Publications

In (or At) Press


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. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-019-00716-0


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.


Koudys, J. W., & Ruocco, A. C. (in press; projected to publish in 2019). 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.


Daros, A. R., Rodrigo, A. H., Norouzian, N., Darboh, B., McRae, K., & Ruocco, A. C. (in press). Cognitive reappraisal of negative emotional images in borderline personality disorder: Content analysis, perceived effectiveness and diagnostic specificity. Journal of Personality Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2018_32_390

2019


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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291718002908


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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-019-1023-2


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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2019.02.021


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. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811926-6.00028-2

2018


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40473-018-0145-x


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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000487008


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. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/per0000296


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. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2174


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2017.1327452

2017


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2016_30_265


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2016_30_250


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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2017.00046


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_71-1


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1286-2


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/JAD-161227

2016


Ruocco, A. C., & Carcone, D. (2016). A neurobiological model of borderline personality disorder: Systematic and integrative review. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 24, 311-329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HRP.0000000000000123


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00220


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/neu0000237


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsv091


Ruocco, A. C. (2016). Compliance on neuropsychological performance validity testing in patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychological Assessment, 28, 345-350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0039481


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2015.10.003


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.10.025


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0145445516629939


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39955-3_10


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10919-016-0237-9

2015


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000026


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/per0000105


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/per0000079


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.01.039


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.01.013


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.22383

2014


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2014.07.001


Ruocco, A. C., & Bahl, N. (2014). Material-specific discrepancies in verbal and visual episodic memory in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research, 220, 694-697. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.010


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000009


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2304


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbu027


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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079146/


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00185


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2014.01.009


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/per0000056


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.059

2013


Daros, A. R., Zakzanis, K. K., & Ruocco, A. C. (2013). Facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder. Psychological Medicine, 43, 1953-1963. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291712002607


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.07.014


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.08.037


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0030257

2012


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028715


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2012.02.012


< 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2009.12.001


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2010.01.011


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511674815.035


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.3171/JNS-07/07/0029


Ruocco, A. C., & Lacy, M. (2010). Neuropsychological findings in a case of neurosarcoidosis. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 22, 123 E136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.22.1.123-w.e36


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2008.12.003


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/Pmh.99


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13854040701336444


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699050701716919


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13854040600910018


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470210500482955


Ruocco, A. C., & Platek, S. M. (2006). Executive function and language deficits associated with aggressive-sadistic personality. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 239-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X06399050


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20205


Ruocco, A. C. (2005). The neuropsychology of borderline personality disorder: A meta-analysis and review. Psychiatry Research, 137, 191-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2005.07.004