Allison M Waters

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Affiliation: Griffith University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fear acquisition and extinction in offspring of mothers with anxiety and depressive disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia Electronic address
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 7:30-42. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Attention training towards positive stimuli in clinically anxious children
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 4:77-84. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The relationships of child and parent factors with children's anxiety symptoms: parental anxious rearing as a mediator
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Queensland, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 26:737-45. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Functional gastrointestinal symptoms in children with anxiety disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, QLD, 4122, Australia
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 41:151-63. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Direction of threat attention bias predicts treatment outcome in anxious children receiving cognitive-behavioural therapy
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 50:428-34. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Attentional bias for emotional faces in children with generalized anxiety disorder
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:435-42. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Attentional bias towards angry faces in childhood anxiety disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:158-64. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Developmental changes in startle reactivity in school-age children at risk for and with actual anxiety disorder
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Int J Psychophysiol 70:158-64. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioural therapy for young children with anxiety disorders: Comparison of a Child + Parent condition versus a Parent Only condition
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Gold Coast Campus, Qld 4222, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 47:654-62. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Aversive Pavlovian conditioning in childhood anxiety disorders: impaired response inhibition and resistance to extinction
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland 4222, Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:311-21. 2009

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Fear acquisition and extinction in offspring of mothers with anxiety and depressive disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia Electronic address
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 7:30-42. 2014
    ..These findings suggest distinct psychophysiological premorbid risk markers in offspring of anxious and depressed mothers. ..
  2. doi request reprint Attention training towards positive stimuli in clinically anxious children
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia
    Dev Cogn Neurosci 4:77-84. 2013
    ..Attention bias modification training (ABMT) is a promising treatment. Nevertheless, few studies examine its effectiveness in anxious children. This study examined the efficacy of such an ABMT protocol in pediatric anxiety...
  3. doi request reprint The relationships of child and parent factors with children's anxiety symptoms: parental anxious rearing as a mediator
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Queensland, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 26:737-45. 2012
    ..Results are discussed in terms of relevant theory and empirical evidence regarding the roles of both child and parent factors in the development of child anxiety...
  4. doi request reprint Functional gastrointestinal symptoms in children with anxiety disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt Campus, Brisbane, QLD, 4122, Australia
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 41:151-63. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Direction of threat attention bias predicts treatment outcome in anxious children receiving cognitive-behavioural therapy
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 50:428-34. 2012
    ..However, there have been inconsistent findings regarding whether attention bias towards threat predicts better or poorer treatment outcome...
  6. doi request reprint Attentional bias for emotional faces in children with generalized anxiety disorder
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 47:435-42. 2008
    ..To examine attentional bias for angry and happy faces in 7- to 12-year-old children with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; n = 23) and nonanxious controls (n = 25)...
  7. doi request reprint Attentional bias towards angry faces in childhood anxiety disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:158-64. 2010
    ..To examine attentional bias towards angry and happy faces in 8-12 year old children with anxiety disorders (n=29) and non-anxious controls (n=24)...
  8. doi request reprint Developmental changes in startle reactivity in school-age children at risk for and with actual anxiety disorder
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    Int J Psychophysiol 70:158-64. 2008
    ..These findings may suggest an underlying vulnerability that becomes manifest with development in offspring of anxious parents as the risk for anxiety disorders increases...
  9. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioural therapy for young children with anxiety disorders: Comparison of a Child + Parent condition versus a Parent Only condition
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Gold Coast Campus, Qld 4222, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 47:654-62. 2009
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  10. doi request reprint Aversive Pavlovian conditioning in childhood anxiety disorders: impaired response inhibition and resistance to extinction
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland 4222, Australia
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:311-21. 2009
    ..the CS- relative to control children. Results suggest that deficits in response inhibition to safety cues and retarded extinction may underlie learning processes involved in the pathogenesis of childhood anxiety disorders...
  11. doi request reprint Threat-based cognitive biases in anxious children: comparison with non-anxious children before and after cognitive behavioural treatment
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast Australia, Queensland 9726, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 46:358-74. 2008
    ..Moreover, a residual threat interpretation style on the stories task at post-treatment was associated with higher anxiety symptoms in both ANX and NA children...
  12. doi request reprint Baseline and affective startle modulation by angry and neutral faces in 4-8-year-old anxious and non-anxious children
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld 4222, Australia
    Biol Psychol 78:10-9. 2008
    ..Results may reflect elevated reactivity to threat contexts in 4-8-year-old high anxious versus non-anxious children...
  13. ncbi request reprint The influence of animal fear on attentional capture by fear-relevant animal stimuli in children
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 46:114-21. 2008
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  14. ncbi request reprint Threat interpretation bias as a vulnerability factor in childhood anxiety disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre, Queensland, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 46:39-47. 2008
    ..These results suggest that threat interpretation bias may be a cognitive factor associated with ongoing childhood anxiety but not a vulnerability factor associated with parental anxiety...
  15. ncbi request reprint The effects of anxiety upon attention allocation to affective stimuli
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre, Queensland 9726, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 45:763-74. 2007
    ..The results suggest that biased attention processes for aversive stimuli may contribute to the greater female propensity for anxiety disorders...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effects of affective picture stimuli on blink modulation in adults and children
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Biol Psychol 68:257-81. 2005
    ..However, the extent of blink modulation was larger overall at this very short lead interval in anxious children. Children did not differ at other lead intervals...
  17. ncbi request reprint Attentional bias toward fear-related stimuli: an investigation with nonselected children and adults and children with anxiety disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD 9726, Australia
    J Exp Child Psychol 89:320-37. 2004
    ..However, compared with nonselected children, anxious children showed a stronger attentional bias overall toward affective picture stimuli...
  18. doi request reprint Attentional bias for emotional faces in paediatric anxiety disorders: an investigation using the emotional Go/No Go task
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast QLD, Australia
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 40:306-16. 2009
    ..The present study examined contextual modulation of attentional control processes in paediatric anxiety disorders...
  19. doi request reprint The use of an unpleasant sound unconditional stimulus in an aversive conditioning procedure with 8- to 11-year-old children
    David L Neumann
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    Biol Psychol 79:337-42. 2008
    ..The methods have the potential to facilitate the ethical conduct of aversive conditioning research in children using psychophysiological, affective, and self-report expectancy measures...
  20. doi request reprint A social relations analysis of liking for and by peers: associations with gender, depression, peer perception, and worry
    Melanie J Zimmer-Gembeck
    Griffith University, School of Psychology, Australia
    J Adolesc 33:69-81. 2010
    ..SRM results were compared to results using more typical methods, and recommendations were made for using same-gender vs. cross-gender ratings and summary affective preference scores...
  21. doi request reprint The development of an attentional bias for angry faces following Pavlovian fear conditioning
    Leah K Pischek-Simpson
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Southport QLD, Australia
    Behav Res Ther 47:322-30. 2009
    ..The findings confirm the interplay between learning-based mechanisms and cognitive processes, such as attentional biases, in models of fear acquisition and have implications for treatment of the anxiety disorders...
  22. doi request reprint Depression as a longitudinal outcome and antecedent of preadolescents' peer relationships and peer-relevant cognition
    Melanie J Zimmer-Gembeck
    School of Psychology, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, Private Mail Bag 50 GCMC, Southport, Queensland 9726, Australia
    Dev Psychopathol 21:555-77. 2009
    ..There were no age differences, some gender differences, and no support for cognition as a moderator of the association between depression and peer likeability...
  23. doi request reprint Cognitive biases and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children: examining the role of maternal cognitive bias and child age
    Lara J Farrell
    Griffith Health Institute, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Brisbane, Queensland 4222, Australia
    Behav Ther 43:593-605. 2012
    ..Treatments for pediatric OCD are likely to be improved by age-specific considerations for the role of maternal and child cognitive biases associated with OCD...
  24. ncbi request reprint The use of an unpleasant sound as an unconditional stimulus in a human aversive Pavlovian conditioning procedure
    David L Neumann
    Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Research Centre, School of Psychology, Griffith University Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Biol Psychol 73:175-85. 2006
    ..The results support the use of an unpleasant sound as a US in human Pavlovian conditioning experiments...
  25. ncbi request reprint The use of an unpleasant sound as the unconditional stimulus in aversive Pavlovian conditioning experiments that involve children and adolescent participants
    David L Neumann
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    Behav Res Methods 40:622-5. 2008
    ..The results support the use of an unpleasant sound as a low-risk alternative to traditional USs in aversive Pavlovian conditioning experiments with children and adolescents...
  26. ncbi request reprint When the orbicularis oculi response to a startling stimulus is zero, the vertical EOG may reveal that a blink has occurred
    Allison M Waters
    School of Psychology, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:2110-20. 2005
    ..e. indirect evidence of cessation of tonic levator palpebrae activity) might occur...
  27. ncbi request reprint When danger lurks in the background: attentional capture by animal fear-relevant distractors is specific and selectively enhanced by animal fear
    Ottmar V Lipp
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
    Emotion 7:192-200. 2007
    ..g., a spider for snake-fearful participants). These results indicate preferential attentional capture that is specific to phylogenetically fear-relevant stimuli and is selectively enhanced in individuals who fear these animals...
  28. doi request reprint The use of virtual reality in acrophobia research and treatment
    Carlos M Coelho
    School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Level 5, Building 26, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 23:563-74. 2009
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  29. doi request reprint Difficult-to-treat pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: feasibility and preliminary results of a randomized pilot trial of D-cycloserine-augmented behavior therapy
    Lara J Farrell
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
    Depress Anxiety 30:723-31. 2013
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  30. ncbi request reprint Snakes and cats in the flower bed: fast detection is not specific to pictures of fear-relevant animals
    Ottmar V Lipp
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
    Emotion 4:233-50. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that results from the present visual search task cannot support the notion of preferential processing of fear relevance...
  31. doi request reprint Relapse of successfully treated anxiety and fear: theoretical issues and recommendations for clinical practice
    Mark J Boschen
    School of Psychology and Griffith Institute of Health and Medical Research, Griffith University, Southport, Southport, QLD, Australia
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:89-100. 2009
    ..Clinicians engaging in treatment of anxiety disorders should be mindful of these methods to ensure optimal patient outcome...
  32. ncbi request reprint Context and explicit threat cue modulation of the startle reflex: Preliminary evidence of distinctions between adolescents with principal fear disorders versus distress disorders
    Allison M Waters
    School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
    Psychiatry Res 217:93-9. 2014
    ..Preliminary findings support initiatives to redefine emotional disorders based on neurobiological functioning. ..
  33. ncbi request reprint Panic disorder, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder
    Michelle G Craske
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 1:197-225. 2005
    ....