2020 - in press

  2017- 2019  

  2014 - 2016  


  2011 - 2013   


  2006 - 2010  

*indicates student or staff working under my supervision


Evans, D, Rubien-Thomas, E., O’Brien, T, Richeson, J.A., Casey, B.J., Meares, T., Tyler, T & Baskin-Sommers, A. (in press). Procedurally just organizational climates may improve relations between corrections officers and incarcerated individuals: A preliminary investigation. Psychology, Crime and Law. 

Tillem, S.*, Chang, S.A.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2020). Comparison of socio-affective processing across subtypes of antisocial psychopathology. In F. Focquaert, E. Shaw & B. Waller (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Science of Punishment. (pp. 288-302). Routledge: Abingdon, UK.
Conley, M., Hindley, I., Baskin-Sommers, A., Gee, D.G., Casey, B.J., Rosenberg, M.D. (in press). The importance of social factors in the association between physical activity and depression in children. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. 
Estrada, S.*, Richards, C.*, Gee, D.G. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (in press). Exposure to community violence and non-associative learning capability confer risk for aggression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Williams, M.*, Baskin-Sommers, A., Xianc, H., Wirthc, L., Scherrerd, J.F., Volberge, R.A., Slutskef, W.S., Kraus, S.W., Eisenh, S.A. & Potenza, M.N. (in press). Examining relations between obsessive-compulsive features, substance-use disorders, and antisocial personality disorder in the Vietnam Era Twin Cohort. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 
Olver, M., Stockdate, K., Neumann, C., Mokros, A., Hare, R., Baskin-Sommers, A., et al. (in press). Validity and Reliability of the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised in the Assessment of Risk for Institutional Violence: A Cautionary Note on DeMatteo et al. (2020). Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
Casey, B.J., Taylor-Thompson, K., Rubien-Thomas, E., Robbins, M. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (in press). Healthy Development as a Human Right: Insights from developmental neuroscience for youth justice. Annual Review of Law and Social Science.
Cohodes, E.M., Kitt, E.R., Baskin-Sommers, A. & Gee, D.G. (2020). Influences of early-life stress on frontolimbic circuitry: Harnessing a dimensional approach to elucidate the effects of heterogeneity in stress exposure. Developmental Psychobiology. Epub ahead of print. 
Chang, S.A.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2020). Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood affects neural processing of facial trustworthiness. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-8. 
The ENIGMA Consortium. (2020). ENIGMA and Global Neuroscience: A decade of large-scale studies of the brain in health and disease across more than 40 countries. Translational Psychiatry, 10, 100. 
Vanderlind, W.M., Millgram, Y., Baskin-Sommers, A., Clark, M.S. & Joormann, J. (2020). Understanding Positive Emotion Deficits in Depression: From Emotion Preferences to Emotion Regulation. Clinical Psychology Review, 76, 101826. 
Brennan, G.M.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2020). Aggressive realism: More efficient processing of anger in physically aggressive individuals. Psychological Science. Epub ahead of print. 
Chang, S.A.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2020). Methodological advancements needed in neuroimaging research on Personality Disorders: Commentary on Chan et al. In C. Lejuez (Ed.), Handbook of Personality Disorders. (pp. 24-26). NY: Cambridge University Press.


Tillem, S.*, Harenski, K, Harenski, C., Decety, J., Kosson, D. Kiehl, K. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Psychopathy is associated with shifts in the organization of neural networks in a large incarcerated male sample. NeuroImage: Clinical, 24, ​ 102083.
Hagler, D. and the ABCD Consortium. (2019). Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study. NeuroImage, 202, 116091. 
Stuppy-Sullivan, A.*, Buckholtz, J.W. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Aberrant cost-benefit integration during effort-based decision-making relates to severity of Substance Use Disorders. Clinical Psychological Science. Epub ahead of print. Supplement.
Brennan, G.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Physical aggression is associated with heightened social reflection impulsivity. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. Epub ahead of print. Supplement
Littman, R., Estrada, S.*, Stagnaro, M.N., Dunham, Y., Rand, D. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Community violence and prosociality: Experiencing and committing violence is positively associated with norm-enforcing punishment but not cooperation. Social Psychological and Personality Science. E-pub ahead of print. Supplement.
Siegel, J.*, Estrada, S.*, Crockett, M.& Baskin-Sommers, A.(2019). Exposure to violence affects the development of moral impressions and trust behavior in incarcerated males. Nature Communications, 10, 1942. †Co-senior authors. Supplement.
Stuppy-Sullivan, A.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Evaluating dysfunction in cognition and reward among offenders with Antisocial Personality Disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, 10, 416-426. Supplement
Kemp, E.*, Sadeh, N. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). A latent profile analysis of affective triggers for risky and impulsive behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2651
Tillem, S.*, Brennan, G.*, Wu, J., Mayes, L. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Alpha response reveals attention abnormalities in Psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, 10, 291-296. Supplement.
Estrada, S.*, Tillem, S.*, Stuppy-Sullivan, A.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Specifying the connection between reward processing and antisocial behavior across development: Review, integration and future directions. In J. Gruber (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology. (pp. 312-332). Oxford University Press: New York, NY.
Kemp, E.* & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2019). Using an experimental therapeutics approach to target psychopathy. In S. Dimidjian (Ed.). Evidence-Based Practice in Action. (pp. 258-269). Guilford Press: New York, NY. 


Brennan, G.*, Crowley, M., Wu, J., Mayes, L. & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2018). Neural processing of social exclusion in Psychopathy: Links to anger and aggression. Psychiatry Research, 268, 263-271.
Tillem, S.*, van Dongen, J., Brazil, I. & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2018). Psychopathic traits are differentially associated with efficiency of neural communication. Psychophysiology. Epub ahead of print. 
Waller, R., Baskin-Sommers, A., & Hyde, L. (2018). Examining predictors of Callous Unemotional Traits trajectories across adolescence among high-risk males. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 47, 444-457.
Driessen, J. M. A., Fanti, K. A., Glennon, J. C., Neumann, C. S., Baskin-Sommers, A. R., & Brazil, I. A. (2018). Latent profiles in antisocial behavior in North American male offenders. Journal of Criminal Justice, 57, 47-55.
Drayton, L. A.*, Santos, L.R. & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2018). Psychopaths fail to automatically take the perspective of others. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 3302-3307Supplemental Materials.
Tillem, S.* & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2018). Individuals with psychopathic traits view distracting neutral information as negatively valenced. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 17, 25-34.
Javaras, K.†, Williams, M.* & Baskin-Sommers, A.R.† (2018). Behavioral interventions for constructs relevant to conscientiousness. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research and Treatment, 10, 13-24. †These authors contributed equally to this work.
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.  
Brazil, I.A., van Dongen, J.D.M., Maes, J.H.R., Mars, R. B. & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2018). Classification and treatment of antisocial individuals: From behavior to biocognition. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 91, 259-277.


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,​ 28, 341-356.

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.

Waller, R., Hyde, L.W., Baskin-Sommers, A.R., & Olson, S.L. (2017). 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, 45, 597-609. 


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, 113, ​14438-14443. 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

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, 24, 1080-1094. 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, 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.


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, 7, ​354-362. 
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, 40, ​128-138. 
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. (2015). Abnormal reward functioning across substance use and major depression: Considering reward as a transdiagnostic mechanism. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98, 227-39. †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.  PMC4426343 

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. In H. Brownstein (Ed.), Handbook on Drugs and Society. (pp. 218-236). Wiley Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ. 


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 aeuroscience. 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, 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, 16, 792-799.  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, 609-11.

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