• Bio:

    Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a Professor of Psychology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, the Director of the Emotion Regulation Lab, and the Co-Director of the Hunter College Stress, Anxiety, and Resilience Research Center. Her mission is understand the fundamental role of emotions in mental health, and to transform breakthrough science into engaging digital tools that elevate mental wellness and that bridge the gap between mental health needs and solutions.

  • Recent Publications:

    Dennis-Tiwary, T., Egan, L.J., Babkirk, S., and Denefrio, S. (2016). For whom the bell tolls: Neurocognitive individual differences in the acute stress-reduction effects of an attention bias modification game for anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 105-117. 

    Babkirk, S., Luehring-Jones, P., & Dennis, T.A. (In press). Computer-mediated communication preferences predict biobehavioral measures of social-emotional functioning. Social Neuroscience. 

    Babkirk, S., Saunders, L.V., Solomon, B., Kessel, E.M., Crossman, A., Gokhan, N., & Dennis, T.A. (In press). Executive function and temperamental fear concurrently predict deception in school-aged children. Journal of Moral Education. 

    Roy, A.K., Dennis, T.A., & Masia-Warner, C.M.  (2015).  A critical review of attentional threat bias and its role in the treatment of pediatric anxiety disorder. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 29(3), 171-184.

    Dennis, T.A., & O’Toole, L.  (2014).  Mental health on the go: Effects of a gamified attention bias modification mobile application in trait anxious adults. Clinical Psychological Science2(2), 1-15.

    Babirk, S., Rios, V., & Dennis, T.A.  (2014). The late positive potential predicts emotion regulatory behavior concurrently and two years later in children. Developmental Science, 1-10.

    Dennis, T.A., Amodio, D., & O’Toole, L.  (2014).  Associations between parental ideology and neural sensitivity to cognitive conflict in children. Social Neuroscience, 10(2), 206-217.

    Solomon, B., O’Toole, L., Hong, M., & Dennis, T.A. (2014). Negative affectivity and EEG asymmetry interact to predict emotional interference on attention in early school-aged children. Brain and Cognition, 87, 173-180.

    DeCicco, J., O’Toole, L., & Dennis, T.A. (2014). The late positive potential as a neural signature for cognitive reappraisal in children. Developmental Neuropsychology, 39(7), 497-515.

  • Current Projects:

    Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary’s research focuses on how emotions, habits of thinking, and our ability to flexibly change them play a key role in psychological well-being across the lifespan. She applies behavioral and neuroscience research findings from her lab to fuel the development of innovative intervention and health promotion techniques.

  • Research Areas: Psychology