timing Frontiers in Neuroscience, 3(4).

Sheridan, MA & Nelson, C (2009) Neurobiology of Fetal and Infant Development: Implications for Infant Mental Health In Handbook of Infant Mental Health (Ed) Charles H Zeanah


Cools, R, Sheridan, M, Jacobs, E, and D’Esposito, M (2007) Impulsive personality predicts dopamine-dependent changes in fronto-striatal activity during component processes of working memory Journal of Neuroscience Vol 27(20), pg. 5506-14

Sheridan, M, Hinshaw, S, and D’Esposito, M (2007) Efficiency of the Prefrontal Cortex during Working Memory in Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Vol 46(10), pg.1357-66

Gazzaley, A, Sheridan, M, and Cooney, J (2007) Age-Related Deficits in Component Processes of Working Memory Neuropsychology Vol 21(5), pg. 532-539


Zacks, JM, Sheridan, M, and Ollinger, JM (2002) A parametric study of mental spatial transformations of bodies NeuroImage Vol 16, pg.857-872


Zacks, J M,  Braver, T, Sheridan, M, Donaldson, D I, Snyder, A Z, Ollinger, J M, Buckner, R L, and Raichle, M E (2001) Human brain activity time-locked to perceptual event boundaries. Nature Neuroscience Vol 4(6), pg.651-655

Buckner, R L, Wheeler, M E, and Sheridan, M, (2001) Encoding processes during retrieval tasks Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Vol 13(3), pg 406-15