In (or At) Press

Carcone, D., Lee, A. C. H., & Ruocco, A. C. (in press). Disrupted relationship between hippocampal activation and subsequent memory performance in borderline personality disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Lam, J., & Ruocco, A. C. (at press). Biological risk factors. In D. W. Black and N. J. Kolla (Eds.), Textbook of antisocial personality disorder. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Lam, J., Infante, E., & Ruocco, A. C. (at press; projected to publish in 2020). Neuroscience and neuropsychology of borderline personality disorder. In J. Fabian (Ed.), Violence risk in criminal offender populations: A forensic psychological and neuropsychological perspective. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


Koudys, J. W., & Ruocco, A. C. (2020). A neurocognitive model of the comorbidity of substance-related and personality disorders. In A. Verdejo-Garcia (Ed.), Cognition and addiction: A researcher’s guide from mechanisms towards interventions (pp. 79-89). Academic Press.

Daros, A. R., Rodrigo, A. H., Norouzian, N., Darboh, B., McRae, K., & Ruocco, A. C. (2020). Cognitive reappraisal of negative emotional images in borderline personality disorder: Content analysis, perceived effectiveness and diagnostic specificity. Journal of Personality Disorders, 34, 199-215. 

Perkins, E. R., Joyner, K. J., Patrick, C. J., Bartholow, B. D., Latzman, R. D., DeYoung, C. G., Kotov, R., Reininghaus, U., Cooper, S. E., Afzali, M. H., Docherty, A. R., Dretsch, M. N., Eaton, N. R., Goghari, V. M., Haltigan, J. D., Krueger, R. F., Martin, E. A., Michelini, G., Ruocco, A. C., ... Zald, D. H. (2020). Neurobiology and the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology: Progress toward ontogenetically informed and clinically useful nosology. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 22, 51-63.

Latzman R. D., DeYoung, C. G., HiTOP Neurobiological Foundations Workgroup. (2020). Using empirically-derived dimensional phenotypes to accelerate clinical neuroscience: The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) framework. Neuropsychopharmacology, 45, 1083-1085.


Ruocco, A. C., Daros, A. R., Chang, J., Rodrigo, A. H., Lam, J., Ledochowski, J., & McMain, S. F. (2019). Clinical, personality and neurodevelopmental phenotypes in borderline personality disorder: A family study. Psychological Medicine, 49, 2069-2080.

Koudys, J. W., Traynor, J. M., Rodrigo, A. H., Carcone, D., & Ruocco, A. C. (2019). The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative and its implications for research on personality disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports, 21.

Wrege, J., Ruocco, A. C., Euler, S., Preller, K., Busmann, M., Lenz, C., Meya, L., Schmidt, A., Lang, U. E., Borgwardt, S., & Walter, M. Negative affect moderates the effect of social rejection on frontal and anterior cingulate cortex activation in borderline personality disorder. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19, 1273–1285.

Safar, K., Sato, J., Ruocco, A. C., Korenblum, M. S., O’Halpin, H., & Dunkley, B. T. (2019). Disrupted emotional neural circuitry in adolescents with borderline personality traits. Neuroscience Letters, 701, 112-118.

Di Domenico, S., Rodrigo, A. H., Dong, M., Fournier, M. A., Ayaz, H., Ryan, R. M., & Ruocco, A. C. (2019). Functional near-infrared spectroscopy: Proof of concept for its application in social neuroscience. In H. Ayaz & F. Dehais (Eds.), Neuroergonomics. The brain at work and in everyday life (pp. 169-173). London, UK: Academic Press.


Koudys, J. W., Gulamani, T., & Ruocco, A. C. (2018). Borderline personality disorder: Refinements in phenotypic and cognitive profiling. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5, 102-112.

Daros, A. R., Guevara, M. A., Uliaszek, A. A., McMain, S. F., & Ruocco, A. C. (2018). Cognitive emotion regulation strategies in borderline personality disorder: Diagnostic comparisons and associations with potentially harmful behaviors. Psychopathology, 51,83-95.

Daros, A. R., Williams, G. E., Jung, S., Turabi, M., Uliaszek, A. A., & Ruocco, A. C. (2018). More is not always better: Strategies to regulate negative mood induction in women with borderline personality disorder and depressive and anxiety disorders. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 9, 530-542.

Thomsen, M. S., Ruocco, A. C., Mathiesen, B. B., & Simonsen, E. (2018). Neuropsychological perspectives. In W. J. Livesley & R. Larstone (Eds.), Handbook of personality disorders. Theory, research, and treatment. Second edition (pp. 283-300). New York, NY: Guilford.

Rodrigo, A. H., & Ruocco, A. C. (2018). Social cognition and perception in the interpersonal situation: Implications for the study of personality disorder. [Comment on "Interpersonal dynamics in personality and personality disorders".] European Journal of Personality, 32, 577-578.

Di Domenico, S. I., Fournier, M. A., Rodrigo, A. H., Dong, M., Ayaz, H., & Ruocco, A. C. (2018). Identity integration across time: Examining the roles of need fulfillment and the medial prefrontal cortex using optical neuroimaging. Self and Identity, 17, 259-275.


Thomsen, M. S., Ruocco, A. C., Carcone, D., Mathiesen, B. B., & Simonsen, E. (2017). Neurocognitive deficits in borderline personality disorder: Associations with childhood trauma and dimensions of personality psychopathology. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31,503-521.

Thomsen, M. S., Ruocco, A. C., Uliaszek, A., Mathiesen, B. B., & Simonsen, E. (2017). Changes in neurocognitive functioning after six months of mentalization based treatment for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31, 306-324.

Carcone, D., & Ruocco, A. C. (2017). Six years of research on the National Institute of Mental Health’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative: A systematic review. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 11.

Carcone, D., Zanarini, M. C., & Ruocco, A. C. (2017). Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences (pp. 1-3). Cham: Springer.

Irani, F., Ruocco, A. C., & Shima, L. C. (2017). Delusion. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca & B. Caplan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of clinical neuropsychology. Second Edition (pp. 1-6). Cham: Springer.

Berezuk, C., & Zakzanis, K. K., Ramirez, J., Ruocco, A. C., Edwards, J. D., Callahan, B. L., & Black, S. E. (2017). Functional reserve: Experience participating in instrumental activities of daily living is associated with gender and functional independence in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 58, 425-434.


Ruocco, A. C., & Carcone, D. (2016). A neurobiological model of borderline personality disorder: Systematic and integrative review. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 24, 311-329.

Ruocco, A. C., Rodrigo, A. H., McMain, S. F., Page-Gould, E., Ayaz, H., & Links, P. S. (2016). Predicting treatment outcomes from prefrontal cortex activation for self-harming patients with borderline personality disorder: A preliminary study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10.

Ruocco, A. C., Rodrigo, A. H., Carcone, D., McMain, S. F., Jacobs, G., & Kennedy, J. L. (2016). Tryptophan hydroxylase 1 gene polymorphisms alter prefrontal cortex activation during response inhibition. Neuropsychology, 30, 18-27.

Rodrigo, A. H., Di Domenico, S. I., Graves, B., Lam, J., Ayaz, H., Bagby, R. M., & Ruocco, A. C. (2016). Linking trait-based phenotypes to prefrontal cortex activation during inhibitory control. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 55-65.

Ruocco, A. C. (2016). Compliance on neuropsychological performance validity testing in patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychological Assessment, 28, 345-350.

Rubin, L. H., Connelly, J. J., Reilly, J. L., Carter, C. S., Drogos, L. L., Pournajafi-Nazarloo, H., Ruocco, A. C., Keedy, S. K., Matthew, I., Tandon, N., Pearlson, G. D., Clementz, B. A., Tamminga, C. A., Gershon, E. S., Keshavan, M. S., Bishop, J. R., & Sweeney, J. A. (2016). Sex and diagnosis specific associations between DNA methylation of the oxytocin receptor gene with emotion processing and temporal-limbic and prefrontal brain volumes in psychotic disorders. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 1, 141-151.

Manasse, S. M., Goldstein, S. P., Wyckoff, E. P., Forman, E. M., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., Ruocco, A. C., & Nederkoorn, C. (2016). Slowing down and taking a second look: Inhibitory deficits in binge eating disorder are not food-specific. Appetite, 96, 555-559.

Glassman, L. H., Forman, E. M., Herbert, J. D., Bradley, L. E., Foster, E. E., Izzetoglu, M., & Ruocco, A. C. (2016). The effects of a brief acceptance-based behavioral treatment vs. traditional cognitive-behavioral treatment for public speaking anxiety: An exploratory trial examining differential effects on performance and neurophysiology. Behavior Modification, 40,748-776.

Rodrigo, A. H., Ayaz, H., & Ruocco, A. C. (2016). Examining the neural correlates of incidental facial emotion encoding within the prefrontal cortex using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. In D. D. Schmorrow & C. M. Fidopiastis (Eds.), Foundations of augmented cognition: Neuroergonomics and operational neuroscience (pp. 102-112). Switzerland: Springer.

Daros, A. R., Ruocco, A. C., & Rule, N. O. (2016). Identifying mental disorder from the faces of women with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 40, 255-281.


Carcone, D., Tokarz, V. L., & Ruocco, A. C. (2015). A systematic review on the reliability and validity of semi-structured diagnostic interviews for borderline personality disorder. Canadian Psychology, 56, 208-226.

Williams, G., Daros, A. R., Graves, B., McMain, S. F., Links, P. S., & Ruocco, A. C. (2015). Executive functions and social cognition in highly lethal self-injuring patients with borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 107-116.

Ruocco, A. C., Hudson, J. I., Zanarini, M. C. & Gunderson, J. G. (2015). Familial aggregation of candidate phenotypes for borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 75-80.

Di Domenico, S. I., Rodrigo, A. H., Ayaz, H., Fournier, M. A., & Ruocco, A. C. (2015). Decision-making conflict and the neural efficiency hypothesis of intelligence: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy investigation. NeuroImage, 109, 307-317.

Manasse, S. M., Espel, H. M., Forman, E. M., Juarascio, A. S., Butryn, M. L., Ruocco, A. C., Zhang, F. & Lowe, M. R. (2015). The independent and interacting effects of hedonic hunger and executive function on binge eating. Appetite, 89, 16-21.

Manasse, S. M., Forman, E. M., Ruocco, A. C., Butryn, M. L., Juarascio, A. S., & Fitzpatrick, K. K. (2015). Do executive functioning deficits underpin binge eating disorder? A comparison of overweight women with and without binge eating pathology. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 677-683.


Ruocco, A. C., Reilly, J. L., Rubin, L. H., Daros, A. R., Gershon, E. S., Tamminga, C. A., Pearlson, G. D., Hill, K. S., Keshavan, M. S., Gur, R. C., & Sweeney, J. A. (2014). Emotion recognition deficits in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders and psychotic bipolar disorder: Findings from the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) study. Schizophrenia Research, 158, 105-112.

Ruocco, A. C., & Bahl, N. (2014). Material-specific discrepancies in verbal and visual episodic memory in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 220, 694-697.

Glassman, L. H., Herbert, J. D., Forman, E. M., Bradley, L. E., Izzetoglu, M., Ruocco, A. C., & Goldstein, S. P. (2014). Near-infrared spectroscopic assessment of in-vivo prefrontal activation in public speaking anxiety: A preliminary study. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1, 271-283.

Manasse, S. M., Juarascio, A. S., Forman, E. M., Berner, L. A., Butryn, M. L., & Ruocco, A. C. (2014). Executive functioning in overweight individuals with and without loss-of-control eating. European Eating Disorders Review, 22, 373-377.

Rubin, L. H., Carter, C. S., Bishop, J. R., Pournajafi-Nazarloo, H., Drogos, L. L., Hill, S. K., Ruocco, A. C., Keedy, S. K., Reilly, J. L., Keshavan, M. S., Pearlson, G. D., Tamminga, C. A., Gershon, E. S., & Sweeney, J. A. (2014). Reduced levels of vasopressin and reduced behavioral modulation of oxytocin in psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40, 1374-1384.

Ruocco, A. C., Lam, J., & McMain, S. F. (2014). Subjective cognitive complaints and functional disability in patients with borderline personality disorder and their non-affected first-degree relatives. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59, 335-344.

Ruocco, A. C., Rodrigo, A. H., Lam, J., Di Domenico, S. I., Graves, B., & Ayaz, H. (2014). A problem-solving task specialized for functional neuroimaging: Validation of the Scarborough adaptation of the Tower of London (S-TOL) using near-infrared spectroscopy. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8.

Daros, A. R., Ruocco, A. C., Reilly, J. L., Harris, M. S., & Sweeney, J. A. (2014). Facial emotion recognition in first-episode schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 153,32-37.

Daros, A. R., Uliaszek, A. A., & Ruocco, A. C. (2014). Perceptual biases in facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5, 79-87.

Rodrigo, A. H., Di Domenico, S. I., Ayaz, H., Gulrajani, S. G., Lam, J. & Ruocco, A. C. (2014). Differentiating functions of the lateral and medial prefrontal cortex in motor response inhibition. Neuroimage, 85, 423-431.


Daros, A. R., Zakzanis, K. K., & Ruocco, A. C. (2013). Facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder. Psychological Medicine, 43, 1953-1963.

Ruocco, A. C., Amirthavasagam, S., Choi-Kain, L. W., & McMain, S. F. (2013). Neural correlates of negative emotionality in borderline personality disorder: An activation-likelihood-estimation meta-analysis. Biological Psychiatry, 73, 153-160.

Ruocco, A. C., & Direkoglu, E. (2013). Delineating the contributions of sustained attention and working memory to individual differences in mindfulness. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 226-230.

Di Domenico, S., Fournier, M., A., Ayaz, H., & Ruocco, A. C.(2013). In search of integrative processes: Basic psychological need satisfaction predicts medial prefrontal activation during decisional conflict. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 967-978.


Ruocco, A. C., Laporte, L., Russell, J., Guttman, H., & Paris, J. (2012). Response inhibition deficits in unaffected first-degree relatives of patients with borderline personality disorder. Neuropsychology, 26, 473-482.

Ruocco, A. C., Amirthavasagam, S., & Zakzanis, K. K. (2012). Amygdala and hippocampal volume reductions as candidate endophenotypes for borderline personality disorder: A meta-analysis of magnetic resonance imaging studies. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 201, 245-252.

< 2010

Ruocco, A. C., Medaglia, J. D., Tinker, J. R., Ayaz, H., Forman, E. M., Newman, C. F., Williams, J. M., Hillary F. G., Platek, S. M., Onaral, B., & Chute, D. L. (2010). Medial prefrontal cortex hyperactivation during social exclusion in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 181, 233-236.

Ruocco, A. C., Medaglia, J. D., Ayaz, H., & Chute, D. L. (2010). Abnormal prefrontal cortical response during affective processing in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 182, 117-122.

Ruocco, A. C., Kunchandy, E., & Lacy, M. (2010). Psychopathological conditions: Adults. In S. J. Hunter & J. Donders (Eds.), Principles and practice of lifespan developmental neuropsychology (pp. 455-268). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Kleiner-Fisman, G., Liang, G. S., Moberg, P. J., Ruocco, A. C., Hurtig, H. I., Baltuch, G. H., . . . Stern, M. B. (2007). Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation for severe idiopathic dystonia: Impact on severity, neuropsychological status, and quality of life. Journal of Neurosurgery, 107, 29-36.

Ruocco, A. C., & Lacy, M. (2010). Neuropsychological findings in a case of neurosarcoidosis. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 22, 123 E136.

Ruocco, A. C., McCloskey, M. S., Lee, R., & Coccaro, E. F. (2009). Indices of orbitofrontal and prefrontal function in Cluster B and Cluster C personality disorders. Psychiatry Research, 170, 282-285.

Ruocco, A. C. (2009). When borderline personality disorder meets traumatic brain injury: A commentary on 'Head trauma, dissociation and possible development of multiple personalities'. Personality and Mental Health, 3, 313-316.

Ruocco, A. C., Swirsky-Sacchetti, T., Chute, D. L., Mandel, S., Platek, S. M., & Zillmer, E. A. (2008). Distinguishing between neuropsychological malingering and exaggerated psychiatric symptoms in a neuropsychological setting. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22, 547-564.

Schatz, P., Ruocco, A. C., Medaglia, J. D., & Chute, D. L. (2008). Observing neural networking in vivo. In L. T. Benjamin, Jr. (Ed.), Favorite activities for the teaching of psychology (pp. 46-51). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Ruocco, A. C., Swirsky-Sacchetti, T., & Choca, J. P. (2007). Assessing personality and psychopathology after traumatic brain injury with the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III. Brain Injury, 21, 1233-1244.

Irani, F., Platek, S. M., Bunce, S., Ruocco, A. C., & Chute, D. L. (2007). Functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS): An emerging neuroimaging technology with important applications for the study of brain disorders. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21, 9-37.

Bialystok, E., Craik, F. I., & Ruocco, A. C. (2006). Dual-modality monitoring in a classification task: The effects of bilingualism and ageing. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1968-1983.

Ruocco, A. C., & Platek, S. M. (2006). Executive function and language deficits associated with aggressive-sadistic personality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 239-240.

Ruocco, A. C. (2005). Re-evaluating the distinction between Axis I and Axis II disorders: The case of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1509-1523.

Ruocco, A. C. (2005). The neuropsychology of borderline personality disorder: A meta-analysis and review. Psychiatry Research, 137, 191-202.