Essi Viding

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter?
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology, University College London, and SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Dev Sci 11:17-22. 2008
  2. pmc Quantitative genetic studies of antisocial behaviour
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2519-27. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Commentary: study of gene-environment interplay - a lesson in how to keep oneself busy for the foreseeable future
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:1144-6. 2013
  4. pmc Genetics of callous-unemotional behavior in children
    Essi Viding
    King s College London, Medical Research Council Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e65789. 2013
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint Amygdala response to preattentive masked fear in children with conduct problems: the role of callous-unemotional traits
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College, London
    Am J Psychiatry 169:1109-16. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Genetic and neurocognitive contributions to the development of psychopathy
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1 6BT, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychopathol 24:969-83. 2012
  8. pmc Antisocial behaviour in children with and without callous-unemotional traits
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    J R Soc Med 105:195-200. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Why should we care about measuring callous-unemotional traits in children?
    Essi Viding
    Br J Psychiatry 200:177-8. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Cognition to genes via the brain in the study of conduct disorder
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 61:171-81. 2008

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Publications54

  1. doi request reprint Heritability of antisocial behaviour at 9: do callous-unemotional traits matter?
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology, University College London, and SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Dev Sci 11:17-22. 2008
    ..The heritability difference was even more pronounced in magnitude when hyperactive symptoms were controlled. CU traits thus appear to index one valid way of sub-typing children with early-onset AB...
  2. pmc Quantitative genetic studies of antisocial behaviour
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:2519-27. 2008
    ..Quantitative genetic research is also important in advancing the understanding of the mechanisms by which environmental risk operates...
  3. doi request reprint Commentary: study of gene-environment interplay - a lesson in how to keep oneself busy for the foreseeable future
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:1144-6. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Genetics of callous-unemotional behavior in children
    Essi Viding
    King s College London, Medical Research Council Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e65789. 2013
    ..This GCTA ceiling is very low for CU in our study, despite its high twin study heritability estimate. The gap between GCTA and twin study heritabilities will make it challenging to identify genes responsible for the heritability of CU. ..
  5. 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
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  6. doi request reprint Amygdala response to preattentive masked fear in children with conduct problems: the role of callous-unemotional traits
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College, London
    Am J Psychiatry 169:1109-16. 2012
    ..The authors investigated the neural basis of this effect. Amygdala involvement was predicted on the basis of its role in preattentive affective processing in healthy adults and its dysfunction in previous studies of conduct problems...
  7. doi request reprint Genetic and neurocognitive contributions to the development of psychopathy
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1 6BT, United Kingdom
    Dev Psychopathol 24:969-83. 2012
    ..By contrast, preliminary evidence suggests that enhancing positive parenting and parental involvement, as well as applying consistent rewards may represent more promising intervention approaches...
  8. pmc Antisocial behaviour in children with and without callous-unemotional traits
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    J R Soc Med 105:195-200. 2012
    ..This overview selectively focuses on recent advances in this area of research, as well as earlier studies where these help set the research context...
  9. ncbi request reprint Why should we care about measuring callous-unemotional traits in children?
    Essi Viding
    Br J Psychiatry 200:177-8. 2012
    ..A growing body of research suggests that the presence of these traits are of clinical significance, even if they occur in the absence of concurrent antisocial behavour...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cognition to genes via the brain in the study of conduct disorder
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 61:171-81. 2008
    ..Uta Frith's contributions to articulating research strategies for developmental disorders are important in conducting and interpreting this work...
  11. doi request reprint In search of genes associated with risk for psychopathic tendencies in children: a two-stage genome-wide association study of pooled DNA
    Essi Viding
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:780-8. 2010
    ..We conducted a genome-wide association scan that capitalises on these findings in an attempt to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that may increase risk for psychopathic tendencies (AB+/CU+)...
  12. pmc Genes for susceptibility to violence lurk in the brain
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:6085-6. 2006
  13. doi request reprint Negative parental discipline, conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: monozygotic twin differences study
    Essi Viding
    PhD, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 195:414-9. 2009
    ..Research on the association between parenting practices and callous-unemotional traits, a risk factor for conduct problems, has produced mixed findings...
  14. ncbi request reprint Endophenotype approach to developmental psychopathology: implications for autism research
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Behav Genet 37:51-60. 2007
    ..It is also noted that the changing nature of any developmental psychopathology poses a particular challenge to this type of research...
  15. doi request reprint Amygdala hypoactivity to fearful faces in boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits
    Alice P Jones
    Medical Research Council s Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Department of Forensic Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 166:95-102. 2009
    ..Using functional MRI, the authors evaluated differences in neural response to emotional stimuli between boys with conduct problems and elevated levels of callous-unemotional traits and comparison boys...
  16. pmc Feeling, caring, knowing: different types of empathy deficit in boys with psychopathic tendencies and autism spectrum disorder
    Alice P Jones
    Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Lewisham Way, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1188-97. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental influence on language impairment in 4-year-old same-sex and opposite-sex twins
    Essi Viding
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:315-25. 2004
    ..We investigated the aetiology of language impairment in 579 four-year-old twins with low language performance and their co-twins, members of 160 MZ twin pairs, 131 same-sex DZ pairs and 102 opposite-sex DZ pairs...
  18. doi request reprint Dimensions of psychopathy and their relationships to cognitive functioning in children
    Nathalie Fontaine
    Department of Psychology, University College London and Laval University, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:690-6. 2008
    ..Interactions between gender and the dimensions of psychopathy were not significant...
  19. doi request reprint Neural responses to affective and cognitive theory of mind in children with conduct problems and varying levels of callous-unemotional traits
    Catherine L Sebastian
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, England, UK
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 69:814-22. 2012
    ..Heterogeneity of affective profiles in conduct problems may account for inconsistent neuroimaging findings in this population...
  20. pmc Neural processing associated with cognitive and affective Theory of Mind in adolescents and adults
    Catherine L Sebastian
    Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:53-63. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the differential neural response in vmPFC between adult and adolescent groups indicates developmental changes in affective ToM processing...
  21. doi request reprint Genetic variation in neuregulin1 is associated with differences in prefrontal engagement in children
    Andrea Mechelli
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:3934-43. 2009
    ..Our investigation provides support to the idea that genetic factors may affect brain function to moderate vulnerability to psychopathology from childhood...
  22. doi request reprint Reduced orbitofrontal and temporal grey matter in a community sample of maltreated children
    Stephane A De Brito
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 54:105-12. 2013
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Size matters: increased grey matter in boys with conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits
    Stephane A De Brito
    Department of Forensic Mental Health Science, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College, London, UK
    Brain 132:843-52. 2009
    ..These findings may indicate a delay in cortical maturation in several brain areas implicated in decision making, morality and empathy in boys with callous-unemotional conduct problems...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of prenatal maternal risk, fearless temperament and early parenting on adolescent callous-unemotional traits: a 14-year longitudinal investigation
    Edward D Barker
    Department of Psychological Science, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7AX, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:878-88. 2011
    ..The present study sought to examine the extent to which CP/CU in early adolescence could be differentiated by family- and child-based risks from pregnancy to age 4 years...
  25. pmc The link between child abuse and psychopathology: a review of neurobiological and genetic research
    Eamon McCrory
    University College London UCL, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    J R Soc Med 105:151-6. 2012
    ..We also consider the clinical implications of future neurobiological and genetic research...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of DTNBP1 genotype on brain development in children
    Stefania Tognin
    Department of Psychosis Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:1287-94. 2011
    ..Our hypothesis was that a genetic variation in DTNBP1 (i.e., the single nucleotide polymorphism rs2619538) would be associated with differences in both gray and white matter brain regions previously implicated in schizophrenia...
  27. doi request reprint Influence of neuregulin1 genotype on neural substrate of perceptual matching in children
    Andrea Mechelli
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, 103 Denmark Hill, PO Box 67, London, SE5 8AF, UK
    Behav Genet 40:157-66. 2010
    ..These results indicate that genetic variation in NRG1 significantly affects cortical function during perceptual and monitoring processes in healthy children as young as 10-12 years of age...
  28. doi request reprint Association between maladaptive parenting and child self-control over time: cross-lagged study using a monozygotic twin difference design
    Charlotte A M Cecil
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 201:291-7. 2012
    ..Harsh parenting practices and negative parental feelings may be environmental risk factors for low self-control in children. Children may also evoke certain parenting reactions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Aetiology of the relationship between callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems in childhood
    Essi Viding
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, P080, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Br J Psychiatry Suppl 49:s33-8. 2007
    ..A callous and unemotional disposition is an indicator of early-onset antisocial behaviour...
  30. doi request reprint Heritable variations in gray matter concentration as a potential endophenotype for psychopathic traits
    Fruhling V Rijsdijk
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, De Crespigny Park, London, UK
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:406-13. 2010
    ..Genetic vulnerability to psychopathic traits is likely to also manifest at the neural level. We have recently reported increased gray matter concentration in several brain areas in boys with psychopathic traits...
  31. ncbi request reprint Evidence for substantial genetic risk for psychopathy in 7-year-olds
    Essi Viding
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:592-7. 2005
    ..We report here the first twin study of high levels of psychopathic tendencies in young children...
  32. doi request reprint Attentional capture by irrelevant emotional distractor faces
    Sara Hodsoll
    Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Emotion 11:346-53. 2011
    ..The present study thus establishes irrelevant, emotional, attentional capture...
  33. doi request reprint Association of callous traits with reduced neural response to others' pain in children with conduct problems
    Patricia L Lockwood
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Curr Biol 23:901-5. 2013
    ..The negative association between callous traits and AI/ACC response could reflect an early neurobiological marker indexing risk for empathic deficits seen in adult psychopathy...
  34. doi request reprint Amygdala activation in maltreated children during pre-attentive emotional processing
    Eamon J McCrory
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London and The Anna Freud Centre, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 202:269-76. 2013
    ..To date, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of children have mainly focused on institutionalisation and investigated conscious processing of affect...
  35. doi request reprint The contribution of callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems to bullying in early adolescence
    Essi Viding
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:471-81. 2009
    ..This study investigated the contribution of CU traits to direct and indirect bullying, alongside the contributions made by conduct problems and gender...
  36. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental mediation of the relationship between language and nonverbal impairment in 4-year-old twins
    Essi Viding
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, England
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 46:1271-82. 2003
    ..This finding held even when we excluded those children with language impairment whose nonverbal score indicated general cognitive delay. These results point to a general genetic factor that includes both language and nonverbal problems...
  37. doi request reprint Individual differences in theory of mind ability in middle childhood and links with verbal ability and autistic traits: a twin study
    Angelica Ronald
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Soc Neurosci 1:412-25. 2006
    ..The possible neural basis underlying this association is discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Autism spectrum disorder and psychopathy: shared cognitive underpinnings or double hit?
    John Rogers
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Psychol Med 36:1789-98. 2006
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Developmental influences on the neural bases of responses to social rejection: implications of social neuroscience for education
    Catherine L Sebastian
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Neuroimage 57:686-94. 2011
    ..We speculate about the potential implications of these findings for educational settings. In particular, functional development of affective circuitry during adolescence may influence social interaction within the school peer group...
  40. ncbi request reprint Heightened neural reactivity to threat in child victims of family violence
    Eamon J McCrory
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, WC1H 0AP, UK The Anna Freud Centre, London, NW3 5SU, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R947-8. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint On the nature and nurture of antisocial behavior and violence
    Essi Viding
    Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1036:267-77. 2004
    ..Furthermore, researchers involved in sharpening the knowledge base have the responsibility of trying to ensure that such findings are not misused...
  42. doi request reprint Research review: the neurobiology and genetics of maltreatment and adversity
    Eamon McCrory
    University College London UCL, London, UK The Anna Freud Centre, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:1079-95. 2010
    ..Finally we consider several ways in which the neurobiological and genetic research may be relevant to clinical practice and intervention...
  43. doi request reprint Social brain development and the affective consequences of ostracism in adolescence
    Catherine Sebastian
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, UK
    Brain Cogn 72:134-45. 2010
    ..This suggests that the ability to regulate distress resulting from ostracism continues to develop between adolescence and adulthood. The results are discussed in the context of models of neurocognitive development...
  44. doi request reprint Cortical thickness, surface area, and gyrification abnormalities in children exposed to maltreatment: neural markers of vulnerability?
    Philip A Kelly
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London The Anna Freud Centre, London, London
    Biol Psychiatry 74:845-52. 2013
    ..These studies have exclusively investigated volumetric differences rather than focusing on genetically and developmentally distinct indices of brain structure...
  45. pmc Brain correlates of non-symbolic numerosity estimation in low and high mathematical ability children
    Yulia Kovas
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 4:e4587. 2009
    ..This suggests that individual differences in mathematical ability are reflected in differential brain response during approximation...
  46. ncbi request reprint Annotation: understanding the development of psychopathy
    Essi Viding
    Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 45:1329-37. 2004
    ..Cognitive neuroscience research and more tentative genetic work on psychopathy will be discussed, especially as they relate to possible developmental trajectories to psychopathy...
  47. doi request reprint Genetic vulnerability to affective psychopathology in childhood: a combined voxel-based morphometry and functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Andrea Mechelli
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, PO Box 67, Division of Psychological Medicine and Psychiatry, King s College London, 103 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, United Kingdom
    Biol Psychiatry 66:231-7. 2009
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Here's looking at you, kid: attention to infant emotional faces in mothers and non-mothers
    Chloe Thompson-Booth
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, UK
    Dev Sci 17:35-46. 2014
    ..Therefore, infant faces may constitute a special class of social stimuli. We suggest that alterations in attentional processing in motherhood may constitute an adaptive behavioural change associated with becoming a parent. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Load theory of selective attention and cognitive control
    Nilli Lavie
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Gen 133:339-54. 2004
    ..This theory resolves the long-standing early versus late selection debate and clarifies the role of cognitive control in selective attention...
  50. pmc The impact of childhood maltreatment: a review of neurobiological and genetic factors
    Eamon McCrory
    Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London London, UK
    Front Psychiatry 2:48. 2011
    ..We conclude by exploring the extent to which the growing evidence base in relation to neurobiological and genetic research may be relevant to clinical practice and intervention...
  51. ncbi request reprint Relationships between parental negativity and childhood antisocial behavior over time: a bidirectional effects model in a longitudinal genetically informative design
    Henrik Larsson
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, P O Box 281, 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:633-45. 2008
    ..We also found evidence of genetically mediated child effects; in which genetically influenced antisocial behavior evoke parental negativity towards the child...
  52. pmc Research review: DSM-V conduct disorder: research needs for an evidence base
    Terrie E Moffitt
    Duke University, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:3-33. 2008
    ..We outline specific research questions and study designs needed to build the lacking evidence base for or against proposed changes to DSM-V conduct disorder...
  53. ncbi request reprint Developmental imaging genetics: challenges and promises for translational research
    Essi Viding
    University College London
    Dev Psychopathol 18:877-92. 2006
    ..We attempt to set out guidelines and provide exemplars that may help in designing fruitful translational research applications that incorporate a developmental imaging genetics strategy...
  54. ncbi request reprint A pediatric twin study of brain morphometry
    Gregory L Wallace
    Child Psychiatry Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:987-93. 2006
    ..Studies of monozygotic and dyzygotic twins during this developmental period allow exploration of genetic and non-genetic influences on these developmental trajectories...