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Addiction, Health, & Adolescence (AHA!) Lab


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Preprints/Under Review

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Wang, X.*, Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (preprint). Using social signals communicating information value to change curiosity. Preprint:
*AHA! Lab graduate student

Wang, X.*, Muzekari, B.*, Mercincavage, M., Tan, A.S.L., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (preprint). Targeting three United States priority populations with educational nicotine messages using curiosity-eliciting strategies. Preprint:
*AHA! Lab graduate students

Pluta, K., Bteddini, D., Wright, S.E., Theis, R.P., LeLaurin, J.H., Pilla, J., Hanby, E., Liu, S., Katz-Wise, S.L., Maziak, W., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Charlton, B.M., Potter, J., Clark, D., Flood-Grady, E., Wu, J., Gordon, B., Salloum, R.G., & Tan, A.S.L. (under review). Perceived benefits, consequences, and reasons for vaping among sexual and gender minority youth: A mixed methods study.

Mohammed, N.*, Layland, E. K., Cosme, D., Kang, Y., Boyd, Z. M., Mucha, P., Ochsner, K.N., Falk, E.B., Bassett, D.S., & Lydon-Staley, D. M.^ (under review). Profiles of daily positive emotion dynamics and associations with flourishing. Preprint: *AHA! Lab Graduate Student

Zhou, D., Patankar, S.P., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Zurn, P., Gerlach, M., & Bassett, D.S. (under review). Architectural styles of curiosity in global Wikipedia mobile app readership. Preprint:

2024/In Press

McDermott, C.L., Taylor, K., Sharp, S.D.S., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Leonard, J.A., & Mackey, A.P. (in press). Sensitivity to psychosocial influences at age 3 predicts mental health in middle childhood. Developmental Science.

Wang, X.*, McGowan, A.L.*, Fosco, G.M., Falk, E.B., Bassett, D.S., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (in press). A socioemotional network perspective on momentary experiences of family conflict in young adults. Family Process. Preprint:
*AHA! Lab members

Shaikh, S. J.*, McGowan, A. L.*, & Lydon-Staley, D. M.^ (2024). Associations between valenced news and affect in daily life: Experimental and ecological momentary assessment approaches. Media Psychology, 27, 455-478.
*Annenberg postdocs


Kang, Y., Ahn. J., Cosme, D., Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, L., McGowan, A.L., Zhou, D., Boyd, Z.M., Jovanova, M., Stanoi, O., Mucha, P.J., Ochsner, K.N., Bassett, D.S., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Falk, E.B. (2023). Frontoparietal functional connectivity moderates the link between time spent on social media and subsequent negative affect in daily life. Scientific Reports, 20501.

Patankar, S.P., Zhou, D., Lynn, C.W., Kim, J.Z., Ouellet, M., Ju, H., Zurn, P., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D.S. (2023). Curiosity as filling, compressing, and reconfiguring knowledge networks. Collective Intelligence, 2.

Jovanova, M.*, Cosme, D., Doré, B., Kang, Y., Stanoi, O., Cooper, N., Helion, C., Lomax, S., McGowan, A.L.*, Boyd, Z., Bassett, D.S., Mucha, P., Ochsner, K.N., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Falk, E. B. (2023). Psychological distance intervention reminders reduce alcohol consumption frequency in daily life. Scientific Reports, 13, 12045.
*Annenberg graduate student

Mahadevan, A.S., Cornblath, E.J., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Zhou, D., Parkes, L., Larsen, B., Adebimpe, A., Kahn, A.E., Gur, R.C., Gur, R.E., Satterthwaite, T.D., Wolf, D.H., & Bassett, D.S. (2023). Alprazolam modulates persistence emerging during emotion processing in first-degree relatives with schizophrenia: a network control study. Molecular Psychiatry, 644.

Lyew, T.*, Ikhlas, A.*, Sayed, F.*, Vincent, A.*, & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2023). Curiosity, surprise, and the recall of tobacco-related health information in adolescents. Journal of Health Communication, 28, 446-457.
*AHA! Lab members

von Schwaneflug, N., Koch, S.P., Krohn, S., Broeders, T.A.A., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Bassett, D.S., Schoonheim, M.M., Friedemann, P., & Finke, C. (2023). Multi-layer temporal dynamics reveal hyperflexible reorganization of brain activity in early MS. Brain Communications, 5.

Brinberg, M., & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (2023). Conceptualizing and Examining Change in Communication Research. Communication Methods and Measures, 17, 59-82.

Dora, J., Piccirillo, M., Foster, K. T., Arbeau, K., Armeli, S., Auriacombe, M., …, Lydon-Staley, D.M., … King, K. M. (2023). The daily association between affect and alcohol use: A meta-analysis of individual participant data. Psychological Bulletin, 149, 1-24.

Zhou, D., Kang, Y., Cosme, D., Jovanova, M., He, X., Mahadevan, A., Stanoi, O., Brynildsen, J.K., Cooper, N., Cornblath, E., Parkes, L., Mucha, P., Ochsner, K.N., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Falk, E.B., & Bassett, D. S. (2023). Mindfulness Promotes Control of Brain Network Dynamics for Self-Regulation and Discontinues the Past from the Present. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120, e2201074119.

McGowan, A. L.*, PhD, Sayed, F.*, Boyd, Z. M., Jovanova, M., Kang, Y., Speer, M., Cosme, D., Mucha, P.J., Ochsner, K.N., Bassett, D.S., Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D. M.^ (2023). Dense sampling approaches for psychiatry research: Adventures with scanners and smartphones. Biological Psychiatry, 93, 681-689.
*AHA! Lab members

McGowan, A. L.*, Boyd, Z. M., Kang, Y., Bennett, L., Mucha, P., Ochsner, K., Bassett, D.S., Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D. M.^ (2023). Network Analysis of within-person temporal associations among physical activity, sleep, and well-being in situ. Psychosomatic Medicine, 85, 141-153.
*AHA! Lab postdoc

Clark, J.*, Vincent, A.*, Wang, X.*, McGowan, A.L.*, & Lydon-Staley, D.M.^ (2023). Smokers’ curiosity for tobacco-related trivia aids recall of tobacco-related information. Health Communication, 38, 3357-3365.
*AHA! Lab members

Mak, H.W., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Lunkenheimer, E., Lai, M.H.C., & Fosco, G.M. (2023). The role of parents and friends in adolescent daily emotion dynamics. Social Development, 32, 263-282.

Wang, X.*, Scholz, C., Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2023). Neuroimaging. In E.Y. Ho, C.L. Bylund, & J.C.M. van Weert (Eds), The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell.
*AHA! Lab graduate student


Jovanova, M.*, Falk, E.B., Parelman, J.M., Pandey, P., O’Donnell, M.B., Kang, Y., Bassett, D.S., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2022). Brain system integration and message consistent health behavior change. Health Psychology, 41, 611-620.
*Annenberg graduate student

Ju, H., Zhou, D., Blevins, A.S., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Kaplan, J., Tuma, J.R., & Bassett, D.S. (2022). Historical growth of concept networks in WikipediaCollective Intelligence1. PDF

Richie-Halford, A., Cieslak, M.,  Ai, L., Caffarra, S., Covitz, S., Franco, A.R., Karipidis, I.I., Kruper, J., Milham, M., Avelar-Pereira, B., Roy, E., Sydnor, V.J., Yeatman, J., The Fibr Community Science Consortium*, Satterthwaite, T.D., & Rokem, A. (2022). An open, analysis-ready, and quality controlled resource for pediatric brain white-matter research. Scientific Data, 9:616. *Includes David and AHA! Lab postdoc Amanda McGowan

McGowan, A. L.*, Parkes, L., He, X., Stanoi, O., Kang, Y., Lomax, S.,  Jovanova, M., Mucha, P.J., Ochsner, K.N., Falk, E.B., Bassett, D.S., & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (2022). Controllability of structural brain networks and the waxing and waning of negative affect in daily life. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science, 2, 432-439.
*AHA! Lab postdoc

Kang, Y., Cosme, D., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Ahn, J., Jovanova, M., Corbani, F., Lomax, S., Stanoi, O., Strecher, V., Mucha, P., Ochsner, K., Bassett, D.S, & Falk, E.B. (2022). Purpose in life, neural alcohol cue reactivity and daily alcohol use in social drinkersAddiction117, 3049-3057.

Xia, C.G., Barnett, I., Tapera, T.M., Cui, Z., Moore, T.M., Adebimpe, A., Ruse-Goebel, S., Piiwaa, K., Murtha, K., Linguiti, S., Leibenluft, E., Brotman, M.A., Martin, M.L., Calkins, M.E., Roalf, D.R., Wolf, D.H., Bassett, D.S., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Baker, J.T., Ungar, L., & Satterthwaite, T.D. (2022). Mobile footprinting: Linking individual distinctiveness in mobility patterns to mood, sleep, and brain functional connectivityNeuropsychopharmacology47, 1662-1671.

Zurn, P., Zhou, D., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D.S. (2022). Edgework: Viewing curiosity as fundamentally relational. In  I. Cogliati Dezza, E. Schulz, & C. Wu (Eds.), The drive for knowledge: The science of human information-seeking (pp. 259-278). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McGowan, A.*, Falk, E.B., Zurn, P., Bassett, D.S., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2022). Daily and momentary sensation-seeking and urgency in young adults: Examining associations with alcohol use and self-defined risky behaviors. Addictive Behaviors. PDF
*AHA! Lab postdoc

Drake, A.*, Doré, B., Falk, E.B., Zurn, P., Bassett, D.S., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2022). Daily Stressor-Related Negative Mood and its Associations with Flourishing and Daily CuriosityJournal of Happiness Studies, 22, 423-438. PDF
*High school student mentee

Leonard, J., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Sharp, S.D.S., Liu, H.Z., Park., A., Bassett, D.S., Duckworth, A., & Mackey, A. (2022). Daily fluctuations in young children's persistenceChild Development93(2), e222-e236. PDF


Cornblath, E.J., Mahadevan, A., He, X., Ruparel, K., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Moore, T.M., Gur, R.C., Zackai, E.H., Emanuel, B., McDonald-McGinn, D.M., Wolf, D.H., Satterthwaite, T.D., Roalf, D.R., Gur, R.E., & Bassett, D.S. (2021). Altered functional brain dynamics in chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome during facial affect processingMolecular Psychiatry

Wang, X.*, Dworkin, J., Zhou, D., Stiso, J., Falk, E.B., Bassett, D.S., Zurn, P., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2021). Gendered citation practices in the field of communicationAnnals of the International Communication Association, 45(2), 134-153PDF 
*AHA! Lab graduate student

Lydon-Staley, D.M., MacLean, R.R., Falk, E.B., Bassett, D.S., & Wilson, S.J. (2021). The Feasibility of an In-Scanner Smoking Lapse Paradigm to Examine the Neural Correlates of Lapses. Addiction Biology, e13001. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Leventhal, A.M., Piper, M.E., Schnoll, R.A., & Bassett, B.S. (2021). Temporal Networks of Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms During Smoking Cessation Treatment. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 130, 89-101. PDF


Fosco, G.M., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2020). Implications of family cohesion and conflict for adolescent mood and well-being: Examining within- and between-family processes on a daily timescale. Family Process, 59, 1672-1689. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Zhou, D., Sizemore Blevins, A., Zurn, P., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). Hunters, busybodies, and the knowledge network building associated with curiosity. Nature Human Behavior. PDF

Zhou, D., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Zurn, P., Bassett, D.S. (2020). The growth and form of knowledge networks by kinesthetic curiosity. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 35, 125-134. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Cornblath, E., Sizemore Blevins, A., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). Modeling brain, symptom, and behavior in the winds of change. Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Zurn, P., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). Within-person variability in curiosity during daily life and associations with well-being. Journal of Personality, 88, 625-641. PDF

Murphy, A.C., Bertolero, M.A., Papadopoulos, L., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). Multimodal network dynamics underpinning working memory. Nature Communications, 11, 3035. PDF

Finc, K., Bonna, K., He, X., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Kühn, S., Duch, W., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). Dynamic reconfiguration of functional brain networks during working memory training. Nature Communications, 11, 2435. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Falk, E.B., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). Within-person variability in sensation-seeking during daily life: positive associations with alcohol use and self-defined risky behaviors. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 34, 257-268. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Schnoll, R., Hitsman, B., & Bassett, D.S. (2020). The network structure of tobacco withdrawal in a community sample of smokers treated with nicotine patch and behavioral counseling. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 22, 408-414. PDF


Fosco, G.M., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2019). A within-family examination of interparental conflict, cognitive appraisals, and adolescent mood and well-being. Child Development, 90, 421-436. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Kuehner, C., Zamoscik, V., Huffziger, S., Kirsch, P., & Bassett, D.S. (2019). Repetitive negative thinking in daily life and functional Connectivity among default mode, fronto-parietal, and salience networks. Translational Psychiatry, 9, 234. PDF

Tang, E., Mattar, M.G., Giusti, C., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Thompson-Schill, S.L., & Bassett, D.S. (2019). Effective learning is accompanied by dimensional and efficient representations of neural activity. Nature Neuroscience, 22, 1000-1009. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Xia, M., Mak, H. W., & Fosco, G.M. (2019). Adolescent Emotion Network Dynamics in Daily Life and Implications for Depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 717-729. PDF

Cornblath, E.J., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D.S. (2019). Harnessing networks and machine learning in neuropsychiatric care. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 55, 32-39. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Barnett, I., Satterthwaite, T.D., & Bassett, D.S. (2019). Digital phenotyping for psychiatry: Accommodating data and theory with network science methodologies. Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, 9, 8-13. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D. M., Ciric, R., Satterthwaite, T. D., & Bassett, D. S. (2019). Evaluation of confound regression strategies for the mitigation of motion artifact in studies of dynamic resting state functional connectivity. Network Neuroscience, 3, 427-454. PDF

White, R., Gatzke-Kopp, L.M., Ryan, P., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & The Family Life Project Investigators (2019). The association between perinatal hypoxia exposure and externalizing symptoms and risky decision making in childhood is moderated by DRD2 genotype. Developmental Psychobiology, 61, 56-68. PDF


Yang, X., Ram, N., Gest, S.D., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Conroy, D.E., Pincus, A.L., & Molenaar, P.C.M. (2018). Socioemotional dynamics of emotion regulation and depressive symptoms: A person-specific network approach. Complexity. doi: 10.1155/2018/5094179. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Geier, C.F. (2018). Age-varying associations between cigarette-smoking, sensation-seeking, and impulse control through adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 28, 354-367. Read more about this study in FuturityPDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D. S. (2018). The Promise and Challenges of Intensive Longitudinal Designs for Imbalance Models of Adolescent Substance use. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1576. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D.S. (2018). Network neuroscience: A framework for developing biomarkers in psychiatry. In J. Pratt, & J. Hall (Eds.), Current topics in behavioral neurosciences: Biomarkers in psychiatry (pp. 79-109). Springer, Cham. PDF

Geier, C.F., Roberts, N., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (2018). The effects of smoking abstinence on incentivized spatial working memory. Substance Use and Misuse, 53, 86-93. Read about this study in PennState News. PDF for The effects of smoking abstinence on incentivized spatial working memory

Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Ram, N., Lydon-Staley, D. M., & DuPuis, D. (2018) Children’s sensitivity to cost and reward in decision making across distinct domains of probability, effort, and delay. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 31, 12-24. PDF


Lydon-Staley, D.M., Cleveland, H.H., Huhn, A.S., Cleveland, M.J., Harris, J., Stankoski, D., Deneke, E., Meyer, R.E., & Bunce, S.C. (2017). Daily sleep quality affects craving, partially through indirect associations with positive affect, in patients in treatment for nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 275-282. Read about this study in PennState News. PDF

Lydon-Staley, D.M., Ram, N., Brose, A., & Schmiedek, F. (2017). Reduced Impact of Alcohol Use on Next-day Tiredness in Older Relative to Younger Adults: A Role for Sleep Duration. Psychology & Aging, 32(7), 642-653. PDF


Lydon, D.M., Howard, M., Wilson, S.J., & Geier, C.F. (2016). The perceived causal structures of smoking: Smoker and non-smoker comparisons. Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 2042-2051. PDF

Lydon, D.M., Ram, N., Conroy, D.E., Pincus, A.L., Geier, C.F., & Maggs, J.L. (2016). The within-person association between alcohol use and sleep duration and quality in situ: an experience sampling study. Addictive Behaviors, 61, 68-73. Read about this study on Medium. PDF

Huhn, A.S., Harris, J., Cleveland, H.H., Lydon, D.M., Stankoski, D., Cleveland, M.J., Deneke, E., & Bunce, S.C. (2016). Ecological momentary assessment of affect and craving in patients in treatment for prescription opioid dependence. Brain Research Bulletin, 123, 94-101. PDF


Lydon, D.M., Roberts, N., & Geier, C.F. (2015). Reduced influence of monetary incentives on Go/No-Go performance during smoking abstinence. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17, 1178-1181. PDF

Lydon, D.M., Galvan, A., & Geier, C.F. (2015). Adolescence and addiction: Vulnerability, opportunity, and the role of brain development. In S.J. Wilson (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Addiction. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. PDF


Lydon, D.M., & Nixon, E. (2014). Facial mimicry interference affects reaction time but not accuracy on an emotion-recognition task in children, adolescents, and adults. The Irish Journal of Psychology, 35, 106-120. PDF

Lydon, D.M., Wilson, S.J., Child, A., & Geier, C.F. (2014). Adolescent brain maturation and smoking: what we know and where we're headed. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 45, 323-342. PDF