Jennifer Y Lau

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Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Does childhood anxiety evoke maternal control? A genetically informed study
    Thalia C Eley
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:772-9. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Cognitive bias modification of interpretations: a viable treatment for child and adolescent anxiety?
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK Electronic address
    Behav Res Ther 51:614-22. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive bias modification training in adolescents reduces anxiety to a psychological challenge
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 18:322-33. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Reducing children's social anxiety symptoms: exploring a novel parent-administered cognitive bias modification training intervention
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Behav Res Ther 51:333-7. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Developmental aspects of mood disorders
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 14:15-27. 2013
  6. pmc Investigating the genetic and environmental bases of biases in threat recognition and avoidance in children with anxiety problems
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UD, UK
    Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 2:12. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The role of children's negative attributions on depressive symptoms: an inherited characteristic or a product of the early environment?
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Dev Sci 15:569-78. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The plasticity of adolescent cognitions: data from a novel cognitive bias modification training task
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 4AU, UK
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 42:679-93. 2011
  9. pmc Distinct neural signatures of threat learning in adolescents and adults
    Jennifer Y Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3UD, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4500-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The genetics of mood disorders
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, 0X1 4AU, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 6:313-37. 2010

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. doi request reprint Does childhood anxiety evoke maternal control? A genetically informed study
    Thalia C Eley
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:772-9. 2010
    ..do not?; 2) to what extent do genetic and environmental factors influence maternal control and child anxiety?; 3) to what extent do genetic and environmental factors influence the associations between child anxiety and maternal control?..
  2. doi request reprint Cognitive bias modification of interpretations: a viable treatment for child and adolescent anxiety?
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK Electronic address
    Behav Res Ther 51:614-22. 2013
    ..This paper provides the first organised review of CBM-I studies conducted in children and adolescents, and contains suggestions for future research that may help realise the therapeutic potential of early CBM-I interventions...
  3. doi request reprint Cognitive bias modification training in adolescents reduces anxiety to a psychological challenge
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry 18:322-33. 2013
    ..Although there are some caveats to these data, in general they justify extensions of computerised training to adolescents with clinical anxiety, to reduce anxious responsivity. ..
  4. doi request reprint Reducing children's social anxiety symptoms: exploring a novel parent-administered cognitive bias modification training intervention
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Behav Res Ther 51:333-7. 2013
    ..Pending replication and extensions to a clinical sample, these data may implicate a cost-effective, mechanism-driven and developmentally-appropriate resource for targeting social anxiety problems in children...
  5. doi request reprint Developmental aspects of mood disorders
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
    Curr Top Behav Neurosci 14:15-27. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Investigating the genetic and environmental bases of biases in threat recognition and avoidance in children with anxiety problems
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UD, UK
    Biol Mood Anxiety Disord 2:12. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  7. doi request reprint The role of children's negative attributions on depressive symptoms: an inherited characteristic or a product of the early environment?
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Dev Sci 15:569-78. 2012
    ..Placing the present findings with those of adolescents suggests possible developmental differences in the relationship between attributional style and depressive symptoms...
  8. doi request reprint The plasticity of adolescent cognitions: data from a novel cognitive bias modification training task
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 4AU, UK
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 42:679-93. 2011
    ..Tentatively, our data suggest that cognitive biases predict adolescent affective symptoms in vulnerable individuals. The acquisition of positive cognitions through training has implications for prevention...
  9. pmc Distinct neural signatures of threat learning in adolescents and adults
    Jennifer Y Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3UD, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:4500-5. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that maturational differences in subcortical and prefrontal regions between adolescent and adult brains may relate to age-related differences in threat/safety discrimination...
  10. doi request reprint The genetics of mood disorders
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, 0X1 4AU, United Kingdom
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 6:313-37. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc BDNF gene polymorphism (Val66Met) predicts amygdala and anterior hippocampus responses to emotional faces in anxious and depressed adolescents
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK
    Neuroimage 53:952-61. 2010
    ..Early "gene-brain" linkages may lay the foundation for longer-term patterns of neural dysfunction in affective disorders...
  12. pmc Individual differences in children's facial expression recognition ability: The role of nature and nurture
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, U K
    Dev Neuropsychol 34:37-51. 2009
    ..Results support a common psychometric factor influenced primarily by additive genetic influences across expressions with discrimination of specific expressions due largely to non-shared environmental influences...
  13. doi request reprint Attributional style as a risk marker of genetic effects for adolescent depressive symptoms
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:849-59. 2008
    ..Implications for attributional style as a marker reflecting genetic risks are discussed...
  14. pmc Amygdala function and 5-HTT gene variants in adolescent anxiety and major depressive disorder
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychiatry 65:349-55. 2009
    ..L(A) allele homozygotes) and their interaction with diagnosis (healthy vs. patients) on amygdala responses to emotional faces...
  15. ncbi request reprint In the face of uncertainty: a twin study of ambiguous information, anxiety and depression in children
    Thalia C Eley
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, De Crespigny Park, P O Box P080, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:55-65. 2008
    ..The data also support a role for genetic influence on threat interpretations, which may mediate responses to stress...
  16. pmc The direction of longitudinal associations between sleep problems and depression symptoms: a study of twins aged 8 and 10 years
    Alice M Gregory
    Department ofPsychology, Goldsmiths College, University ofLondon, London, UK I2lnstitute ofPsychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Sleep 32:189-99. 2009
    ..To establish the direction and etiology of longitudinal associations between sleep problems and depression symptoms in children...
  17. doi request reprint Disentangling gene-environment correlations and interactions on adolescent depressive symptoms
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:142-50. 2008
    ..While these effects are often studied independently, evidence supports their co-occurrence on depression...
  18. ncbi request reprint I think, therefore I am: a twin study of attributional style in adolescents
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:696-703. 2006
    ..These relationships have mainly been considered in terms of social risk mechanisms, and little is known about the role of genetic influences...
  19. ncbi request reprint Anxiety-related biases in children's avoidant responses to a masked angry face
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Behav Res Ther 45:1639-45. 2007
    ..These results suggest a relationship between anxiety and stimulus-response learning for CS+-UCS associations that support behavioural avoidance...
  20. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influences on interpersonal cognitions and associations with depressive symptoms in 8-year-old twins
    Alice M Gregory
    Medical Research Council Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:762-75. 2007
    ..These latter findings may result from interpersonal cognitions in young children, reflecting life experiences as opposed to trait-like cognitive biases...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pathways to childhood depressive symptoms: the role of social, cognitive, and genetic risk factors
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychol 43:1402-14. 2007
    ..Together, these routes accounted for approximately 13% of total phenotypic variance in depressive symptoms. Theoretical and analytical implications of these results are discussed in the context of several design-related caveats...
  22. ncbi request reprint Gene-environment interactions and correlations in psychiatric disorders
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute for Psychiatry, DeCrespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 6:119-24. 2004
    ..These have important implications in guiding future psychiatric research, mental health practice, and policy-making bodies...
  23. doi request reprint Finding gene-environment interactions for generalised anxiety disorder
    Alice M Gregory
    Psychology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:69-75. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Examining the state-trait anxiety relationship: a behavioural genetic approach
    Jennifer Y F Lau
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:19-27. 2006
    ..The implications of these results for vulnerability mechanisms involving stress reactivity on anxiety are discussed...
  25. doi request reprint Finding gene-environment interactions for phobias
    Alice M Gregory
    Psychology Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, UK
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:76-81. 2008
    ..In addition to the careful conceptualisation of new studies, it is suggested that data already collected should be re-analysed in light of increased understanding of processes influencing phobias...