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Amy Roy

Associate Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae


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)
  • Development of emotion regulation networks in children and adolescents


  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychopathology

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Member
  • FLUX: The Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Member
  • American Psychological Association, Division 53, Member


Recent Publications

Dennis-Tiwary, T., Roy, A.K., Denefrio, S., & Myruski, S. (in press). Heterogeneity of the anxiety-related attention bias: A review and working model for future research. Clinical Psychological Science.

DeSerisy, M.*, Hirsch, E.* & Roy, A. K. (in press). 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. doi:10.1080/23794925.2019.1647122

Arfuso, M.*, Salas, R., Castellanos, F.X., & Roy, A.K. (2019). Evidence of altered habenular intrinsic functional connectivity in pediatric ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. Epub ahead of print. doi:10.1177/1087054719843177.

Roy, A.K., Bennett, R.*, Posner, J., Hulvershorn, L., Castellanos, F.X., & Klein, R.G. (2018). Intrinsic functional connectivity of the anterior cingulate cortex as a neural marker of severe temper outbursts in children. Development and Psychopathology, 30, 571- 579.

Cornacchio, D., Sanchez, A.L., Coxe, S., Roy, A., Pincus, D.B., Read, K.L., Holaway, R.M., Kendall, P.C., & Comer, J.S. (2018). Factor structure of the intolerance of uncertainty scale for children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 53, 100- 107.

Godovich, S., Adelsberg, S., & Roy, A.K. (2017). Parental responses to temper outbursts in children with ADHD: The role of psychological factors. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Bennett, R.H.*, Somandepalli, K., Roy, A.K., & Di Martino, A. (2017) The neural correlates of emotional lability in children with autism spectrum disorder. Brain Connectivity, 7, 281-288.

Fresco, D.M., Roy, A.K., Adelsberg, S.*, Seely, S., Garcia-Lesy, E., Liston, C., & Mennin, D.S. (2017). Distinct functional connectivities predict differential outcomes of Emotion Regulation Therapy. Frontiers of Human Neuroscience.

Posner, J., Cha, J., Roy, A.K., Peterson, B.S., Bansal, R., Gustafsson, H.C., Rafanello, E., Gingrich, J, & Monk, C. (2016). Alterations in amygdala-prefrontal circuits in infants exposed to prenatal maternal depression. Translational Psychiatry. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.146

Meyers, E.V.*, DeSerisy, M.*, & Roy, A.K. (2016). Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder: An RDoC perspective. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Roy, A.K., Dennis, T.A., & Warner, C.M. (2015). A critical review of attentional threat bias and its role in the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorders. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 29, 171- 184.