2016-in press




*indicates student or staff working under my supervision


Brennan, G.* & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2018). Brain-behavior Relationships in Externalizing: P3 Amplitude Reduction. Behavioural Brain Research, 337, ​70-79. 

Trestman, R. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2018). Research in forensic psychiatry. In L.H. Gold & R. Frierson (Eds.), Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry. 3rd Edition. (pp. 489-500). American Psychiatric Publishing Inc.: Washington, DC.  

Tillem, S.* & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (in press). Individuals with psychopathic traits view distracting neutral information as negatively valenced. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health Services.


Javaras, K.†, Williams, M.* & Baskin-Sommers, A.R.† (2017). Behavioral Interventions for Constructs Relevant to Conscientiousness. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment. †These authors contributed equally to this work.

Hosking, J.G., Kastman, E.K., Dorfman, H.M, Baskin-Sommers, A., Kiehl, K.K., Newman, J.P. & Buckholtz, J.W. (2017). Disrupted Prefrontal Regulation of Striatal Subjective Value Signals in Psychopathy. Neuron, 95, 221–231.

Buckholtz, J.W., Karmarkar, U., Ye, S, Brennan, G.M *. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2017). Blunted Ambiguity Aversion During Cost-Benefit Decisions in Antisocial Individuals. Scientific Reports, 7, ​2030-2038. Supplement

Brennan, G.*, Stuppy, A.*, Brazil, I. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2017). Differentiating patterns of substance misuse by subtypes of antisocial traits in male offenders. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Epub ahead of print. 

Brennan, G.*, Hyde, L. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2017). Antisocial pathways associated with Substance Use Disorders: Characterizing etiological underpinnings and implications for treatment. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 13, ​124-129.

Brazil, I.A., van Dongen, J.D.M., Maes, J.H.R., Mars, R. B. & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2017). Classification and treatment of antisocial individuals: From behavior to biocognition. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.


Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Stuppy-Sullivan, A.*, Buckholtz, J.B. (2016). Psychopathic Individuals Exhibit, But Don’t Avoid Regret During Counterfactual Decision-Making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Epub ahead of print. Supplement

Baskin-Sommers, A.R. & Fonteneau, K.* (2016). Correctional Change through Neuroscience. Fordham Law Review, 85, 423-436.

Tillem, S.*, Ryan, J.*, Wu, J., Crowley, M. J., Mayes, L. C., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2016). Theta phase coherence in affective picture processing reveals dysfunctional sensory integration in psychopathic offenders. Biological Psychology, 119, 42-45. NIHMS803808

Waller, R., Hyde, L.W., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., & Olson, S.L. (2016). Interactions between callous unemotional behaviors and executive function in early childhood predict aggression and lower peer-liking in late-childhood. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. Epub ahead of print. 

Baskin-Sommers, A.†, Neumann, C.†, Cope, L. & Kiehl, K. (2016). Latent Variable Modeling of Brain Gray Matter Volume and Psychopathy in Incarcerated Offenders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 811-7. PMC4593757 †These authors contributed equally to this work. 

Newman, J. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2016). Smith and Lilienfeld’s Meta-Analysis of the Response Modulation Hypothesis: Important Theoretical and Quantitative Clarifications. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 1384-1393

Sadeh, N. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2016). Risky, Impulsive, and Self-destructive behavior Questionnaire (RISQ): A Validation Study. Assessment. RISQ Measure.

Schultz, D., Balderston, N., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Larson, C.L & Helmstetter, F.J. (2016). Psychopaths show enhanced amygdala activation during fear conditioning. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychopathology, 7, 348

Baskin-Sommers, A. & Baskin, D. (2016). Psychopathic traits mediate the relationship between exposure to violence and violent juvenile offending. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment,  38(3), 341-349. 
Rodman, A., Kastman, E., Dorfman, H., Baskin-Sommers, A., Kiehl, K., Newman, J & Buckholtz, J.W. (2016). Selective Mapping of Psychopathy and Externalizing to Dissociable Circuits for Inhibitory Self-Control. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 559-571.
Baskin-Sommers, A. (2016). Dissecting antisocial behavior: The impact of neural, genetic and environmental factors. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 500-510.
Waller, R., Baskin-Sommers, A., & Hyde, L. (2016). Contextual predictors of callous unemotional traits trajectories across adolescence among high risk males. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 


Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Hooley, J.M., Dahlgren, M.K., Gonenc, A., Yurgelun-Todd, D.A. & Gruber, S.A. (2015). Elevated Preattentive Affective Processing in Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder: A Preliminary fMRI Study. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychopathology, 6, 1866. 
Baskin-Sommers, A., Baskin, D., Sommers, I., Casados, A.*, Crossman, M.* & Javdani, S. (2015). The impact of psychopathology, race, and environmental context on violent offending in a male adolescent sample. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. 
Jarvi, S.*, Baskin-Sommers, A., Hearon, B, Girdone, S., & Björgvinsson, T. (2015). Borderline Personality Traits Predict Poorer Functioning after Partial Hospitalization: The Mediating Role of Depressive Symptomatology. Cognitive Therapy and Research. 
Baskin-Sommers, A. †, Waller, R. †, Fish, A.* & Hyde, L. (2015). Callous-unemotional traits trajectories interact with earlier conduct problems and executive control to predict violence and substance use among high risk male adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 43, 1529-41. †These authors contributed equally to this work.
Baskin-Sommers, A., Brazil, I.A., Ryan, J.*, Kohlenberg, N.*, Neumann, C., & Newman, J.P.  (2015). Mapping the association of global executive functioning onto diverse measures of psychopathic traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 336-46. 
Baskin-Sommers, A.† & Foti, D. (in press). Abnormal reward functioning across substance use and major depression: Considering reward as a transdiagnostic mechanism. International Journal of Psychophysiology. †These authors contributed equally to this work.

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Curtin, J.J. & Newman, J.P. (2015). Altering the Cognitive-Affective Dysfunctions of Psychopathic and Externalizing Offender Subtypes with Cognitive Remediation. Clinical Psychological Science, 3, 45-57. NIHMSID #655323

Bernat, E., Nelson, L. & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2015). Time-Frequency Theta and Delta Measures Index Separable Components of Feedback Processing in a Gambling Task. Psychophysiology, 52, 626-637. 


Vitale, J.E., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Wallace, J.F., Schmitt, W.A & Newman, J.P. (2014). Experimental investigations of information-processing deficiencies in psychopaths: Implications for diagnosis and treatment. In C. Gacono (Ed.), The Clinical and Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy: A Practitioner’s Guide (2nd ed.). (pp. 87-109). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 

Hamilton, R. K. B.*, Baskin-Sommers, A. R., & Newman, J. P. (2014). Relation of Frontal N100 to Psychopathy-related Differences in Selective Attention. Biological Psychology, 103, 107-116. PMC4407830

Baskin-Sommers, A. & Newman, J.P. (2014). Psychopathic and externalizing offenders display dissociable dysfunctions when responding to facial affect. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5, 369-379. PMC4360137

Motzkin, J.C., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Newman, J.P., Kiehl, K.A. & Koenigs M. (2014). Neural correlates of substance abuse: Reduced functional connectivity between areas underlying reward and cognitive control. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 4382-92. PMC4107096

Baskin-Sommers, A., Krusemark, E., & Ronningstam, E. (2014). Empathy in Narcissistic Personality Disorder: From clinical and empirical perspectives. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5, 323-333. PMC4415495

McHugh, K.R., Kertz, S.J, Weiss, R.B., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Hearon, B.A. & Björgvinsson, T. (2014). Changes in Distress Intolerance and Treatment Outcome in a Partial Hospital Setting. Behavior Therapy, 45, 232-240PMC4191891

Baskin-Sommers, A., Krusemark, E., Curtin, J.J., Lee, C., Vujnovich, A., & Newman, J.P. (2014). The impact of cognitive control, incentives, and working memory load on the P3 responses of externalizing prisoners. Biological Psychology, 96, 83-93PMC3947287

Baskin-Sommers, A.R. & Hearon, B.A. (2014). The intersection between physiological and psychological theories of substance abuse. Handbook on Drugs and Society.


Larson, C.L., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Stout, D.M., Balderston, N.L., Curtin, J.J., Schultz, D.H., Kiehl, K.A. & Newman, J.P. (2013). The Interplay of Attention and Emotion: Top-down Attention Modulates Amygdala Activation in Psychopathy. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 757-770PMC3806893

Baskin-Sommers, A., Baskin, D., Sommers, I., & Newman, J.P. (2013). The intersectionality of race, sex, and psychopathology in predicting violent crimes.  Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40, 1068 – 1090.

Ronningstam, E. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2013). Fear and Decision-Making in Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The Link between Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 15, 191-201. PMC3811090

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Curtin, J.J. & Newman, J.P. (2013). Emotion-modulated startle in psychopathy: Clarifying familiar effects.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 458-68. PMC3640755

​Baskin-Sommers, A.R. & Newman, J.P. (2013). Differentiating the Cognition-Emotion Interactions that Characterize Psychopathy versus Externalizing Disorders. In M Robinson, E. Harmon-Jones, and E. Watkins. Cognition and Emotion. (pp. 501-520). Guilford Press: New York.

Baskin, D., Sommers, I., Baskin-Sommers, A., (2013). Health consequences of methamphetamine and other drug use. In B. Sanders, Y. Thomas, & B. Deeds (Eds). Crime, HIV, and health: Intersections of criminal justice and public health concerns. (pp. 93-112). Springer-Verlag: NY.


Anton, M. *†, Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Vitale, J. & Newman, J.P. (2012). Differential effects of psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder symptoms on cognitive and fear processing in female offenders.  Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 761-776. PMC3508139 †These authors contributed equally to this work.

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Wolf, R.C., Buckholtz, J.W., Warren, C.M. & Newman, J.P. (2012). Exaggerated Attention Blink Response in Prisoners with Externalizing Traits.  Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 688–693. PMC3501747

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Curtin, J.J, Larson, C.L., Stout, D, Kiehl, K.A. & Newman, J.P. (2012). Characterizing the Anomalous Cognition-Emotion Interactions in Externalizing.  Biological Psychology, 91, 48–58. PMC3407296

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Vitale, J., MacCoon, D.  & Newman, J.P. (2012). Assessing Emotion Sensitivity in Female Offenders with Borderline Personality Features: Results from a Fear-Potentiated Startle Paradigm. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 477-483. PMC3358451

Wolf, R.C.*, Carpenter, R.W., Warren. C.M., Zeier, J.D., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., & Newman, J.P. (2012). Reduced susceptibility to the attentional blink deficit in psychopathic offenders:  Implications for the attentional bottleneck hypothesis. Neuropsychology, 26, 102-109. PMC3370390

Zeier, J., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Hiatt Racer, K. & Newman, J.P. (2012). Cognitive Control Deficits Associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 283-293. PMC3387332

Baskin-Sommers, A.R. & Newman, J.P. (2012). Cognition-Emotion Interactions in Psychopathy: Implications for Theory and Practice. In H. Hakkanen-Nyholm & Nyholm (Eds.) Psychopathy and Law. (pp. 79-98). Wiley: New York.


Baskin-Sommers, A., Curtin, J.J., Li, W. & Newman, J.P. (2011). Psychopathy-Related Differences in Selective Attention are Captured by an Early Event Related Potential. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, 3, 370-378. PMC3387525

Lake, A.*, Baskin-Sommers, A., Curtin, J.J., Li, W. & Newman, J.P. (2011). Evidence for unique threat-processing mechanisms in psychopathic and anxious individuals Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 11, 451-462. PMC3193903

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Curtin, J.J & Newman, J.P. (2011). Specifying the attentional selection that moderates the fearlessness of psychopathic offenders. Psychological Science, 22(2), 226–234. PMC3358698

Newman, J.P & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2011). Early Selective Attention Abnormalities in Psychopathy: Implications for Self-Regulation. In M. Posner (Ed). Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention (pp. 421-440). Guilford Press: New York.


Koenigs, M., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Zeier, J., & Newman, J.P. (2010). Investigating the neural correlates of psychopathy: A critical review. Molecular Psychiatry, 1-8.  PMC3120921

Baskin-Sommers, A.R., Newman, J.P., Sathasivam, N. & Curtin, J.J. (2010). Evaluating the generalizability of a fear deficit in psychopathic African American offenders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 71-78. PMC3361646

Baskin-Sommers, A., Wallace, J., MacCoon, D., Curtin, J., and Newman, J. (2010). Clarifying the Factors that Underlie Behavioral Inhibition System Functioning in Psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 1, 203–217. PMC2992384

Newman, J.P., Curtin, J.J., Bertsch, J.D., & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2010). Attention moderates the fearlessness of psychopathic offenders. Biological Psychiatry, 67, 66-70. PMC2795048


Baskin-Sommers, A.R, Zeier, J.D, & Newman, J.P (2009). Self-Reported Attentional Control Differentiates the Major Factors of Psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 626-630. PMC2789461

Sommers, I., White, T., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2008). The Neurobiology of Addiction. Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Graham, A., Papandonatos, G., Bock, B., Cobb, N., Baskin-Sommers, A., Niaura, R., & Abrams, D.B. (2006).  Internet- versus telephone-administered questionnaires in a randomized trial of smoking cessation.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 8, S49-S57. PMC2881295

Sommers, I., Baskin, D., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2006). Methamphetamine use among young adults: Health and social consequences.  Addictive Behaviors, 31, 1469-1476.

Baskin-Sommers, A. & Sommers, I. (2006). Methamphetamine use and violence among young adults. Journal of Criminal Justice, 34, 661-674.

Baskin-Sommers, A. & Sommers, I.  (2006). The co-occurrence of substance use and high risk behaviors. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38 (5), 609-11.

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