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Amy Roy

Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae

Email: [email protected]

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 418
Phone: 718-817-0969

Pediatric Emotion Regulation Lab


  • 1994 BA with honors in Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • 1999 MA in Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2003 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (APA Approved)
    Dissertation: The role of parent and child perceptions of readiness for change, problem severity, and treatment acceptability in the pursuit of treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Major Research Interests

Using multiple biological and behavioral methods to examine the neurocognitive bases of behavioral and emotional concerns in children and adolescents, with a focus on ADHD and anxiety disorders.

●    Neural basis of emotion dysregulation in young children with severe temper outbursts
●    Neurocognitive models of pediatric anxiety disorders, particularly generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
●    Assessment of emotion regulation and temper outbursts in childhood
●    Assessment of parent factors influencing responses to child outbursts


●    Introduction to Neuroscience
●    Developmental Psychopathology
●    Clinical Child Psychology
●    Clinical supervision

Professional Affiliations

●    Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member
●    FLUX: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Member
●    American Psychological Association, Division 53, Member
●    Society for Research in Child Development


Recent Publications

  • Roy, A.K., Breaux, R., Sciberras, E., Patel, P., Ferrara, E.*, Shroff, D.M., Cash, A.R., Dvorsky, M.R., Langberg, J.M., Quach, J., Melvin, G., Jackson, A., Becker, S.P. (in press). A preliminary examination of key strategies, challenges, and benefits of remote learning expressed by parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. School Psychology.
  • Silverman, M.R.*, Bennett, R., Feuerstahler, L., Stadterman, J., Dick, A.S., Graziano, P., & Roy, A.K. (in press). Measuring emotion dysregulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Revisiting the factor structure of the Emotion Regulation Checklist (ERC). Behavior Therapy.
  • Hong, S.J., Sisk, L., Caballero, C., Mekhanik, A.*, Roy, A.K., Milham, M.P., & Gee, D.G. (2021). Decomposing complex links between the childhood environment and brain structure in school-aged youth. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48.
  • Hirsch, E.*, Davis, K.*, Cao, Z.*, & Roy, A.K. (2021). Understanding phasic irritability: Anger and distress in children’s temper outbursts. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s10578-021-01126-5.
  • Arfuso, M.*, Salas, R., Castellanos, F.X., & Roy, A.K. (2021). Evidence of altered habenular intrinsic functional connectivity in pediatric ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 5, 749- 757. doi:10.1177/1087054719843177.
  • Roy, A.K., & Comer, J.S. (2020). Advances in the Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment of Pediatric Irritability. Behavior Therapy, 51, 207- 210. https://doi:10.1016/j.beth.2019.10.010.
  • DeSerisy, M.*, Musial, A.*, Comer, J.S., & Roy, A.K. (2020). Functional connectivity of the anterior insula associated with intolerance of uncertainty in youth. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 20, 493- 502. doi: 10.3758/s13415-020-00780-x
  • Stadterman, J.*, Belthoff, K.*, Han, Y., Kadesh, A.D.*, Yoncheva, Y., & Roy, A.K. (2020). A preliminary investigation of the effects of a Western diet on hippocampal volume in children. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8.
  • DeSerisy, M.*, Hirsch, E.* & Roy, A. K. (2019). Role of Sensory Sensitivity in the Relationship between Symptoms of ADHD and Emotion Regulation Ability in Young Children. Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 4, 319- 327. doi:10.1080/23794925.2019.1647122
  • Dennis-Tiwary, T., Roy, A.K., Denefrio, S., & Myruski, S. (2019). Heterogeneity of the anxiety-related attention bias: A review and working model for future research. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 879-899.