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Addiction, Health, & Adolescence (AHA!) Lab


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Preprints/Under Review


Brinberg, M., & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (preprint). Conceptualizing and Examining Dynamics in Communication Research. Retrieved from

Cosme, D., Kang, Y., Tartak, J. C., Ahn, J., Corbani, F. E., Cooper, N., … Lydon-Staley, D.M., Mucha, P.J., Ochsner, K.N., & Falk, E. B. (preprint). Study protocol: Social Health Impact of Network Effects (SHINE) Study.

Lyew, T.*, Ikhlas, A.^, Sayed, F.^, Vincent, A., & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (preprint). Adolescents’ curiosity facilitates recall of tobacco-related health information.
*AHA! Lab Graduate Student; ^AHA Lab Undergraduate Student

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. (preprint). Psychological distance intervention reminders reduce alcohol consumption frequency in daily life.

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. (preprint). Dense sampling approaches for psychiatry research: Adventures with scanners and smartphones. Preprint: *AHA! Lab Postdoctoral Fellow; ^AHA! Lab Undergraduate Student

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

Stiso, J., Oudyk, K., Bertolero, M.M., Zhou, D., Teich, E.G., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Zurn, P., & Bassett, D.S. (preprint). Modeling observed gender imbalances in academic citation practices.

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

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

Shaikh, S. J.*, McGowan, A. L.*, & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (preprint). The effect of valenced news consumption on affect in situ.
*Annenberg postdocs

Sayed, F.*, McGowan, A. L., Jovanova, M., Cosme, D., Kang, Y., Stanoi, O., Mucha, P.J., Ochsner, K.N., Bassett, D.S., Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (preprint). Momentary associations between affect and alcohol use in the daily lives of college students. PDF:
*AHA! Lab undergraduate research assistant

2022/In Press

McGowan, A. L.*, Boyd, Z. M., Kang, Y., Bennett, L., Mucha, P., Ochsner, K., Bassett, D.S., Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D. M. (in press). Network Analysis of within-person temporal associations among physical activity, sleep, and wellbeing in situ. Psychosomatic Medicine.
*AHA! Lab Postdoctoral fellow

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

Clark, J.*, Vincent, A., Wang, X., McGowan, A.L., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (accepted). Smokers’ curiosity for tobacco-related trivia aids recall of tobacco-related information. Health CommunicationPDF
*AHA! Lab undergraduate research assistant

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

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. (in press). Alcohol cue reactivity in the ventral striatum and daily purpose in life moderate the relationship between alcohol craving and consumption in college students. Addiction.

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. (in press). Mobile footprinting: Linking individual distinctiveness in mobility patterns to mood, sleep, and brain functional connectivity. Neuropsychopharmacology.

Ju, H., Zhou, D., Blevins, A.S., Lydon-Staley, D.M., Kaplan, J., Tuma, J.R., & Bassett, D.S. (in press). The network structure of scientific revolutions. Collective Intelligence. PDF

Wang, X.*, Scholz, C., Falk, E.B., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (in press). Neuroimaging. The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. PDF
*AHA! Lab graduate student

Zurn, P., Zhou, D., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Bassett, D.S. (in press). 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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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

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. (in press). Controllability of structural brain networks and the waxing and waning of negative affect in daily life. Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science. 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

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

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


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 PsychiatryPDF

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


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

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., 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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. PDFfor The effects of smoking abstinence on incentivized spatial working memory

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

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., & 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

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., 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