Amy L Byrd, PhD
Education & Training
- Byrd AL, Vine V, Frigoletto OA, Vanwoerden S & Stepp SD. (2021). A multi-method investigation of parental responses to youth emotion: Prospective effects on emotion dysregulation and reactive aggression in daily life. Research on child and adolescent psychopathology, 1-15.
- Byrd AL, Vine V, Beeney JE, Scott LN, Jennings JR & Stepp SD. (2020). RSA reactivity to parent-child conflict as a predictor of dysregulated emotion and behavior in daily life. Psychological Medicine, 1-9.
- Byrd AL, Tung I, Manuck SD, Vine V, Horner M, Hipwell AE & Stepp SD. (2020). An interaction between early threat exposure and the oxytocin receptor in females: Disorder-specific versus general risk for psychopathology and socialemotional mediators. Development and Psychopathology, 1, 16.
- Byrd AL, Manuck SB, Hawes SW, Vebares TJ, Nimgaonkar V, Chowdari KV, Hipwell AE, Keenan K & Stepp SD. (2019) The interaction between MAOA and childhood maltreatment as a predictor of personality pathology in females: Emotional reactivity as a potential mediating mechanism. Development and Psychopathology, 1-17.
- Byrd AL, Hawes SW, Burke JD, Loeber R & Pardini DA. (2018) Boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: Neural response to reward and punishment and associations with treatment response. Developmental cognitive neuroscience, 30, 51-59.
Applying NIMH Research Domain Criteria Dimensions to the Development of Emotion Regulation
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a research framework that integrates multiple levels of information (from genomics and circuits to behavior and self-report) to explore basic dimensions of functioning that span the full range of human behavior. While environmental and developmental influences represent important elements of the RDoC framework, it offers little...
Amy Byrd, PhD, Honored as Association of Psychological Sciences Rising Star
Congratulations to Amy Byrd, PhD, who was recently named an Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star! The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding APS members in the earliest stages of their research careers after completing doctoral training. Dr. Byrd’s research is focused on the neurobiological processes underlying the development and persistence of reactive aggression in adolescents...
Now in Psychological Medicine: Respiratory Sinus Arrythmia Reactivity to Parent-Child Conflict Linked to Emotion Dysregulation in Youth
Pitt Psychiatry investigators including Amy Byrd, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), Vera Vine, PhD (postdoctoral fellow), Joseph Beeney, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), Lori Scott, PhD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), J. Richard Jennings, PhD (Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science), and Stephanie Stepp, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and...
Pitt Psychiatry Investigators Study Affective Dynamics Across Internalizing and Externalizing Dimensions of Psychopathology
Dysregulated affective dynamics (i.e., how emotions ebb and flow over time) have most often been studied among people with a given disorder compared to an unaffected control group. However, this approach has yielded inconsistent findings because many emotional states are seen across multiple psychopathologies. In fact, research has shown that psychiatric disorders are organized by evidence of internalizing (e.g...