Lab Director
Distinguished University Professor
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

General Research Area:
temperament; development of emotion and emotion regulation; developmental psychophysiology; infant cognitive/social development

Areas of Student Supervision:
infant cognitive/social development; emotions and psychopathology 

Email: fox@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-2816

Recent Publications: 

Nelson, C.A., Fox, N.A., & Zeanah, C.H. (2014). Romania’s Abandoned Children: Deprivation, Brain Development and the Struggle for Recovery. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Humphreys, K. L., Gleason, M. M., Drury, S. S., Miron, D. M., Nelson, C. A., Fox, N. A., & Zeanah, C. H. (2015). Effects of institutional rearing and foster care on psychopathology at age 12 years in Romania: Follow-up of an open, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 625-634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00095-4

Degnan, K. A., Almas, A. A., Henderson, H. A., Hane, A. A., Walker, O. L., & Fox, N. A. (2014). Longitudinal trajectories of social reticence with unfamiliar peers across early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 50(10), 2311-2323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037751

Lamm, C., Walker, O. L., Degnan, K. A., Henderson, H. A., Pine, D. S., McDermott, J. M., & Fox, N. A. (2014). Cognitive control moderates early childhood temperament in predicting social behavior in 7-year-old children: an ERP study. Developmental Science17, 667–681. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/desc.12158

Gleason, M.M., Fox, N.A., Drury, S.S., Smyke, A.T., Nelson, C.A., & Zeanah, C.H. (2014; eprint ahead of publication). Indiscriminate behaviors in young children with a history of institutional care. Pediatrics, 133 (3), e657-e655. http://dx.doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-0212

Lahat, A., Walker, O. L., Lamm, C., Degnan, K. A., Henderson, H. A., & Fox, N. A. (2014). Cognitive conflict links behavioural inhibition and social problem solving during social exclusion in childhood. Infant and Child Development, 23, 273–282. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/icd.1845

Chapters in Books

Troller-Renfree, S., & Fox, N.A. (in press). Sensitive Periods of Development: Implications for Risk and Resilience. In J. Luby (Ed.), Handbook of Preschool Mental Health (pp. 1-25). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. 

Fox, N.A., & Frenkel, T.I. (2013). Temperament in Early Childhood and the Development of Anxiety and Depression. Rapee, R.M., topic ed. In Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Peters RDeV, (Eds), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, (pp. 1-11)[online]. Center for Excellence for Early Childhood Development and Strategic Knowledge Cluster on Early Childhood Development, Montreal, Quebec. 

Fox, N.A., Reeb-Sutherland, B.C., & Degnan, K.A. (2013). Personality and Emotional Development. In K. Barret, N.A. Fox, G. Morgan, D. Fidler, L. Daunhauer (Eds.), Handbook of Self Regulatory Processes in Development, (pp. 15-44). Guilford Press, New York.

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